As the above words describe, this type of construction is a direct, unswerving route to a predetermined destination. Most of us accept that time is money, and accelerated construction promises that less time means moved saved. This is accomplished through the construction project management technique of overlapping the project time (or scheduling) with the construction phase. Fast track construction may be associated with design-build, construction-manager-adviser, or construction-manager-constructor process. To state this concept in short, fast tracking compresses the project schedule by running design and construction phases concurrently.
There can be many variations in the arrangement of the production schedule to compress the time scale. The maximum amount of time that can be saved will be different from project to project and it will depend on the specific characteristics of each project. At this point in time about 40% of construction projects are of this type. Design may even run as little as a week ahead of construction. In the case of extreme projects or smaller projects, this can actually be days. For commercial owners, the profit potential is well worth the risk.
It is optimum that the general contractor be involved with the architect and engineers from the very beginning of the project as the input from all affects the quality of the established details of the project. This will insure that each one is working in unity and that each step of the process is orderly which saves as much time and money as possible. An experienced team with good communication skills that adhere to the established budget throughout construction is a must. All those involved must be flexible, willing to compromise, and be experienced in performing this careful balancing act to shrink the construction process to save time and money.
Chandlee and Sons Construction is a highly reputable retail, commercial and light industrial construction firm located in metro Atlanta that is uniquely experienced at utilizing fast-track construction methods. The professional team of Chandlee and Sons is experienced at knowing which projects, or at what stage a project can benefit from implementing fast-track methods. If the project is complex fast-track methods may used at more than one stage of construction, like the recently completed Big Sky project. Because of the experience of Chandlee and Sons in fast-track construction there is little risk involved.