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:

  • End use

  • Hold or sell

  • Return on Investment

  • Future repurposing

  • 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. 

  • Code compliance

  • 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.

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Building within a specific building material requires an assessment of constructability and a solid plan. (means and methods)

  • Integrate Site conditions into the

    • Material selections

    • Budgets

    • Schedules

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.

  • Budget accountability

  • Schedule accountability

  • 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.

  • Vibration

  • Wind resistance: Straight-Hurricane, Cyclonic-Tornado

  • Natural Disaster Resistance: Wild Fire, Mud Slide, Flooding