After 30 years in commercial construction, Olicon’s experience is exceptionally broad. From tenant finish-outs, senior living construction, and schools, to churches, medical offices, and healthcare -- the list goes on and on. Our specialty is quality commercial construction. Here's a list of our construction services in Dallas TX.
Olicon can provide all forms of construction management, from “at risk” to “no risk”, for owners who already have a contractor and architect, but need a non-biased, knowledgeable, third party consultant.
Olicon takes great pride in its long list of successful renovation projects. Strong management and jobsite supervision are key to the skillful coordination of trades and construction activities to provide minimum disruption in occupied facilities. Olicon’s superb coordination and communication skills are two of our greatest strengths in the areas of renovations and alterations.
An owner’s worst nightmare is to construct a new healthcare facility and be unable to occupy it because it fails the State’s initial survey. We understand that every day a facility is not open costs you, and the lost revenue can greatly exceed the cost of correcting the problems. Olicon’s experts identify code and licensing deficiencies in facilities designed and built by others, determine the fastest, least expensive means of correcting them, and carry out the work quickly and effectively.
In 1999, Olicon coined the term “Super Sub” and the specialty construction term “General Works Packages”. Working with large contractors like Centex Construction Company and Aguirre Building Systems, Olicon has used its extensive knowledge of tenant finish and management to compile small parts of very large projects into General Works Packages. The scope of these packages normally includes items in CSI Divisions 10, 11, and 12, but frequently includes doors, frames and finish hardware, general labor, and rough carpentry, eliminating hours of project management in tracking these incidental items.
ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING
One of the first questions many owners ask is something along the lines of, “How many units can I reasonably fit on this property (or in this building)?” Olicon’s design team is adept at assessing even the most difficult sites and existing structures to determine how they can be developed to maximize the value in terms of space utilization, construction cost and marketability. We understand that a workable conceptual or schematic design and a reliable cost estimate are critical to preparing an accurate development pro forma.
Reconfiguring interior spaces can be a real challenge. We successfully balance function and aesthetics with costs, engineering issues, and construction scheduling constraints. With an on-staff engineer, we are able to assess the effect of the design on the mechanical and electrical systems and match the design to the existing building structure. We design with phasing in mind to minimize the effect of construction on your ongoing operations.
As a design-build firm, Olicon has a full-service architecture division that is responsible for directing and/or producing a complete range of architectural and engineering services. We have nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare architecture and engineering, in addition to our construction experience.
Olicon’s staff have been at the forefront of sustainable design, having both designed and constructed several projects that were required to meet strict green building standards. In several cases, large grants were awarded, contingent upon certain local and national standards being met by both the design and the construction practices. We design every facility to be healthy and energy efficient and emphasize recycling during both design and construction, including in our construction waste management.
Because of our long experience in healthcare commercial construction, we are intimately familiar with the highly complicated nature of building codes and the disastrous consequences that can result from failing to meet their requirements. We are recognized experts in building codes, the Life Safety Code, the ADA and similar accessibility standards, and State of Texas licensing standards for healthcare facilities. We also maintain a sound working knowledge of a large number of peripheral codes promulgated by the National Fire Protection Association, including requirements for fire sprinkler systems, fire door and window assemblies and MEP and medical gas systems in healthcare occupancies.
In any development project, there can be unexpected issues that turn the project from profitable to infeasible. Land use constraints, utility services, roadway access, wetlands requirements and asbestos abatement are just a few of the areas that must be assessed before committing to purchasing property for development. Olicon has extensive experience in these types of issues and can help assemble a consultant team that will protect you without breaking your pocketbook.
We all know deferred maintenance is a common problem in older facilities. Determining what needs to be done when and what it will cost can be very difficult. Olicon has made a specialty of assessing existing multi-family and similar buildings and preparing maintenance plans and budgets, typically for an entire 20-year period.