CK Construction has a long history of completing projects under Construction Management Agency (CMa) and Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) delivery methods. CK serves as the owner’s advocate in providing cost estimates, master schedules, phasing and logistics plans, constructability reviews, purchasing strategies, and value analyses on the implications of alternate designs, systems, and materials. CK will plan, schedule, and document projects in order to minimize changes and avoid claims. We ensure that our schedules are thorough, attainable, have buy-in” from the entire team, and have flexibility to accommodate changes.
We are not risk adverse—CK began as a lump-sum general contractor and continues to work under this delivery method to this day. We are comfortable in this role because of our proven record of completing even the most challenging projects on time and on budget—with all of the risk assigned to us.
In this traditional delivery system, the owner engages a designer to prepare the design of the complete facility, including construction drawings, specifications and contract packages. Although usually not optimal for most complex, ill-defined, or schedule-sensitive projects, this contracting system is common for straightforward projects with well-established and clearly defined roles for the parties involved.
Design and construction personnel, working and communicating as a team, evaluate alternative designs, materials and methods efficiently and accurately. Value analysis and constructibility are utilized continuously and more effectively when the designers, contractors and vendors work as one during the entire design and construction process.
Because design and construction overlap under this method, and because bidding periods and redesign are eliminated, total design and construction time can be significantly reduced and an early cost guarantee can be established. Design Build is ideal for simple building construction and the application of a “fast track” schedule.
Our trade competencies, combined with our management skills, provide us with a comprehensive and refined understanding of costs, scheduling of material, labor and equipment, and productivity—much more than construction firms who are only construction agents or brokers.
Additionally, as a self-performing contractor, we have the capacity to intervene and supplement forces in the field if a subcontractor is deemed non-performing. We can rely on our own forces, rather than have to wait for another subcontractor’s availability. The result is a quicker response, greater flexibility, and increased productivity.
Our self-perform trades include Carpentry, Casework, Concrete, Drywall/Acoustical Ceilings, Rigging & Millwright, Selective Demolition, and Steel Erection.
CK uses the latest 5D modeling and Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology. Our in-house Preconstruction Engineering Services department provides advanced 3D modeling and BIM/VDC workflows that utilize highly detailed layouts for cost estimating, clash detection and design analysis of MEP, and structural and architectural systems and components. We have the ability to provide high-quality 3D renderings, virtual walkthroughs, and 4D construction sequencing and scheduling simulations. The use of this technology has resulted in time and cost savings for our owners, subcontractors, and us.
The massive importance of subcontractors and suppliers is undoubtedly not lost on us. As a result, we have received several awards from the American Subcontractors’ Association (ASA) “in recognition of professional leadership, integrity and fair treatment of subcontractors and suppliers” and we continually strive to improve our working relationship with each partner.