Construction Management (CM)

As CM, James Construction operates on a fee basis, working in the client’s interests.  In Agency CM  the client enters into direct contract with the suppliers and trade contracts and in At Risk CM we enter into direct contracts with the suppliers and trade contract. By entering into the client’s project early, we can provide advice on all aspects of the project including planning, scheduling, build-ability, value management, procurement, and facilities management.

Agency Construction Management (CM)

Agency CM- the client holds all the trade contracts, enabling the CM to act freely as the client’s agent.

At-Risk Construction Management (CM)

At-Risk CM- the CM holds all the trade contracts and is therefore better placed to control and guarantee performance.

Design-Build (DB)

By definition, the DB approach brings James Construction on board before design starts.  We enter into a lump sum contract by negotiation or on a two stage basis, accepting responsibility both for design and construction.  We therefore provide a single point of contact for the client, thereby improving the speed and efficiency of delivery.

General Contracting (GC)

James Construction enters into a lump sum contract for the procurement and construction on a negotiated single stage or two stage, lump sum or guaranteed maximum price (GMP) basis. This role generally excludes formal involvement in the design phase.  GMP is particularly suited to refurbishment and fit out projects.

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a delivery model based on lean construction principals that adds value through maximizing efficiency and collaboration of all involved (owner, A/E, builders, trade contractors, facility managers, end-users). IPD as a philosophy occurs when integrated practices are applied to project delivery to limit risk-sharing (i.e. savings splits). IPD facilitates and empowers key project stakeholders and trade contractors, which creates a truly integrated team. Ideally, IPD value-based procurement results in buildings designed around actual equipment and systems, with superior constructability reviews.

Key principles of IPD include: collaborative innovation and decision-making, mutual respect and trust, open and enhanced communication, early involvement of key participants, intensified planning preconstruction management, design assist, appropriate use of technology, optimizing effectiveness and efficiency throughout project life-cycle, and continuous process improvement. Key benefits of IPD include: schedule optimization (eliminates schedule waste), reduced project costs (through schedule optimization/refined coordination), increased team communication, collaboration, and cohesion, higher quality facilities based on a common goal and increased collaboration with trades, and safer jobsite through better understanding of workflow by all.

Program Management

Program Management takes the concept of project management to yet another level by our ability to direct on a client’s behalf multiple projects in multiple locations as part of an extended program of work. Our staff, selected for their appropriate experience, is made available to the client on an ‘as needed’ basis and operates for all practical purposes as the client’s own staff.