Planning for predictable outcomes
Reaching your project objectives requires informed decision-making during the project planning stages. Whether your aim is to reduce costs, maximize scope or shorten the project schedule, Dawson's pre-construction services will help you achieve your goals. Dawson is dedicated to partnering with our clients to unlock project value through creativity, hard work and persistence.
Our pre-construction services include:
+ Conceptual cost estimating
+ Constructability reviews
+ Value analysis
+ Phasing and site planning
+ Subcontractor procurement
+ CPM scheduling
+ Quality assurance
+ Building Information Modeling
Tailored services to meet your needs
Dawson tailors our project delivery to the individual needs of each client. Whether you seek a general contractor for a small renovation or a construction management partner for your complex CM/GC project, we will work to find the right balance between cost and benefit in order to deliver the best value.
Our teams are experienced with delivering projects under a variety of contract types, including Lump Sum, Cost Plus, Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) and Unit Price.
As a contractor who loves to build, Dawson prefers to self-perform many scopes of work. This gives us more control over the quality of craftsmanship, project schedule, and site safety.
The work we self-perform includes:
+ Structural Concrete
+ Steel Erection
+ Rough Carpentry
+ Finish Carpentry
+ Exterior Envelope Systems
+ Door and Hardware Installation
Built right the first time
Dawson’s quality control program is structured around the belief that every project should be built right the first time. The program, which was adapted from the Army Corps of Engineers, has clearly defined roles and brings structure to the way we perform our work.
As part of the program, Dawson empowers all workers to monitor performance and stop work if there is a conflict or quality concern. Because we always aim for excellence, rewards are presented to employees who display leadership in the field.
Because doing the right thing on behalf of each owner is one of our core values, Dawson includes a written warranty in our Operations and Maintenance manuals. One year after occupancy we will complete a project walk-through to correct any workmanship or materials deficiencies.
Every accident is preventable
Safety is at the top of the list of Dawson’s core values. Safety supersedes schedule, cost or circumstance. We believe that every accident is preventable.
Everyone should go home safe.
For each project Dawson creates a site-specific safety plan identifying anticipated hazards and necessary controls prior to construction.
During construction, daily safety briefings and weekly meetings are held to ensure current hazards are communicated and controls are in place to protect workers and the public.
Every jobsite is posted with Dawson One-Call signs, which include a toll-free number to ensure Dawson personnel can be reached 24/7 for any immediate project site related need or concern.
Dawson excels at finding affordable, practical ways of making every project sustainable. We are committed to environmentally responsible construction, and we utilize sustainable building practices on our projects.
We have LEED Accredited professionals on staff who are experienced at the planning and documentation to reach LEED v4 and ESDS goals.
Our project sustainability expertise includes:
+ Net zero energy building (NZEB)
+ Ground source heat pumps
+ High efficiency envelope construction
+ Solar electricity generation
+ Indoor air quality protocols
+ Rainwater for landscape irrigation
+ Advanced heating and water controls
+ Vegetative green roof
+ Energy monitoring computer kiosk
+ Wastestream recycling and management
+ Life cycle cost analysis
At Dawson, we like to say that our expertise is a region, rather than a type of construction. The challenges of working in rugged mountain and coastal landscapes with extreme weather require specific knowledge and experience. Our people are experts at planning, logistics, and problem-solving as a result of working primarily in remote and semi-remote regions.
Dawson’s remote site expertise includes:
+ Long lead planning
+ Resource coordination
+ Transportation logistics
+ Specialty subcontractor coordination
+ Self-performed work