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Cost effective construction with predictable outcomes
Campus Crest Construction (CCC) has developed a reputation of delivering quality projects, built with great efficiency, at a cost that is unmatched in the industry. Our ability to successfully deliver proto-typical buildings across the United States is based upon a discipline of:
- Developing and continually improving a Proto-typical building design.
- Training and developing a loyal base of regional and national subcontractor teams.
- Centralizing procurement of materials
- Developing a new approach to construction based on pre-assembled components
Volume purchasing efficiencies:
The more CCC can control the sourcing and delivery of building products, the more we can control project cost and project timing. The proto-typical design approach of CCC ensures that all the building finishes and products are the same project to project. As a result, CCC develops tremendous buying power, which dramatically lowers cost and increases the predictability of product delivery.
Refined construction process
Every floor plan introduced to the construction field is the culmination of years of refinement resulting in an extremely cost-efficient design. The process also provides the construction and leasing teams an opportunity to contribute to the resolution of design flaws or improve the unit for the eventual end-user before the next construction cycle begins.
Regional subcontractor teams
CCC works hard to create mutually beneficial regional subcontractor relationships across the United States. Using consistent construction techniques, coupled with pre-assembled building component packages, which helps control cost and increase the predictability of construction delivery. For example, once the framer understands the scope of our prototypical building, the amount of work is realized by the subcontractor and typically results in better cost of the framing effort.
Multiply this approach across other subcontractor disciplines and you have developed reliable regional subcontractor teams with firm pricing and consistent results.
As the Campus Crest portfolio grows, it is not only important to maintain the quality of the asset, it is equally important to preserve the consistency of the product. Many times, once a project is operational, the on-site maintenance staff implements corrective maintenance work that has the potential to be inconsistent with the original finish specifications of the project. The Facility Management Group, which is housed in our Construction Company, ensures that the portfolio remains consistent and uniform. In addition to this, our corporate purchasing power across the platform serves to control the cost of ongoing capital expenditures at our operating properties.
The first impression or "curb appeal" of a community is an extremely important factor. The Facilities Management group implements and manages seasonal landscaping programs, as well as regularly scheduled maintenance of each residence building, clubhouse and amenity area. The Facilities Maintenance Group is also responsible for any short-term special taskforces to ensure that any Campus Crest asset looks new and fresh to the customer at certain critical times such as move-in weekend.
As the Facilities Management group manages and maintains the physical components of the properties, they are responsible to alert the Campus Crest Construction team of any alternative product or component that may improve the customer experience or reduce operational cost. This centralized approach to facilities management allows Campus Crest to observe and react to any anomaly that is observed across the portfolio, redesign during the product development phase, and thus improve not only existing assets by future cycled pipeline projects.
By utilizing the in-house resources of our construction and facilities management group, we are able to take advantage of our various bulk purchasing agreements, which drives cost down in the field. Moreover, our ongoing relationship with various vendors that supply many of our FF & E items, allow us to take advantage of cost savings, as well. Implementing the necessary metrics to monitor and control portfolio physical plant operation cost is another major responsibility of the Facility Management group. Any kilowatt of energy or gallon of water saved not only increases portfolio value but also sends the consistent message that Campus Crest is committed to create communities that are sustainable and do not overburden community and natural resources.