With the ever-expanding list of project delivery methods, JB MECHANICAL INC. dedicates significant effort and resources to remaining at the forefront of the industry in providing a finished product that meets all of the client's requirements.
Delivery methods include:
Design-Build brings together a partnership of the owner, architects, general contractors, engineers, and trades. As part of the design-build team, JB MECHANICAL INC. engineers analyze the owner's requirements, reviewing concepts and systems on a price/performance benefit. Realistic project budgets can be established early in the process. Design-Build speeds up the entire construction process as we proceed seamlessly from design into construction with known project costs. Design-Build is the best way to avoid constant change orders, project escalation, and cost overruns.
JB MECHANICAL INC. brings decades of experience to construction projects that mandate a fixed-price bid on a detailed set of construction documents. We examine the plans and specifications, determine the lowest possible cost, and then build exactly what was designed. By working closely with the architect and engineering teams, our project managers anticipate issues and work to avoid change orders and cost overruns.
In the Design-Assist method of delivering work, JB MECHANICAL INC. engineers work closely with your design and construction team to clarify the operational benefits of the project. We will analyze alternates on a price/performance basis. Our engineer's knowledge of installation, maintenance, and long-term operating costs will help deliver the maximum value for dollars spent. When appropriate, we'll recommend using alternative designs, different materials, and more efficient installation methods.
Internally, JB MECHANICAL INC. manufactures much of its own materials and has implemented efficient methods in order to reduce costs and inventory in our shops. We rely on pull scheduling which reduces the amount of sheet metal and pipe we keep on hand and requires effective project planning and efficiency. Our shops also provide the opportunity to prefabricate and preassemble much of what is delivered to the field, increasing quality due to the clean, controlled shop environment and reducing labor and installation time in the field. With shops throughout the Western United States, we are able to make more frequent just-in-time deliveries consisting of the exact amount of materials needed for a specific portion of the job. This reduces the impact on other trades in the field by minimizing the amount of material staged on the floor and around the job site.
Target Value Design (TVD) is a method closely aligned with Lean production, Lean construction and Integrated Project Delivery. It consists of designing a project to the customers predetermined budget requirements, rather than establishing cost after the design is completed. TVD builds cost into the design process and minimizes waste in the production and construction process. It is a fundamental change in thinking from "expected costs," to "budgeted costs." The guiding factor for TVD is that the target cost for a project should never be exceeded. Typically, cost follows design, but on projects where TVD is used, cost dictates what gets designed to ensure that the target cost is not exceeded. One mechanism for providing this rapid cost feedback is extracting quantities from the virtual model and model-based estimates. As a result, rapid cost feedback to the design team is paramount in this process.
- Provide value analysis during the design and detailing process.
- Commitment to successfully meet the requirements of the project.
- Provide a safe and healthy work environment.
- To work in partnership with the design team and/or other contractors.
- Quality at the least cost through productivity enhancements.
- Reduction of costs by maximizing pre-fabrication and assembly of pipe and duct system in local shops with automated equipment.
- Elimination of delays and waste by anticipating the construction issues through planning, coordination and detailing.
- The added efficiency by using experienced JB MECHANICAL INC. supervisors for all phases of the work provides competitive installation cost.
Maintaining cost and quality is of the utmost importance in delivering your project. Listed below are the programs JB MECHANICAL INC. has in place to ensure that your project is constructed at the least cost without compromising quality or performance.
- Value Analysis
- Total Quality Management
- JB MECHANICAL INC. Safety Program
When we accept a job, we accept all the responsibility that goes with it. A Project Manager supervises the project from the initial contact through conceptual studies, engineering design, energy studies, sales, and construction (including final start-up and balancing). The responsibility continues through final acceptance and the warranty period.
For your project, a JB MECHANICAL INC. Project Manager will be your personal representative. This individual is your contact from the inception of your project through completion and on-going warranty. Your Project Manager's responsibility is to get your job done... on time and on budget.
JB MECHANICAL INC. pioneered this single source of responsibility to assure that we adhere strictly to all of the project requirements, quality demands and time schedules. We meet your deadlines.
Keeping on schedule requires a large amount of up-to-date information. JB MECHANICAL INC. maintains a computerized database on all projects to allow project managers to have immediate access to up-to-date labor reports, equipment and materials status, and time and cost accounting.
JB MECHANICAL INC. has successfully completed projects of every variety- from simple warehouse installations to complex fabrication facilities requiring the most advanced technological skills.
We can work with an engineer of your choice to develop and analyze systems for your project, or you can utilize JB Mechanical's in-house engineering resources to design the system for your project that meets your quality and budget requirements. In both cases, we guarantee price, performance, and schedule.
JB MECHANICAL INC. has an extensive and detailed Safety Program to establish compliance with the applicable regulations and provide the best safe practices to ensure the health of our employees. A copy of the Safety Program is available upon request.
JB MECHANICAL INC. provides the following safety training to our employees to protect them and those around them:
- Employee Safety Orientation
- Confined Space Entry
- Asbestos Awareness
- CPR/First Aid
- Fall Protection Awareness
- Forklift Certifications
- Scaffold Awareness
- Trench/Excavation Awareness
- Supervisor Safety Training
- Hazard Communication (MSDS)
- Lockout Tagout Training
In addition to this training, JB MECHANICAL INC. conducts weekly safety meetings with all employees to raise safety awareness. Company safety committee meets monthly to discuss safety issues, policies, and training.
JB MECHANICAL INC. is committed to ensuring employees who are injured the best resources to rehabilitate themselves. JB MECHANICAL INC. does its best to provide meaningful temporary alternative work for injured employees. In addition, we make our best efforts to ensure injured employees receive the best medical care available to them.
Whether a project is design/build, design/assist, or plan/spec, JB MECHANICAL INC. provides a value engineering review proposing ideas which reduce first cost while improving, maintaining or minimizing impact to system performance based on client priorities. A simple cost savings, return on investment (ROI) calculation, or a full life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) accompanies value engineering ideas. Our experience in building, commissioning and maintaining HVAC and Plumbing systems induces real value propositions and ensures accurate analysis of first cost savings.