Constructions

PRECONSTRUCTION

During the Preconstruction Phase, the objective of the Abhayaa project team is to actively manage the budget development process, provide the Owner and its consultants with timely input on cost and method alternatives, and monitor the availability of materials and compatibility of costs. This process involves continuous monitoring and interaction.

Abhayaa also takes an active role in monitoring, revising and updating the schedule for the preparation of contract documents by the design team. To accomplish this, a system of status reporting customized to reflect the mutual needs for current information is utilized to provide project cost and schedule accountability.

Below are the major steps of preconstruction

  • Schematic Phase.
  • Assist in selection of project team.
  • Review building program; define project scope and objectives.
  • Review and coordinate consulting studies and reports.
  • Oversee constructability reviews.
  • Site Evaluation.
  • Analyse the property line documentation. Cross check with the physical location the property line.
  • Analyse Soil Reports and identify hidden costs.
  • Verify water, sewage, electrical and telephone easements.
  • Identify flooding or storm drain concerns.
  • Verify zoning and environmental restrictions.
  • Identify out of property infrastructure costs.
  • Cost Management/Estimating.
  • Prepare value analysis reports for costs of alternate building systems and materials.
  • Perform constructability reviews and recommend cost effective alternatives.
  • Prepare feasibility budget.
  • Determine bonding requirements.
  • Analyse life cycle costs.
  • Prepare cost checks.
  • Prepare initial cash flow.
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PHASE

Design Development Phase include below steps

  • Coordinate with A&E/Client Team and Monitor Documents for Compliance.
  • Recommend alternate cost saving construction methods and materials with BIM Modelling.
  • Resolve spatial conflicts associated with the added level of detail in the shop/fabrication models.
  • Provide very detailed and accurate shop installation drawings that coincide with coordinated shop models.
  • Provide a visualization tool for field staff to help understand the design and installation of systems.
  • Provide a tool to assist in scheduling and installation sequencing.
  • Reduce Requests for Information and associated administrative time.
  • Time Management/Scheduling.
  • Prepare initial milestone schedule.
  • Determine permitting, agency review & approval requirements.
  • Prepare phasing/sequencing schedule.
  • Prepare master project schedule.
  • Identify owner furnished and long lead items.
  • Construction Document Phase.
  • Organize field staff.
  • Design management reporting system, document control and submittal Schedule.
  • Continue document review and coordination.
  • Prepare quality control plan in coordination with architect and owner.
  • Building Information Modelling.
BIM LEADERSHIP

ABHAYAA Construction Company’s internal BIM Leadership Team directs and manages our BIM Working Team. The BIM Leadership Team is comprised of key members from both Abhayaa, the owner’s representatives, architectural/engineering firms, and subcontractors. Our BIM department works with these firms to ensure the project BIM requirements are understood and delivered by all parties. Bringing experience, integrity, and extensive knowledge of BIM & IPD principles, we work together for optimal results.

The goals of BIM are to facilitate a collaborative project environment between all team members from project inception to completion and to execute coordinated project documents using the 3D modelling and parametric features of BIM. Using BIM will improve system coordination and the execution of design intent in the field to streamline construction processes. Below are some of the major goals and objectives for our use of BIM.

Key outputs in executing our BIM strategy include the following:

Improved decision-making: Reduce poor design decisions by using digital models and electronic design visualizations during design and construction.

Improved construction documentation: Reduce the level of unknowns in contract documents eliminating/reducing the use of the request for information process to “fill in the gaps.” Leverage BIM to re-establish accuracy and precision, and improve the level of construction cognition and assembly understanding on the part of the architects, engineers, and owners.

CONSTRUCTION

We are a firm believer in partnering and the motivating force partnering can have on a project. Developing trust with a team where each member looks for ways to help the other, promotes the best kind of collaboration and each member benefits.

The construction staffing consists of an experienced team integrated into their projects during design and prior to construction commencing. We believe this up front staffing, more than pays for itself with the planning, coordination and thorough understanding of the projects before a single spade of dirt is turned. Subcontractor submittals, shop drawings, RFI’s and coordination questions are prioritized and are scheduled utilizing lean construction techniques and reverse planning scenarios. We require the subcontrac­tors to think out further than they are used to, get their buy in and hold them accountable for sequence, sched­ule, production and quality and memorialize these commitments with the subcontractor ownership, all before the start of construction.

We have weekly project foreman’s meetings and specialty subcontractor coordination meetings (as needed) and include the subcontractors PM’s to confirm the commitment of resources to the proj­ect. Realistic schedules are provided at a 6 week look ahead level coordinated by area, item and duration and all tying back to the master project schedule. Abhayaa strongly encourages a relationship based team approach to commitments and believes that face time is the best way to get intended results. Our Superintendents are highly skilled in the art of getting the most of a team member and genuinely consider their success. This is achieved by prudent planning, interaction, experience and respect.

SAFETY

Abhayaa Constructions has developed a comprehensive Safety Program through consultation with Safety Experts, Insurance Agents and our own past experience. This program was designed to protect all of our employees, the subcontracted work force, inspectors, owner’s representatives, project visitors and the existing neighbourhood. We are proud to say that we have an exemplary safety record and enjoy a preferred insurance rate due to our continuing safety excellence.

INTERNAL DESIGN MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

ABHAYAA Construction Company is somewhat unique with the organization and function of an Internal Design Management Department. This department is comprised of architectural and engineering professionals and is tasked with the management and coordination of the design process. The responsibilities of the department’s professional staff are to provide leadership and oversight to insure an on-time delivery of all design submittals, and confirm that all code and quality standards are met. Design quality control, discipline cross-checks, and value engineering are also an integral part of their project role.

CONSULTING ENGINEERING FIRM ALLIANCES

ABHAYAA Constructions has formed strategic alliances with several consulting engineering firms. These established relationships and mutual commitment to overall success provides Abhayaa with the design resources to take any number of projects from conceptual proposal design to 100% completion. ABHAYAA Constructions has established strong alliances with qualified Civil, Landscape, Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering firms, as well as numerous specialty consultants. Each firm is equally familiar with ABHAYAA Constructions and highly qualified to flourish in the unique process inherent to design-build projects and the design-build environment. Abhayaa’s design-build team is routinely comprised of architects and engineers that have worked together and successfully completed the design and engineering for over 23 design-build projects completed with Abhayaa Constructions. This combined experience and working familiarity provides added benefit throughout the proposal, preconstruction, design development, construction