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Innovative Practices

As a regional construction management firm who was the first to pioneer the Construction Management concept in the Lehigh Valley in 1973, Alvin H. Butz, Inc.'s underlying success is predicated upon a collaborative approach which focuses on innovation and efficiency in the pursuit of achieving 100% client satisfaction. This approach has become increasingly more relevant over the last few years, as the design and construction industry has evolved in the use of efficient construction management practices which mitigate costs, save time and allow greater collaboration on our projects.

Outlined below are a few of the trending practices within the construction industry that we implement to manage our projects more efficiently and with more involvement from our project partners.

INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY (IPD) PRINCIPLES

Our underlying success is predicated upon our collaborative and integrated philosophy which focuses on the formation and management of dedicated, experienced teams that work as a unified partnership. The Butz team acts as the "facilitator" on our projects - seeking as much commentary, feedback, and collaboration from key stakeholders for key project issues as possible. We strive to encourage creativity, candor, conflict resolution, and the development of truly pragmatic optimal solutions.

We facilitate an integrated approach on all of our projects implementing collaborative and Lean techniques during planning, design, construction, occupancy and operation.

The Butz integrative process differs from the conventional, linear, design process in many ways. Most importantly we will facilitate input from all team members throughout design and construction and introduce each project participant at the earliest logical phase of the project. This includes procurement of specialty contractors on a best value selection process during the design phase of the project.

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LEAN PRACTICES

To more effectively manage projects while providing the highest quality services, Butz has become an industry leader in the implementation of Lean Construction methods. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide an integrated project experience where we minimize the waste of materials, time and effort while providing maximum value to the Owner. We continuously look to improve our already-successful methods to dramatically improve the safety, quality and efficiency of the projects we manage.

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VIRTUAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (VDC)

Butz continues to be at the forefront of innovation in the construction management field through our use of technology. To relay information from our team to all related parties in the easiest and most cost-efficient manner, our communication process is implemented through the latest technology - including a web-based document exchange platform and GoToMeetings. Field-based technology facilitates efficient information sharing such as technology 'kiosks', field tablet PC and/or iPad for viewing drawings/RFI's, and web hosted meetings.

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