WHAT WE DO

At DesCor Builders, we “Bridge the Gap Between Concept and Reality”.

As a licensed general contractor, DesCor Builders provides preconstruction, general contracting and construction management services to private and public entities throughout California.

We are hands-on problem solvers who enjoy providing creative solutions to construction challenges. We understand that the key to building great relationships is by doing what we say and exceeding our customers’ expectations.

Our experience delivering a wide variety of projects, from campus environments and technologically demanding facilities to speculative office buildings and tenant improvements, enables us to promise our customers an exceptional project experience.

GENERAL CONTRACTING

During the construction phase of the project, DesCor will provide all management and related services as necessary to adequately supervise, monitor and coordinate the work of all subcontractors. The focus of our project management team is to maximize subcontractor performance per contract documents and the client’s goals, anticipate and minimize or eliminate problems, promptly remedy issues, and minimize disruptions or delays. In order to achieve this, our team will establish, implement and maintain procedures to assure coordination and communication among all parties.

PRECONSTRUCTION SERVICES

We view the Preconstruction Phase as arguably one of the most crucial phases in the overall life of a project. During this phase the “TEAM” develops many of the building systems and components which later drive the look, feel, and function of your new facility. With this in mind, we have made it our business (literally) to become experts in the processes of Preconstruction.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

In addition to our General Contracting Services, DesCor has the ability to provide all Construction Management Services necessary to ensure project success, by either a “CM at risk” or “Agency CM” approach. Our team of professional’s act as an extension to the client’s staff to ensure the project is efficiently designed and constructed.

PLAN FOR SAFETY

We believe that safety is a direct reflection of our relational and organizational skills. Safety embodies all of our values and is the most fundamental indicator of project success. We truly care about people and understand that we are responsible for their well-being on our projects, thus we are committed to the health and safety of all personnel on our projects

Whether an individual is a worker on site or a visitor to the construction project, we strive to provide the safest working conditions possible!

THE SAFEST WORKING CONDITIONS POSSIBLE
GOLDEN GATE PARTNERSHIP RECOGNITION SAFETY AWARD

DesCor Builders is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the Golden Gate Partnership Recognition Safety Award by Cal/OSHA Consultation Service. This award has been developed by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to provide motivation and support to high-hazard companies that are working proactively with the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service to uphold high standards of workplace safety.

CAL/OSHA SHARP PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM & CERTIFICATION

DesCor Builders proudly receives Cal/SHARP certification for their implementation and continued demonstration of high standards of workplace safety and health management. Cal/SHARP employer worksites are recognized as worksites expected to have a significantly lower risk for serious accidents than other employer’s worksites within the same industry. DesCor is extremely thankful to Cal/OSHA for acknowledging the efforts made and vows to continue our vigilance in safety excellence.

2018 NATIONAL SAFETY STAND-DOWN TO PREVENT FALLS IN CONSTRUCTION

The National Safety Stand-Down program raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. DesCor Builders is dedicated to educating our jobsite teams on “Fall Hazards” and reinforcing the importance of “Fall Prevention” along with providing protective methods, and consistent review of DesCor’s safety policies and goals. * Platinum Level / 5-Time Participant * Occupational Safety and Health Administration

General Contracting

During the construction phase of the project, DesCor will provide all management and related services as necessary to adequately supervise, monitor and coordinate the work of all subcontractors. The focus of our project management team is to maximize subcontractor performance per contract documents and the client’s goals, anticipate and minimize or eliminate problems, promptly remedy issues, and minimize disruptions or delays. In order to achieve this, our team will establish, implement and maintain procedures to assure coordination and communication among all parties.

PREPARATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF SUBCONTRACTS | DesCor prepares all contracts and major purchase orders.

PRECONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE | Preconstruction conferences are held with all subcontractors prior to starting work to discuss the schedule, procedure, equal opportunity, safety, and any other site specific issues.

SUPERVISION | DesCor maintains full-time supervision on the project to ensure the successful performance of all construction phase services.

CONSTRUCTION RECORDS | Complete files and logs are maintained in the field office of all documents, revisions, correspondence, contracts, reports, etc.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE | The construction schedule is produced in the Preconstruction Phase and is routinely updated through the completion of the Construction Phase.

LONG-LEAD ITEMS / SCHEDULE | We identify long-lead items and coordinate with the Owner and Architect to expedite the specification and/or design of such items.

WEEKLY COORDINATION MEETINGS | Meetings are held weekly with all relevant subcontractors for coordination of the work, resolving field installation issues, safety, and review of the project schedule.

PROGRESS MEETINGS | DesCor holds progress meetings with the owner, consultants and trade subcontractors to discuss progress and scheduling.

