Open, honest communication with the best interest of the job in mind.
Cleveland’s skilled team of Pre-Construction estimators, project managers and engineers are trained in providing design-build and design-assist services, virtual construction and installation drawings that provide solutions, limit questions, and ensure seamless, proactive efficiencies every step of the way. From conception through final design, we are able to discuss and address scope initiatives and subsequent pricing, anticipating needs and offering efficient alternatives in real time. From raising constructibility concerns to managing cost-drivers, this effort provides the Construction team the necessary tools and insight to ensure the design remains within budget, on schedule and in compliance with the owner’s criteria.
How We Help
- Offer assistance in early budget establishment, prior to procurement
- Providing high-level scope narrative and help establishing cost expectations
- Offer pricing for all systems and scope initiatives
- Providing cost revision feedback
- Generate a road map forward in order to ensure excellent work and on-budget delivery
- Providing cost revision feedback at each drawing issuance
- Update road map forward and cost tracking by system in order to insure on-budget delivery
- Offer value engineering solutions that meet budget requirements & uphold quality
- Provide risk mitigation through safety management & constructability review
Through early collaboration with architectural and engineering teams, we utilize 3D scanning technology to capture and model as-built conditions. Providing these accurate insights to facilities operations staff during ongoing construction efforts, we are able to:
- Prevent the duplication of modeling work for a simplified process
- Ensure installation precision and efficiency with robotic total station layout
- Reduce schedule impacts and prevent trade conflicts through clash detection
- Eliminate unnecessary change orders
Through Prefabrication, our team of industry leading experts builds and packages modularized electrical components in a controlled environment to send directly to a job site for final assembly to save time and increase jobsite productivity while reducing costs and safety risks. Once our Revit Building Information Model is coordinated during Pre-Construction, the 3D drawings are sent to our 65,000 sq. ft. Prefabrication shop located just a few miles from our main office. Working in our secure facility, we are able to promote quality control and workmanship consistency prior to final turnover, in addition to reducing safety risks common to active job sites. Fully equipped to handle small to large scale electrical or mechanical client needs, our Prefabrication team can preassemble, package and kit a myriad of work flows that would traditionally be stick-built in place, on location.
Fostering design consistency from 3D modeling through installation, Prefabrication best serves projects with:
New construction or Greenfield builds vs. retro-fitting or upgrades to existing facilities
Larger scale or mission critical projects with early design release and trade partner participation
Numerous and repeatable assemblies
Limited physical space for material storage and laydown
Tight schedules or limited windows of time to perform work
At Cleveland we place high importance on tailoring our process to best serve our clients’ goals. The potential for Prefabrication is thoroughly assessed and analyzed during pre-job planning and evaluation, prior to commencing work and site mobilization. While each project looks different, a typical sequence might include:
Virtual Construction Drawings Generated
And sent to Pre-Fabrication for scheduled assembly.
Input 3D Model Into Trimble MEP Lay-Out Solution
Locating all points on-site exactly as modeled prior to field effort launch.
Prefabricate and Preassemble Modular Work Packages
All work packages are NEC compliant and are quality checked, tested and labeled to streamline final end user acceptance.
Kitted Assemblies Installed in Accordance with 3D Model
Final deliverables are packaged and shipped to site for immediate installation — controlling waste and reducing jobsite storage requirements.
A Few Kind Words
Cleveland was an instrumental part of our mission critical team. Not only did they participate during the design process and bring the project in under budget, they also provided valuable input to the design so that our cost was kept under control. The installation quality was excellent and on time. As we continue to expand our facility with interior electrical distribution, we will have Cleveland perform that work as well.
James R. Bailey, Executive Vice President
T5 Data Centers
Cleveland Electric’s performance is noteworthy because of the highly complex requirements of constructing a large electrical substation, the interface and coordination required with Georgia Power Company, and the difficult trenching and electrical conduit installations involved in the project. Across a two year project, their team provided outstanding field direction and management of the work. Completion of this project and ‘turning the lights on’ for the new electrical substation is indeed a noteworthy achievement.
Jack J. Faussemagne, Chair
Georgia Tech Facilities, Inc.
Emory finds Cleveland to be one of the best electrical contractors in the region as they consistently deliver exceptional work at competitive pricing. They are in fact one of only three electrical contractors allowedtowork on our larger lab projects such as the Emory Children’s Center. Cleveland performed wonderfully and delivered an excellent product. I would not hesitate in recommending Cleveland for any large or small projects you may have.
Steven M. Lange, Capital Planner
Just a quick note to say thank you for the outstanding work you and your firm did at Houston Healthcare. From preconstruction through project close-out you and your team provided consistent reliable information to help us plan and build this $75M hospital replacement and central utility plant project. It was of great value to us at Gilbane to be able to engage Cleveland Electric very early on in the process (at SD's) . Your participation in the team scheduling and phasing discussions, the option pricing you provided, the real VE ideas you brought to the table and your capacity to identify long lead items to name just a few of benefits enabled us to move forward into construction quickly (well before CD's were completed) with confidence.
Mark d'Arcy, Sr. Project Executive
Gilbane Building Co.
Cleveland Electric’s BIM process is one of the most efficient and innovative methods in the industry. Their commitment to the coordination process and team collaboration is evident in their detailed model creation and comprehensive shop drawings that provide clear section cuts and isometric views. Cleveland Electric’s shop drawings are the most detailed I have seen, providing clear section cuts and isometric views derived from their Building Information Model. They continue to lead the industry in BIM implementation and innovative processes with a clear end goal of providing the best product possible.
Scott Cloud. Regional Director VDC
Brasfield & Gorrie
Throughout our project, Cleveland Electric Company exemplified all of the qualities you would expect in a trusted partner; their budgets were timely, clear, accurate, and most importantly transparent. They routinely provided valuable design assistance and direction to Turner and the Engineer of Record [and developed] various opportunities to maximize the budget while maintaining a high level of quality…This partnership allowed the team to establish, maintain and ultimately exceed an aggressive electrical budget…Cleveland’s professionalism, expertise, and commitment to the team and project goals…were pivotal in delivering a quality product, under budget.
Ben Sousa, Preconstruction Manager
Turner Construction Company