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Design-Build (EPCM) Construction

As full-service design-build general contractors in Utah and Intermountain West, Wollam Construction offers Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (EPCM) services. Wollam’s project designers work hand-in-hand with our team of expert contractors to deliver each project. Our agile design-build construction management services help to guarantee turnkey project delivery and positive outcomes for our clients. Contact us to get started on your next construction project today!

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Design Build Construction & EPCM Services | Wollam Construction

Utah-Based Design-Build Construction Firm

We carry each of our customers’ construction projects from concept to completion. Our construction management team ensures the highest quality workmanship, timely completion, and budgetary compliance. Using a design-build approach, we execute projects in the shortest time possible while maintaining your project’s overall quality.

In our experience, design-build is the most effective methodology when building new construction or renovating past builds to achieve a brighter future. Not only does it allow for collaboration between every segment of your team and ours, but it also delivers a higher volume of innovation and improvement. If you are looking for design-build contractors near you, let Wollam take the lead. We can deliver a full turnkey project faster than the traditional design-bid-build method.

Construction Project Management Services

EPCM, an acronym for engineering, procurement, and construction management, is a construction methodology that is used to plan and construct facilities. As an EPCM contractor, Wollam manages all contractors involved in the project while providing safety-driven services, dynamic construction crews, and team-oriented managers. The benefit for our clients is that you only review and sign one contract; we guarantee the results of any subcontractors and manage their productivity, so you don’t have to. When the facility is completed, the client is handed a turnkey facility that has been reviewed and approved at every stage.

EPCM Contracting Services

The completion of a successful project requires the coordination of several construction teams. In EPCM construction management, the clients remain in complete control of their project while the EPCM consultants handle all the various stages of the construction process, which we’ll break down below:

Engineering

As one of the beginning stages of the construction process, the engineering phase covers the design and implementation of building plans. With large, industrial construction projects, civil engineers play a critical role in outlining blueprints and implementing complex plans. Engineering ensures that projects are completed efficiently, safely, and cost-effectively. During this process with EPCM, the client is given full transparency with engineering decisions and is informed of their costs, which gives the client complete control over the process in the future. Our clients rely on our expertise and experience to guide them through this phase, including how to achieve the best outcome for their project.

Procurement

In the construction process, procurement is the acquisition of building materials and services. To minimize risks while providing an acceptable quality of goods within specific financial parameters, the procurement process must be timely. During the procurement phase, communication is critical to ensuring the satisfaction of our clients. This is perhaps one of the most complex parts of the EPCM process. The procurement plan will outline the building process and timeline, including contracts for each service and product. You will receive regular communication regarding technical quotations, vendors’ pre-qualifications, and technical evaluations; however, our team will take the lead in hiring and managing each moving part.

Construction Management

As a design-build construction management firm, we provide comprehensive construction management for your project. The multi-faceted aspects of construction management include overseeing equipment, office facilities, services, and on-site management of any contractors. During the construction management process, communication with the client is always maintained to ensure maximum transparency during this critical period.

What is the Difference Between EPC and EPCM?

EPC, an acronym for engineering, procurement, and construction, has many similarities to EPCM. However, the main difference between the two is mostly in how the project is organized. With the EPC approach, the project is not managed by engineering consultants. Instead, the management of the construction project is given to a construction management firm.

Where we work

Headquartered in Draper, Utah, Wollam Construction offers EPCM services in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Utah
  • Wyoming

Utah Design/Build Construction Projects

Browse through our gallery of construction projects below. Using our vast experience in the construction field, we have designed and built many turnkey projects throughout the years. From our company headquarters to concrete construction and building demolition, you’ll see that we work on a variety of projects for any industry. Over the years, we have served the mining, industrial, agriculture, pharmaceutical, public work, oil and gas, and energy industries. Scroll through the photos below and see what we can do for your industry.

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HOW WE MEASURE OUR EPCM PROJECTS

We provide clients with quality work, highly skilled craftsmen, and innovative solutions.

Safety

Safety is a value in our organization. Values never change. It is always at the forefront of our business.

Quality

At no cost, will we compromise the quality of our work and product we provide.

Schedule

We take pride in meeting our commitments on schedule. On projects we utilize master, short interval, and daily schedules.

Budget

We take pride in doing what we say we will do in regards to project budgets. We build confidence with our partnership mentality working with our clients.

