Buildings in the aviation industry (typically hangars) are defined by their large clear spans and their large over-head door openings that are required to move airplanes into and out of the facility. Concrete foundations have to accommodate the weight of multiple, large planes and the concrete apron often has to tie into the airport runway. Designs have to comply to a strict set of guidelines put forth by the governing airport authority (specific appearance, maximum height, airside security requirements, etc).
Past Colony Aviation Projects
The way that Colony can add the most value to an aviation building project is to get involved as early as possible in the design and permitting phase. This way we can design the building to meet not only the needs of your business, but the airport’s future expansion plans, federal airport authority regulations, and local municipality design requirements. Your assigned pre-construction manager will carry out regular design meetings with yourself, the airport authority, the city, and all project consultants to keep the project moving and to provide input on constructability, costs, and schedule.
In order to build a fully transparent partnership, we estimate the construction in an open-book fashion showing all costs and our associated fee (similar to a Construction Management deal). We then tender all scopes to sub-trades, make final sub/supplier selections together and lock into a fixed price to deliver the construction as the prime contractor
The Colony Way
We estimate the project transparently showing all costs and our fee. This allows us to work together as allies to tender all designs and trades and value engineer the project to meet your budget prior to proceeding. Then we lock into a fixed-price contract to build it for you.
Having the builder hire and manage the architect and all design consultants produces a much more efficient and cost-effective design.