Project Managers | Property Managers

Do you need an accurate estimate of your construction costs?

We provide cost estimates with increasing granularity that correspond with the progress of design development.

Due to the granularity we provide, you’ll have current and validated construction cost information for your decision making.

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 expertise to complete projects on time and within budget—we have completed hundreds of projects ranging from a $50 thousand tenant fit-up to a new $18 million retirement residence.

Are you looking for competency, quality, cost certainty and cost management for your construction project?

Taplen has more than 50 years of delivering the highest standards of craftsmanship within agreed schedules and budgets. It also delivers the cost certainty and cost management you require.

Working with us you’ll reduce your risk of cost overruns and delays to your project. Our experience and ability to provide competitive and complete project pricing ensure that we develop a project budget for you with few gaps, achieving a high level of cost certainty.

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.

Our experience and expertise ensure quality and cost certainty:

  • We provide cost estimates with increasing granularity that correspond with the progress of design development.
  • We review 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the cost of construction methodologies. Hence, we can provide you with the cost information you need to manage your costs and to keep within your client’s budget.

Do you need a contractor who has a reasonable approach to change orders?

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.

Do you need a contractor who ensures everyone is working safely and health and safety regulations are met?

Our attitude toward safety runs through every level of our company. Taplen senior management promotes and supports a safety-conscious culture with their employees and trade contractors while continuously enforcing the company’s Health and Safety Policy.

With our rigorous processes that minimize risk, with our attitude and commitment to the safety of our people and trade contractors, you can be confident that your construction sites will be safe places to work—places where practices often exceed provincial safety regulations.

Taplen holds an exemplary safety record with employees participating in continuous health and safety education. To meet industry standards, they receive education that includes Gold Seal Certification for Project Management and Estimating. Over the past five years, Taplen has been a member of the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association™ (IHSA) the construction sector safety group for Ontario.

We are proud of our safety record—only 512 lost time hours in 6 years. In 2012, we have had no lost time hours or serious injury.

Would you like someone who is flexible and willing to work with your design team?

As the Construction Manager or General Contractor, we work closely with the design consultants to address design gaps, trade coordination, documentation flow and change management.

Taplen is both a project team leader and a player who understands the specific requirements of its clients’ needs. We built our business forming strong partnerships and motivating teams to complete projects safely, on time, and within the client’s budget.

We were the design-builder and leader for the Capital City Smiles dental practice fit-up and the DND Uplands Engineering Support Facility. We assembled the design team and key subcontractors and managed the project from inception to completion.

We have worked successfully as Construction Manager and General Contractor on many projects. As construction phase leader we work closely with the design team, through project and individual trade meetings, to address issues that emerge during construction.

Would you like a partner who will take on project design and construction risk?

We provide complete design-build services. We can also assume the lead role and take care of all the aspects required to realize your project.

We assume the design and construction risk through quality and safety management, risk analysis, and regulatory compliance. As well, through our collaborative partnerships we create an environment of mutual trust and respect. As a partner, we take care of project design and construction risk—you concentrate on what you do best.

We were the design-builder and leader for the Capital City Smiles dental practice fit-up and the DND Uplands Engineering Support Facility. We assembled the design team and key subcontractors and managed the project from inception to completion.

Are you looking for integrity and honesty in your builder?

With owners and the subtrade community, Taplen has built a reputation for honesty, integrity and fairness.

The broad range of projects delivered for the commercial sector reflects the diversity of our expertise and knowledge. The many years we have been in the construction industry demonstrate that we have always conducted our business fairly and honestly. We provide a healthy and safe work environment, and we treat all our people with respect. Our experience offers our clients confidence in our ability to deliver to the highest quality, on time, on budget, within an environment of trust and fairness.

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.

Taplen has decades of experience and a successful history in commercial construction—we have completed hundreds of projects ranging from a $50 thousand tenant fit-up to a new $18 million retirement residence.

Are you looking for a design-builder who will take possession to fast track the delivery of your project?

We provide complete design-build services, and we can assume the lead role on all aspects needed to realize your project.

As construction manager or design-builder, we have the experience and knowledge to accelerate the delivery of your project.

We were the design-builder and leader for the Capital City Smiles dental practice fit-up and the DND Uplands Engineering Support Facility. We assembled the design team and key subcontractors and managed the project from inception to completion.

Taplen has decades of experience and a successful history in commercial construction—we have completed hundreds of projects ranging from a $50 thousand tenant fit-up to a new $18 million retirement residence.

Are you searching for a builder who will work toward making the design fit the budget?

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 the client’s budget.

With our approach you’ll make fewer design compromises and scope reductions increasing the probability that your design fits the 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.

Do you want a design-builder or construction manager who will minimize design errors and omissions?

The Taplen Design-Build team assumes responsibility for coordinating the design and any related errors and omissions.

Taplen’s expertise and experience will improve the quality of the design documentation and reduce the instances of errors and omissions as a construction manager or eliminate any risk as a design builder.

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.

The quicker you bring your project to market, the more viable and profitable the project.

Our Design-Build service significantly shortens the design development time as much of the work occurs in parallel rather than sequentially.

As construction manager or design-builder, we can accelerate the delivery of your project, shortening your time to market and increasing your profitability. As a method of project delivery, design-build means one entity, one contract—a single, consolidated workflow from concept to completion—that minimizes the project owner’s risk and reduces the delivery schedule by overlapping the design phase and construction phase of the project.

Our Design-Build team is fully committed to producing the deliverables and performing the required services. The team assumes responsibility for the entire design-build process including assembling and managing the design team, acquiring permits and approvals, and executing construction.

Design-Build Methodology – Our Design-Build team evaluates new materials and assembly methods and other factors that may offer cost savings while still meeting performance requirements. This evaluation includes life-cycle cost analysis. We also utilize established relationships with trades and suppliers in the Ottawa market to evaluate and control the cost of materials, details and systems, including availability and constructability.

Do you require a network of professional service providers for all aspects of your project?

We are partnered with a diverse network of professional service providers that you can call upon to address financial, legal, design and construction aspects of a project.

Through our network, we can address all aspects of the potential property development such as project funding, insurance, utilities and real estate.

Our network of professionals includes architects, engineers, lenders, lawyers, planners, insurance brokers, real estate professionals and utility provider contacts.