Whether we are designing, building or managing a project, the following industry terms describe three of the several options available to clients:
Design-Build construction delivery method is appropriate for many projects. Environmentall takes on the responsibility for both the design and the construction of the client’s project. We then assemble a team consisting of architects, engineers, estimators, accountants and project managers so we are all involved in meeting the clients’ expectations. This delivery enables the fastest construction turnaround, while offering the time during design to discuss environmental efficiencies.
Managing the complex aspects of a major construction project can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Orchestrating the array of trades, engineers, architects and other members of the team requires a management contractor with a high degree of skill and versatility. The Environmentall Construction Management services offer customers with a comprehensive management of all aspects of the project, from conception to completion.
Environmentall provides a full range of General Contracting services for every project. We have the expertise and specialists to ensure every detail of the job is carried out with quality and professional results. From large construction projects to small buildings and renovations, Environmentall consistently proves to get the job done on time and on budget, with the highest of quality standards and always prioritizing the future of our environment.
Few decisions impact your business more adversely than selecting the wrong construction company to manage the creation/renovation of your most valuable physical assets. You will avoid the pitfalls and headaches that often come with a major construction project when you rely on Environmentall’s knowledge, experience and collaborative approach to construction management. Environmentall will deliver a successful project on time and on budget to maximize your investment and future return.
Environmentall’s project approach is built on a foundation of quality control. From the beginning of the project, Environmentall will engage your entire project team (owners, architects, engineers, consultants, subcontractors, etc.) in understanding your needs and working together to deliver. Together, the Environmentall team will ensure that design intent, budget and schedule implications, construction feasibility and lifetime maintenance needs are incorporated into decisions from concept through to close-out.
Environmentall’s Quality Control will begin when your project is awarded and continue long after it is completed. All subcontractors selected to work on your project will be required to participate in this Quality Control and Improvement process and all aspects of your project will be subject to continual Quality Control. As one of the front runners in green general contracting, Environmentall combines both thought and action into sustainable building and construction expertise through leading edge technologies.
Throughout the project, your Environmentall team carefully monitors the schedule, proactively managing changes to ensure that your project is delivered on time. Environmentall team members are at your project site to monitor and coordinate the work of subcontractors and ensure a quality product at the end of the project. Whether your project is Residential, Commercial or Environmental in nature, Quality Control will be our number one objective. Environmentall will achieve this through the following processes:
Working to achieve the WSIB’s goal of zero injuries.
Environmentall believes that everyone involved in any project should be able to go home safely at the end of the day to his or her family and friends. Job site safety is taken very seriously. We have adopted a "zero injury" policy, based on our commitment to the Construction Safety Association of Ontario. We are pleased to be able to bring additional value to our clients through lower insurance rates for each project and offering the guaranteed security of unsurpassed safety. Resulting from our deep commitment to safety, we have established numerous innovative programs and approaches, which will be put in place on your project.
This accomplishment is achieved by carefully pre-planning all safety requirements and training needs. At the same time, we lead and require the same from our subcontractors as we continue to monitor and review the safety needs for any project, including pre-task planning regarding job hazard analysis.
Environmentall is proactive in our focus on job site safety. Our superintendent along with our safety director will oversee safety programs and training on your site. All on-site personnel will be held accountable for job site safety. Whether a new employee, trade contractor or veteran worker, if they see a hazard or problem they will be empowered and required to fix the problem or inform the superintendent of the hazard.
This effort will provide for an efficient and safe work environment before the task is even started. Crews will know exactly what is being done, who is doing it and what type of tool or equipment is needed for the specific tasks.
The containment of the job site is essential when working in an environment that has immune compromised occupants either living or working in the subject location. Meeting the Infection Control requirement starts with pre-planning, review and coordination with the Infection Control or Safety Officer.
Along with our environmental requirements for completing Hazardous Material abatements, we provide the following consulting and hands on services to ensure the CSA requirements are met before any work takes place. The following is a list of some infection control services offered by Environmentall:
Environmentall is committed to making the close out process for your construction project simple, effective and painless. A Deficiency list will be used throughout your project to proactively address unfinished items and ensure subcontractors complete the work while they are still on the jobsite.
Environmentall will complete all of your remaining deficiency list items within 30 days, allowing you to get on with your business. Environmentall’s tradition of taking care of clients will be evident throughout your warranty service period.
Environmentall will also allow you to send a work order through our web site “contact us system” to make requesting and tracking warranty service as simple and easy as possible.
At Environmentall, "green" building means more than just a style of construction. To us, it means building with an inherent sense of environmental responsibility and providing you with the best solutions for your sustainability goals.
Environmentall has a proven track record of providing clients with information and analysis to derive the optimal balance between sustainable measures and project budget. Our knowledge of green building strategies, incorporated with our project management style, allows our project teams to track budgets accurately and manage projects efficiently. Most importantly, we work with our clients to help you reach the best decisions for your overall green and fiscal goals.
As a leader in green construction, we're committed to the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification process. Employee education is at the center of Environmentall’s green commitment. Environmentall is currently in the process of training to become a LEED accredited professional firm.
Even without the LEED designation our work in the operations, preconstruction, design and construction translates into a green focus for every project, even those projects not seeking LEED certification.
Environmentall is an active member of the Canada Green Building Council, and our staff understands the importance of utilizing various green building strategies in order to reduce energy costs and provide materials in construction that minimize our impact on the environment.
As a team, the most important aspect of green building is that we listen to you, the client. We ensure that your ideas are heard and incorporated into the project. The team will collectively decide on which green design strategies are acceptable and feasible for your project.
Contact Environmentall today to see why our construction management services are focused upon creating value beyond building. “Building your environment for the future!” With our commitment to green building and sustainability, environmentally conscious construction, we seek to minimize our impact on the environment while preparing it for future generations to rely on. We like to think that every project promotes healthy living within our future communities.
From project management, design build or construction management, Environmentall seeks to clarify the definition of all these terms in the industry. Simply put, we understand that undertaking a construction project is a complex endeavor.
Initiating an understanding of what type of role the owner or client expects to play in the process allows Environmentall to suggest several management styles that meets your time management needs. It is critically important that we clearly articulate these goals for the project to all members of the design and construction team, including the architect, engineer, and sub-contractors.
Construction management firms can help by leveling the playing field between the owner and the sub-contractors, and ensuring that everyone is informed and understands their role, expectations and schedule for completing the project on time.