Columbia is distinguished by our respectful teamwork, thorough understanding and relentless planning. Starting with the big picture, we listen to our clients to appreciate their vision and cover any challenges. We then collaborate with our clients, the architect, and the engineers to make informed decisions by providing critical information throughout the entire process. Combining exhaustive investigative work, constructability reviews, accurate cost estimating and our own experienced judgement, we arrive at a systematic and balanced approach to cost, schedule, buildability, sustainability, and quality.
Beyond our collaboration with stakeholders, what our clients value most is our support of each other. We embrace a "trust in team" philosophy and empower our teams to take ownership of your projects. This eliminates lengthy approvals, encourages initiative and problem solving, and allows team pride to drive quality work.
To enhance our process, we apply current technologies and lean practices, such as Building Information Management and Target Value Design. This helps us identify and solve potential problems, control costs, and work with greater efficiency. That said, being on time and on budget are a given at Columbia. Our measure of success is when we solve challenges, exceed expectations, and form true partnerships with our clients.