Our primary asset is our people and our goal is to help build careers and personal growth by way of education, mentoring and opportunity.
We instill the belief into our staff that there is absolutely no compromise for safety – lives depend on it
We are consistently associated with delivering excellence and quality construction management service and we do so by setting high standards to continually innovate and improve as it is critical to our success of client satisfaction
We commit to uncompromising honesty and fairness and do so by taking responsibility and accountability for both our words and our actions.
We foster teamwork amongst our colleagues, clients, consultant and trades, which is built on the fundamentals of collaboration, communication and respect
Who is Durwest?
Durwest, established in 1979, evolved into full time construction management in 1983, and is owned by six active partners that include Darcy Kray, Devon Kray, Rhys Beasley, Taylor Holmes, Allison Greaves and Dallas Miles.
Our office staff consists of five of the principals, five project managers and four support staff, along with a field staff consisting of six superintendents and two assistant superintendents.
Virtually all our projects over the past 38+ years have been delivered under construction management as we work exclusively in construction and project management and do not undertake any general contracting or trade contracting work. The result is a thorough understanding and focus on the management principles necessary to successfully deliver projects under the common mandate of budget, schedule and program.
Our clients include a mix of all levels of government, nonprofit societies and private developers. Durwest brings a wealth of experience with not only the technical side of construction management but a project management ability, and if our clients so wish, to take the lead over the entire project to manage stakeholders, programs, consultants, budgets and schedules with a clear understanding of necessary reporting systems to management and boards.
Durwest offers a proactive and collaborative management style and a proven track record of providing the leadership necessary to build a cohesive team. We have demonstrated an ability to create a co-operative environment conducive to allowing all participants to contribute to their full potential.
We have developed and refined management systems to maximize value through a comprehensive and formal project administration system and rigorous project control. Thirty five plus years in the management business has provided high quality references which attest to the integrity, dedication and work ethic we bring to each new project.
Why Choose Durwest?
Our specialty is project management and construction management. We have focused our efforts on refining our management system, in particular the preconstruction stage, to work on the owners behalf to accelerate schedules and improve construction methods.
Durwest’s management expertise lies in the early participation of projects providing budgets, and then budget control through the design and construction stages by maintaining close working relationships with the consultant team.
Protecting your Interests
We work for the owner to produce a profitable and marketable project. Although the fee of the Construction Manager is important, once it is established and set aside, managing of the Owners money to maximize their return on investment becomes the number one priority.
Through the application of construction management principles, Durwest has demonstrated the ability to contribute innovative thinking and provide the management system for efficient, economical and timely delivery of the client’s developments.
Durwest has developed systems in place for precise job cost control and the capability to identify potential budget problems should they arise. The construction manager must have an open accounting system that will provide the owner an easy audit trail as above all it is the owner’s funds we are managing. We are experienced in knowing where to look for opportunities to save money and have the incentive to expedite those opportunities.
Our commitment to specialization in construction management has developed our skills to understand the difference between managing and constructing a project. Construction is the product of the results of the planning process where as management is a participant in that process. It requires proactive participation and leadership in the role of providing direction for schedule, budget, building systems and construction methods.
Durwest is experienced in all aspects of project and construction management including:
Provincial and municipal approvals, and rezonings
Assistance with project marketing and financing
Cost Benefit Analysis & Risk Management
Meeting facilitation with user groups, boards and building committees
Tender and Contract Administration
Schedule and Budget Management
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Durwest Construction Management
Durwest Construction Management Inc. is a Victoria based firm specializing in Project Management and Construction Management.