What is your workers' compensation insurance experience modification rate (EMR)?
At BRYCON, safety is an integral part of our daily operation and the results of this can be seen in our exceptionally low EMR, as follows:
Do you have an established accident prevention policy?
Yes. A good safety record reflects the quality of management, supervision and the worker. It also serves to promote business, thereby contributing to the continued growth and sucess of the company. All of BRYCON's employees are guided by and trained in an established accident prevention policy that reflects all mandatory requirements currently established as well as BRYCON established guidlenes. Safety is never sacrificed for any reason.
Do you have a written corporate quality assurance/quality control program?
Yes. We have detailed QA/QC programs that are followed to ensure BRYCON's projects meet the intent of the code, are inspected, tested and commissioned per design and meet safety requirements prior to turnover for operation. BRYCON's QA/QC program is tailored to the specific requirements and magnitude of each project. Both the scale and the project owner's requirements play a part in this determination.
How does Brycon handle scheduling and on time delivery?
BRYCON uses a Critical Path (CPM) method of scheduling as its primary project management control resource. This schedule incorporates not only all of the construction-related activities and logic necessary to build the project, it also integrates your critical milestones, the designer’s detailed work schedule and any outside stakeholder’s requirements that could effect the outcome of the job.
How does Brycon manage my budget?
BRYCON will prepare an initial estimate and all subsequent estimates using a detailed Construction Specifications Institute format with component pricing, based on specific quantity surveys and analysis. Where details are not provided, we conceptualize what elements will be required to provide a complete facility based on initial building concept discussions with the client and the architect and document these concepts to the Project Team. Cost control continues to ensure document development maintains the required budget through recommendations and corrective action. Each time a new estimate is developed, its format remains consistent with the initial estimate. For all estimates after the initial estimate, a comparison summary with the previous estimate is developed so the Project Team can see where changes have occurred and determine whether they follow predictions. After a thorough review with any required adjustments and approval by the entire team, this initial budget will become the control document to which updated estimates will be compared.
As the drawings become more detailed, and especially during the design development phase, outside subcontractors experienced in the project type are solicited to prepare budgets and to comment on the design at that point. Subcontractor quantities and pricing are always checked against the BRYCON estimate to confirm these items. All subcontractor budgets are solicited in a fashion that assures the best and most competitive pricing is used continuously throughout the job.
How does Brycon ensure quality?
We strive to set clear and reasonable quality standards and enforce them throughout construction. The successful implementation of a quality control process depends upon management’s commitment to process and its ability to communicate that commitment to project personnel at all levels.
BRYCON’s quality control program encompasses two primary operations: materials and workmanship. Progress Inspections during all trade work maintains vigilant oversight. Final Inspection / Punch List are completed once trade work is finished. We conduct rigorous final inspections and prepare punch list items for correction and final acceptance. BRYCON provides a Quality program to ensure that all our projects meet the intent of the code and are inspected, tested and commissioned per design. We work directly with the owner and/or architect to ensure that special requirements are met, documented, and certified.
Does Brycon provide a warranty?
We take ownership and responsibility for compiling all data needed to efficiently expedite contract close out. We manage the warranty process, ensure timelines of warranty corrections and secure trade contractors response to their obligations.
WHAT KIND OF CONTRACTING OPTIONS DOES BRYCON OFFER?
BRYCON has the ability to employ a number of contracting relationships, depending on the needs and preferences of the client. Some time-honored options include Time and Material and Lump Sum. Other contracting options include Design Build, in which the contractor builds in phases as architect designs successive phases. This contracting method can save an owner time and money getting a project operational.
Another contracting option is called Construction Management at Risk, sometimes written as CMAR or CM-at-risk. This method has proven to be an extremely beneficial project delivery method. CM-at-risk is similar in many ways to a design-bid-build approach. The CM acts as general contractor during construction, assuming the risk of subcontracting the work and guaranteeing completion of the project. By making the CM-at-risk an integral member of the project team, responsibility for construction is centralized under a single contract. This approach produces a more manageable, predictable project that saves time and money for the owner.
A distinct advantage of CM-at-risk is that the client receives pre-construction services such as schedule, budget, and constructability reviews. We meet as often as necessary to ensure that we have a complete understanding of your goals and expectations. During pre-construction, our specialists review building systems, material selections, and site work to ensure that you are getting the best value.