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cratic frustrations,” the company says. “[A sive system for analyzing our costs as we “Andres developed a very comprehen-
client’s] project manager is concerned moved through the preconstruction sive system for analyzing where we were
with only one thing: how to satisfy you. phase,” Burt Derr, developer of the at all times in the projections to tell us
Andres project managers also treat sub- Edgemere, said in a statement. “They pro- where the costs were,” he added.
contractors with care and respect so that vided us with the impact on construction
they are encouraged to do their best work timing, cost and overall value we needed Freeing Up Funds
for Andres’ clients.” to make smart decisions.” ACS helped the Pavilion Apartments dev-
ACS’s services consist of: The Edgemere is a 16-acre, $120 mil- eloper Corrigan Investments find cost
■ Construction management lion assisted-living facility with a country savings that allowed it to upgrade units,
■ General contracting club feel, according to ACS. Amenities in- according to the company.
■ Construction consulting clude dining areas, a billiard room, library, A number of amenities, including a
■ Design/build indoor pool, spa, beauty salon and a put- closet system with racks and shelves and
■ Major renovations ting green. wine refrigerators and racks, were added
■ Historic restorations ACS says the Mediterranean-style when ACS helped Corrigan Investments
■ Adaptive reuse architecture is enhanced with stucco, find savings elsewhere in the project.
■ Program management stone and wrought iron accents. “If you’re over budget and you’re hav-
The community has 256 independent- ing problems, it puts you on the defen-
Preconstruction Matters living apartments, 84 assisted-living sive,” Corrigan Investments CFO Stan Bar-
By the time demolition began on the site suites and 64 private rooms for skilled nett said in a statement.
of the Edgemere Senior Assisted Living nursing care. “You don’t want to spend any more. If
Center in Dallas, ACS already had been “During the preconstruction process, you’re saving, it puts you in a different
working on the job for more than a year- [ACS Project Manager] Wayne Wilson and frame of mind.
and-a-half. [ACS Superintendent] Kenny Briant con- “Working with Andres, we felt like we
The company says its project planning tinually updated cost projections for each had control of the budget, and that put
would pay big dividends for the project’s stage of the design as it moved forward,” us in a better position to say, ‘Yes, let’s go
developer. Greystone Senior Vice President Kim Wat- ahead and look for ways to make it even
“Andres developed a very comprehen- son said in a statement. better,” he added. ■