No matter what the project size is, our seasoned Project Managers meticulously apply our tried-and true methodology in its integral 8 pillars:
The importance of the budget & schedule is two-fold: it provides the owner with a clear understanding of the scope of the project and a comfort that the program meets their budget and schedule constraints; and it provides our management team with tools to effectively manage the construction process.
Sarbloh’s continuous reviews of the construction documents ensure that designs are developed which can be built within the construction budget, and that the schedule objectives can be met. As well, current market conditions for labour and material availability will be monitored during the design period to provide the appropriate design and system decisions. Our construction management team will ascertain that: sufficient construction details have been provided; that the intended construction methods are reasonable and consistent with the current market conditions, as well as cost effective; that the materials specified are readily available, workable and cost effective; that the required quality controls are in place and testing requirements are defined; that the anticipated construction schedules and sequencing is logical and efficient; that administrative procedures are clear and complete; and those coordination requirements between construction packages and contracts are clearly established.
During the coordination of trade contract documents we consider contract packaging and the directional flow of the work. We also manage site issues such as access; egress; lay down and storage areas; maintenance of operations; labour conditions; safety and the environment; and other issues in order to more fully prepare for the start of construction.
During the design development and construction document phases, Sarbloh provides the owner and design team with continuous input on the effects that design issues can and will have on the project budget and schedule. The Project Manager develops realistic budget projections and provides input during key review periods.
Proper planning of the construction program during the design phases will help to identify those items that may be required to be pre-purchased in order to minimize long delivery effects on the schedule, and the overall availability of material and manpower. Mechanical, electrical and specialty equipment are the key components to expediting the schedule.
During the course of the design review process, we will undertake to identify those elements, which are of concern and offer the best recommendations to the team. For example, we want to ensure that quality field trades will be available to complete a project.
Our project manager and superintendent will provide the necessary coordination and liaison with the Owners representative of the project to ensure the effective commissioning and turnover of the spaces. As part of the commissioning a training program will be included of the operations staff.
Sarbloh will submit a complete commission plan. The plan will include the methodology, commissioning objectives, the systems descriptions, testing procedures and the project team responsibilities for all team members including the owner's staff, the consultants and the trade contractors as well as a commissioning schedule.
During these times of economic boom in the local construction industry, quality control becomes of utmost priority. At Sarbloh we are committed to manage a process where the construction program is implemented on time and within budget without compromise to the quality of the workmanship and materials used.
A quality control plan will be developed during the pre-construction phase of our mandate. The objective will be to review the details of the construction implementation program with design team and identify the components to be included as part of the plan. Quality Control Procedures, Quality Assurance Methods, Testing and Inspection requirements and environmental considerations will all form part of the quality control plan.
As part of this process, Sarbloh will prequalify a short list of competent trades, contractors and suppliers for approval by the owner and the design team.
Prior to the commencement of any work on site Sarbloh will manage the submittals process to ensure that shop drawings, data sheets, samples ad mock-ups are provided in a timely manner by suppliers and trade contractors. Any material that will be used for the project must meet the performance specification's standards and will undergo a detailed review by both the project manager and the site superintendent. Sarbloh will forward all submittals to the respective consultants in a timely manner for review by the consultants and the trade contractors. Sarbloh will provide full time competent supervision of the site (if needed). Our project superintendent will be responsible for the successful implementation of the quality control plan.
A field review process will be implemented to ensure conformance with the intent of the performance specifications as well as follow up system to inspection reports to ensure that any items not in conformance will be identified and tracked until corrections have been carried out to confirm compliance with contract documents.
Prior to any trade contractor starting work on site, a coordination meeting will be held with contractor, Sarbloh's project manager and project superintendent to review the drawings and specifications and to ensure that the contractor has total understanding of the work to be performed and the standard of the quality required, as per the quality control plan.
The project superintendent will undertake daily review of the work as it progresses, as well as the project manager's and consultant's periodic inspection and site review will ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with drawings and specifications. Any non-conforming work will be recorded and tracked with written non-conformance reports, until the deficiency has been corrected and signed off.
Sequencing of work will require that the work of one contractor that affects the work of another is completed and meets the intent of the contract documents before the next stage can commence. Sarbloh will complete an inspection of the work together with respective trade contractor's supervisory personnel; and any deficiencies to the previous work will be corrected before the next stage begins.
Communication and coordination between the contractors will be the most important service that Sarbloh can and will provide to both the design team and the trade contractors. Successful coordination requires the timely transfer of concise and accurate information. The primary objective is to provide up-to-date information regarding the progress of the construction implementation program quickly and easily to all their members.
Sarbloh has developed a safety policy which is distributed to all our Trade Contractors and identifies the safety rules and safe working procedures that are followed on all our projects. The policy outlines the basics rules with consideration to site planning, housekeeping, and stockpiling materials on the site, but also identifies the safety hazards that are commonly found on the construction sites. To achieve a safer work environment, every employee and contractor must know how to work safely and must apply this knowledge at all times.
The law requires our compliance with the current version of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations for Construction Projects. This Act and the regulations are an integral part of our safety program. Protective equipment and systems are not just personal responsibility, but a requirement.
We believe that everyone must be involved to ensure safe working conditions at the workplace. Safety is a cooperative effort and only by working with the spirit of cooperation can a safe workplace be achieved.
Our safety policy defines the roles and responsibilities of the personnel and the committees involved in the safety process. On-site health and safety representation and joint Labour/Management health and safety committees are required and responsible for all safety issues including regular site inspections and enforcement and implementation of safety related procedures.