Durwest Construction Management Inc. is a Victoria based firm specializing in Project Management and Construction Management. Durwest, established in 1979, evolved into full time construction management in 1983, and is owned by five partners that include Darcy Kray, Carl Novak, Devon Kray, Rhys Beasley and Taylor Holmes.
Our office staff consists of three 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 35+ 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.
Durwest is experienced in all aspects of project and construction management including:
- Provincial and municipal approvals, and rezonings
- Site identification
- 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
- Site supervision
- Final Commissioning
The results of outstanding project and construction management consistently deliver projects that exceed our clients’ expectations