Construction Services

Our philosophy

We believe architecture, engineering and construction are inseparable.

Through our construction division, CannonDesign Builders, we seamlessly pull these disciplines together to deliver customized solutions that accelerate speed to market with predictable outcomes in cost and time. By embracing ownership in both design and construction, we become stronger partners in delivering the outcomes our clients seek.

Across our firm, we employ a diverse range of professionals with a successful record delivering high-quality projects that integrate design and construction. This in-house expertise gives us an intimate understanding of sequence, logistics, material technology, installation requirements and more. It also allows us to work as “translators” between our design teams and our build partners—safeguarding design intent and bringing more clarity and accuracy to the construction process.

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Our services
In-house Design-Build

With joint interest in the architecture, engineering and construction entities, we approach projects holistically with our designers and construction experts working in partnership with builders throughout the life of a project. This delivery method meets client needs by breeding collaboration, shortening project delivery, obtaining best possible competitive pricing, and guaranteeing cost and schedule — enhancing certainty of outcome.

Construction Management

With more than 45+ years of construction management experience, we partner with clients, design teams and builders to deliver projects that set new standards in quality, cost savings and timeliness. Our construction management team has overseen hundreds of projects throughout the U.S., tailoring our approach each time to achieve client goals whether through CM at Risk or CMa delivery.

Program Management

We develop custom programs to help clients manage complex projects for their capital programs, managing everything from planning, design and construction all the way through occupancy. Serving as an extension of our clients’ staff, we oversee the award of contracts, develop budgets and schedules, procure materials, maintain quality control, coordinate the project team and worksite, and support the overall success of the project.

Modular Design and Construction

We offer prefabricated modular building solutions that can be fully customized to meet each unique client’s goals for design and functionality. By prefabricating key building components offsite, we help clients significantly reduce construction delivery time, installation costs and construction materials while accelerating revenue capture. We also help clients standardize their supply chains by creating custom packages of building components, materials, and fixtures that can easily be applied across their real estate portfolios.

Cost Estimating

Our Dynamic Cost Management® (DCM) method goes beyond simply costing designs to ensure teams are developing designs that meet critical client goals. We completely integrate our cost estimators into project teams to ensure accurate alignment with the budget and the avoidance of costly and time-consuming redesigns. We also “‘market test” estimates by engaging sub-trades to develop cost certainty.

Pre-construction Services

Prior to the start of construction, we analyze and determine construction needs — helping clients better understand constructability, sequencing, risk and cost parameters by understanding market conditions. Our goal is to eliminate surprises and guarantee clients have the information and guidance needed for success from start to finish.

P3 Consulting

Over the last 10 years, we’ve worked on P3 projects with a collective construction value of more than $6 billion. Through these experiences, we have gained an intimate understanding of the challenges and opportunities that come with this delivery model, and have developed the skillsets necessary to bring successful P3s to life — whether helping clients create early business plans, providing design and construction services or managing the overall delivery process.

J. Brandon Dekker
Praful [prūh-full] Kulkarni
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