At ICS, we have developed a phasic methodology that we apply on all our projects, either they are big or small. Depending on the customer’s requirements, this methodology allows us to start and finish at any phase, as long as they are followed consecutively. ICS mobilizes our on-site staff of experienced and knowledgeable builders acting as the owner’s eyes and ears and interacting closely with the project team throughout the process. These phases are:
Phase 1: Project scheduling
ICS provides a system of schedule development and continual monitoring that enables flexibility and encourages communication. ICS’s project schedules are highly accurate in projecting construction durations and thoroughly detailed in the amount of information we provide to the project team. Our historical data is combined with knowledge of the local contracting environment and our experience as creative builders and on-site commercial contractors. We implement principles of lean construction into our scheduling approach to make the process highly efficient, convening regular meetings between our project staff and subcontractors to ensure schedule compliance.
Phase 2: Equipment and material procurement
During preconstruction, ICS identifies "long lead time” material and equipment purchases, working closely with the design team to develop a procurement strategy. ICS frequently procures major items of equipment prior to the start of construction as decided by the project team.
Phase 3: Self-performance
ICS has a long history as a successful self-performing commercial general contractor. We’re not just a "broker” of subcontractors-we are capable of performing the most critical work to drive the project schedule and set quality standards for the project.