PLAN REVIEW AND AUDIT
Often architectural drawings are very preliminary when submitted for budget estimates. Additional details are added to the drawings once the budget is accepted. Sometimes these drawings include materials that are difficult to source or require construction methods that are inefficient to execute.
The Pre-Construction Service reviews the architectural designs and eliminates choke points and inefficiencies to maintain the original budget and timeline while keeping to the project’s intent.
There is often a significant time gap between when the architectural drawings are solidified and when construction begins. Material and labour costs and availability can fluctuate dramatically during this time, causing budget overages and timeline disruptions.
The Pre-Construction Service can “value engineer” alternative methods and source alternative materials that keep to the original budget and timeline while maintaining the project’s original intent.
SCHEDULE & SEQUENCING OPTIMIZATION
Many modern projects require specialized materials, which often take time to source, fabricate or procure. Delays in having these materials ready will impact the timelines and affect costs.
Leveraging RWC’s extensive construction experience, the Pre-Construction Service can identify and proactively source and order materials that require long lead times to eliminate construction delays.
MAINTAINING PROJECT INTENT WHILE KEEPING TEAMS TO ACCOUNT.
Construction projects are complex and require many disparate teams. Sometimes, teams may over-scope, under deliver or delay progress after the budgets and timelines are approved. RWC’s Pre-Construction service reviews all plans for items that are out of scope or inefficient to ensure the project is on time and budget while keeping to the client’s intent.
REDUCING PROJECT BLOWOUT COSTS
By proactively reviewing plans and comparing them with historical construction data sets, RWC’s Pre-Construction Service can identify areas that have caused delays or additional costs in previous projects. Using this data, RWC’s Pre-Construction Service optimizes the plan to remove any materials or activities that can incur extra costs while the job progresses.
Through the RWC Design Assist Program, this project delivery method ensures our construction team is engaged early on in the process to collaborate with the architects or engineers. The advantages we offer through our design assist program is reduced time and cost for construction, improved constructibility and added value for the client. Design assist is part of the recent trend in delivery methods toward teamwork approaches to design and construction. To gain the full benefit(s) of our design input the time for RWC to be involved is during the schematic design phase or the design development phase. This does not diminish the role of the architect or engineer or their ultimate responsibility for the design. We work cooperatively with the design team with respect to any or all of the following items
- Design assistance
- Value engineering
- Cost estimating and final price determination
- Building Information Modelling (BIM)
- Site issues
- Maintenance and life cycle
Commercial Drywall, Taping & Plastering
As part of our package we provide to our clients is the drywall finishing known as taping. We employ the most highly skilled tradesmen for this critical stage of the project. Along with this some high end projects have Plaster or GFRG finishing requirements. We have a handful of skilled tradesman that are experts at Taping and Plaster. We are very loyal to our finishing products suppliers:
Metal Steel Stud Framing
We are well acquainted with heavy gauge framing for exterior walls, facades, storefronts etc. Heavy gauge framing consists of gauges 18ga – 12ga. The key to a successful heavy gauge framing project starts at the engineering and shop drawing stage. We have a capability to perform the CAD drawings and engineering in house. This allows having complete control of the project right from the start. Annually we will complete 750,000 – 1,000,000 square feet of exterior framing per year. All of our heavy gauge framing is supplied by:
With every project comes interior light gauge framing. This is known as 25ga-20ga steel material. This material is commonly used for interior walls, bulkheads, curved radius’s, and drywall ceilings. See our photos for some amazing images of what we’ve done with light gauge framing. All our light gauge framing is supplied by Bailey West
We install Gypsum Wall board on every interior and exterior steel stud wall we build. All our Gypsum Board and supplies are provided by:
T-Bar & Acoustic Ceilings
We specialize in the supply and installation of T-Bar ceilings and high end acoustical panel and wood panel ceilings. Having worked for the most innovative and cutting edge interior designers worldwide we have gained vast experience in this facet the interior systems of projects. One of our main suppliers are:
Metal Ceiling Panels & Installation
We supply and install custom metal ceilings for Transit and Infrastructure facilities involving attention to detail from the conception to final execution.
Specialty Ceilings & Soffit Assemblies
RWC is know for its attention to detail and its passion for what is unique and innovative. This is truly displayed in our Specialty Ceilings which includes wood ceilings for aesthetic purposes, wood acoustic ceilings and acoustical plaster ceilings. Typically, Specialty Ceilings are installed in very distinctive landmark projects where the design/acoustical intent is defined specifically to the clients needs.
Our Suppliers are: