As much as we love to build, we are advocates for our clients first and foremost. No shovel breaks ground until we have identified our clients’ goals. Our model is advocacy. We advocate for clients’ budgets, their schedules, and their vision. We pledge our accountability through completion and beyond. Long-term relationships are forged. Together with clients, we achieve exceptional results, saving time and money, bringing projects in under budget and ahead of schedule.
Advocating for Budgets
A public agency client needed to trim more than $200,000 from its project budget, largely due to continuing increases in material costs. Nielsen Construction California launched a value engineering initiative to determine if a minor change to a design element would produce the desired savings without compromising the integrity of the original design. This required buy-in from all team members. Nielsen set about building consensus among suppliers, sub-contractors, prime/general contractors, the construction manager, the architect and the owner. The team ultimately recognized the merits of the design change, and agreed to implement it. Nielsen’s leadership produced a savings of more than $200,000 and the completion of the job well under budget.
Advocating for Increased Value
Because Nielsen Construction respects clients’ budgets like its own, it consistently looks for ways to preserve costs. On one particular project, the money that Nielsen saved enabled the client to expand the scope of the project at no extra cost. Upon completion, the client had enough money left over to resurface an entire parking lot. This “extra” money was a direct result of Nielsen’s stewardship of the client’s budget.
Advocating for Schedules
Nielsen Construction offers a proprietary fast tracking system that brings in projects sooner than scheduled. It also hastens projects that have been delayed for a myriad of reasons. Nielsen’s fast tracking capabilities are often called upon by industry colleagues and project owners facing costly delays. Whether it’s the opening of an elementary school or the launching of a new hotel property, Nielsen’s troubleshooting skills have helped meet critical deadlines for clients and others.