Comprehensive planning plays an important role in the success of all construction projects, large or small. Estes Construction is working with the Iowa Construction Advocate Team (ICAT)
to share our expertise with Iowa school boards as they improve their districts' learning environments to accommodate new technologies or lower operating expenses. As an ICAT Preferred Partner, we will be your advocate from concept to completion, ensuring high quality facilities, lower operating costs and better value for your construction dollars.
We help school districts achieve their goals through a process called Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
- the construction delivery method recommended by the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB)
. If your district is considering a project, or has begun the design, IPD is a unique approach that has been proven to provide lower costs, higher satisfaction and better quality. This collaborative approach includes school districts, communities, financial providers, designers, and the construction team in one unified process. IPD harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to optimize results, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of design, construction, and beyond. Guided by the principles of trust, transparency and communication, this delivery method will help your school board members be good financial stewards to the community and comply with state regulatory guidelines.Phase One: "Opportunity"
Estes relieves districts of the burden of navigating complex project planning by giving school boards an inexpensive way to assess their needs and match them with potential funding sources. Our total project approach offers several key advantages, including a low cost facility evaluation, accurate budget projections, transparent board reporting, and public relations assistance in the "Opportunity Phase."Phase Two: "Implementation"
When your district is ready to move forward with the "Implementation Phase," Estes will be there to collaborate with your designers and ensure your project stays on schedule, remains within budget, and meets your expectations.
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