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McCormick Construction brings
more than 100 years of experience
to the Talaria at Burbank project.
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is a matter of due diligence and execution to overcome those
obstacles," McCormick explains. "The key right now is to buy out
jobs as quickly as possible to avoid cost escalation and vet the
subs to validate their ability to provide ample manpower and
perform per our schedule. That's critically important. We are
more hyper-focused on those things than we would otherwise
have to be."
The subcontractors on Talaria at Burbank specialize in multifamily projects. "With our broad range of subs, we try to put
as much information in the market as possible to get the most
qualified bids," Jenner explains. "We reach out to them and make
sure they can perform the job at the quality we want and stay on
task with schedules and buyout procedures."
McCormick Construction puts safety first on every project. "We
have a safety program in place and it is managed proficiently.
The project team performs weekly safety inspections and holds
weekly safety meetings. Subcontractor safety meetings are conducted on a weekly basis, as well as safety walks and meetings
with the client," McCormick says.
Ready for the Future
Even with more than 100 years of experience, McCormick
Construction is always ready to learn more on every project it
completes. As projects continue to become more complex, the
company believes coordination among all parties will remain
vital. "We need to spend as much time as we can coordinating
up front to allow the construction procedure to be smoother,"
McCormick says. "Modeling has been a tremendous asset."
McCormick Construction uses BIM for all its projects. "The
construction modeling process shed light on some potential
challenges for Talaria at Burbank that enabled us to mitigate cost
and schedule impacts," McCormick says. "We are experiencing
this on other projects, as well."
Moving forward, McCormick Construction will continue to
perform work on projects that fit into its repertoire. For example,
the company has a few multifamily projects in the works in Los
Angeles and Canoga Park, ground-up creative office spaces in
Santa Monica and Hollywood, as well as an entertainment studio.
"McCormick Construction believes in professionalism at every
point of contact with our clients, with their projects and within
the industry we represent," the company says. "Then, now and
always, the McCormick commitment to honesty and excellence
remains the foundation of our business and our legacy."
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