As the Construction Manager on this project AOW was hired to coordinate the budgeting process along with the construction of the project. As a non-profit organization the budget was extremely tight and AOW was integrally involved in the design phase. The design and budgeting process took over 2 years before a final design that the Shriners could afford was approved.
Throughout this process AOW continued to pursue alternative cost savings for the Owner while keeping the architect’s design integrity intact. One major cost savings was to utilize the neighboring Operating Engineers Union to assist in the site work. AOW supervised the Operating Engineers to complete the rough grading, building excavation and backfill as part of their training program while saving money for the Shriners.
The building consisted of a banquet hall, bar area and offices. By self-performing areas of work such as the concrete foundations, wood framing, doors, frames, hardware and interior trim AOW eliminated the mark up paid for using subcontractors, controlled the schedule and maintained a high level of craftsmanship. The construction schedule was 5 months and a fast turnover to the Owner was essential so they could begin realizing
revenue from the facility as quickly as possible.