Our construction management success is largely a result of what we contribute and accomplish during preconstruction. The Danis Preconstruction model is a comprehensive and collaborative “building-team” process, initiated at project conception, and executed throughout the design phase. The program enables our team to provide cost and schedule certainty, value driven building solutions, a high level of facility/ building performance, and ultimately, enhanced customer satisfaction.
Danis employs Building Information Modeling (BIM) to advance traditional two-dimensional design into a collaborative, comprehensive model providing team members with layers of information to aid in the design and construction process. BIM aids collaboration with our clients, architectural partners and major subcontractors by providing enhanced visualization and a greater understanding of building flow and operations. As a result, BIM enhances our ability to contain costs, accelerate schedule, and ensure quality throughout the design and construction process.
Throughout the preconstruction process, we always take into account constructability of all the building elements, and we work directly with the design team to perform constructability reviews. Our staff has unique knowledge of building that only comes from hands-on experience. Because Danis is a builder as well as a manager, we know the most efficient means and methods to build your project.
Danis understands that delivering a project within budget is one of the keys to its success. Danis’ seasoned estimating and project management staff will ensure that you have the project-specific cost information, reviews and recommendations needed to thoughtfully evaluate design options while maximizing your budget. As a result, our cost certainty program provides a total cost model that has proven to deliver 96% of our projects 1%-3% below our initial cost estimate.
The Design Assist approach produces a “best value designed” building with lower life-cycle costs and a sensible payback period. Collaboration with all team members begins during the conceptual phase and continues throughout design, construction and commissioning.
Danis strives to provide opportunities for minority, women and local owned businesses on every project, and we strive to exceed our client’s inclusion goals on every project. Every project team is empowered to create unique and innovative programs to enhance your purchasing initiatives. Our staff’s involvement in local, community and regional trade and diversity associations aids us in achieving your goals.
We are constantly striving to provide our clients with the most comprehensive information available to make informed decisions about their investments. In the evaluation of systems and strategies, energy modeling allows us to take our standard value analysis a step further by incorporating information on energy savings over time.
Our in-house estimating staff brings years of hands-on building experience and includes mechanical and electrical professionals ensuring knowledgeable, reliable estimates from which can base your critical planning and decision making. Integrated into our estimating procedures will be all value engineering and constructability considerations developed by the project team. From schematic design to design development and contract documents, Danis will provide a unique and accurate estimate for your project, giving you the ability to make informed decisions.
We take a very detailed analysis of your day-to-day operations to minimize disruption to your operations. Over the years, we have learned what is most important in various specific environments. From minimizing disruptions, to keeping you safe, we will work to ensure our schedule revolves around yours, and not the other way around.
Lean techniques streamline the construction process to eliminate waste and deliver efficiency. Often, the schedule can be accelerated through minimizing inefficient breaks and downtime, and costs can be lowered by minimizing subcontractors’ time onsite and maximizing their productivity.
Danis can assist you in producing an environmentally responsible building with optimal energy efficiency and lower life cycle costs. By establishing high-performance and environmental goals, as well as baseline measurements, and identifying applicable practices and strategies, we can document progress levels and, if LEED Certification is desired, determine the required documentation to achieve your project goals.
We focus on developing a comprehensive and achievable schedule which can be used as an accurate planning tool for the life of your project. Our on-site project team goes to great lengths to ensure schedules are met and coordinated with your business operations.
Our Value Analysis process has one primary objective – maximizing the value of every dollar you spend. This strategic analysis takes into account a plethora of factors for each proposed item to create a complete picture of the savings and costs associated with each. This is all presented to you in a clear, categorized matrix to give you the information you need to make critical decisions about your project.