Building Relationships: A Team Approach
Daoust Construction promotes a team approach through leadership,
communication, integrity and fairness.
In fact, teamwork is the very first section of our companys
procedures manual. Here are some excerpts:
"Companies dont do things, people do.
want team members who can be counted on to be honest, do their
bit, and enjoy it in the process.
Often clients are anxious
about their projects: its their money and their jobs may
be on the line. The fact is, DC supports all of the clients
project objectives, not just those for which we have contractual
responsibility. The team members contractual relationship
is inconsequential to a genuine team concept. We use our skills
to encourage all involved to pool their resources. Its also
good policy to do more than the contract calls for. Human nature
being what it is, if all stakeholders do more than what they think
their share is, it will come out about right. Some people may
take advantage, but others will reciprocate. You will form long
and profitable relationships with them."
Many contractors view construction management as just another
opportunity for them. At Daoust Construction, construction management
is not an opportunity. Its a business philosophy. We look
after the owners interests at all times. We focus on managing
risks at all times. We make construction concerns fade away. We
call this our TEQnik® Method. TEQ stands for Time, Economy
As construction managers, we actively participate in the design
process by providing constructive feedback to project consultants.
The Professional Construction Management Method brings the architectural,
engineering and construction disciplines together to direct and
monitor the planning, estimating, bidding, constructing and commissioning
of a project on time and on budget.
Our role as construction managers includes strategic involvement
in the critical planning stages and pre-construction all the way
to commissioning and close-out. We prepare the overall construction
management plan and are responsible for directing, managing and
controlling the performance and schedule for the project.
We have always taken a broad leadership role when it comes to
managing projects. We monitor the deadlines for document deliverables
and actively participate in the design process by offering feedback
on value and constructability issues. We ensure that budget, scheduling
and quality are carefully considered as critical factors. We also
provide feedback on the clarity of the design intent before the
documents are distributed to the bidders as part of our risk management
We have the controls and the monitoring systems to accurately
track project objectives, schedule and budget progress on a project.
Our system resources, coupled with our strategic approach to
projects and our technical capabilities, enable us to offer better
co-ordination and control over projects.
Daoust Construction is committed to using the latest computer-assisted
management and reporting systems. All our project management,
scheduling, estimating and accounting functions are computerized.
Weve developed a proprietary project administration database
for quick and detailed project tracking and control. In 2000,
we installed the most advanced construction accounting system
available in North America. This system is fully integrated with
our estimating system.