Construction Services

Wright Construction Group has been successfully delivering projects under the CM at risk contract method for over 50 years. Through that experience, we have built a construction process that provides detailed focus to every facet of the construction process beginning at pre-construction and moving through the successful completion of the project and post project service. It is a true teaming relationship between the client, the engineer/designer, the construction manager and all subcontractors and suppliers. With the Construction Management process, Wright can offer the "no contractor initiated change orders" guarantee using our Redi-Check services. The construction manager works hand-in-hand with subcontractors and suppliers, overseeing their work and devising ways to add value and keep costs in check. Working with a Construction Manager allows for a higher level of transparency, as they provide preliminary real-time budget estimates to the project team throughout the design and build-out process, minimizing surprises and allowing for necessary adjustments along the way.

  1. The Client selects the Construction Manager based on qualifications, not price (low bidder)
  2. The Construction Manager provides a negotiated fixed fee for design phase services and pre-construction services
  3. The Construction manager provides a negotiated fixed fee for construction services
  4. The Construction Manager is involved from the beginning prior to design including:
    • Providing budget confirmation and estimates
    • Performing value analysis
    • Performing design reviews for constructibility
    • Developing schedule
    • Providing an "open book" procurement
    • Performing site planning and phasing plans
    • Managing minority group participation and requirements
    • Insuring a pre-qualified workforce
    • Creating custom made subcontractor bid packages for local participation
    • Soliciting competitive bids from all trades
    • Evaluating subcontractor and supplier bid / Awarding contracts
  5. Controls Construction Activities
    • Cost Control
    • Reporting Process
    • Schedule Control
    • Quality Control
    • Site Management
    • Renovation / Phasing
    • Safety
    • Building Systems Commissioning
  6. Controls Post Construction Activities
    • Move-In scheduling
    • Project Close Out / Warranties
    • As-Builts
    • In-Service Training Videos
    • Warranty follow up

At Wright Construction, Quality Control is defined by Zero (0) punchlist. What is it and why does that bring value to construction projects? Zero punch occurs at the end of a project when Wright Construction requests substantial completion from the Architect and they come out to review the project for completion and prepare a list of items that are deficient that require correction by the contractor. When the Architect completes the review of the project and leaves with an empty deficiency list, that is zero “0” punch. It means that Wright Construction provided value to the Client. It means that our team implemented a systematic quality control program that checks every aspect of the project to ensure compliance with the contract documents. Wright Construction will work diligently to deliver that level of quality on every project. Wright Construction Group has mandated this on every Construction Management Project and the success has been phenomenal.

Pre-Construction Phase
One of the most critical stages of the Quality Control process begins with design review.
All building systems and components must be reviewed for:

  • Completeness & Discrepancies (This is the value of Redi-Check)
  • Constructibility & Materials
  • Systems Design
  • Local Condition Compatibility
  • Envelope weather tightness

Construction Phase
Quality Control during construction is a "nonstop" activity. On Wright Construction projects, a Quality Control Team is created with specific tasks assigned. Every day the Team checks work as it is being completed. Compliant items are initialed by the Team members while deficiencies are noted and detailed. Should a deficient item be found, the Team member would immediately attempt to correct the problem in the field with the responsible party. If this is not possible, the deficiency is reported to the field office where a “Deficient Work Notice” is distributed immediately to the responsible party. This information is tracked through Timberline Project Management in the Master Punch list so that we can ensure correction of all deficiencies. This continuous process increases the quality of the finished product and minimizes items at the end of the project.

Subcontractors
It is critical that the subcontractor maintains the level of quality established by the Construction Management team. The following items are each considered prior to award of any contract:
Subcontractor Pre-qualifications for Quality, Scheduling, Safety, and Financial Responsibilities
Clear & Definitive Subcontract Agreements Defining Expected Performance Subcontractor Involvement in the Quality Control Program.

Submittal Review
All submittal and submittal packages are tracked on Timberline Project Management and reviewed by both the Project Management staff and the job Superintendent for quality, constructibility, and conformance with the Contract Documents.

On-Site Meetings
Throughout the project, weekly meetings are held with all subcontractors to review ongoing and future work. Quality Control issues (such as means and methods, materials, contract document conformance, and outstanding issues) are addressed. In addition to subcontractor meetings, weekly Client/Architect meetings are held to review all project activities.

Punch List
Punch lists are an intricate part of the Wright Construction information management system based on Timberline Project Management. Projects have only one list (Maintained in Timberline), eliminating the potential for items to be overlooked. Project lists are sorted and/or filtered as required by management personnel.

