Built with Business-level Project Management
At Apex, our commercial construction team takes pleasure in offering business level support and solutions throughout the construction process. Whether you are looking for a commercial storefront, an industrial shop, steel structures or other business buildings, we work with you at whatever level you require.
We can provide you with a structure, or a full package from engineered design to final interior finishing.
Commercial projects can include:
■ Office Buildings
■ Retail Space
■ Institutional & Public
Apex coordinates and assembles a team that moves your project from concept to completion. We have experience and expertise in a broad range of markets, and bring a unique level of attention to detail in your final finished space.
Industrial projects include:
■ Manufacturing Facilities
■ Food Plants & Processing
Industrial design and construction explores efficiencies that maximize space and usage. From planning to finalization, Apex helps make your valuable space count while providing value and quality throughout the construction process.
Apex offers both:
■ Rigid Frame
■ Fabric Covered
We have access to a wide variety of rigid and fabric-covered brands and can recommend the building that best fits your project's requirements.
Project Management Options
At Apex, we offer project management approaches that fit each client, and that mutually respects the level of involvement required. Explore our typical approaches below.
In the Bid-Spec approach the client manages the project, handles the design and engineering, the permit process, the site plan process and the tendering process.
We provide a stipulated price contract quote for the work defined in client-supplied drawings and specifications. We assume the role of general contractor and take the project from permit stage to final move in. This approach provides a turnkey project from drawing stage to completion.
PROS Using the Bid-Spec allows clients the maximum involvement in the design and permit stages. Clients can also use the bid-spec package to obtain multiple and competitive pricing from more than one contractor. CONS Bid-Spec requires the client to spend up front money, with little or no contractor involvement. Design and construction stages are more segmented and construction of the project is closed book
With the Design-Build model, the client obtains the services of a contractor before official design begins.
As the prime consultant on the project, we coordinate the design process, drawings, engineering and permits. Our in-house designers provide design concepts, 3D renderings, working drawings for permit, and work closely with architects and engineers as required. Apex can provide prime consultant services from zoning, site plan, permit, all the way to closeout.
On site, we function as the general contractor and coordinate the project and sub contracts from permits to completion.
PROS Design & Build brings the contractor onboard at an early stage, and can simplify the process and provide valuable consultation throughout the entire project, from design to completion. CONS For the client, bidding from multiple contractors occurs pre-design and is an exploratory comparison rather than a fixed priced comparison like Bid-Spec.
► Construction management
Construction management approaches a project much like the Design & Build option, but is more open book, and offers a flexible approach to client involvement. Clients are part of the required decision making process.
As Construction Manager, we are responsible to build the team on behalf of the client—networking the client, consultant and contractors to create seamless coordination throughout.
We also arrange and provide construction budgets throughout the design, then arrange the tendering process with the involvement of the client. Together, we consult on a mutually beneficial sub contract tender list, and while we ensure the tenders are accurate comparisons, the client makes the final decisions on all sub contracts.
Throughout design, tender and close out, we are responsible to maintain an accurate construction budget.
Apex functions as the general contractor on site and coordinates the schedule and on-site project from start to completion.
PROS Construction Management leverages the advantages of having contractor involvement from day one, yet without a closed-book project approach. It allows for a flexible, integrated approach between the client and Apex. CONS The budget cannot be necessarily fixed before the project. While the Construction Manager is responsible to ensure budget accuracy, costs are still invoiced through at actual costs levels.
Commercial / Industrial Portfolio
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