THE KING DIFFERENCE
Whether it’s environmental or economical, everyone today is “Green-Conscious.” Unfortunately, too many construction companies are content with writing of wasted resources (time, money & materials) as an unfortunate but acceptable part of the job.
At King Construction, we understand how valuable your “green” is to you. Through our advanced Design-Build Construction and Value Engineering services, we work with owners and architects on the front end to provide creative ideas and expert solutions that ensure every project, large or small, will be conducted in the most efficient, cost-effective manner possible.
Design-Build Construction service is a highly efficient, turnkey solution that brings design and construction services under one contract. For owners, using a single design build contractor provides multiple benefits, including:
- Expediting delivery times
- Eliminating extensive procurement times
- Minimizing risk through a single, accountable entity
- Reducing the hassle of multiple contracts and contractors
Value = Performance/Cost
With every construction project, there are opportunities to improve value. Value Engineering (VE) is the process of discovering those opportunities.
VALUE is directly proportionate to the ratio of PERFORMANCE over COST. Working closely with the owner and design-build team, each project is analyzed to determine ideas and procedures that will produce the BEST value for the customer, yielding the highest possible performance and quality, for the lowest possible cost – both immediate and long-term.
Benefits of implementing VE as part of the design-build process:
- Generate cost shared savings for both the owner and the design-builder.
- Ensure innovative construction and design, since the terms of the owner’s RFP may be re-evaluated or modified.
- Minimized risk & increased satisfaction for both the owner and the design-builder, due to the consensus approach to the project.
Here at King Construction, we are not only dedicated to helping you save the green in your wallet, we are constantly looking for new ways to minimize our ecological footprints at each job site. We currently adopt the following practices:
Designing To Prevent Waste
- Optimize building dimensions to correspond to standard lumber dimensions.
- Modify framing details to optimize lumber use and reduce waste and costs when ordering.
- Order drywall in optimal dimensions to minimize cut-off waste.
- Minimize number of blueprints/reproductions necessary during design and construction.
- Salvaging used lumber and materials whenever possible on remodels.
Planning For Waste Prevention
- Estimate types/quantities/schedule of waste the project will generate.
- Find suppliers who buy back unused product and deliver supplies using sturdy, returnable pallets and containers.
- Ascertain if storage and handling practices prevent loss from weather and other means and make revisions as needed.
Preventing Waste On-Site
- Proper storage of lumber to minimize warping, twisting and waste.
- Save lumber and plywood (OSB) cut-offs that can be used as fire blocking, spacers in header construction and in other ways.
- Save and use large drywall scraps as filler pieces in small hidden areas.
- euse joint compound buckets for tool or material storage by clients or crews.
- During construction, collect, stack and cover masonry materials to prevent soiling or loss.
- Collect concrete chunks, broken blocks and other masonry rubble that can be used as backfill along foundation walls.
- During remodeling, separate metal , piping, aluminum siding and old appliances.
- Install leftover insulation in interior wall cavities or on top of installed attic insulation if it cannot be used on another job.
- Branches and trees from site clearing can be chipped and for use on the site as landscaping mulch, when practical.
Purchasing To Prevent Waste
- Minimize waste of vinyl siding, flooring and countertop materials by ordering only the quantity needed in building specific lengths.
- Evaluate estimating procedures to make sure that excess material is not delivered to the site.
Improving Energy Efficiency for the Finished Product
- Upgrading to high-efficiency appliances and AC units.
- Installing energy-efficient windows and doors.
- Inspecting for and sealing any potential air leaks.
- Incorporating ceiling fans in most rooms.
- Offering Home Watch services to assist with energy-saving maintenance of homes while owners are away.