Non-Compliant Work Notification
As part of the information management system, non-compliance work notifications are created and tracked in Timberline Project Management through the master punch list. Notices are sent out immediately and are tracked continuously.

Mock-ups
In many instances, mock-ups are used to expose any potential Quality Control issues and/or to provide the Client/Architect with an actual example of an end product.

Wright Construction is very sensitive to the importance of adhering to a budget and has developed a program to assure projects stay within budget. We look at developing, monitoring, and maintaining the project budget as a team effort, requiring communication and commitment throughout all phases of the project by all team members.

The following are the critical points to our program:

One of the first steps in a cost control program is the establishment of the Preliminary Budget. Wright Construction will immediately begin to work with the design team to review any preliminary budgets that have already been established based on drawings and specifications to date. This step would include items such as:

  • Review of the Design Documents for Constructibility & Practicality
  • Review the Design Documents for Errors, Omissions, or Conflicts
  • Review the Materials for Pricing and Availability
  • Review the Design Documents for Possible Value Engineering Options
  • Provide Life Cycle Analysis to Ensure Durability & Value, Not Only Price
  • Create Conceptual Construction Schedules Based on Design Documents to Expose any Potential Time Conflicts & Ensure Compliance with the Owner’s Schedule.
  • Probably the single largest factor in our success at controlling costs is our Redi-Check program. Eliminating conflicts in the drawings is the best way we can control the final cost of a project and deliver a project within the budget and eventually the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP).

Change Order Negotiation
Changes to projects may be requested and Wright Construction uses the same diligence in acquiring accurate, competitive pricing for proposal requests as used for GMP development. Wright Construction, as part of our “0” Change Order process, will develop internal buyout contingencies in addition to the Owner’s contingencies. This buyout contingency is developed from subcontractor scope clarifications and negotiations prior to issuance of subcontract agreements. It is Wright’s policy on all construction management contracts to submit “0” change orders to our clients. This buyout contingency allows us to cover minor change requests from subcontractors that result from errors or omissions in the drawings that were missed during the pre-construction process. In many instances, Wright Construction has even been able to absorb many Client change requests within the scope of the buyout contingency. All of these efforts have resulted in a multi-year record of “0” contractor initiated change orders on all Construction Management Projects.

Security Systems
Wright Construction Group has been effective in our loss control program with procedures such as: perimeter fencing, controlled access points, proper illumination throughout site, surveillance cameras when needed, and proper inventory control of equipment. Wright management has established written procedures for security and storage of all construction equipment. Superintendents maintain an office on the property and conduct both theft prevention and safety meetings with all subcontractors.

Safety Program
The Safety Program in place at Wright Construction Group is exemplary. Wright Construction has received the Excellence Achievement Award from the National Safety Counsel. Our aggressive program is constantly being upgraded and improved. An excellent example is Wright Construction's commitment to a Substance Abuse Policy.

In addition to strict enforcement of OSHA regulations by on-site supervision, Wright Construction employs Safe-Site, Inc., a local firm specializing in OSHA safety and equipment training. Wright Construction employees receive training classes from Safe-Site, Inc. on a regular basis. In addition, Safe-Site, Inc. performs site visits for Wright Construction, at least weekly (depending upon the project status), to ensure safety measures are in place and to monitor the subcontracted trades to ensure their compliance to OSHA standards.

First, Wright Construction has had no litigation with a client at any time in the past 5 years. Second, Wright Construction has not been in court in its 68 year history. Also, Wright Construction’s insurance requirements for our subcontractors provide great protection to Clients against claims well after the project is completed. Our insurance policy is strictly enforced by our staff and is a model to our insurance carrier.

Project Close-out Close-out documents are an ongoing activity from the start of submittal review. Close-out files are set up prior to the start of construction. As submittals are approved, copies automatically go into the close out files. Because of these early efforts, the complete close-out package is submitted to the Architect within 30 days of project completion. Wright provides clients with as-built DVDs, in-service training and warranty follow ups. The single point of contact with the Project Manager will continue throughout the warranty period.

Warranty Period Services During the first year, the single point of contact will continue to be the Project Manager. Wright offers prompt response and flexible schedules for clients. We never miss the opportunity to be of service to our clients in the long term maintenance of any project. the close out documents are easy to use with contact information, extended warranties, projects and materials for future reference and training DVD's.

We stand behind our work and our motto is: It's NEVER too late to do the "Wright" Thing