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Pre-Construction Services

Express Construction acts as the third leg of a stool when planning projects. Often projects are designed, but little planning goes into executing those designs…until construction begins, when it is more expensive.

Express Construction works with the design team on building projects efficiently as possible, uncovering potential challenges and building with the best value possible. When we participate in preconstruction, construction runs smoothly and costly errors are reduced or eliminated.

Pre-construction services include:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Municipal coordination
  • Site evaluation
  • Estimating
  • Value engineering
  • Constructability analysis
  • Scheduling
  • Commissioning plan
  • Permit coordination
  • Project closeout planning

Construction Management

When our clients need to run their businesses rather than spending time to manage a large construction project, hiring a professional Construction Manager is the answer. Express manages project in the following areas:

  • Early concept and design
  • Hard Bid projects
  • Turn around (when another contractor fails)
  • Negotiated projects
  • Design Build

New Construction/Shell and Core

Express Construction can successfully manage and build projects throughout Washington, Oregon and California. Express Construction has years of experience in ground-up projects including:

  • Mid-rise office
  • Manufacturing/industrial
  • Hospitality
  • Senior and assisted living
  • Mixed use/multi-family
  • Retail centers
  • Turn around (when a prior contractor fails)
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Special Projects

Express Construction has a wide-range of expertise on tenant improvement projects. We work on Class “A” office and hotel work in central business districts of Seattle and Bellevue. We are accomplished in building significant multi-floor technology, infrastructure upgrades for major high-tech companies, and renovating buildings for any use including: warehouses, showrooms, offices, retail stores and restaurants.

Minimal Interruption

Express Construction has a reputation for little to no disruption to businesses and their neighbors during construction.

Clients

Our clients entrust our highly creative personnel in promoting new building concepts for their businesses. We have worked with clients to weave in new branding ideas and to look at different workspace use, utilizing different construction technology. These include:

  • High technology offices,
  • Banks and financial centers
  • Dental and medical clinics
  • Retail: grocery stores, restaurants, fitness centers and many more

New Construction Concepts

Express Construction implements new construction concepts and technology when it makes sense for the client and community. We continuously assess the value of new programs to build the best projects from a value, efficiency and quality standpoint. Areas we are experienced in include: 

  • LEAN construction
  • Sustainable construction (we have LEED™ accredited personnel on staff and work with a variety of sustainable programs)
  • Building Information Management Systems (BIM)
  • Use of systematized programs to allow us to focus on the client rather than building the system
  • High tech field communication 
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Communication

Express Construction is entrusted with very challenging projects due to our ability to effectively communicate, plan and execute. Express Construction personnel start with a plan on how to ensure all parties are communicated with in the right way throughout a project. Effective communication is critical to a successful project.

Professional Construction Methods

Sustainable Building

The Express team offers LEED documentation and project management sustainability and green building expertise ranging from:

  • LEED™ documentation and project management to achieve LEED™ Certification
  • Pre-construction design consultation
  • Green specification development
  • Charrette facilitation
  • Research and sourcing of environmentally preferred materials and services.

Lean Construction

Building in the most efficient manner possible in all aspects of a project, creates a better project. All of Express Construction’s personnel are skilled in working with architects who focus on Lean practices, and in planning the project so it runs smoothly with all the trades, suppliers, laborers and personnel who are present on the job.

The project is planned, then reviewed daily and weekly so we are building with the right people, at the right time, in the right manner.

Safety

People are our most important asset. Safety is paramount on a construction site. Our commitment to safety is evidenced by our low Experience Modification Rate (EMR). The following is a table listing of our EMR and Lost Time Accident Rate for the previous three years. We have not had a serious incident in over 5 years.

YEAR  EMR  OSHA LOST TIME CASES / INCIDENT RATE 
2015 0.61 0
2014 0.68 0
2013 0.83 0
This is half the average EMR rate for the industry.

Express Construction is a leader in Safety in the Construction Community. We lead by example and by teaching Safety Courses within Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

ABC Safety Alliance

ABC Safety Alliance Express Construction has been a Safety Alliance Member for more than 5 years. ABC of Western Washington’s Safety Alliance Program recognizes member companies that want to take their safety programs to the highest tier of safety, and then have them validated by a certified safety consultant.

Step Awards

Platinum Level in the Safety Training & Evaluation Process (STEP)Express Construction was recognized for achieving the Platinum Level in the Safety Training & Evaluation Process (STEP) for the past 8 years.

 
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The Express Team dedicates our collective expertise to every job. Our focus is to meet client needs and provide them with high quality and top value in everything we do.