Associated Builders utilizes the design/build method of construction, a single-source project delivery method that streamlines a project's management and optimizes project control. The designer/builder provides the design and contracting services with its own employees. The client deals with one company, eliminating the delays and lapses of communication inherent in using separate design and contracting services.
Associated Builders' design/build process is based on a strong team approach that is used to meet the business needs of the client. The work begins with client meetings to determine the general concept and feasibility of a project. Designs are refined, and then plans are engineered, drawn, and approved. The building construction phase begins after all necessary permits are obtained.
The construction process begins with project planning. This typically includes site plans with full color renderings; code reviews; local, state, or federal permitting, including conservation, planning board, building permits and approvals.
Staff engineers and estimators use value engineering to refine both costs and details during the design phase of a project. The design team, project managers, and the client work together to achieve a common goal, which is a facility that meets the client's needs for today and tomorrow.
Associated Builders' ability to control costs can be attributed to the expertise which exists within the firm. The engineering department consists of full-time employees, not part-time subcontractors. Each project is supervised by the engineering team from beginning to end, which includes design feasibility, final engineering plans, and construction supervision.
State-of-the-art technology keeps us connected to clients, manufacturers, and suppliers, allowing swift and thorough integration of all building components. Project feasibility is verified, and the needs of the client are addressed. The engineering department is instrumental in putting it all together. Designing a cost-effective, energy-efficient building that works for the client is a top priority at Associated Builders.
Our construction philosophy is to go beyond "on time and on budget." Associated Builders recognizes the relationship between quality construction and quality craftsmanship. All field employees are trained in the latest construction technology. Scheduling software, updated by trained Licensed Construction Supervisors, not only helps keep the project on time but also provides the client with a smooth operational start-up. A staff safety officer works with local safety councils and ensures that OSHA safety standards are not only maintained but continually improved. As a result, our work exemplifies a quality and regard for the client's needs that makes it of lasting value.