Over the last 50 years, Q&D Construction has grown to serve our clients, adding new capabilities and creating specialized divisions to consolidate our unique and diverse set of expertise. Divisions provide focused project leadership, supported across all facets of your project by knowledgeable professionals throughout the organization. Click on our departments below to learn more.
Q&D’s team are experts at deploying our uniquely collaborative approach to project coordination and control at any location.
Cloud-based communication and specialized construction technologies have significantly decreased the distances between our project partners and increased our responsiveness to our clients. That’s why Q&D is licensed in 15 states and has active projects or recently completed work in over 20 states for new and repeat clients. We’ve won awards from communities in which we construct both projects and relationships, recognizing and thanking Q&D for our fair, organized and knowledgeable building practices.
We are excited to see the acceptance and growth of the Construction Management at Risk (CMAR) delivery method because it provides a smoother, more manageable project with the greatest value for the client’s dollar.
This is accomplished by including the construction manager during the design process, working as a team with the designers, and as the client’s representative to meet their goals. This is a significantly different relationship than the traditional Design-Bid–Build contractual arrangement that by nature creates competitive relationships instead of building teams.
You may prefer Design-Assist if you want to harness the efficiency that comes with early design and construction collaboration, but you wish to supervise the architects, engineers and other consultants. This delivery method is more hands-on than design-build, but like design-build, you end up with a well integrated project, which means no surprises. With Design-Assist, the architect and engineers are under direct contract to the owner while key subcontractors—typically mechanical, electrical, plumbing and landscaping—are under contract for design and construction to the general contractor. These systems subcontractors represent a major portion of a project’s cost, so they can give the owner numerous pricing alternatives to help arrive at what represents the highest value for the owner. Read More
Many of our owners like design build delivery because it’s turn-key. The responsibility for completion dates, quality and costs are placed with a single entity: Q&D Construction.
Like the “master builders” earlier times, our responsibilities span the entire building process. As a veteran design build organization, we combine strong management ability with experience in balancing good design with construction economy.
Q&D’s General Engineering Division is bidding up to nine projects a week to keep pace with a market of smaller yet challenging projects. It’s still the most popular form of delivery for public agencies, and we pride ourselves on leading the competition, especially on the gnarly jobs that involve tricky tie-ins, trenches under the river, messy reconstruction, neighborhood relations and the like.
Q&D has also completed design-bid-build public works jobs as large as the award-winning $78,000,000 Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Another way Q&D provides the best value for your project is through working with a copy of the designer’s “three-dimensional” model of your project to expedite preconstruction services and reduce costs in the field.
Today’s designers and engineers use Building Information Modeling tools (BIM) to produce construction drawings, producing a hyper-accurate, digital representation of the project’s detailed geometry and specific tolerances, rendered in three dimensions. Each element drawn in a BIM model is enhanced not only with additional dimensional and special information, but with specific details about its material, manufacture and finish. A very simple example is a door frame, which is drawn in 3 dimensions, will be tagged information about the hardware set, wall thickness, the door’s swing and paint color.
By contrast, two-dimensional drawings not only do not include this additional data, but information about the elevation or height of each element must be separately assigned, cataloged and specified, a time-consuming process which increases the potential for errors in the design, estimating and construction phases.
There is a good chance that your architect or engineer is working with a multi-dimensional design software to produce the plans for your project. Q&D will use that model to more quickly gather data for estimating and as a critical tool for enhanced coordination between building trades during preconstruction.
Q&D’s preconstruction service gives you important early decision-making tools that complement the expertise of other project team members and inform the project goals. Preconstruction is a service we’ve offered at Q&D since our founding nearly fifty years ago, working alongside our clients and designers to get them the best value for their projects.
Q&D’s preconstruction process uses our layered, comprehensive set of estimating and planning tools in concert with established practices to provide support, decision-making information and guidance for our clients. We engage the subcontracting community with outreach and careful bid packages to get the best pricing on the guaranteed maximum price. Our focused, technology-based tools for construction field management include online project collaboration, BIM-integrated schedule management and project-specific zero-incident safety implementation..
Q&D helps you implement sustainability initiatives on your project by understanding the project sustainability goals and working as part of the project team to implement them into the design during preconstruction. For renovations, expansions and tenant improvements, Q&D and our subcontractors will operate under client and facility environmental initiatives, integrating them with our own programs for recycling, emissions reduction and use of green energy.
We have found that nothing is more impactful when demonstrating the benefit of environmental initiatives than understanding the future economic effects of the implemented measures. Q&D provides accurate costs and life-cycle studies to help with decision-making, demonstrate the benefits of green initiatives and promote them to the community.
On projects with formal certification objectives, Q&D follows through with accurate record keeping and regulatory reporting. Q&D also promotes stakeholder enthusiasm for green initiatives and works to generate new and innovative sustainability measures to benefit clients.
Q&D has completed over $250,000,000 worth of LEED certified construction, is a member of the USGBC and has eleven LEED credentialed employees across various company roles to ensure there is a LEED professional available to help with your green-building project.
1. TWINKLE IN YOUR EYE
Your project starts as an idea. Still deciding how to build it or where it will go? Need help understanding the potential costs and options at an early stage? Let Q&D’s team of experienced construction managers work with you to deploy our early planning tools like early preconstruction, conceptual estimating, scheduling, due-diligence assistance, site inspections and other pro forma requirements. We can provide insight into future costs and supply you with invaluable options to help you move your project forward.
2. WORKING WITH YOUR TEAM
Q&D’s collaborative approach means working alongside your team to provide you with informative options for your project. Our preconstruction process includes milestone estimating with variance reports, constructability reviews, life cycle cost analysis, logistics analysis and more. All of our preconstruction services are tailored towards refining the concepts, lending our knowledge of construction to the team and applying our time-tested processes for project success.
3. GETTING READY TO BUILD
Before we construct the work our team of preconstruction managers and field leaders work with you to confirm site safety requirements, plan all site logistics, perform neighborhood outreach, prepare a detailed, line-item construction phase schedule, coordinate with outside vendors and stakeholders, and perform professional project bidding services to plan ahead for the best possible outcome for your project.
4. WORK IN THE FIELD
Q&D is a leader in field management and has won multiple awards for our excellent community relationships, stewardship of the environment and client services. Our construction management process includes full project site supervision, quality control monitoring and reporting, budget and schedule controls, and a team-oriented and cloud-based collaboration website so you have access to your project’s status at any time of the day or night. Keeping everyone working from the same and most current information is key to our outstanding approach.
5. FINISHED PRODUCT
Q&D works diligently to ensure you get the best quality project. In addition to quickly-resolved punchlists and timely turnover of closeout materials, we offer ongoing maintenance services, warranty assistance and a service department to handle smaller projects for which it can be challenging to find a reliable talented work crew. No matter your project’s size, cost or scope, Q&D is here to help you!