The HWH difference centers on implementing controls while maintaining flexibility to ensure a positive project outcome, and deliver the best value for clients. These examples of performance capture this difference, and reflect a heritage of adhering to principles while seizing opportunities.
Dallas County Sub Courthouse | Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR)
HWH’s Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), delivered in three weeks from a schematic design, enabled architect GSR Andrade and the client to move forward efficiently on the Dallas County Sub Courthouse in Grand Prairie, TX. This early insight validated the budget, won approval and launched fast track construction concurrent with completion of design drawings, saving almost three months while providing a streamlined process. Translating the client’s vision into hard numbers provides an early warning system, so the team can consider options that preserve intent as well as budget.
Design build delivery, coupled with construction management and general contracting experience allows HWH to optimize its estimating talent and tools. Take-off programs and teaming with designers, engineers and subcontractors produce accurate estimates, and a detailed scope of work keeps resources focused on a buildable project. In this example, similar discipline applied to site selection, specs and options, along with the use of BIM at every stage, and contributed to an on-budget, on schedule project that met or exceeded all objectives, including the county’s 25 percent MWBE participation goal. In fact, the client’s project management consultant commented that it was “the very best close-out of any project I have been associated with in my 33 years in construction.” Often the true test of a great project is not just how it begins, but also how it ends.
HWH conceptual estimating is the reality check that maximizes time and resources.
Cherokee Health Services Hospital and Clinics | Program Management
By definition, program management is the process of leading several related projects, with the objective of improving an organization’s performance. It originated in systems and industrial engineering, and can add efficiency to complex construction initiatives. HWH has been serving as program manager for Cherokee Health Services, nearing completion on a network of clinics for an underserved area of Oklahoma, and now continuing with an expanded plan for the Hastings Medical Facility in Tahlequah. HWH is providing its broad experience and perspective to the client and their construction resource on this 400,000 SF, $160 million outpatient facility to be built in 2016.
HWH has developed construction program management expertise in multiple markets:
- Federal work on military bases across the southwest, including new construction and extensive renovation of aviation and technical facilities, dormitory and classroom buildings, as well as security upgrades
- Multi-project campuses for educational institutions throughout northeast Texas
- Facilities management for industrial and manufacturing clients, combining on-site technical experts handling maintenance and repairs with long range planning focused on uptime
Lackland Air Force Base Dormitory Renovations (1400,1405, 1410) | Design Build
Simplifying & Solving Problems
HWH implemented a complete renovation of three buildings on base in San Antonio for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, totaling more than 73,000 SF. Work included new mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems, as well as the upgrade of all interior finishes, including millwork provided by the company’s Rodgers Wade unit. The project team developed efficient processes for the removal and replacement of the exterior brick veneer, roofing and windows as part of an overall requirement to meet Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) structural standards.
City of Garland, Texas Pump Station Improvements | CMAR
HWH served as construction manager for the Northside Pump Station Rehabilitation, and completed similar work at the Lavon and Wallace Pump Stations for the City as a separate project. They included the furnishing and installation of a 42” diameter suction header in the pump station with a 42” butterfly valve; the removal of the existing pumping units and installation of new units; removal and replacement of the pump suction and discharge piping valves, electrical gear and other electrical appurtenances, as well as the ventilation system. The City subsequently added upgrades to the Apollo Pump Station and new control valves for the Firewheel Pump Station to the project. HWH craft labor completed 80 percent of the work.
This project continued an ongoing relationship with the client on similar pump station work, typically involving tight sites with 25’ deep excavations and 42” tie-ins to ground tanks and distribution lines; all utilities, piping and fittings; suction and discharge piping and valves; earthwork, concrete, masonry and steel; metal framing, doors and painting; HVAC, electrical, SCADA and instrumentation. In most cases, all work proceeded while also maintaining normal existing pump station operations without interruption.
Bechtel and Panda Power Operations | General Contracting
HWH teams have become the preferred resource for a wide range of support at two identical 758-megawatt combined cycle power plants in north and central Texas. A consortium of Bechtel and Siemens has built the clean, highly efficient natural gas- fired facilities in Sherman and Temple for Panda Power Funds, with a third, Temple II, currently under construction. HWH is providing equipment maintenance and support at both locations, and has won praise from plant management for the “commitment to safety and quality that is evident everyday on the job.”