Our extensive capabilities and services are delivered through our building and infrastructure divisions. Whether it is new building construction, renovations, building information modeling, or green building – our building division can deliver. Additionally, our in-house infrastructure group focuses on public utilities, wastewater treatment plants and other critical infrastructure needs to serve: local, government, developers and campuses. Regardless of the project type, Metcon continually focuses on quality, cost, schedule and safety throughout the duration of the project at hand. Our extensive capabilities will afford you the absolute most for your construction dollar, without compromising quality and safety.
Preconstruction services are key to the success of any project. Construction projects are not easy and can be unpredictable. Having the right team and thought process removes the unknowns and allows our clients to focus on their work of building a better business. Early involvement with all project stakeholders allows our team to evaluate project scope, costs, long lead delivery items, and all the construction issues that can impact schedule and budget.
We have a proactive approach combined with local market knowledge, helping you develop realistic projects goals factoring in the scope, schedule and budget. Even though we are not a huge firm, our resources in infrastructure and civil, structural, architectural, electrical, plumbing, & HVAC systems can coordinate design gaps, provide up to date pricing, even design assist if needed, to keep your project on budget without sacrificing any program. Our collaborative team uses a variety of technology including On Screen, Pro-Contractor, Revit, and BIM which allows us to communicate with our clients and their respective leadership.
Virtual Design and Construction Services
We all know that well planned projects save time and money. Our team’s Virtual Design and Construction approach uses Building Information Modeling [BIM] to enhance the planning process by elevating the quality of design and coordination of all the complex systems in today’s facilities. These visual tools engage the entire team early in the schematic planning, are used through-out construction and provide final building close-out documents in 3D.
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
The construction industry has historically been slow to adopt new technologies. However, recent advances in computer modeling are making real inroads toward changing how buildings are designed and constructed. These new technologies and processes, generally referred to as Virtual Design and Construction or VDC, help close the gap between idea creation (design) and execution (construction).
Metcon embraces these technologies and processes and has invested heavily to leverage these benefits for our customers. At Metcon, our goal is not to push the use of technology just because it is new or trendy. We believe BIM should be used when it creates discernable value for the customer. We are upfront about the fact that BIM does not solve all the challenges or explain all the intricacies of a construction project.
It is also important to note that Metcon does not use BIM as a profit center, but rather as a collaboration tool where it adds value. When applied appropriately, BIM can enhance the design and construction process.
Here are some benefits we have discovered with the use of BIM / VDC:
- 3D models to enhance communication and collaboration
- Design and trade coordination
- Construction sequence planning and schedule visualization
- Options analysis to evaluate “what-if” scenarios
- Material take-offs and cost estimates of information (Everything is double checked)
is a first of it kind marco BIM application:
- Simple 3D Modeling
- Real-Time Cost Estimating
- Integrated Development Proforma
- Integrated Energy Analysis
- Highly Interoperable with other AEC software
Late changes to the project are very costly and time consuming. DProfiler™ is designed to align cost with the design intent and the owner’s expectations earlier where changes cost everyone less.
- Add Value
Evaluate more alternatives in less time while assessing the design, construction costs, and operational costs simultaneously. The cost model created in DProfiler™ will enable you to determine the best mix of quality, cost, and time for the project.
- Reduce Costs
As more estimators near retirement, capturing their knowledge in a way that future generations can accurately use becomes increasingly important. DProfiler™ captures rules of thumb used for pricing concepts in a visual interface that entry level estimators can apply and understand.
- Clarify Scope
Construction experts must make many assumptions when estimating the cost a concept. DProfiler™ gives you the ability to confirm those assumptions with the other project participants using the visual model combined with the integrated estimate, scope document, and pro forma.
- Engage the Team
DProfiler™ creates an interactive experience for each project participant. The visual keeps everyone engaged, prevents confusion due to jargon, and enables the team to isolate components of the project in the visual and cost estimate concurrently.
