CANA Construction is a leader in the implementation of innovative contracting strategies. We recognize that the current construction marketplace demands alternative strategies to the traditional lump sum methods and will work with key trades to establish strategies that fit the needs of the project.
CANA Construction was the first general contractor to execute a Construction Management project in Calgary and also the first to use Mechanical and Electrical Construction Management services. As well, we have used CM services for Building Envelopes and Hardware Supply. Where appropriate, we have utilized tendered unit price contracts for reinforcing steel, structural steel and precast concrete when procurement had to be started before the final design was complete. All of these methods are considered on an as needed basis. Specifically on a modernization project, contracting Mechanical, Electrical and Envelope Construction Managers can be beneficial to attain the specialization knowledge required. We know that early engagement of these critical trades provides cost and schedule certainty.
CANA Construction is an industry leader when it comes to involving sub-trades in the design and budgeting of projects. The reason for our success is our ability to provide coordination, respect and leadership for our sub-trades in the construction of our projects. We value their skills in evaluating the market conditions, costing, scheduling and quality control. We work closely with our trades to proactively identify and solve the myriad of complex issues that may arise. We strive to identify and resolve coordination issues before they land on site.
CANA Construction has successfully used other contracting strategies where the job has required alternative methods to lump sum tendering and contracting. These include Unit Prices, Design-Build and Cost Plus.