We're with you every step of the way - from planning to project closeout.
We have experience building clinic spaces, imaging offices, lab spaces, hospitals (OSHPD 1-3), urgent cares, waiting rooms, and doctor's offices. We know how vital it is to have a working, functional space.
We are passionately invested in modernization for the next generation. We have experience with public and private education facilities, classroom TI's, and site-work.
Our day-to-day focus is on the objectives of our Clients, the safety of our workers and adjacent occupants, the impact of the construction activities on the public and staff, the effective communication with project stakeholders, the craftsmanship of the construction trades, and the quality of the delivered spaces. WCC has accomplished these objectives through close collaboration with our Clients, construction managers, operation managers, user groups, design teams, construction trades and inspectors.
Early project planning is a necessary step to ensure that each project aligns with the Client's institutional strategies and business case analyses. This pre-planning milestone allows WCC, and the project team members, to prepare and steward the leadership activities that shape and refine the budget and the schedule for each project program. WCC's early participation assures that design documents are code compliant, buildable and within the clients proforma PRIOR to submitting any documentation for AHJ approvals and permits.This also includes the early opportunity for WCC to review all available Record Drawings (as-builts) and, as necessary, proceed with minimally invasive surveys of existing spaces, structural conditions and MEP systems. For WCC, this has proven to be the most successful process in assuring code compliance and the reduction of unforeseen conditions that may impact project costs and schedule. WCC's early participation proves crucial in setting proper expectations and accountability for each subcontractor, craftsperson and product vendor throughout the entirety of the project.
1) During the Design phase, WCC will work in concert with the user groups, operations managers and construction managers to review opportunities to add value to the project while refining cost and schedule.
2) WCC will work closely with the design team and construction manager to develop a clear understanding of regulatory requirements as well as program requirements. This allows WCC to tailor communications with the AHJ and develop working relationships with each agency early in the design development.
3) At this phase, WCC can review the design drawings to confirm known building systems conditions, develop infection prevention safety plans, prepare a construction phasing plan and establish an estimated construction schedule. This ensures the accuracy of trade bids and reduces the likelihood of change orders during construction.
4) Design activities in which WCC will participate include:
- User group meetings
- Equipment planning meetings
- Cost estimates preparation
- Code compliance reviews
- Value engineering reviews
- Construction schedule and phasing development
- Construction logistics planning
- Constructability reviews
- Safety and infection prevention meetings
- Hazardous materials documentation
1) With the early participation of WCC in Phase 1 and 2, the documents submitted to the AHJ (DSA, OSHPD, CDPH, City or County) should reflect a complete understanding of the construction project. The submitted documents should accurately reflect a 100% submittal as opposed to a rushed 80% set of working drawings. The AHJ is certain to uncover issues, some of which may impact cost and schedule; With WCC's participation and a diligent effort by the design team, these design issues should be minimal and have minimal impact on the budget and schedule.
2) The time during agency review affords an opportunity for WCC, if approved by the Client or construction manager, to begin setting up subcontractor and vendor contracts, ordering long lead construction components, providing advance disruption notices to user groups and operation managers and assisting the construction manager in developing an onsite Construction Risk Assessment manual; particularly associated with projects under Joint Commission review.
3) Activities during the agency review and pre-construction phase include:
- Confirming the project budget and project schedule
- Agency approvals and permits
- Preparation of specified submittals
- Communication with construction manager and operations managers
- Assistance in developing the Construction Risk Assessment manual
- Assistance in developing Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM) documentation
- Assistance in developing Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) documentation.
1) For WCC, the construction phase is, understandably, the best part of each project. This is where our experience, strengths and leadership skills are recognized and noted. Our focus is multi-fold:
- Assuring that the vision of our clients and user groups is achieved
- Assuring that the business objective of our Clients is achieved
- Assuring that the project is safe for the workers and adjacent occupants
- Maintaining a comfortable environment for adjacent occupants
- Maintaining clear and consistent communications with all project stakeholders
- Advancing effective solutions for unforeseen construction dilemmas
- Being accountable and transparent and honest in our work
- Developing new friendships and relationships
- Using the latest technology to keep the job on-time, on-budget, and safe.
2) WCC construction activities that will serve to assure the goals above include:
- Proper hazardous materials abatement process
- RFI tracking and management
- Lien release management
- Change order reporting and management
- Project accounting management
- Properly completed Applications for Payment
- Timely disruption notifications
- Timely utility shutdown notices
- Maintaining the approved Safety Plan
- Maintaining ICRA compliance
- Maintaining ILSM compliance
- Effective site logistics coordination
- Project schedule reporting and management
- Equipment installation coordination
- Punch list management and completion
- Onsite contract documents management
- Testing and inspections management
- Coordination and scheduling of AHJ site inspections
1) Upon completion of the construction phase, WCC will assure that the Client is able to take possession of the space with all proper approvals, training, project documentation and warranties in place.
2) WCC activities during the closeout phase include:
- Submittal of Record Drawings to the operations managers
- Coordinating building systems equipment training
- Preparation of Operation and Maintenance manuals
- Submittal of proper warranties to the operations managers
- Submittal of required Attic Stock to the operations managers
- Submittal of final Lien Releases to the construction manager and to the operations managers
- Submittal of Final Applications for Payment to the construction manager
- Submitting all required Contracts Close-out documentations
- Submitting all OSHPD or DSA final reports and required close-out documentation
- Provide a post-construction project review at a time determined by the Contract Documents