Accidents are preventable.
The bedrock of our safety is sobriety, ongoing training, a cooperative team, and careful planning of all construction activities. Your project should come to life as precisely as a Russian ballet. “How” is documented in our Equipment and Jobsite Safety Manual, Sub-Contractor Safety Manual, and the Project Specific Safety Manual we develop for your project.
Our culture of safety starts with Ownership, leading by example, and is cultivated by Project Managers, Site Superintendents, and a “one team” mindset.
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that drug and alcohol abuse causes 65% of on-the-job accidents*. Our Substance Abuse Policy includes testing: pre-placement, post-accident, for aberrant behavior, during routine medical procedures, for reasonable cause, and at random. A third-party administrator conducts this program in a strictly confidential manner.
Halcyon has earned and maintains a 0.85 MOD rate.
That is the lowest possible rate for a General Contractor. We have had 0 reportable injuries since incorporation of our company in 2012.
Halcyon Construction management and staff are available from inception to completion and beyond. We consult with owners and third parties, dedicating any resources necessary to create a facility worthy of its purpose.
We provide cost breakdowns from preliminary, intermediate, and final drawings, categorized by division and section, commonly specified using the AIA – 101 Document.
We deliver detailed project schedules, using Builder Information System (BIS), Microsoft Excel, , Microsoft Project, and RedTeam to compile and present data.
We believe great teamwork, great listening and great communication is the foundation of great projects. And great projects are on-time and on-budget.
We don’t just listen; we hear what you’re saying. That’s how we build the project you envision.
Estimating and Pricing
Architects and engineers often define scope in plans and specifications. We understand those deeply; and we go further.
The realities of the jobsite, right down to the weather, directly affect cost. We consider ongoing operations, soils conditions, access/egress, security, safety, site layout, environment protection and any other unique contexts. We quantify unit costs from subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers using their own cost records.
All bids are internally peer-reviewed before leaving our office. We believe in “right pricing” reduces the need for change orders and unwarranted excess expense for the client. We want a partnership for a lifetime not a short-lived “one and done”.
Halcyon’s community of loyal subcontractors cultivates diversity, expertise, and reliability.
We carefully review safety records. We assess performance on each project. We consider financial strength. And we re-evaluate each relationship annually to reaffirm qualifications. Qualifications are scored against a quantifiable standard. We pay promptly and treat fairly. While it isn’t easy to qualify as a Halcyon subcontractor, neither is performing work to Halcyon standards.
Halcyon’s bidding process clearly communicates scope, schedule, cost, quality expectations, and relationship to other trades. We make a point of delivering information above and beyond a typical bid package. By addressing every detail and clearly stating our expectations, we reduce or eliminate contingencies.
When we select subcontractors for your project, we look at more than price. We consider the type and size of the work as well as their cohesion within the total project team.
Every project implements the Halcyon Quality Control System. Compliance with contract requirements would be an embarrassing minimum. Your satisfaction is an acceptable standard; but a project that sparks your delight – that’s the real goal. We want to be doing work we can brag about.
The Quality Control Team extends from upper management to subcontractors. We proactively seek out common errors and omissions before they occur. We prevent the use of substandard materials and review work to catch substandard craftsmanship at every stage. The Quality Control Program begins before breaking ground and extends through final client acceptance. It’s more than a checklist, it’s a proactive team effort to:
- Establish & communicate expectations
- Monitor quality
- Institute corrective actions
- Evaluate expectations vs. finished quality
- Continue evaluation throughout the project
If your needs change, we are standing by to accommodate. But when a change arises in the field…
I’d rather say #&%! in front of my grandmother than ‘change order’ to a client.
-Brad Schlepp, President
Against that backdrop, we follow a concise process for developing a proper change order. An internal Change Order Request must include:
- The reason that necessitates the change
- A detailed technical description with direct comparison to the original bid specifications
- Documentation of itemized costs
- Summary of total costs affected
- Impact on the completion date
Before Brad has to say anything, the Project Manager will examine the request to determine that it is both justified and reasonable.