As a General Contractor you have many important responsibilities on a project. Of course, you have to actually build the project, but you are also responsible for providing solutions to a wide range of issues. Clients look to General Contractors to "get things done" and "keep the project moving forward" even if some of the tasks are outside of the scope of normal construction operations.
In order to deal with these problems, you will often need to retain various professional consultants. G&M offers a complete range of professional design and engineering services for various types of facilities.
If you are considering a commercial, industrial or residential development project, you will want to visit G&M's Resource Center for FREE information about problems, pitfalls and, more importantly, SOLUTIONS to common development problems! This information is "must have" for General Contractors.
The following are just a few ways G&M's experience and unique services can save General Contractors TIME and MONEY.
1. Extensive Construction Knowledge and Experience
2. Combined Services = Cost Effectiveness
3. Getting and Keeping More Jobs
4. Site Accessibility Design
5. Design-Build Partner
First and foremost, G&M has extensive technical knowledge and experience in resolving design, engineering and construction related issues associated with commercial, industrial, and residential facilities. G&M's expertise and capabilities include projects of various age, construction type, location, and complexity. G&M offers a complete range of professional design services that can assist the General Contractor.
General contractors often need a combination of design and engineering services such as Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Structural Design. One of the greatest values that G&M provides to General Contractors is our ability to provide all of these professional services. Our ability to provide combined services is both CONVENIENT and COST-EFFECTIVE.
G&M also increases design speed and efficiency by providing a "cross trained" staff, which allows our employees to combine Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Structural and Land Use issues in one meeting. The General Contractor does not need to pay for multiple consultants! This greatly reduces the overall design costs.
General Contractors are very often the first person a Client will call when they want to build something. If construction documents are not available, the General Contractor will typically tell a Client that plans are required before they can help. The Client is forced to find design professionals to get plans prepared. The Client may or may not contact the General Contractor when plans are complete thereby reducing their chance of getting the project.
G&M has developed a "strategic partnering" system which increases the General Contractors' ability to obtain jobs that might otherwise be lost. The system allows G&M to act as the "General Contractor's" design team. By offering design services, the General Contractor can remain in control of the project and, more importantly, maintain and strengthen the relationship with the Client.
Site Accessibility problems often occur during the construction process due to factors beyond the control of the General Contractor. Code changes, varying building code interpretations and existing non-conforming accessibility features can create the need to deal with Site Accessibility issues at any time during construction. G&M is often consulted by the General Contractors to assist in resolving these issues.
There are other causes of frustration to General Contractors caused by accessibility issues. Because of the complexity of this subject, G&M has created a separate document that more fully addresses this topic. G&M has also developed an extensive process for design and documentation of accessibility issues to help minimize the risk of "non-compliance" for both the Client and General Contractor.
All Clients want the best quality design and construction at the least possible price. One of the fastest growing ways the General Contractor can help the Client to achieve this goal is by using the "Design-Build" delivery system. Design-Build streamlines project delivery through a single contract between the Developer and the Design-Build team. Over the past 15 years, use of Design-Build has greatly accelerated in the United States, making this delivery method one of the most significant trends in design and construction today. G&M is experienced in working with "Design-Build" and can help to bring the significant advantages of this delivery method to the project.