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Building Construction Overview

Since our foundation as a general contractor and construction manager in the early 1970s, Kinsley has evolved to become the highly-diversified master builder that we are today.

We are consistently ranked among the top local, regional and national firms:

  • Top 400 contractors in the nation (Engineering News-Record)
  • Top 20 contractors in the Mid-Atlantic region (Engineering News-Record)
  • Top 10 among Pennsylvania and Maryland contractors (Engineering News-Record)
  • #1 in the Central Penn Business Journal’s 2017 construction business ranking and readers’ poll

70% of our work is with repeat clients. Why do clients choose Kinsley for their ongoing construction needs?

  • We understand that your success depends on our ability to deliver on our commitment. We do what we say, and hold ourselves accountable for our work.
  • With Kinsley, you have more than a construction manager – you have a partner who is committed to your business goals and to completing your project in a safe, cost-effective manner with as little impact as possible to your everyday business.

We’ve defined guiding principles that drive us to deliver a great experience for our clients. These guiding principles include:

  • Quality comes first and we are self-policing.
  • We take ownership of the project and produce results.
  • Employees are empowered and held accountable for results.
  • We have a sense of urgency.
  • Not making a schedule is not an option.

OUR SERVICES

Kinsley meets the needs of owners by having the ability to provide a variety of construction services and delivering them appropriately.

In addition to new technologies, we rely on the knowledge and depth of our staff to deliver the highest quality, even under the most complex circumstances. We work together to identify and solve project challenges and complete the project to the highest standards. By consistently completing successful projects, we establish long-term relationships that lead to mutually prosperous endeavors.

We see ourselves as a true partner with our clients.

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Preconstruction

Kinsley’s collaborative approach to preconstruction services ensures that a solid foundation is established for every project. Our firsthand knowledge of the market combined with our history of building expertise gives us the tools we need to accurately plan the successful delivery of your project.

Our preconstruction team scrutinizes the details to eliminate surprises. We carefully examine, plan, and execute all aspects of the preconstruction phase in order to provide a seamless transition into construction. We partner with all members of the project team and keep the client’s needs at the forefront.

    Our preconstruction services include:
  • Feasibility and site selection
  • Design and constructability reviews
  • BIM coordination and implementation
  • Cost estimating, including conceptual budgeting
  • Assistance in obtaining project financing
  • Building and site logistic plans and phasing
  • Cash flow projections
  • Project schedule development
  • Material evaluations
  • Long-lead material procurement
  • Comprehensive bid package documentation
  • Subcontractor prequalification
  • Subcontractor scope review and procurement
  • Lifecycle cost analysis
  • Value engineering
  • Permitting and approvals, including regulatory adherence
  • Assistance in obtaining project financing
Construction Management
    With Kinsley, you have more than a construction manager – you have a partner. Kinsley is committed to your business goals and to completing your project in a safe, cost-effective manner with minimal impact to your everyday business.
    The services performed by Kinsley’s construction management team are specifically designed to take the load off your shoulders. You remain in charge of the project, but it is our responsibility to direct, coordinate, and manage your project through every phase so that we can achieve your organization’s objectives. Our depth of resources, experience, and expertise allow us to deliver our services efficiently for small-scale projects and effectively for multi-million dollar complexes.
General Contracting

Our general contracting experience makes us your best choice for any project, large or small. Our completed projects are a testament to the knowledge of our employees and the quality of our management skills and craftsmanship. Kinsley aggressively incorporates proven company innovations and industry best practices into our general contracting service, including:

  • Proactive risk management
  • Subcontractor pre-qualification
  • Integrated team approach
Design-Build
    Kinsley’s design-build approach is a collaborative process that defines the goals of your project and develops the most cost effective, efficient solutions that minimize risk, improve value, and shorten construction schedules.
    We combine 50 years of construction experience, innovative design professionals, and the latest technology to ensure that your new or renovated facilities meet your program requirements.
    Benefits of design-build:
  • Single-source responsibility
  • Faster delivery
  • Reduced risk
  • Collaboration instead of litigation
  • Reduced change orders
  • Opportunities for value-based decisions
  • Transparent “open book” project administration
  • Better communication between all parties
  • Guaranteed maximum price
  • Budget established early in design phase
VDC/BIM

Kinsley recognizes the significant value that virtual design and construction (VDC) can bring to our clients. For over a decade, Kinsley has been utilizing aspects of VDC to increase the efficiency of the design and construction process. Now fully-integrated into our project delivery process, we offer the following in-house VDC services:

  • 3D modeling
  • 4D scheduling
  • 5D cost estimating
  • Site logistics planning
  • Spatial coordination and coordination drawings
  • Prefabrication
  • Constructability review
  • As-built record modeling
  • Laser scanning / existing conditions surveys
  • FM and O&M integration
  • Virtual mockups
  • Safety
  • Kinsley’s own BIM execution plan
  • BIM consulting
MEP Coordination

Our clients receive value-added services throughout the life of their projects, from inception through building occupation.  As a single-source provider of services for your facility’s inter-dependent systems, Kinsley is able to expedite services while eliminating surprises and redundancies. We offer the following MEP coordination and related services:

  • MEP Design Engineering & Coordination
    • Design reviews
    • Quality control
    • Value engineering
    • Life cycle cost analysis
    • Energy modeling
    • Bridging & permit document development
    • Utility coordination and service applications
    • Bidding and scope coordination
    • Lighting selections and layout with photometric calculations
  • Building Commissioning
    • Owner coordination and expectation management
    • Site observations and deficiency logging
    • Progress reporting and scheduling
    • Pre-functional inspections and startup
    • Functional performance testing
    • As-builts and O&M manuals
    • Testing and balancing monitoring
    • Owner training
    • Retro-commissioning
  • LEED® Consulting
    • Materials and equipment selections
    • Project evaluations and LEED® checklist consultations
    • Submittal reviews
    • LEED® documentation and LEED® online submission
  • Planning & Programming
    • Existing conditions surveys
    • Building audits and energy management consultations
    • Laser scanning
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Self-Performance

Our company started with small earthwork and concrete projects. As Kinsley continued to expand so did its capabilities to self-perform. Currently, Kinsley employs approximately 1,200 skilled field employees that contribute to self-performance of the following trades:

  • Site work
  • Site utilities
  • Asphalt and concrete paving
  • Concrete foundations
  • Concrete slabs and walls
  • TCA™Certified concrete tilt-up wall panels.
  • AISC™ Certified structural steel fabrication and erection.
  • Miscellaneous metal fabrication and installation
  • Rough carpentry

The key advantages to self-performance with Kinsley are:

  • We control critical path activities and improve our ability to meet the project schedule.
  • A single point of responsibility reduces the coordination effort.
  • Internal resources permit the team to mobilize in a shorter period of time and more efficiently.
  • If a subcontractor experiences performance issues, we can supplement them with our workforce without significantly delaying the project schedule.
  • TCA™Accurate project cost data is available when we self-perform construction activities.
  • When projects utilize all aspects of self-performance, it produces a highly efficient vertically integrated supply chain.
  • Kinsley’s culture of jobsite safety and cleanliness supports the running of an efficient and effective project.
  • While Kinsley has the ability to self-perform, we will subcontract trades to best satisfy the needs of the project or the bidding requirements.
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Markets We Serve

Our business units specialize in specific market sectors and operate throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Areas of concentration include:

  • Community and Cultural
  • Distribution
  • Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Multifamily Housing
  • Office
  • Retail/Commercial
  • Senior Care

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