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Mission Critical Solutions Services

Whether you are thinking about building a new mission critical facility or making modifications to your existing one, XEC has the service offerings to assist you every step of the way from the conceptual design stage of a project through commissioning and beyond. XEC’s offering of professional services include:

  • Pre-Construction Services
    • Conceptual Estimating
      • On Screen Take-Off
      • Case History of Past Projects
    • Constructability Design Reviews
      • Peer Reviews
      • Risk Mitigation
      • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
    • Value Engineering
      • Life Cycle Costs Analysis
      • Comparative Cost Analysis
      • LEED Certification/Green Technologies
  • Construction Services
    • Integrated Project Controls
      • Timberline Estimating
      • Timberline Project Management
      • Timberline Accounting
    • CPM Scheduling:
      • MS Project
      • Primavera Suretrak
    • Field Management:
      • Full Time Supervision (24 x 7, if necessary)
      • Daily Documentation
      • Methods of Procedure (MOPs)
      • Accident Prevention Program
  • Post-Construction & Facility Services
    • Testing and Commissioning
    • Retro Commissioning
    • As-Built Documentation

Project Delivery Methods

How your project is contracted is an important decision. The project delivery methods most common are:

  • Design-Bid-Build (Bid)
  • Cost-plus with a GMP (Negotiated)
  • Design-Build with a GMP (Negotiated) or Fixed Cost (Bid)

Project size, complexity and timing can play a major role in the decision-making process, too. Corporate and procurement policies can also factor in the decision as to what project delivery method is used.

Many of our telecom clients use the design-bid-build method. Yet, CM at Risk with a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) is also very popular because it reduces risk and provides our clients with a higher degree of estimating reliability of probable cost during the design phase.

Design-build project delivery or turn-key method can be a very effective and risk mitigating approach for many data center owners, whether it is an enterprise data center or multi-tenant data center. The single-point responsibility can be the most compelling reason why an owner would choose the design-build approach. If fast-track scheduling is necessary for any number of reasons, design-build is by far and away the best method of contracting.

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