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Institutional | BANCROFT CONSTRUCTION CO. - LONGWOOD GARDENS

On the Main Fountain Project,
Bancroft used drones to take photos
and update the logistics plan.

feature, the expanded Meadow Garden,
an 86-acre showcase of native plantings,
ecological landscape design and sustainable
practices meant to preserve the open space
around the formal gardens. The expansion
added thousands of plants, three miles of
trails, three bridges and shelters, along with
the renovation of a historic farmhouse.
The cooperation and familiarity between
Longwood Gardens and Bancroft only grew
during the fountain restoration. "The Main
Fountain Project further strengthens our
team's knowledge of Longwood Gardens,
both the site and the people who we interact and work with," Director of Marketing
Rob Jadick said. He added that the opportunity to develop relationships during the
project will improve Bancroft Construction's

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ability to understand its client's goals and
success factors on future projects.

Early Involvement
Bancroft Construction was the ideal partner
for the Main Fountain Project because
it understood the importance of early
involvement in the preconstruction phase.
Being able to give input on the design gives
construction managers the greatest opportunity to capitalize on cost savings through
true value engineering and constructability,
the company believes, instead of reacting
to cost overruns by reducing the scope or
sacrificing features.
To develop those value-engineering
proposals and constructability assessments, Bancroft Construction maintains

M&S Painting Inc. would like to congratulate Bancroft Construction Company on the Longwood
Gardens Revitalization Project. Their largest project to date, Longwood couldn't have chosen a better
general contractor to lead the way. We are honored to be part of the journey and to see our work
help the return of the Main Fountain Garden and the rest of Longwood's historical buildings.
We are proud to receive business projects involving nationally-renowned institutions. As we
strive to go the extra mile, being transparent throughout the entire process and enthusiastically
responsive, we stand by our painting services and are committed to delivering an uncompromising
standard of quality.
By bringing the same unparalleled commitment to our working relationship with Bancroft Construction, we've developed a strong partnership over the years. And we look forward to working together
for many more years to come.
Again, congratulations Bancroft Construction Company on a job well done.

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a full-service in-house preconstruction
department comprised from a variety of
fields. But the company truly excels when
a project moves from a preconstruction
concept into actual building.
Jadick says the handoff between those
stages is a critical project milestone , so Bancroft seeks to make the process as seamless
as possible. It starts with communication.
The company establishes a project manager
as the principal point of contact throughout
the life of the project.
"No matter how complex a project may
be, there can be simplicity created in lines
of communication, in roles and responsibilities that ensure everyone not only has
a clear understanding of their job, but can
also go out and execute with a high level of
proficiency," he explains.
The skill needed to manage the transition
into the construction phase and deliver a
high-quality project is a credit to Bancroft
Construction's internal training efforts.
Several years ago, the company launched
an Assistant Project Manager (APM)
Professional Development Program as
part of its commitment to being a sustainable learning organization. Through the
program, employees enhance their project
takes pride in
» Bancroft
investing in its employees and
technology for project success.


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