PROJECT SAFETY | DesCor has developed a Corporate Safety Policy that exceeds both CAL-OSHA and FED-OSHA standards. Every project has its own specific safety plan.

PUNCHLIST | Our team monitors quality and will develop a “Pre-Completion List” for subcontractors on a weekly basis. Since we address and repair items as we go, our ultimate goal is to have no punchlist at project completion.

Preconstruction Services

We view the Preconstruction Phase as arguably one of the most crucial phases in the overall life of a project. During this phase the “TEAM” develops many of the building systems and components which later drive the look, feel, and function of your new facility. With this in mind, we have made it our business (literally) to become experts in the processes of Preconstruction.

 

COMMUNICATION | This process begins with a Partnering Meeting which gathers those involved in the design, construction and end use of the project. The objective of this meeting is to communicate/learn the goals and objectives for the project, identify potential problems and solutions, and establish clear lines of communication.

SCHEDULE | A Master Schedule for the project through design and construction and will be prepared to facilitate the overall process. DesCor will provide a comprehensive schedule clearly indicating the major design milestones including all of the preconstruction, bidding, permitting and other project related schedule issues and activities.

ESTIMATING COST & CONTROL | DesCor believes strongly in the importance of providing continuous “up to the minute” cost control feedback to allow the Team to Design to a Budget as opposed to Budget to a Design. This process includes

  • Schematic design estimate
  • Design development estimate
  • Contract document estimate
  • Constructability review (includes DesCor field team input)
  • Document control
  • Bid packages
  • Competitive bidding
  • Value analysis
  • Cost control
  • System Studies
  • Prequalify subcontractors
  • Design-build services
  • Long lead identification and procurement
  • Estimate turn-over package
  • Site logistics development

Construction Management

DesCor accomplishes this by offering the following Construction Management services:

  • Site investigation
  • Coordination of construction documents
  • Value engineering
  • Conceptual estimating
  • Contract administration cost control
  • Construction schedule review
  • Constructability resolution
  • Project budget and cash flow analysis

Our clients and project team members appreciate the fact that we approach Construction Management in a spirit of collaboration and cooperation, committed to the success of all stakeholders in the project.

Plan for Safety

We believe that safety is a direct reflection of our relational and organizational skills. Safety embodies all of our values and is the most fundamental indicator of project success. We truly care about people and understand that we are responsible for their well-being on our projects, thus we are committed to the health and safety of all personnel on our projects.
At DesCor Builders, we proactively manage challenges instead of reacting after it’s too late. We plan for safe projects by:
  • Building in safe processes during the preconstruction phase
  • Developing site-specific safety plans unique to each project
  • Employing a full-time, in-house specialist committed 100% to safety
Our plan for safety is continually reinforced through:
  • Daily site inspections
  • Weekly all-hands safety meetings on each project
  • Ongoing analysis of safety trends and leading indicators
Whether an individual is a worker on site or a visitor to the construction project, we strive to provide the safest working conditions possible! VOLUNTARY PROTECTION PROGRAM (VPP) CERTIFICATION | DesCor Builders strives to provide and maintain a safe and healthy workplace, as evident by our commitment to participate in the Cal/OSHA Voluntary Protection Program.  VPP is OSHA’s premiere recognition program designed to recognize worksites with comprehensive safety and health management systems that incorporate strong management commitment and meaningful, active employee involvement. In VPP, the four pillars are: management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, and training.
GOLDEN GATE PARTNERSHIP RECOGNITION SAFETY AWARD | DesCor Builders is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the Golden Gate Partnership Recognition Safety Award by Cal/OSHA Consultation Service. This award has been developed by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to provide motivation and support to high-hazard companies that are working proactively with the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service to uphold high standards of workplace safety.

CAL/OSHA SHARP PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM & CERTIFICATION DesCor Builders proudly receives Cal/SHARP certification for their implementation and continued demonstration of high standards of workplace safety and health management. Cal/SHARP employer worksites are recognized as worksites expected to have a significantly lower risk for serious accidents than other employer’s worksites within the same industry.

DesCor is extremely thankful to Cal/OSHA for acknowledging the efforts made and vows to continue our vigilance in safety excellence.
2018 NATIONAL SAFETY STAND-DOWN TO PREVENT FALLS IN CONSTRUCTION | The National Safety Stand-Down program raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.  DesCor Builders is dedicated to educating our jobsite teams on “Fall Hazards” and reinforcing the importance of “Fall Prevention” along with providing protective methods, and consistent review of DesCor’s safety policies and goals. * Platinum Level / 5-Time Participant * Occupational Safety and Health Administration