- 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)
Bayley Construction uses management tools as eﬀective methods to distribute information and to control and organize projects. We are the main “conduit” of information ﬂow and must be the most organized part of the project team. Our Project Management database, built on the Microsoft Access® platform, allows us to track and link all information processes and systems together. With this system, nothing is ever “forgotten” and all issues, revisions and questions are properly documented and dealt with expediently. The following project logs are management tools linked within the database and are used by our teams:
Other Management tools within our Project Management processes and job ﬁeld management:
The word “quality” is a byproduct of the efforts we put into the project up front, as reflected by constant monitoring of the specifications of materials the architect has called out. We believe the essence of true quality control is in constant inspection, verifications and reminders consistently communicated from upper management to superintendents, along with our teams having a deep knowledge of the job.
In order to accomplish our expectations from subcontractors, we inspect their work on a regular and consistent basis, with corrections made well before punch list reviews.
We consider Critical Path Method Scheduling one of the most important pieces of our entire construction process. We initiate and drive this process from the beginning of the pre-construction phase. All activities are listed, including critical milestone dates required of the owner, consultants, city officials and the contractor.
Schedules are status-updated, issued every month and reviewed at major status meetings. The superintendents create, maintain and issue 8-week Short Interval Schedules. These are tracked against the CPM schedule for progress and are exceptionally detailed to show specific phased areas.
The schedule is used in bidding out all sub trades and becomes an exhibit each subcontractor is contractually bound to.
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.
"Bayley's pre-construction services are very well thought through. They are great at preparing you with accurate budgets along the way so that there are no surprises when it comes time for construction. Fred is "one of a kind" and Bayley is lucky to have him. Both he and Mark Florer are great people and fun to work with."