Why Bilt?

Our experience in construction management stems from constructing properties that we own and operate. Unlike most construction management firms, our focus is on acting as the prime contractor and acting on behalf of the owner. Our perspective is unique in that we own, manage, lease, and maintain all of our own properties. Unlike most Construction Managers or Prime Contractors, we are surrounded by not just great engineering partners and sub trades, but our own property owners, real estate brokers, property managers, and of course other owners, brokers, and property managers. 

This close knit network delivers an experience that is customer fit to your needs and value driven based on your business goals.

Simply put, to deliver the best value you need to consider ALL aspects of real estate ownership, and input from all stakeholders in the real estate lifecycle not just the front end design and engineering teams. Through proper consultation you end up with the best product, optimal price, and optimal total cost of ownership based on your capital and operating budgets.

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WHY BILT?

We are consultants that build. Our goal is to first understand your experience level and objectives. Following this, we aim to educate and guide you through the whole construction process.

  • Our goal is to build relationships and buildings. Our process starts with one of our executives sitting with you to understand your needs, objectives, and overall goals.

  • Once we understand your experience level, we review our past projects and real information in detail, to help educate if needed, and to start creating awareness and comfort with our processes.

  • In most cases, we provide tours of our own and 3rd party properties to see our results and to speak with other stakeholders to get their view on managing and maintain properties after construction. These small conversations can offer simple changes to your design to enhance how the property is utilized, maintained, or operated.

  • Following this our architects assist with a draft design that is suitable for the development permit applications.

  • With a high-level design in place a preliminary budget is established for the owner to see anticipated costs +/- 20%. This preliminary budget helps guide the next phase and guide design decisions that align with the capital budgets you have established.

  • With the preliminary design complete, the most important part of your project begins with the detailed architecture, engineering and value engineering. Value engineering is where Bilt excels and our focus is to work with the architects and all of our engineering partners to deliver the building you desire at a price point that works for you. There is rarely a case where an open cheque book is available and this stage that has the greatest impact on price and design. Contrary to many perceptions, GC bids have far less impact on price than the design phase. Bilt provides the consulting and guidance to help you make informed choices on where you must allocate your money and where your have options.

  • With draft architectural and engineering drawings in hand we will guide you through the building permit phase.

  • With the Building Permit process underway, we work in parallel to this process to begin the construction management process by soliciting 3rd party tenders from our trades partners and further refining the budget to provide a budget that is +/- 5%. Without the detailed designs and 3rd party bids it is virtually impossible to guarantee a +/- 5% budget without having an inflated price. Moreover, we strongly believe that the subtrades too can influence price and quality and further solicit all their input and capture it into the final design drawings.

  • With bids in hand, the drawings complete, and building permit approved we are ready to break ground with you.

  • During the construction process we deploy our project managers and site supervisors to ensure everything is executed to plan and to handle any obstacles that arise. Moreover, no project goes perfectly and throughout the process we communicate with our customers to inform them of cost, schedule, and quality metrics. Moreover, as risks arise or decisions are made we keep you abreast at a level that works best for you.

  • Throughout the process the site supervisor and PM are constantly doing quality punch lists, but at key milestones we invite our customer to review the finishings and to then make adjustments if required.

  • Lastly, with inspections complete, we develop an operations manual to hand over to you and while many customers are excited to take possession, some take advantage of Jaffer’s other real estate services to help maximize the total value we have to offer.

OUR PROCESS

We are consultants that build. Our goal is to first understand your experience level and objectives. Following this, we aim to educate and guide you through the whole construction process.

1. Relationship Foundation

Our goal is to build relationships and buildings. Our process starts with one of our executives sitting with you to understand your needs, objectives, and overall goals.

2. Understand Your Goals

Once we understand your experience level, we review our past projects and real information in detail, to help educate if needed, and to start creating awareness and comfort with our processes.

3. See Our Work

In most cases, we provide tours of our own and 3rd party properties to see our results and to speak with other stakeholders to get their view on managing and maintain properties after construction. These small conversations can offer simple changes to your design to enhance how the property is utilized, maintained, or operated.

4. Draft Design

Following this our architects assist with a draft design that is suitable for the development permit applications.

5. Preliminary Budget

With a high-level design in place a preliminary budget is established for the owner to see anticipated costs +/- 20%. This preliminary budget helps guide the next phase and guide design decisions that align with the capital budgets you have established.

6. Value Engineering

With the preliminary design complete, the most important part of your project begins with the detailed architecture, engineering and value engineering. Value engineering is where Bilt excels and our focus is to work with the architects and all our engineering partners to deliver the building you desire at a price point that works for you. There is rarely a case where an open cheque book is available and this stage that has the greatest impact on price and design. Contrary to many perceptions, GC bids have far less impact on price than the design phase. Bilt provides the consulting and guidance to help you make informed choices on where you must allocate your money and where your have options.

7. Acquire Building Permit

With draft architectural and engineering drawings in hand we will guide you through the building permit phase.

8. Construction Management Process

With the Building Permit process underway, we work in parallel to this process to begin the construction management process by soliciting 3rd party tenders from our trades partners and further refining the budget to provide a budget that is +/- 5%. Without the detailed designs and 3rd party bids it is virtually impossible to guarantee a +/- 5% budget without having an inflated price. Moreover, we strongly believe that the sub-trades too can influence price and quality and further solicit all their input and capture it into the final design drawings.

9. Break Ground

With bids in hand, the drawings complete, and building permit approved we are ready to break ground with you.

10. Construction process

During the construction process, we deploy our project managers and site supervisors to ensure everything is executed to plan and to handle any obstacles that arise. Moreover, no project goes perfectly and throughout the process we communicate with our customers to inform them of cost, schedule, and quality metrics. As risks arise or decisions are made, we keep you abreast at a level that works best for you.

11. Ongoing Review

Throughout the process, the site supervisor and PM are constantly doing quality punch lists, but at key milestones we invite our customer to review the finishings and to then make adjustments if required.

12. Take Possession

Lastly, with inspections complete, we develop an operations manual to hand over to you. While many customers are excited to take possession, some take advantage of Jaffer’s other real estate services to help maximize the total value we have to offer.

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