AFC Construction has been providing Project Management, Construction Management, Construction Manager at Risk, General Contracting and Design-Build services on a wide variety of projects since the founding of the company in 2004.

The firm’s portfolio is particularly strong in projects requiring innovative design and project delivery, quality construction and minimal impact to ongoing operations.

Project Management

Construction today requires contemporary management practices that gets projects completed, regardless of complexity, with structure and rigour. AFC meets the stringent criteria defined in Organizing for Project Management, the definitive guide to effective project management.

Every aspect of your project is analyzed as part of our management processes, including scope, time, cost, human resources, quality control, communications, procurement and risk. Careful planning is vital, and it must start at the outset of a project. The best time to address factors that may impact cost, quality or schedule is before construction begins.

Our clients repeatedly tell us of the benefits of our robust and methodical project management approach. We maximize resources, keep things running smoothly with clear and consistent communication, and coordinate everything from planning through to completion.

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Construction Management

Hiring a strong construction manager pays dividends immediately, and though each phase of a project. AFC Construction will work closely with your team throughout the project planning, design and construction phases. We provide a full range of construction management services including pre-construction services, cost-benefit analysis, life-cycle costing and value engineering.

During the pre-construction phase, AFC reviews documents for potential constructability issues and identifies opportunities to reduce cost and enhance design. When you retain AFC as your construction manager, we make sure your designer’s vision is executed perfectly.

With our project-costing knowledge, and by leveraging our extensive network of suppliers and subcontractors, we will maximize the value of your budget and ensure a smooth tender process.

Transparency is another critical component to construction management. We maintain an ‘open book’ on all facets of the project, and provide regular updates on cost, schedule and any outstanding issues.

From inception through to completion, we draw on best practices from the Construction Management Association of America to accelerate the schedule, reduce costs, and improve quality. As construction managers, our team is particularly skilled at delivering projects with tight timelines and limited budgets.

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Construction Manager At-Risk

Acting as a consultant to the owner in the design development and construction phases, the construction manager at-risk commits to delivering the project within a guaranteed maximum price – based upon the construction documents and detailed specifications. A project delivered as a construction manager at-risk provides a higher level of cost control to the owner.

Successfully completing a project utilizing this delivery method requires a unique skill set. It demands an understanding of design, and its impact on constructability. It requires value engineering expertise, and a thorough understanding of the trade-offs between cost and quality.  

AFC Construction’s understanding of design, and its affect on constructability, allow us to help owners chose the right architect for their project. And as the owner’s advocate, we manage the project with your best interests in mind.

Depending upon the availability of consultants and subtrades, AFC can construct part of the project or commit all its time and resources to managing it to successful completion. Traditionally, AFC gets involved in construction only when required, or if its expertise proves particularly beneficial to the project.

AFC has successfully delivered many projects employing the construction manager at-risk delivery method.

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General Contractor

Put our years of experience to the test as the general contractor on your next residential, retail, hospitality, civic or light industrial project.

As the general contractor, we are responsible for overall project coordination – ensuring the delivery of all material, labor, equipment and services necessary for the successful construction of your project.

As a general contractor, one of our first priorities is to assess all project-specific documents. Given our experience with project costing and working with a wide range of trades, we are well qualified to identify items that may potentially affect your budget.

Managing risk is another important role we serve as general contractors. We proactively identify all possible risk areas and offer proven mitigation strategies before the project is awarded and construction begins.

As general contractor, we can either bid the entire job, complete it with our own tradespeople, or subcontract select specialties to other trades. AFC enjoys a reputation among subcontractors for well-organized projects that are safe and adhere to the schedule. And our management style attracts competitive pricing from quality subcontractors. The result is superior projects delivered with cost certainty.

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Design–Build is a project delivery system in which the design and construction services are provided by a single entity known as the design–builder. It relies on a single-point-of-responsibility contract and is used to minimize risks for the project owner.

The Design–Build procurement approach changes the traditional sequence of work. By overlapping the design and construction phases of a project, the collaboration amongst the two teams often results in identifying opportunities for costs savings, value engineering, and ensuring the constructability of every aspect of the design.

For many clients, the Design-Build approach to project delivery is ideal. It provides a single point of contact, reduces risk, shortens the time for project completion, and may reduce overall costs.

AFC Construction benefits from many long-standing relationships with some of the leading design professionals on Vancouver Island and throughout the Lower Mainland. We can assemble a team that will provide an innovative and competitive solution for your project.

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