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Public Facilities Earthquake Repairs

  As a Christchurch construction company we are deeply involved in all aspects of the Canterbury rebuild. We have a team of qualified tradespeople and contractors available that can offer knowledge and expertise for the repair or rebuild of your home.
We have worked closely with many Cantabrians, completing thousands of repairs since the September 2010 earthquake.
Having worked closely with Fletcher EQR, and being an accredited contractor with many of the major insurance companies we can help you understand the process and work through your options.


Architectural Repairs
Working with public facilities can be a challenge in that the design needs to be adaptable to welcome a varied cross-section of the population and highly flexible to potentially accommodate multiple uses. The design must meet safety requirements, current needs and future expansions with the end result usually being uniquely identifiable within the city.
From a functional level, the best design of public facilities studies the acoustics, adjustable lighting, versatile spaces and integrated audio-visual technology appropriate for the design. It is also important to take into account a design that allows access for disabled and senior citizens.
Whyte Construction successfully facilitates these needs.
  Keeping to the budget
At Whyte Construction we use cost engineering, a practice that relates to the management of project cost. This involves activities like estimating, cost management, cost prediction, investment appraisal and risk analysis.
We budget, plan and monitor your project. We will look for the optimum balance between cost, quality and time requirements.
Our Quantity Surveyors have the judgement and experience required to use principles and techniques for issues of estimation, cost management, budget planning and management science, profitability analysis, project management, planning and programming.
The key objective is to attain accurate cost estimates and schedules and to avoid cost overruns and schedule slips. This goes beyond preparing cost estimates and schedules by helping manage resources and supporting assessment and decision making.
  Design & Build Packages
With a design service available we are able to adapt and modify projects to fit within budgets and construction lead times. In fact we have the flexibility and scope within our own company and the specialists we work with, to actually accelerate building programmes to exceed client expectations. This often involves working safely and unobtrusively in client-occupied work spaces both during and outside of normal working hours. Our people are always particularly security-conscious when on the job too.
  Our Process
● Consultation - we have an initial consultation to understand your needs and requirements
● Define and Design - working in conjunction with the architect/designers, we will incorporate and define your requirements
● Plan Development and Costing - plans take shape and a full construction cost and timeline is established
● Detailing - design plans are developed ready for consent submission
● Cost Confirmation - based on pre-consented documents
● Obtaining Consents - detailed plans are submitted to the Council to obtain building consent if required
● Final Costs Adjusted - if required due to any requirements from the Council
● Project Management - during all stages of the construction phase your Project Manager will ensure efficient project timing and keep you up-to-date
● Final Sign-Off and Handover - all work is signed off and guarantees and warranties are provided
  Project Management
Not every construction company has the ability and infrastructure to undertake major Project Management tasks, but it's an area of expertise in which Whyte Construction excels.
From the design conception right through to the finished product, we will progress your project - transforming your dream into a tangible reality, which we will do with a constant eye for detail and quality every step of the way.
We have the knowledge, ability and expertise to adapt projects to meet contract budgets. Furthermore we can effectively accelerate work to meet restrictive deadlines without ever compromising on the quality for which we are known.
When the bottom line is just as important as the finished project, you can trust the experienced Whyte Construction team to take a project from start to finish in the most professional and cost effective way possible.
Once assigned to your job, your Project Manager will take full responsibility for ensuring your project is delivered on time and meets all necessary building codes and standards.
Your Project Manager is the person responsible for your job and will be your point of contact. He will manage all consultants and subcontractors and ensure health and safety requirements are followed.