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June 2019
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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

- Benjamin Franklin

Preconstruction process has the greatest impact on long term value

The greatest impact on any construction project is realized early in the process-- even before design begins. Hemmer takes a proactive approach to preconstruction. Here are four ways we provide you with valuable insight you can use to make sound decisions.  

1. Determining the feasibility of the project

You first need to know the feasibility of your project--practically, financially, and in terms of timeline. Our initial goal is to help you do that. A professional preconstruction program will factor in your company's future expansion plans, as well as the ultimate disposition of the building. The Hemmer design-build method provides the earliest commitment of project cost and schedule and also examines potential issues that could delay occupancy or influence the long-term viability of a project. Our goal is to eliminate surprises early by identifying significant red flags.

2. Assessing current market conditions

Regulations, labor capacity, financial markets, international relations, as well as a host of other considerations that are out of owner and contractor control, can substantially impact the viability of a project. Understanding these risks is critical to developing a master strategy that minimizes the potential impact of unexpected issues.

3. Identifying and managing a strong subcontractor team 

One of the most important steps is to select potential subcontractors with a proven track record for success in projects that are similar to yours. That being said, no two projects are exactly the same. Therefore, it is important to develop a clear scope of work for the subcontractor team. A good scope of work provides clarity and helps to facilitate the bidding process, which also leads to more accurate estimates.

4. Evaluating present cost versus future value

Value engineering is often perceived as synonymous with cost savings. In reality, value engineering is an ongoing process that should begin in the preconstruction phase. Hemmer’s approach emphasizes overall value as opposed to cost. We will weigh factors like cost of maintaining building systems, operating costs, function, and energy consumption.
Ultimately, a professional and thorough approach to preconstruction enables you to incrementally test the viability of your project. Hemmer’s knowledge and expertise are based on nearly 100 years of experience.

Preconstruction process has the greatest impact on long-term value

Hemmer to build for CA Industrial near CVG

CA Industrial has selected Paul Hemmer Company to design and build its first industrial building in the Greater Cincinnati market. Hemmer recently broke ground on the 139,600 sq. ft. facility that will be located on Gateway Boulevard, in Hebron, Kentucky. The project is a joint venture between CA Industrial and Diamond Realty Investments. ATA Beilharz Architects is the project architect.

Hemmer wraps up work at Airport Business Center for Prologis in Indianapolis

Hemmer recently wrapped up work for Prologis in Indianapolis, Indiana. The new facility includes 159,493 sq. ft. This is one of nearly 20 projects that Hemmer has completed for Prologis.

Keeping customers operating while renovating takes forethought  

While you may know Hemmer as a ground-up contractor, renovations are a substantial part of our work—particularly within manufacturing facilities. Unlike ground-up construction, where the contractor has unfettered access to what is generally a blank slate, renovations require close coordination between the contractor and the building occupant. The occupant needs to keep working while our contractors work around them and maintain a safe environment.

Paul Hemmer Company is in the midst of another project for Mazak Corporation, where it is relocating equipment pits. Hemmer is removing two pits and replacing them with two expanded pits to accommodate new equipment. The project will be wrapping up in August. 

When Balluff Inc. decided to add cable production to their Florence, Kentucky facility, they quickly realized the existing building didn’t have the space or high ceilings needed to accommodate the new injection molding equipment. Paul Hemmer Company assisted in evaluating alternative locations and ultimately constructed a small building addition for Balluff. Hemmer constructed Balluff’s original building more than 30 years ago.

Welcome Brian Munn

Brian Munn has joined Paul Hemmer Company as a co-op. Brian is from West Liberty, Kentucky where he was raised and worked on his family’s Black Angus cattle farm. He is a graduate of Morgan County High School. Brian transferred to Northern Kentucky University from Big Sandy Community and Technical College, where he obtained an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering. He is currently working on his bachelor’s degree in construction management.

Beware of Construction Scams

Electronic payments are becoming more and more common throughout the construction industry. While convenient and quick, there can be significant risk associated with them. Recently, the District of Columbia wired nearly $700,000 to scammers who posed as a city vendor. Take steps to avoid similar, costly mistakes.

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To discuss your next project, contact us:


859-341-8300
info@paulhemmer.com
www.paulhemmer.com

 
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