PETRA’s ability to ensure a project’s success begins at the earliest stage of the project during pre-construction. We focus this important time and effort on value engineering and conceptual estimating. Our experienced estimating staff understands the different approaches required for conceptual project costing and estimating the project with fully completed construction documents. Our estimators budget the cost of a project before it has been fully designed and documented. Working alongside our estimators, the project managers provide constructability reviews in order to ensure workable details and maintenance-friendly buildings. Throughout the pre-construction phase, our project managers offer material analysis with regard to initial cost versus life-cycle cost, and project schedule for how the project will progress. Providing pre-construction service to our clients is just one more way PETRA adds value to each project.
As General Contractor, PETRA takes responsibility for all construction trades in a single contract with the Owner. The General Contractor holds the contracts directly with each of the consultants, vendors and subcontractors. A General Contractor oversees all work and is responsible for procuring payment from the owner and for paying subcontractors. Under a General Contractor agreement, the Owner and its consultants are responsible for the design process, however, it is customary for PETRA to offer value engineering suggestions throughout this process.
A Construction Manager oversees every phase of the construction project for the owner. Responsibilities include oversight of conceptual planning, budget pricing, design, and construction phases. As Construction Manager, PETRA manages the construction project and advises throughout the construction process. Under a Construction Management contract, the Owner holds the contracts directly with each of the consultants, vendors and subcontractors. This is a preferred method for Owner’s desiring complete transparency and control of the process.
Design-Build is a method of construction in which a single entity provides to the client all of the services necessary to take the project from inception to completion. The Design-Build team designs and constructs the facility. As a Design-Builder, PETRA assumes the design, budget, and construction responsibility for the owner. A Design-Builder contracts directly with the architect to develop drawings and then builds the project for a guaranteed maximum price. This system is used to minimize the project risk for an owner and to reduce the delivery schedule by overlapping the design phase and construction phase of a project. Under a Design-Build contract, the client has a single point of responsibility in the Design-Builder. PETRA partners with renowned architecture and engineering firms, which assures our clients a finished product that satisfies beyond expectations.
PETRA is committed to providing clients with a ROCK SOLID foundation for each project by offering the ability to self-perform concrete. This allows PETRA to deliver a project with even greater value while maintaining quality control and pace setting at the beginning of the project. Our concrete construction division provides: structural poured in place, Tilt-up, architectural, post-tensioning, slab, and stem wall foundation concrete services for all types of commercial projects. Download our brochure: Concrete Division
PETRA received a TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award for Outstanding Concrete Construction in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
Project Coverage Areas
PETRA perfroms work in the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho (Corporate Headquarters), Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and North Dakota