Clancy & Theys is a General Contractor and Construction Manager. We provide comprehensive construction services that are tailored to the type and complexity of projects we undertake. In our industry, the trend is that big construction companies no longer self-perform any work. We still do.
Of course we have the most sophisticated project administration and management tools, but we are builders first and foremost. Our roots and our boots are grounded—not in paper—but on jobsites. We expertly plan and execute getting buildings out of the dirt with concrete and steel, and finished with the highest quality materials and systems. Our processes support quality, but it is just as important that our superintendents know what it looks like and how to lead a team of professionals to achieve it.
During construction we use a comprehensive cost management and project administration software called Viewpoint. Viewpoint meshes all project and cost information to give our team a single source for real-time information so that we know the exact disposition of the job. Viewpoint manages cost reporting, payment applications, contingency tracking logs, potential change order logs, actual change order logs, IRNs, RFIs, architectural field directives, owner requests, minutes, contracts, correspondences, and all other project information.
We will develop a monthly report to the owner with all relevant documents and images to show project status, which will include shop drawings/submittals and RFI logs; daily reports; completed work; schedule progress and a 30-60 day look-ahead; a cost update and change order summary and proposed change orders; construction issues and solutions; a summary of inspections and quality control measures; the percent complete to substantiate payment applications; a safety/accident report; and reports on HUB utilization.
Our team will generate, log, and track RFIs with our Viewpoint project administration and accounting system, as indicated below.
RFIs begin with preconstruction inquiries about details in the plans or specs. During both preconstruction and construction, a variety of subcontractor inquiries—in the form of paper, faxes, emails—and CM questions that we generate—are appropriate to generate an RFI. RFIs are one of the many items that are streamlined through our use of BIM 360 Field management software, our iPad-based field communication tool.
Timely submittals/shop drawings are a key to a successful project. Submittal review is a key element of quality control. We also log and track submittals with our Viewpoint system.
Submittals will be checked and compared to the specifications and the working drawings to resolve potential conflicts. Schedule discipline in the submittal process, and establishment of the right priority/order of submittal packages, is critical to schedule adherence for the entire project. Order and priority of submittals is, of course, linked to the critical path for procurement and installation of the material or system in question. The schedule is developed with input from the appropriate trade contractor, and is discussed with the design team to help establish the relative urgency of each submittal.
Top quality craftsmanship begins with a commitment to meet or exceed the industry’s highest standards. This commitment is part of Clancy & Theys corporate culture. This culture does not develop overnight. It is through tradition that quality craftsmanship is passed down from generation to generation. Innovative programs impacting quality must first start with a talented and tenured staff of project managers and superintendents.
Clancy & Theys uses BIM 360 Field software to promote efficient field operations and communication on our projects. Using the iPad-based BIM 360 Field we equip our field team with the most advanced tools for communication between the office, design team, and the point of construction. This tool is especially helpful as we expect a superior level of quality on this project.
Clancy & Theys believes that quality results from a combination of systematic controls over the design and construction process; the quality of relationships among the owner, design team and contractors; a corporate culture that fosters high-quality standards; selection of appropriately qualified subcontractors with a commitment to quality; and workmanship controls including aggressive inspection practices.
We believe that the workmanship outcome of the project will be defined in large part by appropriately detailed plans and specifications; carefully researched building systems that meet the owner’s program and performance objectives; effective systems for estimating and controlling costs and managing information; and effective communication among all parties. Another critical process control is effective planning, including site logistics planning.
We will use regular reviews by the project manager, and superintendent, and daily inspections by the superintendent and lead workers to assure that the work installed meets the standards of the owner, designer, and Clancy & Theys Construction Company.