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Wasatch constructed the European Collection and San Tropez development. « Super Savers In its brief history, Wasatch Residential Builders has earned a reputation for bringing the projects of its parent company – Wasatch Advantage Group – to fruition. Along with $700,000 cut from the budget for the recently completed San Tropez, Scott Overman’s crew found significant savings in San Marino and San Moritz, which are the two other communities in its European Collection. For San Moritz, Overman’s crew brought the price down by $1.2 million. The company also drew significant savings out of San Marino by cutting the schedule by three months and reducing the cost by $5 million. “The original bid that we had [for San Marino] came in at $34 million,” Overman says. “We had already gone before the city of South Jordan and received our building approvals, but the budget just didn’t pencil. We didn’t want to remove all of the stone and build cheaper apartments.” To bring the construction price to a more manageable number, Wasatch met with key subcontractors to value-engineer the project. Overman says the company also sought materials from suppliers around the country that were willing to cut deals because of the recession. The result? Wasatch sought to bring the budget down to $31 million, but actually achieved a final price tag of $29 million for San Marino. The project also will be delivered in March 2010, which is three months earlier than originally anticipated. “We just kept sitting down with subcontractors, suppliers and our key people, and honing the numbers and honing the finishes in order to be efficient as possible,” Overman says. “The contractors really stepped forward with pre-purchasing materials and are holding their line on change orders.” Commercial | WASATCH ADVANTAGE GROUP – SAN TROPEZ / FLORENTINE VILLAS Luxury Within Easy Reach WASATCH ADVANTAGE GROUP DELIVERS ITS MULTIFAMILY PROJECTS ON TIME AND UNDER BUDGET. BY BRIAN SALGADO W hen Scott Overman formed his team for the launch of Wasatch Residential Builders LLC – a standalone company created to perform construction for Wasatch Advantage Group – he knew he needed experienced veterans who understood the importance of getting projects done on time and within budget. That was two-and-a-half years ago. During this recession, going over budget and delivering late projects is unacceptable. Owners prefer work turned over before scheduled completion dates and under budget whenever possible. Whether building a luxury garden-style residential community or afford- able housing, Overman and his crew have made a habit of delivering projects early with significant cost savings. “We built a team of professionals from the multifamily, commercial and residential sectors to get on the same page with our products, bringing the best practices and ideas to the table,” Overman says. “On our first two projects, we were both significantly under budget and on time.” • Project cost: $22.8 • Location: South Jor million • Scope: 250 luxury dan, Utah apartment units “We Was A ag San atch ez dvantloreentGroup – Trop / F ine Vil las www.netwasatch.com European Luxury One such project was San Tropez, which is one of three luxury apartment communities under Wasatch Advantage Group’s European built a sionals from teammof tiprofesth ul fa commercial ande residen mily, ti sectors.” –Scott Overman, president al of Wasatch Residential Builders CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009
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Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Last Look: DANSY
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