When it comes to municipal, not-for-profit and other institutional facilities, Building Solutions has the expertise and experience you need.
Your Municipal Facilities Experts
Whether the city is replacing roofs, upgrading a fire station alerting system, refurbishing city offices, or correcting a chronic HVAC problem, the Building Solutions team will include the qualified specialists who can analyze the problem and write procurement specifications. The team leader is an experienced project implementer, so he will verify that the project is within budget parameters and coordinate each step of advertising and bidding, in conjunction with the city purchasing personnel.
When a bond issues is passed, the municipality often looks for a program manager who will help select the design professionals and define the projects to be funded. Usually, there are many constituents to provide input, including citizens and elected officials, who must be heard. A major part of a strong program manager’s services is arranging to receive and apply the input while keeping the project development on track.
Innovations in public financing, contracting methods, and ownership structures require creativity, flexibility, and good business judgment on the part of a facilities advisor. Building Solutions has extensive experience with CM-at risk, public-private partnerships, and facility privatizations. As a reputable, skilled advisor, all parties in the transaction know that they can trust Building Solutions to provide accurate information and effectively manage the project within accepted policies and procedures.
Your Zoological Park Experts
Among the various types of public venues that Building Solutions has served, zoos have become one of our our favorites. Professional zoo managers and trustees face juxtaposition of science and the art of sparking children's imaginations. Zoos are at the epicenter of some of the most significant issues of our time, as we contemplate the impact of the human species on our planet. These are unique challenges--meeting the scientific, education and entertainment needs on the one hand, and managing the complexities of preserving humane, healthy, and appropriate environments for animals from all over the globe on the other hand.
Our job is to ensure the facilities meet all of the conflicting needs better, and to support more effective and economical maintenance, on less forgiving budgets. As zoos transition to private sector or zoological society management, our unique experience in performing the zoo facilities assessments, as a due diligence step, is invaluable. Then, as the facility transitions to new management, we assist with setting strategic operational and financial goals, applying improved management processes, and correcting deferred facilities issues. Our experience in constructing zoo facilities, pre-investment due diligence, and facility management support for some of the nation's leading zoos has equipped us to serve many more, as a unique specialty.
Your Not-for-Profit Facilities Experts
Building Solutions understands that the not-for-profit facilities exist only to advance the mission of the organization. We simplify problem-solving by bringing the appropriate professional disciplines together under a single source, and follow the project through implementation, economically, and with total accountability to staff and board of directors.
Whether your organization needs advice about facility maintenance issues, renovations or a prospective new location, Building Solutions has the experience to quickly and efficiently examine the issues before financial commitments are made, to minimize the organization’s risk.
We understand that decision making is often highly collaborative. When Building Solutions is the leader of the project, your leader understands and guides the project team to accommodate the decision-making process into the project development process. Many of the Building Solutions leaders have personal experience on boards of trustees and serve as volunteers to many causes. This personal experience gives them insight, skills, and patience with the process and understanding of the special needs that your project may have.
Your Religious Facilities Experts
For many churches, a building committee consisting of dedicated members often leads the capital improvement process. Building Solutions adds technical expertise and project management experience to serve the organizations interests during the design and construction process. We understand the culture, financial priorities, quality demands, and decision-making process typical of religious institutions. That awareness coupled with our understanding of facility management and the construction process gives you a trusted advisor throughout your project.
Whether your organization needs advice about facility maintenance issues, reducing energy consumption, assessing need for renovations or a prospective new location, Building Solutions has the experience to quickly and efficiently examine the issues before financial commitments are made, to minimize the organization’s risk. Our team can also help prepare for a capital campaign by taking stock of existing facilities and quantifying the physical needs.
We understand that decision making within religious insitutions is often highly collaborative. When Building Solutions is a proven listener and team building during the project, guiding the project team in order to incorporate the group decision-making process into the project . Many of the Building Solutions leaders have personal experience on boards of trustees and serve as volunteers to many causes. This personal experience gives them insight, skills, and patience with the process and understanding of the special needs that your project may have.