Architects & Design Consultants

Do you require reliable cost information for your design?

Our overriding focus is on our processes and performance; therefore, when we generate cost information for your design, we can ensure you receive timely and reliable construction cost information. Our focus is also on helping you manage your client’s expectations and design within budget.

To accomplish this, our process includes reviewing the design document to determine the scope of work and to identify any gaps that require further detailing. We then apply our experiential cost knowledge and obtain input from key subcontractors. This ensures that the cost information we provide is not only grounded in a complete design, but also proven by market data.

Our team of Senior Estimators have more than 25 years of experience in providing reliable project costing and budgets commensurate with the level of design. We also draw on the knowledge and experience of our Project Managers to accurately assess the cost of construction methodologies. Hence, we can provide you with the cost information you need to manage your clients’ expectations and design within budget.

Do you need a reliable assessment on the constructability of your design?

We assist with critical design decisions by providing timely cost and delivery information based on our experience as a constructor and, where applicable, on our association with the trades.

Our assessment of the constructability of your design will ensure that it’s built as it’s conceived. If you wanted to broaden the scope, we can offer alternative approaches.

We are construction cost and process specialists. Our team of Senior Estimators has more than 25 years of experience in providing reliable project costing and budgets commensurate with the level of design. We also draw on the knowledge and experience of our Project Managers to accurately assess constructability of designs.

Is your goal to get as much design for the money that’s in your client’s budget?

In an advisory role, or as the Construction Manager, early in the design process we evaluate material and system alternatives for cost and delivery times. This ensures that we achieve the design within your client’s budget.

With our approach, you’ll make fewer design compromises and scope reductions to achieve your budget.

We are committed to realizing as much of your design as is affordable. For example, as Construction Manager we provided pre-construction advisory services for the $18 million Valley Stream Retirement Residence, evaluating the cost of material options for the design. As well, we avoided significant premium costs for winter heat and formwork by advising the client to delay the project, starting in early spring instead of October.

Our company is highly regarded for the trust it has engendered and the long-term relationships it has built with owners, consultants, and subtrades. We bring certainty and value to all our construction projects. We take pride in our performance and in the quality of our work.

For more than 50 years, we have successfully completed hundreds of projects ranging from a $50 thousand tenant fit-up to the new $18 million retirement residence.

In the past, you have you been disappointed in the quality of construction.

We have the knowledge and experience to deliver high quality workmanship. We also eliminate defects quickly and proactively by supervising the trades we work with and by applying rigorous quality control.

The broad range of projects delivered for the commercial sector reflects the diversity of our expertise and knowledge. This experience offers our clients confidence in our ability to deliver to the highest quality.

Taplen has decades of experience and a successful history in commercial construction. From educational facilities to major commercial projects, from renovation to new construction, Taplen has the knowledge and expertise to complete projects on time and on budget within an environment of trust and fairness.

Do you want to mitigate your risk in case of errors or omissions?

In an advisory role, or as the Construction Manager, we seek to identify and address errors and omissions in the design—before going to tender.

Taplen’s experience in managing and mitigating design risk improves the quality of the design documentation and reduces your risk exposure to errors and omissions claims by the owner.

We minimize errors and omissions early in the project design phase by working in partnership with the consultants, trades and suppliers, focusing on identifying gaps and mitigating risk. We take pride in our performance and our ability to deliver high quality workmanship, on time and within budget.

For more than 50 years, we have successfully completed hundreds of projects ranging from a $50 thousand tenant fit-up to the new $18 million retirement residence.

Do you want to know how much time it will take to build your design?

We bring a unique team dynamic to each of our projects. With our organizational skills and experience in engaging the trades, suppliers and consultants to work as a team, we can provide the time it will take to build your design and we can help you meet the established delivery date.

Taplen has a long and successful history in commercial construction offering certainty of deliverability regarding scheduling, cost and value. Its proven construction schedule will not only improve the overall management of your project, but will also provide the much needed certainty your clients need concerning project completion and project handover.

For more than 50 years, we have successfully completed hundreds of projects ranging from a $50 thousand tenant fit-up to a new $18 million retirement residence. Our track record demonstrates that we deliver projects with inflexible delivery dates on time and on budget.

If you are looking for a construction firm with extensive experience working with clients in the commercial, educational, hospitality, industrial, retail, and retirement industries, please contact us.

Are you searching for the cheapest and most economical way to construct your building?

In an advisory role, or as the Construction Manager, we evaluate material and system alternatives for cost and delivery times early in the design process. This ensures that we achieve the design within your client’s budget.

Through our comprehensive evaluation you’ll achieve more economical building designs for your clients.

We are committed to realizing as much of your design as is affordable. For example, as Construction Manager we provided pre-construction advisory services for the $18 million Valley Stream Retirement Residence, evaluating the cost of material options for the design. As well, we avoided significant premium costs for winter heat and formwork by advising the client to delay the project, starting in early spring instead of October.

For more than 50 years, we have successfully completed hundreds of projects ranging from a $50 thousand tenant fit-up to the new $18 million retirement residence.

Are you concerned about unsubstantiated and frivolous change order claims?

We understand that changes to a project need to be well managed to ensure a smooth workflow and to avoid disputes. We thoroughly review any claims related to changes and ensure that there is a basis for entitlement as well as reasonable pricing.

Our comprehensive Change Management process ensures that changes to the project will be properly vetted and well managed.

Our Project Managers, who have more that 65 years of combined experience, intimately understand how to manage projects and the changes that inevitably occur. They methodically communicate and apply our Change Management process from inception to financial resolution and physical implementation.

Have you had difficulties with contractors who fail to reasonably achieve the agreed schedule?

We bring a unique team dynamic to each of our projects. With our organizational skills and experience in engaging the trades, suppliers and consultants to work as a team, we can help you meet the established delivery date.

We pride ourselves on completing our projects safely, on time and within budget. We are committed to long-term relationships with our clients—with us you’ll have a partner who communicates changes effectively, and who ensures that the agreed upon schedule is met.

For more than 50 years, we have successfully completed hundreds of projects ranging from a $50 thousand tenant fit-up to a new $18 million retirement residence. Our track record demonstrates that we deliver projects with inflexible delivery dates on time and on budget.

If you are looking for a construction firm with extensive experience working with clients in the commercial, educational, hospitality, industrial, retail, and retirement industries, please contact us.