Under this delivery method, Gillanders is the client’s prime consultant, carrying the costs, and overseeing the work, of the architect of record and required consultants. As our clients’ advocate and representative throughout the project, our goal is to ensure their goals are met.
We plan, manage, oversee and fine-tune all project aspects from conception through construction, commissioning, furniture installation, move coordination and project close-out. Our Project Manager is the client’s trusted go-to person for every facet of project performance.
Construction management is a delivery method with complete transparency through all aspects of a project. From the earliest phase of the project, Gillanders acts as a team member working on behalf of the client and performs all the normal duties of a general contractor during the construction phase.
Our approach truly is value for money.
Because we are involved early, our clients benefit from a knowledgeable manager’s review of the drawings for coordination and budgetary compliance, as well as accuracy, to limit the amount of changes required during construction. They also benefit from enhanced competitive bidding, contract negotiation, value engineering, reduced change orders, reduction in time, and elimination of unnecessary scope and cost.
The traditional method of tendering and awarding a lump sum contract is still preferred by some clients, who must then hire their own architects or designers and consultants to prepare a complete set of construction tender documents.
We are proud to be on the preferred vendor list for tenders issued by many of Canada’s leading designers. Once we are appointed, we organize our teams, award subcontracts, take over the site and start construction.
A truly successful project requires a well-managed transition from old to new premises or the relocation of staff during phased projects. And yet, this is a phase that is often overlooked.
Our proven and systematic approach to move management is customized to our clients’ specific requirements to minimize business disruption and employee inconvenience.
Our relationship does not end with job completion and closeout. Instead, we see an opportunity for service. By offering move coordination and small scale work, we stay connected with our clients – another reason, we have a client retention rate that is unparalleled in the industry.
Our clients can contact us for projects of any size.