Leveraging Technology and Field Experience For a Superior Process
Overview of Design-Build
How Pro-Craft Made the Process Better
Why do General Contractors and Owners love design-build projects with Pro-Craft? A comprehensive approach was developed with the end in mind: If we were the GC on a project, what would we want from our subcontractors?
The answers to this question transformed into a highly detailed and efficient process that defines Pro-Craft’s design-build capabilities.
Accuracy is Key
The Bidding Process Produces “Outfront” 3-D Drawings
Whether for plumbing, site utilities, and/or fire protection, Pro-Craft is known for its preparation and planning. As a Design-Build project is bid, 2-D drawings are turned into 3-D drawings even before securing the job. This creates the most accurate estimate for clients. For a GC, there is nothing worse than RFIs Generated from a superficial bid. At Pro-Craft the work is put in upfront to enhance accuracy.
Oftentimes, we submit drawings as a courtesy to the project engineers in advance…to positive feedback: “You’ve provided a nice road map for us to work with. You’ve made our life easier.”
Designing for Constructability
Technology Plus Field Experience Equals Constructability
Pro-Craft’s advanced designbuild capabilities lie in highly experienced designers and state of the art technology. To accurately design and fabricate plumbing and underground utility systems, Pro-Craft combines laser scanning with building information modeling (BIM) to build virtually before building physically.
The real Pro-Craft difference lies in design team leadership by professionals with extensive field experience. While computer-aided design has advanced the industry immensely, there are still times computer designs don’t accurately translate to real world construction.
Pro-Craft’s design team utilizes its deep construction background to ensure the final BIM product is actually build-able and meets building codes. It’s a human element added to technology to ensure constructability and provide timely value engineering. Issues are ironed out before work starts, saving time, money, and headaches.
Saving Time and Money
Accurate Design Allows for “Out in Front” Pre-Fabrication
Pro-Craft’s advanced designs provide a trade-coordinated, clash-free 3-D model allowing for enhanced pre-construction preparation and planning. In a 50,000 sq. ft. facility, inventory is stored and systems are pre-fabricated prior to starting construction. This well-oiled process enables crews to hit the ground running, heading off any delays.
By fabricating offsite and then delivering the units “Right-on-Time” for installation, the result is increased craftsmanship, minimized risk, enhanced safety and, in general, seamless construction. GCs love this stealth approach. Pro-Craft gets in and out quickly and efficiently, saving time and money.
A Step Above
Excelling in Complex Projects Across Various Markets
Pro-Craft has become known for:
• A large volume of projects
• The size/scope of projects
• The ability to excel on the most sophisticated and complex projects
The more complex the project the more valuable the Pro-Craft becomes. With one contract for both design and construction services, a unified workflow is created from pre-construction to owner turnover.
Pro-Active = Professionalism
The Pro-Craft Way is Pro-Active and Professional
In addition to cutting edge technology and a DBIA certified team, Pro-Craft is known for its elevated company culture with strong values and a mission based on building long-term relationships and “doing what we say we’ll do.”
The Pro-Craft Way is Pro-Active:
• Diligent planning
• Detail oriented
• Complete safety focus
The Pro-Craft Way is Professional:
• Methodical execution
• A positive, collaborative approach
• The finest in craftsmanship and quality work product backed by a 1-year warranty.