The Hidden Value of Construction Administration
Insight…Advocacy…Intelligent Project Execution…These values, which are prominently displayed on the back of every Hixson business card, are the foundation upon which our firm has been built. The Hixson Construction Administration (CA) group focuses on these values with every interaction, whether with our clients, contractors, or even with our own Hixson associates.
Protecting our clients’ facility and personnel is just one way that Hixson CA advocates for our clients. For example, on one recent line addition project, the Hixson CA observed that duct openings had been cut through the walkable ceiling panels at several locations and the HVAC supply boxes were hung through and below these openings. Additionally, it was observed that the openings did not have the ceiling support channel installed around the perimeter of the opening and supported from the roof structure. This framing is CRITICAL to maintaining the structural integrity of the ceiling and should have been installed at the time the opening was cut. The Hixson CA immediately notified the GC, pointing out this potentially dangerous condition.
With increasingly tight budgets, some companies may consider cutting Construction Administration to save money. However, it is common that critical installation components and details, like those noted above, can be missed. Hixson CA’s involvement, therefore, often pays for itself. Want to learn more? Ask for your copy of our most recent Value of CA newsletter to read more examples of how Hixson’s CA group works on our clients’ behalf, or contact us today to learn more about how Hixson Construction Administration can benefit YOUR projects!
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