Goals, Concept & Feasibility
At this phase in the project the owner or developer is studying his overall utilization of the structure. The type of construction has a significant impact on these decisions. We can clearly present the advantages of concrete construction as it relates to:
Hold or sell
Return on Investment
Usable building life
Planning & Design
Now it is time to expand your team to include additional architects, engineers and construction professionals do the design, establish a budget and establish a time line for the project. We can assure you that you are exercising every advantage that concrete can deliver.
Architectural Plan Review: Integrate dimensional standards that complements the modular nature of the forming equipment.
Structural: Use design schemes that are efficient for the forming systems available in the region.
Mechanical/Electrical and Plumbing: Maximize the thermal advantages of a building with concrete. Openings and block outs have to be predetermined and noted on the plans.
Building within a specific building material requires an assessment of constructability and a solid plan. (means and methods)
Integrate Site conditions into the
Implementation & Construction
As construction begins, we have to keep verbal and written communications open and accurate at all levels. We have to stay focused on the tasks at hand. It takes a strong delivery team to accomplish this and CHI can make it happen.
Request for Information
Change order process.
Submittal approval process.
Identify “Conflicts” early so work arounds can be implemented without disturbing the closing date.
Closure & Occupancy
This is a very and often overlooked phase of the project. Especially with a concrete structure. The building has specific performance characteristics that have to be understood and managed properly in order to get the best performance out of your building.
Heat sink characteristics due to the mass of the building
Very low air infiltration/can impact indoor air quality
Dew points and condensation
Noise: Room to room and outside inside.
Wind resistance: Straight-Hurricane, Cyclonic-Tornado
Natural Disaster Resistance: Wild Fire, Mud Slide, Flooding