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grew, we added larger jobs like hospitals, shopping malls, airports
and big-box retail stores," RMC says. "We also expanded our reach
from the Central Valley to most of the western United States."
The company focuses on multiple values, including safety. "RMC
maintains a full-time safety department to keep all projects teams
in compliance with safety procedures," it says. "We perform comprehensive background research to ensure that all of our subcontractors
exhibit a safe and legally compliant work history."
Timeliness also is important. "At RMC, we respect deadlines,"
the company says, noting that it has never missed a project completion date. "We don't sacrifice quality for timeliness. Instead, we
excel at both."
The contractor also focuses on cost control. "At RMC, we develop a
thorough understanding of the project in order to provide a realistic
bid," it says. "Our goal, if we're awarded your project, [is that] we'll
deliver at or under our original bid every time."
RMC excels with its pre-construction services. "The biggest obstacles
to transitioning a project from concept to construction are runaway
expenditures," it says, noting that its approach streamlines the
transition. "We manage the budget development process, provide
the architect with cost and method alternatives, and monitor the
availability and compatibility of all systems."
The contractor says it accepts the responsibility of project costs
and scheduling restraints substantially on negotiated projects
before risks are defined. "Therefore, RMC treats the pre-construction
phase with the same enthusiasm and aggressiveness as we do the
construction phase," it says.
has procedures to
events on its projects.
ized and information flows freely between the general contractor,
subcontractors and our client."
For example, during pre-construction, RMC uses Microsoft Project
Manager for providing a construction schedule. "This document provides the basis for all labor, equipment, materials and subcontractors'
timeline," it says. "As the project progresses, the schedule communicates vital information to all team members, managers, subcontractors and clients, thereby preventing delays."
RMC also uses SiteplanCAM technology during the construction
phase, which provides pictorial updates on the project. "Key members of the project can receive updates via email or on their smartphones," the company says.
Before construction starts, RMC says it implements procedures that
eliminate delay-causing events. In addition to establishing a field
office with temporary utilities and staff, "We confer with local municipality officials to establish code-compliant inspection schedules
and determine if we must implement special procedures to meet
those schedules," it says.
The company also analyzes the project's impact of the project on
its commercial or residential neighbors. "If there is concern from
these parties, RMC will hold formal meetings to mitigate any issues
prior to construction," it says.
RMC follows other procedures it considers mandatory, no matter
the scope or type of build. "The schedule and adherence to these
procedures are established during the pre-construction phase and
monitored and enforced by RMC during the construction phase,"
it says, noting that these include quality and contract compliance
and project schedule performance and review.
RMC also values communication on its projects. "From the job's
formative stages through construction, RMC dedicates a project team
leader to act as a single point of contact between all team members,"
it says. "Under our system, communication is prioritized and central-
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