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.
Expended Costs and Manpower Productivity Against Estimated Values
Quality of Our Workmanship
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.
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- Domestic, Chilled, & Heating Hot Water
- Fire Sprinkler
- Medical & Natural Gas
- Sanitary, Storm, & Steam
- Thermal Storage
- Waste Water Treatment
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
- Puerto Rico
- Saudi Arabia
- St. Maarten, N.A.
- United Kingdom
- U.S. Virgin Islands
Excellence in Construction/ Plumbing $5M-$15M (ABC)
$5M-$15M (ABC) Westside Regional Medical Center- Pyramid Award
Excellence in Construction/Plumbing
$5M-$15M (ABC) Kendall Regional Medical Center- Eagle Award
Excellence in Construction/ Mechanical
$25M+ (ABC) SLVHS VA Replacement Hospital- Eagle Award
Excellence in Construction/Mechanical
$5M+ (ABC) Miami Cancer Institute- Eagle Award
Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award
Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute
Excellence in Construction/ Institutional $20M+ (ABC)
(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
Excellence in Construction/Institutional Under $5M (ABC)
Holy Cross Hospital Chapel- Eagle Award
Excellence in Construction/Institutional $15M – $30M (ABC)
UHealth Batchelor Children’s Research Institute- Eagle Award
Excellence in Construction/Commercial Construction Over $75M (ABC)
National Car Rental Center – Eagle Award
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 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:
- Team dedication, resulting in our ability to meet deadlines with zero accidents, enhancing our outstanding Safety record.
- Involvement from every level of an organization, to ensure the message is uniform and easily understood & retained by everyone and ensures compliance while maintaining satisfactory production levels Active participation by a diverse cross section of the Nash team on decisions affecting the company Safety program instill a true feeling of ownership within the Safety program, therefore, adherence to the company’s safety program is more easily accepted.
- By using a “Lessons Learned Approach” we share information with our team to continually improve what and how we do our work with the goal of reducing accidents, injuries and overall risk. Examples of areas we’ve recently focused on are: fall protection, ladder Safety, personal protective equipment, and exposure to known hazards.
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:
- New requirement for brazing & soldering with use of 3.0 safety glasses.
- New driver policy addressing current risks such as texting, accident investigation process, and disciplinary process.
- By using a “Lessons Learned Approach” we share information with our team to continually improve what and how we do our work with the goal of reducing accidents, injuries, and overall risk. Examples of areas we’ve recently focused on are: fall protection, ladder safety, personal protective equipment, and exposure to known hazards.
- Maintenance of Safety Manual that conforms to current laws and rules.
- Research, purchase and install state of the art personal protection equipment including the latest in hard hat technology using vents and reducing temperature beneath hats by as much as 15 degrees.
- Research, purchase and installation of state of the art tools such as platform ladders, vacuum equipped drills, mobile fall protection handrail system.
- We understood that hearing and respiratory protection is an important area of safety focus. We do in house medical clearance and fit testing as needed.