35
YEARS IN BUSINESS
$200+
Million in Available Bonding Capacity

FINANCIAL STABILITY

We are a Design Build Firm equipped to perform your challenging large and small projects.

Take the next step

Since our beginning in 1986, Wollam has been committed to providing exceptional safety, quality, efficiency, and budget for our clients. We are the premier full-service design-build contractors in Utah and the Intermountain West. Are you interested in working with Wollam Construction? Take the first step; request a bid or reach out to talk to our team. 

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Construction Management FAQs:

What is construction management?

Construction management is the service land owners or developers use to ensure their building projects proceed effectively. Construction management professionals handle a construction project’s cost, function, quality, safety, schedule, and scope. 

A construction management service can save owners money by ensuring the builders complete the job on time and within budget. 

What is EPC?

In the construction world, EPC stands for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contract. Often used for large-scale construction projects, EPC contractors complete all aspects of the project’s engineering and construction. They manage the construction project in-house to provide a complete turnkey building service.

What does a construction manager do?

Construction managers coordinate large-scale building projects to ensure they meet the owner’s concerns. They manage the project’s cost, function, quality, safety, schedule, and scope.

Construction managers have educated professionals with experience in the large-scale construction industry. They follow industry standards and practices to keep projects moving quickly, safely, and efficiently.

What is design-build?

Design-build is a term used to describe a type of construction service in which a single party performs both the design and build phases of the project.

A design-build approach can save time on projects because the design-build contractor can begin the construction phase before finishing the design phase.

Wollam Construction provides comprehensive design-build services to improve the efficiency, transparency, and accountability of construction projects.

What does EPCM mean?

EPCM stands for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management. EPCM is a construction contract in which a contractor provides construction management services and oversees the project. Meanwhile, the owner directly hires each of the varied subcontractors needed to complete the project.

The EPCM model gives owners a lot of control over their projects and provides them with more flexibility. The EPCM model can save an owner a little money, but it often costs more upfront because the owner must pay each subcontractor directly.

Wollam Construction also provides EPCM services.

What is a design-build project?

A design-build project is a construction service where a single firm does both the design and the construction.

With both services under the same umbrella, the architectural and engineering team work closely with the builders so construction can begin before the design gets finalized. That makes a design-build an appealing option for projects on a tight schedule.

What is the difference between EPC vs EPCM?

EPC and EPCM are types of construction agreements between a contractor and a landowner or developer. Each term lists the responsibilities of the contractor.

EPC stands for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction. So, the contractor must provide the following:

  • The engineering or design of the project
  • Procurement of the materials needed
  • The construction itself

EPCM stands for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management. In an EPCM agreement, the contractor handles the engineering and procurement but not construction. Instead, they provide construction management. The contractor oversees the project’s cost, function, quality, safety, schedule, and scope. The owner hires subcontractors to complete the work.

What is the difference between EPC vs design-build?

In both Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and design-build projects, the contractor handles design and construction, but they have some key differences.

With EPC agreements, the contractor delivers a finished product in a turnkey fashion. That means the designs are generally simpler, but the final result is a building ready to open. With an EDP, the designs are usually complete before construction begins.

Design-build contractors usually provide more ongoing design work, and projects can often begin construction before the design is complete. However, that may mean the building requires additional changes throughout construction.

What is a design-build firm?

A design-build firm is a construction company or contractor specializing in providing architecture and engineering solutions and the construction of a new-build project. These types of projects can have a lot of moving parts and require an experienced and agile team to complete them efficiently and consistently. Working with an experienced design-build firm can often help you complete projects more quickly. A contractor who relies on a subcontractor to handle one of the two main aspects of the project may need more time.

Wollam Construction provides design-build and EPCM services.

What is a design-build contract?

A design-build contract lays out the terms of an agreement between a client and a builder for the builder to provide both design and construction services. Working under a design-build contract allows builders to begin construction before a design is finalized. That can give a significant advantage when schedules are tight. Design-build contracts also work well for projects with fluid timelines due to unknowns in the landscape that may require ongoing design changes. That’s why some transportation departments use design-build contracts for building roads.

What is an EPCM contract?

An EPCM contract states the terms of a building agreement in which the contractor must provide Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (EPCM). Note that construction management does not mean the contractor will provide construction services, only construction management. Construction management includes keeping tabs on a project’s cost, function, quality, safety, schedule, and scope for the owner. With an EPCM contract, the owner remains responsible for hiring the subcontractors to complete construction on the project. 

Wollam Construction provides both design-build and EPCM services.