It is not uncommon for a construction firm to tackle the same issues and challenges on any given project. But what is unusual is a firm that has made its key differentiator a special brand of creativity that has been painstakingly developed within every Brinkmann team member.
Our approach brings a valuable twist to the typical preconstruction and construction services of budgeting, cost control, scheduling, estimating, value engineering, project management, quality control, safety, and LEED. We challenge the “single best answer” rule and think outside the box on nearly every task we undertake. At Brinkmann, there is no automatic answer or single solution.
The root of this differentiator begins with our hiring practices. Every Brinkmann manager brings to a client degrees in civil, architectural engineering, or construction management. We believe this educational background develops the disciplined foundation and skills upon which to build a thorough understanding that connects the dots between design and construction and enhances native ability to solve problems.
Brinkmann goes above and beyond the typical knowledge track for construction managers to develop valuable skills in:
- Customer service
- Conceptual estimating
- Subcontractor management
- Creative thinking
- Financial proformas
- Value engineering
- Building codes
- Cost management
- Planning review
- Permit procurement
- Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Divisions 3-33
- Inspirational leadership
- Project commissioning and closeout
- Quality control
- Time management
A solid understanding of how systems work — how they are designed and how they are built — must be attained for a person to lead a team through the process of finding the best solutions for a construction project. By coupling this understanding of engineering principles and problem-solving with Brinkmann’s well-developed internal training program, our people skillfully lead the entire team in the right direction — from preconstruction through construction and startup. It’s our difference maker.