The Nash Project Approach
William R. Nash utilizes a uniform technique of Project Management with proven effectiveness in controlling the three factors vital to a successful project. The basic elements of this process are constant monitoring of: expended costs and manpower productivity against estimated values, schedule management, and the quality of our workmanship. In addition we have invested in Best in Class software tools to help us control productivity, schedules, and construction budgets on all of our projects. Our project managers are trained on using these tools and we follow a disciplined approach whereby our team meets with Senior executives on a regular basis to review project status approach to ensure a successful project outcome.
Project Coordination Procedures
At contract award, Nash’s Project Manager will meet with the client representative to review the scope of work and develop the project coordination procedures. These procedures will define items such as document distribution, frequency of coordination meetings, and will establish the lines of communication required for the successful completion of the project. The Project Manager will be responsible for handling all financial, contractual matter, purchasing, expediting, and scheduling construction. In the performance of these duties, the Project Manager may elect to delegate certain functions to specific departments; i.e. engineering, prefabrication, estimating, and/or purchasing but still maintains overall responsibility for the project. The Project Manager remains with each project from inception to completion; providing maximum focus throughout the design and construction of each facility.
Project Team Approach
Nash’s Project Management process includes the establishment of a team to suit the complexity of each project. The roles included within the Project Management Team are purchasing, accounting, cost analysis, planning, scheduling, and construction. Each team member is a specialist and well versed within their discipline. Nash prides itself in the quality of workmanship found within each Project Management team. A group of seasoned and experienced personnel is made available to the project for its duration.
As the Mechanical Contractor on design assist projects, Nash offers a full complement of pre-construction services during the design phase. Proper utilization of these contractor related activities (i.e. cost estimates, scheduling, and constructability reviews) assures the client that their facility will be constructed in the most economical and efficient manner. All of these tasks require a detailed analysis concerning the key parts of the design and serve to identify potential long lead purchases which must be handled early in the construction phase.
Project Site Operations
The technique proven to be most effective within The Nash organization is what we like to call our “Stand-Alone” policy. This strategy calls for the establishment of a management team, which is specifically created to satisfy the needs of each individual project. Once the team has been created, Nash’s Project Manager and Project Superintendent plan and schedule the job accordingly. The planning efforts determines task precedence. It’s then decided what tools, equipment, materials, and labor is required to carry out the job competently.
Once the above mentioned is established, scheduling begins. Scheduling is the act of translating plans into a timetable and once the schedule has been formulated, the impact of changes can be evaluated and informed decisions can be made. The schedule is updated on a monthly basis in order to ascertain project status and analyze future manpower and equipment. The successful execution of major construction projects is hinged upon the ability to secure experienced supervisors, skilled workers, and helpers.
Our program of evaluating, hiring, training, and motivating crafts persons is as important as planning and scheduling. Initially, project hiring is obtained through the Superintendent’s and Foreman’s recommendations. Additional personnel are recruited through local contractor associations, state employment commissions, job fairs and advertisements. Resumes for each specific Nash Project Team will be furnished upon request.
Projects Completed Nationally and Internationally:
Our goal at William R. Nash is to deliver unsurpassed service to our clients and project owners. We are proud of our portfolio and the teams we have worked with for challenging us to uphold the standard of quality construction, building and engineering services. Along the way we have also been pleased to accept awards that recognize the work that we have done.
Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Excellence in Construction/ Institutional $20M+ (ABC) West Kendall Baptist Hospital- Pyramid Award
Excellence in Construction/Institutional $2-$20M (ABC) Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital- Eagle Award
Excellence in Construction/Institutional $30-$75M (ABC) University of Miami Biomedical Research Building
Subcontractor of the year (American Institute of Architects)
Marvin M Black Award for Excellence in Partnering (AGC) U.S. Penitentiary,
McCreary County, KY
The William R. Nash Executive Management has developed and established a policy of “Executive Involvement” between the Prime Contractor and Owner on their projects. A great deal of our success is attributed to the fact that this policy keeps WRN corporate officers involved in the ongoing projects and they maintain a high level of communication with the client. WRN’s Executive Involvement policy keeps executive management oversight on the total construction process.
