PRIORITIZING

QUALITY MANAGMENT

The larger the construction project, the more critical the need for precise and immediate quality assurance and quality control services. KAST specializes in meeting the challenges of large scale construction efforts by providing dedicated preconstruction planning, construction phase services, virtual design construction, post-construction services, safety implementation, and sustainability.

PRECONSTRUCTION PLANNING

Without exception, pre-construction services set the stage for a successful project. KAST clients find that by engaging our team during the design phase they benefit in the following ways:

 

  • A seamless team approach among all project team members

  • Lower initial costs and budget attainment

  • Coordinated construction documents

  • Subcontractor input and buy in to project objectives

  • Value-added project planning and scheduling

  • Predictable results

CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES

Seamless transition from the pre-construction phase into the construction phase assures that KAST’s on-site construction team (including all subcontractors) fully understand the plans, specs and the overall expectations of the client.  

 

Setting the stage for good communication among the project stakeholders is a vital role we play on each project.  To accomplish this, we listen, we ask the right questions, we understand expectations. Good communication enables the entire project team to work more effectively, to solve problems when they are small and to be very proactive in dealing with the myriad of issues on a project both short term and long term.  It is this passion, comprehensive planning, and resource management that ensures field operations run smoothly and the owner’s objectives are met in the following ways:

 

  • Excellent  communication and teamwork

  • Documents are well coordinated

  • Improved quality

  • Efficient scheduling

  • Improved coordination and cooperation from subcontractors

  • Cost savings

  • Meeting deadlines and schedules

  • Predictable project outcomes

VIRTUAL DESIGN CONSTRUCTION

KASTs technical services group is on the leading edge of VDC and BIM technology. VDC is a powerful tool that allows KAST to collaborate with our clients, design team members and subcontractors throughout the design and construction phases. VDC is implemented on nearly all KAST projects to assure that issues such as design conflicts, space constraints and coordination among trade contractors are resolved prior to the start of work. Other benefits of KASTs use of this technology include: 

 

  • Communicating at a higher level with our clients, design team members and subcontractors when documents are at a conceptual stage of development 

  • Performing document coordination

  • Performing clash detection on MEP systems

  • Resolving complex issues in 3 dimensions which are difficult to identify from simple plans

  • Performing detailed estimates and take-offs with greater accuracy

POST CONSTRUCTION 

Obtaining the Certificate of Occupancy doesn’t mean the end of the job for KAST. That’s just the beginning of our post-construction phase to familiarize and train the owner(s) with all the major components of the building from the mechanical and electrical systems to the fire/life safety systems. KAST's Warranty Services Director, Kelli Osborne will make sure that our clients' building managers and engineers have a clear understanding on how to properly operate and maintain the many complex systems within the facility and test each one for quality assurance.

 

Our post-construction phase includes:

  • Conduct filmed training on all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire systems

  • Provide instruction on proper care and maintenance of all building systems

  • Schedule and conduct warranty walkthroughs with building owners and managers, subcontractors and manufacturers at the scheduled date prior to warranty expiration

  • Provide owners and building managers  with KAST and subcontractor emergency contact information

  • Provide owners and building managers with detailed operations and maintenance manuals and as-built documents along with filmed manufacturer training on all equipment

  • Organize and complete any final punch list items at times convenient to owner and building occupants

SAFETY

KAST is relentless in its mission   to send every worker home every day to their families and loved ones. This is a responsibility that we don’t take lightly.  KAST is deeply committed to having the safest jobsites in the industry. This happens by paying attention to the little things like keeping our jobsites clean and organized, training 100% of our Project Managers and Superintendents in OSHA 30-Hour Safety Courses and CPR Certifications. We partner with our subcontractors to assure they are in complete alignment with KAST’s requirements for maintaining a safe work environment at each of our projects sites. KAST is proud of the low EMR of 0.65 that we have worked so hard to earn.

SUSTAINABILITY / LEED

As a member of the Florida Green Building Coalition and the US Green Building Council, KAST is committed to leadership in sustainable design and construction practices. KAST continues to invest in sustainability training for its employees and has a deep bench of LEED accredited professionals on staff. We understand that being environmentally responsible means taking initiatives including rethinking every aspect of our business, including  auditing our use of office supplies, focusing on indoor air quality , diverting construction waste from landfills, and being committed to building a healthy, sustainable future. Through our LEED accredited professionals, KAST routinely assists clients in the integration of environmentally responsible design technologies. These same technologies and sustainable building practices increase the efficient use of resources including land, energy, water and materials while eliminating negative impact to our environment.

Putting sustainability into practice KAST, through LEED Accredited professionals, KAST provides the following green/sustainable construction services:

  • Concept planning

  • Feasibility studies

  • First-cost evaluation for lifecycle analysis

  • Evaluation of building systems, equipment and materials

  • Cost/benefit LEED credit strategies 

  • Materials and equipment procurement

  • Transition planning and support of Commissioning efforts

The below projects are a partial list of LEED Certified Projects that KAST has recently completed:

  • Spodak Dental Offices, Delray Beach

  • Hyatt Place Hotel, Delray Beach

  • LRP Communications Office Building, Palm Beach Gardens

  • Fire Station #5/Emergency Operations Center, West Palm Beach

 

The below projects will receive certification from the National Green Building Council upon completion:

  • Harbor Park Apartments, Ft Lauderdale

  • Midtown 8 Apartments, Midtown Miami

  • Residences at Intercontinental Village, Doral

  • Palmetto Promenade, Boca Raton

  • Residences at Palm Aire,  Pompano Beach

  • Delray Preserve, Delray Beach

KAST Construction Corporate Headquarters
701 Northpoint Pkwy, Suite 400
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
P- (561) 689-2910
F- (561) 689-2911

 

KAST Construction, Miami Office

5201 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 800

Miami, FL 33126

P- (305) 507-5700

KAST Construction, Tampa Office
4221 W Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 730
Tampa, FL 33607
P- (813) 421-7373
F- (813) 421-7386

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