Project Management Expertise – We have more than 25 years of experience as prime consultant and project managers for a wide range of projects, from inception through post occupancy evaluations. We have built strong working relationships with the best engineers and other design consultants in the industry and assemble the most qualified project team to meet each client’s individual project requirements.
We make optimal use of resources and time, with a focus on maintaining active, effective and collaborative communications among all the stakeholders and meeting the strictest budget and scheduling targets. We recognize that every project has different and specific characteristics and circumstances and are skilled in balancing all the constraints while ensuring the highest quality within any budget.
Programming & Planning – We emphasize a human centred approach to programming and planning for every project. We believe in working closely with our clients and team members to develop organizational and service delivery concepts that closely reflect and compliment their larger project goals and objectives while meeting the most current best practice standards and optimal functional efficiency.
Responsive Design Process – We pride ourselves on the design process we establish with clients, based on working with them to ensure their programmatic and other design requirements are fully explored and considered. Providing options for consideration, developing computer models to illustrate the project and spending as much time with clients answering questions are essential to our process. Some of our specific design goals include:
• Health Care – We strive to reinforce ‘deinstitutionalize’ hospitals and health care environments as much as possible through design, while ensuring optimal functional and operational efficiency. We create buildings that welcome family and friends as partners in the care and support of the patients and which provide an optimal working environment for all staff.
• Municipal – We create friendly buildings that provide a positive and memorable image and experience. Whether for Emergency Services or for Community Centres, our goal is to develop high performance buildings that enhance a community’s self image and quality.
Of course, each building is also planned and designed to operate as efficiently as possible to ensure the maximum value from public building investments.
• Hospitality – We help our clients create unique environments for their restaurants, banqueting facilities and other guest facilities, ranging from converting century barns for conference and special events venues to helping fast food chains establish over 30 outlets from Ontario to British Columbia.
• Commercial Whether for developers seeking to build high quality buildings for their tenants or for individual tenant fit ups, we work with our team of experienced interiors and sub-consultants for health and fitness, veterinary practices and a variety of other medical and professional clients.
• Residential – Each residential project in our portfolio represents a successful realization of providing supportive, community based housing within complex project development parameters, including strict funding restraints and difficult brownfield sites. We are proud to have been part of our clients’ team in helping to make impossible, possible and providing high quality, affordable housing projects in Ontario communities.
Quality Contract Documents – We are highly experienced in the assembly of high quality drawings, specifications and contract documents for our clients. Over 35 years of experience in construction detailing and preparation of concise and complete documents ensures our clients get accurate pricing for the work and have their projects move easily through municipal and other levels of government review and approval.
Expertise in Construction Administration – Our construction and contract documents provide a contract package that allows for optimal monitoring and control of construction quality, schedule and budget. Our team has successfully provided construction administration services on hundreds of projects for institutional, commercial and residential clients. These services include construction site review, shop drawing and sample review, revisions during construction, certification of contractor payments, substantial completion and project closeout; as well as warranty period monitoring, supervision and reporting.