Our Services

During the last twenty years, the commercial construction industry has seen significant changes in the delivery methods of construction projects and the growth of new technologies. These developments in the construction industry have produced higher quality work more efficiently and cost effectively.  The common goal of finishing a project on time and under budget can be achieved with a cost-based approach, working in partnership with the owner and the design team. When we look back on successful projects, our owners cite a high level of trust and good partnerships. These are the goals we strive for on each project.

In today’s reset economy, it is imperative to engage a firm that is responsive, versatile and flexible. Boyer Commercial Construction, Inc. is equipped to execute a variety of comprehensive services to meet your construction needs.  Regardless of your preferred project delivery technique, our team delivers a total quality management program for scheduling, subcontractor management, cost control, information management, shop drawing review, and post construction procedures.

Because each project is unique, Boyer Commercial Construction, Inc. focuses on providing proactive solutions tailored to each owner, developer, architect, or end user.

The following is a brief overview of the available construction services provided by Boyer Commercial Construction:

PRE-CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

The most important phase of any construction project occurs long before grading or digging begins.  Involving Boyer Commercial Construction, Inc. concurrently with the start of design work adds value, management and control to the entire process; potentially producing significant savings to an owner through value engineering and an early price guarantee.  Boyer Commercial Construction, Inc. will guide you through budgeting, scheduling, site review, project delivery and conceptual planning in a way that is tailored to your specific needs.

A short list of key activities Boyer Commercial Construction, Inc. provides when engaged to provide Pre-Construction Services:

PLANNING & DESIGN SUPPORT SERVICES:

  • Pre-development and due diligence activities
  • Program and scope development
  • Site management and building fit
  • Cost management and review
  • LEED Analysis and Feasibility
  • Design team collaboration and coordination
  • Communication of progress to owner by weekly meeting minutes
  • Total project delivery phasing and scheduling

PRE-CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT SERVICES:

  • Constructability review
  • Development of an early Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP)
  • Scope management and definition
  • Pursuit of LEED designation cost estimate
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Systems evaluation
  • Schedule key milestone dates and critical path activities
  • Cost – benefit analysis of alternative construction materials and techniques
  • Alternates research, analysis and associated pricing for “wish list” items
  • Sub-contractor and trade prequalification and solicitation
  • Key sub-contractor involvement to utilize expertise in their respective trade

DESIGN/BUILD

Design/Build, also known as ‘single-source responsibility’ is a process in which one entity is responsible for both architecture/engineering and construction under a single contract. A Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contract offers the opportunity to determine the total cost early in the process and give owners a strong level of control. Additional elements of design/build include:

  • Single contract held between owner and design/builder
  • Qualifications selection process
  • Increased communication between owner and design/builder
  • Increased accountability by the service provider
  • Competitive subcontractor price competition

 

DESIGN-BID-BUILD

The traditional approach to project delivery, design-bid-build calls for the owner to hold a contract with the architect/engineer team and a low-bid, lump-sum contract with the general contractor.  As the success of Integrated Project Delivery (CM@Risk, Design/Build, CM-Agency) continues to grow, the utilization of Design-Bid-Build has declined.  Design-Bid-Build does not take advantage of the collaboration between the Owner, Design Professional and Construction Manger or cost control by GMP afforded by Integrated Project Delivery.  Elements of design-bid-build include:

  • Low bid, lump-sum contracts based on plans and spec’s provided to builder
  • Value Engineering conducted after bidding, timeline extended for redesign and rebidding
  • Cheaper is better mentality that demands General Contractor accept lowest subcontractor bid regardless of quality
  • Construction cost unknown until bidding completed and contract awarded
  • Traditional method of construction delivery

GENERAL CONSTRUCTION

Regardless of delivery method or sector of the market, Boyer’s approach to construction remains consistent: exceed expectations of quality and safety, maintain clear lines of communication with all involved parties, stay on schedule, control costs, and treat every project as if we were the end user.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT RISK

Under Construction Management at Risk (CM @ Risk), the Owner holds separate contracts for architectural/engineering services and construction. A professional approach to construction, Construction Management is characterized by:

  • A qualifications selection process
  • Reduced risk through establishment of GMP
  • A collaborative team approach during design development
  • Cost control and ongoing value analysis
  • Capitalizing on the competitive subcontractor bid market
  • Substantial time savings by overlapping phases

 

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT-AGENCY

CM-Agency is a fee-based service in which the Construction Manager acts as the owner’s representative during all phases of the project from pre-construction through final closeout. CM-Agency differs from CM @ Risk because the CM-Agency does not hold any subcontracts. The owner holds contracts with the CM-Agency, Architect/Engineer, and General Contractor. Other elements include:

  • Design team procurement
  • Construction procurement
  • CPre-construction coordination
  • Cost estimating and planning
  • Construction management and site logistics

LEED CONSTRUCTION

The US Green Building Council defines LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as: “an internationally recognized certification system that measures how well a building performs across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor air quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.”

Boyer Commercial Construction, Inc. recognizes that meeting the LEED requirements of your project is not always easy. Our founder, Brian Boyer, has been on the cutting edge of Green Building in Columbia, SC for the past 8 years.  Boyer Commercial Construction, Inc. has the experience and resources to guide clients looking for sustainable design and construction.  Boyer Commercial Construction, Inc.’s LEED Accredited Professionals will develop solutions to achieve the necessary LEED credits and evaluate alternatives to meet sustainability objectives with a constant watch on the budget, overall project goals and quality standards.

We recognize that pursuing LEED certification may not always be financially possible, but our experience and knowledge of the process allows us to promote it as option on every project by providing a sustainability review early in the design process and a cost impact study.

Boyer Construction has been the selected general contractor on several projects for us over the years, attesting to their honesty, integrity, responsiveness, expertise and ability to meet schedules within budgets. Their strong construction management and interpersonal skills always lead to successfully completing these projects on time and on cost.

Judd McAdams, Red Partners