How can Sierra Valley Construction help you?
Accurately Forecast and Meet Budgets
Sierra Valley Construction utilizes state of the art estimating software by ProEst. We have developed a cost database with over 1,800 line items. This industry specific software is key to accurately estimate budgets. Our approach to estimating is twofold. First we verify all work for each required trade and then calculate a unit cost. Our estimating software contains unit prices based on our experience and a national database. In addition, we will contact various subcontractors to verify current pricing for specific trades for the project and current market conditions.
Concurrent with the preparation of our budget, we will solicit bids from subcontractors and we carefully analyze all bids against our budget, prior to issuing subcontracts to ensure that there are no overlaps between trades or gaps in scope that could result in higher than necessary prices. We also carefully prepare the subcontractor’s scope letters to ensure that subcontracts include all the required work to avoid vulnerability to change orders during construction.
Accurately Forecast and Meet Schedules
Sierra Valley Construction utilizes Microsoft Project and SureTrac for preparing critical path schedules. Our General Superintendent and Project Managers are involved in preparing the preliminary schedule. Many years of experience and a thorough understanding of the logical sequence of construction activities aids our preparation for scheduling our projects. Subcontractors are also contacted to confirm dates and sequencing with their buy-in to our schedule. Subcontractor’s schedule of values will include the duration of listed activities which subcontractors will be obligated by contract to meet. The schedule will be updated regularly, along with 3-week look ahead schedules to maintain an accurate forecast of the completion. It will also be used as a valuable tool to help us coordinate various construction activities. Weekly communication with our subs is essential so that all trades know well in advance when they are expected to perform their work. It is also used to track long lead-time items to ensure that materials and equipment are on site when needed to meet the schedule.
Sierra Valley Construction employs a quality control system that utilizes the many years of combined experience of its skilled employees and subcontractors. At critical junctures, on-site meetings are conducted with the appropriate trades before beginning a new phase of construction. This is done to ensure nothing has been overlooked in the construction documents or planning of the work. It provides an opportunity for the construction team to view details together, coordinate their installations, and offer their valuable input with respect to means and methods of construction. By identifying potential errors, omissions or conflicts prior to starting various construction phases, quality is improved and costly defects avoided. Quality is a constant vigil where on-site peer reviews are performed regularly. All of this is done to protect our client's significant investment in their project.
We will carefully consider your inputs, ideas, suggestions and offer the following services to achieve your project requirements:
Establish team relationships with owner, architect, engineers, subcontractors, suppliers, inspectors, construction personnel and closely monitor the following: