SERVICES

How a project will be designed and constructed, or choosing the right delivery method, is one of the most important decisions every owner must make before embarking on a construction project. We help coach you through the entire process, from start to finish, guiding you and your project in a successful direction.

Delivery Methods

Construction Management

Construction Management is a broad term representing a variety of project delivery formats in which a Construction Manager (CM), is added to the project team. Typically, a CM would be responsible for the schedule, costs, construction, project safety and project management related to the project.

The CM can serve the owner in many ways, depending on the contractual relationship between the CM and owner. This can range from short term advice during any phase of the project, to acting as the owner’s agent throughout the project.

CM services can be delivered in one of two ways, including:

  • CM as Advisor/Agent
  • CM at Risk
Design/Build

Design-build is a project delivery method in which both the design and construction services are under a single contract with the owner. Typically, the design-build team includes the design team and a contractor who may be partners, or one firm can perform as a subcontractor to the other. This means that the design-build team can be either designer-led or contractor-led.

Through this method, the design-builder, architect, engineer and contractors are all united to serve the interests of the owner. The team lead serves as the single point of contact. Typically, the design-build team is paid on a cost-plus-fee basis. Alternately, the owner and design-build team can negotiate a fixed price to execute the project

General Contracting

General Contracting, sometimes known as a lump sum general contract, is the delivery method in which the owner issues a complete set of construction drawings, developed by an architect and given to interested construction firms. This process is also known as design-bid-build, or plan and specification.

Once the drawings are issued, construction firms then develop pricing for the cost of materials, labor, equipment, insurance and other factors associated with that specific project. The owner then has an independent contract with both the architect and general contractor, who then acts as a team to represent the owner’s interest

Special Projects Division

Meyer Najem’s Special Projects Division performs tenant improvement and renovation work along with ground-up projects. Our team has the skills and experience to meet the unique requirements of construction projects ranging from Conception to Stamp Drawings, along with critical fast-paced smaller projects, while focusing on flexibility and efficiency. Our clients benefit from our vast industry relationships and our full spectrum of services in order to obtain the best pricing possible. We are able to meet both their budgets and quicker turn-around times.

Led by Maynard Soukup, who has been in the construction industry for more than 25 years, Meyer Najem’s Special Projects Division offers the following innovative solutions:

  • Interiors
  • Building Interior Reconfiguration
  • New Construction
  • Tenant Build-outs
  • Building Renovations
  • Building Additions
  • Service Demolition

No matter the size or type of the project, customer satisfaction is our top priority.

PRE-CONSTRUCTION

WE BEGIN CRAFTING YOUR BUILDING WELL BEFORE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS.

During the pre-construction phase, we work with you to finalize budgets, designs, construction drawings, permitting, schedules and logistics. We take care to include every single line item so your project runs as smoothly as possible, without any surprises down the road. Every detail is important to your budget and your peace of mind. Throughout the project, we present all viable options, make a recommendation, and give you enough time to make decisions carefully and thoughtfully.

With a focus on achieving your goals, Meyer Najem works in tandem with the design team to select systems and materials, as well as adjust designs for constructability. This proven methodology guides the design process, establishes milestone dates and develops accurate budget estimates.

CONSTRUCTION

ONCE PLANNING IS COMPLETE AND CONTRACTS ARE SIGNED, WE BRING YOUR VISION TO LIFE.

As the building owner, you are at the heart of our construction process and have continuous visibility into our progress through check-in meetings and updates. We use technology such as drones to capture aerial views, iPads onsite to view the same planning documents at all times, and an online project management tool so our communication is as efficient, productive and transparent as possible. We honor our deadlines and ensure quality and safety, always staying respectful of your time and resources. Through the LEAN process, we reduce redundancies, streamline communication, and ensure alignment across all project teams: from owner to architect, engineer to subcontractor.

With a focus on achieving your goals, Meyer Najem works in tandem with the design team to select systems and materials, as well as adjust designs for constructability. This proven methodology guides the design process, establishes milestone dates and develops accurate budget estimates.

POST-CONSTRUCTION

WHEN CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETE, WE DON’T JUST HAND YOU THE KEYS AND DISAPPEAR.

We guide you through a smooth handoff process including walk-throughs, video reference manuals from our construction team, and digital records of blueprints, manuals, warranties and materials information so you understand how every piece of equipment works together to keep your building running. As we wrap-up the construction process, we complete the finishing touches in a 30- or 60-day punchlist, ensuring that your building is just as you imagined. And after you’ve been in your building for a year, we’ll stop by for a walk-through and address anything that’s causing you trouble or needs fixing.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Meyer Najem is committed to constructing environmentally conscious buildings and improving quality of life for the end user. This commitment to sustainability is evident in our portfolio and in the quality and training of our staff.

SUSTAINABILITY

Meyer Najem is committed to sustainable construction practices. We have many accredited professionals and have built several LEED Certified projects. So, why is this so important?

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a third-party verification system for green buildings developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED certification helps to identify how environmentally friendly and sustainable a building really is, taking into account metrics such as:

  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy Efficiency
  • CO2 Emissions Reductions
  • Indoor Environmental Quality

These areas and more address sustainability issues that LEED scores. The total number of points that a project receives translates to one of four LEED certification rating levels. These levels are Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

The following are just a few of the reasons why obtaining LEED certification is important:

Cost Savings

Improving things such as energy efficiency and water efficiency greatly reduce the monthly utility bills, as LEED- certified buildings cost less to operate. Energy and water bills can be reduced by as much as 40%

Advantages for Building Owners

Studies show that buildings that employ LEED have higher occupancy rates, lower tenant turn-over, and lease more quickly and for more dollars per square foot than non LEED-certified buildings. There are also incentives like tax rebates and utility programs available to many LEED-certified buildings.

Creating a Healthier Environment

LEED saves energy, water and other resources, reducing the overall environmental impact. Additionally, buildings that are built and operated in environmentally-friendly ways often contain less unhealthy indoor environments that can cause absenteeism and decreased productivity for employees. The bottom line is, the healthier your indoor environment is, the more comfortable it will be.