At Bayley, we continually strive to be the best construction company in the Western United States. Whether you need pre-construction, design/build contracting, full construction or tenant improvement, Bayley provides the quality, expertise and management efficiency that can ensure your project’s long-term success.
Hiring a general contractor at the early stages of project design can go a long way toward avoiding claims and cost overruns, while also driving a stronger sense of teamwork. With 70% of our work being negotiated, Bayley can be deeply involved in successfully managing your budget, materials selections, constructability and schedules. In more technical projects, our jobsite personnel are often on site for months before actual construction commences, checking as-built conditions, dimensions and conditions of existing surfaces scheduled to be re-used. Typically, we also review drawings for the coordination of primary consultants and perform dozens of cost comparisons for alternative materials and methods.
During the pre-construction phase, we perform:
- Project budgeting and estimating
- Pre-ordering of long lead-time items
- Project scheduling (including pre-construction activities)
- Design review and team meetings
- Document coordination
- Constructability review and commentary
- Life-cycle cost analysis
- Value engineering
- Construction phasing, sequencing and site logistics
- Permitting, subcontractor preparation and packaging
- Building information modeling (BIM)
With successful completion in mind, Bayley assigns a top-notch team of experienced construction professionals to manage each project. Team members have the full support of an organization built around advanced management systems and training, including a newly refined Project Management Database. Team members also gain continual support from staff experts in the areas of safety, quality control, equipment and yard support for tools and vehicles, accounting, legal support and insurance. Along the way, Bayley provides active, hands-on executive guidance for all project management interpretations and field support questions.
Bayley’s experience in design-build construction projects dates back to the early 1980s, when this format began growing in popularity. Today, we continue to use the design-build for a wide variety of projects, such as parking structures, retail, office tilt-up, and hotel projects. Our strategic alliances with architects and engineers allow us to quickly and efficiently assemble custom teams whose expertise can be directly applied to a multitude of construction types.
When it comes to mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection, Bayley has the knowledge and experience to prepare bid packages that take into account the timing required to build a design team, while managing the competitive process of buying out these trades.
Bayley has extensive experience in Tenant Improvement work, dating back to its initial roots in the Pacific Northwest. Our original work with Nordstrom, having earned us over 70 new stores, consisted of three interior Nordstrom renovation projects in the Seattle and Portland areas during the mid-seventies. In addition, we have experience with multiple unit “roll out” projects for Restoration Hardware (29 stores in eight weeks’ time in 11 different states simultaneously) and several bank projects for Seattle First National Bank, Bank of America and Keybank. We have dedicated senior management for our TI work in our Northwest, California, and Arizona offices.