D.F. Chase has a dedicated staff of preconstruction personnel that estimates $500 Million to $1 Billion annually in construction volume. From the earliest concepts, we can provide detailed cost analysis to give you valuable information early in your decision making process.
As your general contractor, D.F. Chase will be responsible for the entire job from start to finish, day-to-day oversight of the construction site, and management of vendors and trades. We will coordinate all work, keeping communication between the owner and the involved parties open and clear throughout the course of the project.
D.F. Chase has been listed by Engineering News Record (ENR) as one of the Top 200 Design-Builders in the US. Design-build is a method of project delivery in which one entity - the design-build team - works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion. Design-build is also known as design/construct and single-source responsibility. Across the country, D.F. Chase successfully delivers office buildings, schools, stadiums, healthcare, and industrial projects with superior results. Design-build streamlines project delivery through a single contract between the owner and the design-build team. This simple but fundamental difference saves money and time by transforming the relationship between designers and builders into an alliance which fosters collaboration and teamwork. United from the outset of every project, an integrated team readily incorporates BIM and LEED certification goals.
Construction Management at-risk
CM at-risk is a delivery method which entails a commitment by the construction manager to deliver the project within a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), in most cases. D.F. Chase acts as consultant to the owner and in the development and design phases, (often referred to as "Preconstruction Services"), but as the equivalent of a general contractor during the construction phase. When bound to a GMP, the most fundamental character of the relationship is changed. In addition to acting in the owner's interest, we manage and control construction costs to not exceed the GMP, ensuring a quality on time construction project within budget.
Program management is the process of managing several related projects, with the intention of improving an organization's performance. In this model, D.F. Chase has oversight of the purpose and status of all projects in a program and can use this oversight to support project-level activity to ensure the overall program goals are met, coordination and management of equipment installation, FF&E, construction oversight, and commissioning of a project ensures that our clients overall program requirements are met.