Safety is our top priority at William R. Nash. It has and will continue to be of the utmost importance to our clients, employees, and projects. Our Safety Director reports directly to Executive Management concerning implementation and administration of the company’s safety policies. Frequent safety inspections are conducted to guarantee compliance with all Federal, State, and Local Laws. Ensuring that the proper steps are taken to fulfill our Company’s requirements for a healthy and safe work environment.
The Project Organizational Chart illustrates Nash’s approach in the development of our project teams. We appoint the most qualified individuals available from our organization to form this unique construction team.
The following represents a description of the responsibilities of those key personnel assigned to the project:
The Corporate Officer assigned to the project will actively assist in management and policy decision on all phases of the project. This individual will provide executive oversight and will maintain a high level of communication with the clients. Site visits will be made on a frequent basis to maintain an overall familiarity with the budget, quality of work, and schedule of the project.
At William R. Nash, the entire management of the construction process is under the direction of our Project Manager. The individual’s responsibilities include: project planning, acquiring resources , managing the team, and executing the scope of the project. Our project managers have the discipline to create clear and attainable objectives and see them through until the project is complete. They report to the contractor’s or architect’s Project Manager and is the point of contact for all communication.
The Project Superintendent reports to the Project Manager and is responsible for the supervision and coordination of all skilled persons, material, and equipment to maintain an efficient operation and to complete projects on schedule. They require all employee and subcontractor workmanship to be consistent with the best practices of the industry and to be completed in full accord with the design documents. They are knowledgeable in quality control, local building codes, AHCA requirements, safety and scheduling and are responsible for execution of the work in a manner consistent with the design.
Great work begins with a great plan.
Construction is a complex science, and our Project Teams believe that you deserve the highest quality project.
We understand the risks of poor performance and construction defects and as a result have developed a strict process of ensuring our delivery of a quality product. Through our integrated design and planning, we decide on functional performance and material specifications while allowing for the intelligent flexibility that original designs demand throughout the life-cycle management of our clients’ unique projects.
Every project team at William R. Nash is equipped with top of the line tools, best practice techniques, and above all, the training that is required to maximize our quality control and eliminate problems in the planning stages. Through a hands on approach we ensure that all projects adhere to every regulation and pass each inspection. Great Project Management is more than making sure the job gets done—it’s also making sure that the job is completed correctly the first time.
At William R Nash, Inc. we recognize our employees are our most valuable asset.
The company is committed to face the challenges presented by the ever changing construction environment from a safety perspective and considers safety a core value. We’ve honed our successful safety record and culture by:
Each project we perform is reviewed on a regular basis following our “Job Safety Analysis” format.
The Nash Wellness & Safety Committee is comprised of our Safety Director and other select Nash employees. This committee continues to work diligently to improve existing programs and implement new programs with an emphasis on safety and wellness. Here are a few of the committee initiatives:
Safety training is an important part of our Safety initiative and includes training at various times during the year.
Newly hired employees are required to complete a full day of safety training before being allowed on a Nash job site. In addition we deliver timely training, guaranteed to conform with OSHA. We use an annual training calendar, which is posted, and made available to all employees. Classes such as OSHA 10/30 hours, Competent Person Certifications, Lift Certifications (Aerial, Scissor, Forklift, etc.) are made available to all employees and completed as required.
Finally, our continued attention to safety and wellness through inspections, training, communication, and follow up has created a successful partnership between our safety department and our field leaders. Our field leadership embrace their role in keeping our project teams safe and provides regular input on safety initiatives. We are proud to have recently been awarded the ABC Platinum Step Award, which we feel is a great measure of our safety and wellness program’s success!