Multifamily buildings account for nearly 25% of the housing in the United States today. These buildings include apartments, townhouses, and condominiums. It’s important to know that multifamily buildings—along with all types of commercial construction—must adhere to the IBC (International Building Code). Multifamily units are unique in the sense that they often times are multistory buildings. This type of design requires specific adherence to codes in order to meet the IBC requirements around fire safety. Most often, fire-resistance ratings are obtained through the use of specific building materials. Here at Western Constructors, INC., we are well-versed with the IBC requirements, and we will work effortlessly to ensure that your structure adheres to the building codes. To learn more about the different materials used in construction click here.
Because of the hyper-awareness to health and fitness, many apartment complexes are now providing their inhabitants with gyms and pools. Including these amenities requires unique design-concepts. This is where Western Constructors, INC. can exercise our communication skills and employ the use of our state-of-the-art technology in order to make your multifamily unit amenities a reality.
Western Constructors, INC. has completed a host of multifamily dwelling construction projects. These projects span multiple states and illustrate our unique ability to coordinate and understand multi-municipality zoning and coding. Some of the projects we have completed are listed below:
Timbers (14, 15, and 24-unit complexes)—These units were all constructed in Williston, North Dakota and were completed between 2012 and 2013. These ranged in square footage from 17,000 sf to 24,000 sf.
Corner Square— This project was 64,00 sf and was completed in Grand Junction, Colorado in 2011. Western Constructors, INC. worked tirelessly to create four new high-end apartment buildings. Ultimately, forty-eight rental units were housed within these structures.
Studies conducted have shown an upward trajectory of multifamily unit construction over recent years. In fact, growth in less populated areas has actually surpassed multifamily construction in metropolitan areas. To learn more about how Western Constructors, INC. can help you with your project, click here.
The bottom line is that “Integrity” is not just about our business. It’s about our respect for yours.
Western Constructor’s reputation for success and efficiency in general contracting extends back to our origination in 1974. Our General Contracting services span your entire project, from the initial planning stages until the punch list is closed out. Throughout construction, your project is managed with 100% dedication to timely delivery, responsive service, strict cost control and meticulous attention to detail.
Western Constructors has built a strong reputation throughout the Western Slope for managing construction processes and recruiting the most qualified subcontractors for our construction projects. We partner with Owners, trade contractors and architects to identify project goals and designs. We are then able to use this information to provide staging and sequencing plans, as well as detailed project schedules. During this time, we consistently identify sensitive issues that may impact the budget and project timeline.
At Western Constructors, we understand that no two construction projects are the same. Our general contracting team uses past experiences and strong relationships in order to create the most qualified construction professionals and plans for each project.
Western Constructors can make any construction project run more smoothly and efficiently. We offer comprehensive construction management services, providing expert consultation to the designer and /or the Owner. In this role, we take on as much of the project coordination as the Owner desires. This can include the budgeting, bidding process, schedule optimization, quality control and close-out. Using tested policies and procedures, Western Constructors proactively manages the scheduling and purchasing process so the project will be built with a plan.
The Construction Management process allows the Owner to select a Construction Manager (CM) to share his construction knowledge during initial stages of design. The Construction Manager (CM) acts as a third leg to assist the Owner and designer during the conceptual design phase with value-added information.
During construction, the Construction Manager (CM) supervises the trade contractors and manages the budget, the schedule, scope of work changes and request for payment, and assures the adherence to the contract documents. Because the Construction Manager (CM) works as a professional advisor, he remains an ally and agent of the Owner and Designer, giving unbiased information and directing the trade contractors throughout the design and construction of the project. Construction Management partners can save time, bypasses general contractor markups and fees, and passes direct bid savings onto the Owner.
Construction Management has become increasingly popular in recent years – particularly on complex projects requiring comprehensive management oversight.
The design/build methodology is a proven way to keep construction projects leaner, faster and more efficient. Western Constructors is well-versed in this approach. Having the design and construction responsibility within a single source control, minimizes communication issues, controls the budget and reduces Change Orders. We are a true collaborator, integrating our expertise with the rest of the project team. This seamless coordination makes projects run more smoothly, with minimal disruptions and downtime.
With this approach, the General Contractor holds the Architect’s contract. The result is a single point of contact for the Owner since the General Contractor is responsible for both design and construction.
Western Constructors is a strong advocate of this approach. Design/build partnering is a method of doing business through a team effort that helps providers of services and recipients of those services to work together to achieve mutual goals. As the practice of construction partnering has become widespread, it has demonstrated its effectiveness as a means of minimizing disputes. Not only does construction partnering preclude major disputes by obviating the need for alternative dispute resolutions, but it also is a proven provider of cost savings. Most importantly, construction partnering brings about an atmosphere of cooperation in which a collaborative effort enables projects to be completed within budget and on or ahead of schedule.
This atmosphere of cooperation is largely based on team building, which is the foundation of Western Constructors’ approach. Trust, open communication, and dedication to common goals are all significant components of this approach.
is always to employ fair and honest principles to develop well-satisfied customers, while earning a reasonable profit and providing a level of growth that will meet the intrinsic needs of our employees. We live this mission with a commitment to be a prominent business entity in our industry as well as an active partner in communities where we work. Western Constructor’s people deliver outstanding client satisfaction. We practice our core values in our work, giving our clients a unique experience of trust and advocacy. We are committed to achieving sustained growth that enables our firm to provide enhanced value to clients and opportunities for our people.