Echo Pacific Construction is recognized as an industry leader in delivering projects using accelerated scheduling and building practices. As school districts consider accelerating traditionally phased construction schedules where students shuffle between existing and completed buildings, to a process where kids remain the primary focus (no matter the condition of the physical plant), Echo Pacific’s methods are becoming industry standard.
During pre-construction, Echo Pacific along with project stakeholders work together to develop a complete understanding of architectural intent along with client vision. EPC extrapolates potential hidden costs based on experience, as well as building scheduling strategies and continually communicates their findings to the owner.
“Communication skills among all parties are imperative, no matter which stakeholder is driving a particular set of decisions, the others must be flexible and willing to compromise as each gives input at every stage of construction. Acceleration imposes discipline over the decision-making process,” said owner Chris Rowe.
“Not only do accelerated construction schedules relieve campus disruption, they also save on management and overhead costs,” said Doug Mann, executive director of facilities for the Poway Unified School District and long-time client of Echo Pacific. “We have found a contractor who can meet these challenges, accelerating projects without compromising the quality of construction.”
“Pre-ordering all materials and equipment, having those items readily available and on site, along with a well-defined plan of attack is crucial to being agile and flexible,” Rowe said.
Leadership is the key component of true project management and is the basis of our success. One case in point is Vista Del Mar Elementary for the San Ysidro School District, which experienced a three month delay as a result of environmental impacts. A 13-month schedule was condensed to eight months to ensure the project opens this coming fall.
“I have seen many construction companies build schools and significant projects in our district, but never have I seen a company like Echo Pacific and their key personnel be so attentive and collaborative with their clients,” said Manuel Paul, superintendent of the San Ysidro School District. “This company is completing a school, Vista Del Mar Elementary, in eight months, and their president, Chris Rowe, is only a phone call and minutes away when you need him. That kind of involvement and service I have never seen before. “
For EPC, a collaborative approach to each project has proven to be a recipe for success, when it comes to project acceleration and where quality is never compromised.