Our focus on a collaborative culture has a tangible impact on every step of our process—it’s not just something we say we do.
Here are just a few of the differences you’ll experience when utilizing SSOE’s processes:
A less sequential process: even in more sequential delivery models, SSOE looks for ways to make processes more concurrent. For example, strategies like our BIM2Fab™ modeling, which incorporates fabrication level detail into structural steel or piping models—eliminating the process of recreating a new model for fabrication.
Design criteria development: regardless of the design method you choose, SSOE’s standard practice is to hold an Interactive Planning (IAP) session that brings, at a minimum, design disciplines and you, the Owner, together to identify the most important strategies to success. We also utilize production planning sessions, which foster individual accountability and create detailed, predictable workflows to define the critical path and successfully meet deliverables.
Target Value Delivery (TVD): we frequently employ a process by which the collective team and partners define the formal conditions of satisfaction of the project and set a target cost below industry benchmarks. Once established, the target cost cannot be changed—challenging the team with practical constraints to drive innovation, avoid scope creep, and deliver better results.
Design reviews: our teams make the most of technology by leveraging an interactive model for cross-discipline design and owner reviews. Screenshots from within the model capture action items and provide accountability among team members to show tangible progress.
Accountability-based scheduling: when SSOE is involved, production and pull planning techniques are used to drive individual accountability between all design and construction partners.
Construction support: our in-house construction capabilities provide obvious benefits to EPC/M projects. However, it also enhances the overall process, including the bidding process. Our specialized expertise can guide owners through an apples-to-apples comparison while also optimizing bids. Many times, we can also advise on general contractors and sub consultants who work well together.