What We Do
Straub offers a full complement of construction services to meet our clients’ needs:
- General Contracting
Capabilities Straub’s diversity is found in the wide array of building types that we have built over the past 40 years:
- Renewable Energy
- Advanced Science and Technology
- Health Services
- Dining and Food Services
- Recreation and Fitness
- Vehicle Maintenance
- Operations Facilities
- Infrastructure: Bridges, Pipelines, Secure Border Fencing
- Secure Facilities
We perform under multiple contract types and delivery methods depending on our clients’ requirements and preferences, including:
- Lump Sum
- Guaranteed Maximum Price
- Negotiated Procurement
Save Time, Money and Reduce Change Orders – Addressing critical details during preconstruction frequently results in fewer construction-phase changes, reduced construction time, and cost savings. It also ensures that the finished product meets a client’s needs. For the best results, Straub works closely with our clients and design teams.
We develop and maintain accurate construction cost estimates as well as analyze the scheduling, materials, building systems, and construction methods. The involvement of Straub’s construction professionals during this planning stage ensures continuity between preconstruction and construction, so that decisions made during project planning are accurately implemented in the field.
Proven Effective Design-Build Approach – Straub’s Design-Build Division has developed efficient, proactive and proven processes and procedures. Each design-build team is dedicated to developing “win-win” solutions that incorporate the best balance of cost, function, efficiency and maintainability to meet the client’s project requirements. Straub implements a seamless transition from design to construction involving a complete integration of designers, on-site construction team and subcontractors from project inception to project closeout. We refer to this approach as Total Team involvement.
Reducing Risk – For each project, Straub dedicates resources with expertise in cost, systems options & comparison analysis, sustainable materials and methods, design coordination and building means/methods constructability. Straub’s design-build processes reduce inherent risks, flush out coordination issues, and maintain the project budget and schedule. We provide a thorough risk analysis vetting trade contractor’s qualifications and capabilities, local regulations, contract conditions, establishing “zero tolerance” safety standards.
Delivering Best Value – To deliver best value, Straub teams conduct a detailed value analysis of each system and material after gaining an understanding of our clients’ goals and objectives and leverage our experience to identify ways to reduce cost or enhance the scope. Our ultimate goal is to present our client’s with every practical cost savings and scope enhancement opportunity.
We manage our projects with onsite resources that provide the following core services:
- Building Expertise
- Cost Management
- Schedule Management
- Quality Control
- Onsite Safety Training, Supervision and Coordination
- Building Information Modeling (BIM)
- Renewable Energy
- Project Closeout and Post Construction Support
- Owner Move-in Coordination
Collaborative Approach to Meet Your Goals – The majority of Straub’s work uses the collaborative delivery methods such as Construction Management At-Risk and Design-Build. The Straub team knows how to add value to a project and accelerate the delivery process even for the most complex projects. Our clients rely on us because we are responsive, provide outstanding service, and staff each project with a dedicated team that works in concert with owners, architects, subcontractors, and engineers. Our employees are highly skilled and use proven management systems and procedures to monitor project progress and ensure that project goals are met every step of the way.
Building Responsibly – At Straub, we believe a business cannot be successful in the long-term if it does not act responsibly toward the environment and society. That is why sustainability is an integral part of our business model and strategy for long-term success. Our basic objectives for sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, minimize waste and create healthy, productive environments in which we work and build. The four key areas where we strive to incorporate sustainability:
- Energy: reducing energy consumption, being more energy efficient and using renewable energy and ‘alternative technology’.
- Materials: Choosing, using, re-using and recycling materials during design, manufacture, construction and maintenance to reduce resource requirements.
- Waste: Producing less waste and recycling more.
- Pollution: Producing less toxicity, water, noise and spatial pollution.
Living LEED – Straub strives to incorporate sustainability at every stage of the construction process, from planning and design to assembly, operation and disposal. As a leader in the construction industry Straub believes it is our responsibility to use sustainable practices whenever possible. We work with our architectural partners on projects to maximize sustainable practices by meeting or exceeding our client’s LEED requirements. Even when LEED requirements are not required, Straub strives to protect our natural resources for the next generation by recycling on our jobsites. To Straub, “environmental responsibility” means taking initiative. This means rethinking every aspect of our business, from auditing our use of office supplies to rethinking how we dispose of construction waste.