Nations provides a full range of general contracting services, beginning to end: from the early planning and design stages through construction, project completion, and closeout. Our employees are highly skilled and use proven management systems and procedures to monitor project progress and ensure that project goals are met. Our general contracting services include: cost monitoring and control, schedule development and control, subcontractor management, field engineering and site management, safety assurance, project accounting, change management, shop drawings and material submittal review and quality control.
Types of General Contracting services:
Hard Bid Generally, competitive bidding is most effective when complete plans and specifications are provided by the owner. A list of competent contractors are invited to submit proposals on a carefully defined scope of work. Incomplete or sketch plans can many times cost the owner more under the competitive bid process.
One of the most favored methods of negotiation tends to be the establishment of a Guaranteed Maximum Price with a fixed fee. This contract arrangement provides the benefit of guaranteeing the owner a maximum project cost while establishing a fixed fee for services on the project. The owner s project can be priced and construction started prior to the completion of all plans. Under the GMP contract, the owner receives benefit of all cost savings and discounts accrued during construction. Given the depth of capabilities, owners may choose from specific services or turnkey packages under a variety of contractual arrangements.
Having registered architects and engineers that we work with regularly, Nations can provide complete building services beyond just actual construction. This enables the owner to deal with an entity for one fee and provides the most service.
Nations can provide any of the above services or any of the management services for a fee. This enables the owner to pick and choose the degree of service. Generally this category relative to estimates, value engineering, scheduling or contract administration.