Concord Office Update
Prospering during these disruptive times
Securing $38M in contracts during a pandemic and fine tuning the Project Planning process has kept the Concord team focused and motivated.
Preconstruction and modeling are now taking place for the University of California San Francisco (Research and Academic Building). Scope includes an exterior terracotta panel system with an integral glazing system for this teaching and research hospital.
At the Stack Data Center in San Jose, KHS&S is installing more than 230 prefabricated 10’ X 24’ panels. Other projects in the Bay Area for the coming months include 400 Paul Street Data Center, 999 Anthony, Plumbers Union Office, SE Community Center and 1629 Market Street, a residential and retail building.
“During such challenging times, we’re proud to have maintained the same talented team that has been dedicated to making our office stronger than ever with improved processes and an impressive pipeline of new work,” said Frank Lindsay, Area Operations Manager.
As part of the new business strategy, the Concord team committed to improving the Project Planning process. “A thorough and coordinated Project Plan allows us to start a project with a realistic strategy to complete the job safely, on time and on budget,” said Lindsay.
The improved Project Planning process can take two to four weeks depending on job size. The team is headed by the project manager, project estimator and field lead. Each provides a unique perspective and expertise level. This group engages with other departments such as Risk Management, Themed Resources, Construction Design, Lean/Production Innovation, Warehouse Management, and Payroll as applicable to the project. The Project Plan is presented to the Concord business unit and senior leadership for feedback to ensure all aspects of the project are accurate and realistic.
400 Paul Street Data Center is the first venture using the improved Project Planning process and is in the early stages of construction with a mid-project review and a post-project analysis scheduled. “This will allow us to see where we deviated from the plan and how we can improve for future jobs,” said Lindsay.