- Reduce Risk
In construction, many financial commitments are based on conceptual information. DProfiler™ improves predictability and lowers risk by using many variables to calculate construction cost, not just simple square foot costs.
General Contracting Services
We begin with the end in mind.
The tradition of general construction services continues to be a part of our business. Our portfolio features projects of all sizes and levels of complexity — from intricate interior renovations to some of the most complex energy positive buildings in the country; we can build it all — and we do. Metcons’ capabilities ensures that we are able to meet our clients’ needs every time, on every front. Even though we provide a majority of our services through construction management and negotiated design-build delivery, we also participate in design-bid-build delivery method.
Construction Management Services
Complexity of projects today involving multiple work areas and phases makes our collaborative approach to construction management an excellent way for construction procurement. As construction managers, we engage all the stakeholders early on using our experience, knowledge, and resources to assist the owner in managing the overall planning, design, and construction of a project. We are fiduciary partners for our clients and coordinate all project functions—including estimating, value engineering, constructability reviews, project operations and management, scheduling, cost control, quality control, and safety—and ultimately deliver a successful project.
Our Construction Management Services
Proper planning and engagement of the team leads to more efficient designs, budget accuracy, quality bid pricing from subcontractors, fewer change orders, decreased construction times, and higher quality. Our team is actively engaged in the project during both the preconstruction and construction phases. Providing detailed planning, coordination, and direction. Strong communication among all project team members—owner, designers, general contractor, and subcontractors—and creating efficiencies in time and cost without impacting quality.
- Project Management
- “Real-time” budgeting aligned with design
- Constructability Reviews
- Schedule Planning and Management
- Planning & logistics
- Overall project coordination
- Schedule development and tracking
- Financial tracking and reporting
- Subcontractor coordination and management
- Subcontractor change orders and claims
- Subcontractor pay requests
- Project controls
- Specific safety plans per site and project
- Self-perform capabilities
- Building information modeling
- Submittals and shop drawings
- Quality assurance/quality control
- Commissioning and project turnover
- Site Selection
- Value Engineering
Metcon’s Design-Build Approach provides our clients with a well-managed process that benefits the Owner in several ways:
- Metcon is your single point of responsibility for design & construction
- Transparent and collaborative team approach
- Enhanced quality
- Early knowledge of costs and cost control
- Time savings (accelerated schedule control)
- Reduced administrative burden
- Improved risk management
- Value analysis and product evaluations conducted early with design team
We begin by understanding our Clients’ business in order to build them a better facility. Throughout the design process, we play an essential role by reviewing and critiquing the design to ensure the goals and programming of the building, as well as constructability issues are taken into consideration while maximizing the value for each dollar spent. Our goal is to identify solutions that will best satisfy the project’s objectives in a functional, aesthetic, economical, and sustainable manner. At the same time, we provide cost accuracy and schedule reviews in order to establish a detailed construction plan. We know this process results in the most efficient and cost-effective design, and the expeditious delivery of a successful project.
A solid infrastructure is essential to any project’s success and Metcon’s in-house infrastructure installation division is as solid as it gets. We don’t keep it a secret. Our infrastructure expertise has benefited a host of municipalities and private developers. In addition to total site development and management, previous infrastructure projects include work on the installation of water lines, sewer lines, parking lots, highways, and specialty concrete.
Infrastructure Division Services
- Total Site Development
- Highway Construction
- Parking Lots
- Water Line Installation
- Sewer Line Installation
- Major Cross County Outfalls
- Sanitary Sewer Pumping Station Installation
- Waste Water Treatment Plant Work
- Pump Station Rehabilitation
- Erosion Control
- Storm Drain
- Specialty Concrete
- Computerized Earthwork Takeoff
- Blasting and Directional Boring
Public Private Partnerships
Public Private Partnerships (P3’s) bring a new dynamic contracting approach and an opportunity to improve efficiencies in delivering education, municipality and many public facilities. Our deep experience in working with private developers and public owners to navigate this process will be key in the success of your P3 project.