CONSTRUCTION

Pre-construction

The preconstruction phase paves the way for a smoother construction process. We use this time to provide options to owners so they can make well-informed decisions that keep operations on track and within budget. Owners can turn their ideas into reality with the most value, thanks to our extensive project experience, knowledge of developing building technologies, and thoughtful leadership.
To get the work done, we use a variety of tools. Constructability assessments, investigations of novel means and procedures, the use of Building Information Modeling software (BIM), physical mock-ups, and detailed budgeting alternatives are all products of decades of documented experience.
We don’t, however, stop at one good idea. We run through several sequencing and scheduling scenarios. Any possible design clashes are identified and resolved. We investigate alternative materials and processes in order to provide a range of solutions that meet the project’s objectives and the owner’s preferences. Our top objective is to make the process of deciding how to proceed with the construction process as painless as possible.

Estimation

We believe in our figures because we believe in our numbers team.
Estimating for us does not entail entering data into a spreadsheet based on a rendering. Our estimators use our extensive historical data as well as decades of technical and project management knowledge. They also know how to deconstruct and analyse structural, building envelope, and MEP systems in order to maintain the client’s vision while staying within the project’s parameters.
An estimate range is firmly founded in a realistic building plan and a sound budget after an ongoing, dynamic interaction with the owner and design team.
Budgeting tools that aren’t available anywhere else plus historical data that goes beyond on-screen takeoffs are utilized in our estimations.

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Constructability Review

Thorough constructability studies, we investigate all feasible means and approaches for tackling a project. We check that components are compatible with site access restrictions and conduct a thorough analysis of the sequence of work, tolerance requirements, material availability, and schedule timeframes to provide clients with the best options, allowing them to spend their money on their priorities and choosing value elsewhere.

Value Engineering

We concentrate on providing high value without incurring big costs. We aim to support or enhance important components of the design through a creative examination of cost-effective methods and materials. We offer the owner and architect cost-effective alternative systems, materials, and construction processes, maximising project value while meeting the owner’s goals.
Methods and materials that are cost-effective save money, improve important design features, and provide value.
From the beginning to the end, we pride ourselves on meticulous sequencing and timing.

Scheduling

To stay on track throughout the process, our communication platform provides real-time updates to the design and subcontractor teams on submittals, delivery, and crew availability for on-site work and installation. Our success in meeting our scheduling targets is aided by critical route scheduling, 4D BIM technology, and regular two-week look-aheads.
Overseeing the day-to-day operations on-site and anticipating potential difficulties ahead of time reduces overtime and inefficiency.

Subcontracting & Bidding

Lantern Hill has the advantage of working with an excellent network of tradespeople. We’ve built a lot of these relationships over the years and know how to identify the right fit for each project. A wide range of brilliant people are attracted to our challenging ideas, efficient job sites, and fair treatment.

Recruiting, selecting, and retaining the best tradespeople for the task

Our subcontractors must pass a series of tests before being chosen. We conduct thorough reviews, maintain full reports from previous projects, and require annual requalification. We look at their financial stability and safety records as well.
The scope, timeline, cost, quality, and relationship to other trades are all covered in our comprehensive, compact bid packages. We go over every component of the job and make our expectations clear.
This method provides solid bids and lowers or eliminates contingencies, resulting in the highest value for the least amount of money.

Contracting

You need a staff that can handle all aspects of collaboration, from tolerances to estimates.
Lantern Hill understands how to complete your project on time and on budget. This commitment is ingrained in all we do.
There are countless moving aspects in the life of a building, from its initial drawings through its grand unveiling. How can a seasoned general contractor stay on schedule?
We get involved as soon as feasible, usually at the conceptual or schematic level.

Cost Control

We assist in the creation of constructability and feasibility reports. Our complete estimates take into account available lower-cost alternatives, as well as potential cost impacts and savings on a line-item basis.
This allows our designers and clients to focus their budgets on the things that are most important to them.
We thrive on assisting business owners in gaining control and making educated decisions early on.

Selection Of Subcontractors

During preconstruction, another primary goal is to assemble the most talented and well-matched management team and subcontractor bid list for each project. We work with a pool of subcontractors that we’ve built up over the years.
We also require ongoing recertification to verify that our subcontractors’ credentials are up to date and exceptional.

Technology

The design sector and what can be accomplished on a jobsite are being reshaped by technology. Before we start any on-the-ground work, we use Building Information Modeling (BIM) to visually generate interactive visualisations of a project. We can sequence work appropriately, handle site logistics, connect with the design team and subcontractors, check for any potential system conflicts, and model structural systems for fabrication using early 3D and 4D modelling.

Self-performance

Our software may self-perform numerous categories of construction, including structural and architectural concrete, framing, and general labour, when necessary or appropriate. We only recommend self-performing after a thorough review of competitive bids to assure the best price.
Direct quality control and flexibility when in dynamic conditions or needs are two advantages of using our own forces.

Techniques Of Delivery

We use a variety of delivery methods, including construction-manager-at-risk, lump-sum, Integrated Project Delivery, and design-build.
To shepherd our projects to a successful conclusion, we approach each situation with a win-win vision for partnership and collaboration.