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Constructing with Integrity: measured by quality, truth, honor and unity.
Last week, in our Company Spotlight blog series, we featured a company-wide deployment with Kitchell Corporation, builder, developer, and program manager with Arizona headquarters in Phoenix, AZ, southern California offices in Del Mar, Ontario, and Santa Barbara, and northern California offices in Sacramento and BerkeleyLines of Business. This week, we’re spotlighting Layton Construction, a nationally ranked commercial contractor with projects throughout the U.S. and in nearly every industry. Layton Construction’s top rankings include: 5th Largest Healthcare Contractor in the U.S. (Modern Healthcare); and 64th Largest Commercial Contractor in the U.S. according to the ENR Top 400 Contractors list.
The company was started nearly 60 years ago by Alan W. Layton. As he built the company in the early decades, he instilled values and left a legacy which endures today. David S. Layton, company President and CEO and son of the founder said:
“We continue to reflect upon and work diligently to uphold these core values. Among them, we build quality structures while building strong customer relationships. We work to maintain solid contractual relationships. We build honorable and sound financial relationships with our clients. We believe in timely compensation to our subcontractors and suppliers. We’ve selected Vela Field Management as a tool, a resource, to better document projects and spend less time doing it. We want to spend more time on the jobsite building great projects and relationships with our customers and subcontractors, and less time in the office or jobsite trailer doing paperwork. We rely on Vela Field Management to help us improve project workflow and documentation.”
Unlocking new efficiencies in field management programs and processes, such as quality (QA/QC), safety, documents to the field, commissioning (Cx), handover, and Field BIM, Layton Construction adopted field management software companywide across all projects to:
- Support Layton Construction’s core philosophy of “Constructing with Integrity,” measured by quality, with a management style standing as a symbol of quality and first-class work after completion and handover.
- Leverage Building Information Modeling (BIM) with field management programs, a process and technology called “Field BIM,” through the virtual construction division staffed by BIM project managers and experts.
- Utilize web-based and cloud-computing technology to facilitate communication, collaboration, and cooperation, with a continual focus upon teamwork, between stakeholders, partners, and trade contractors.
- Ensure open communication and high levels of trust within Layton Construction’s relationships, through visibility and transparency into project status, and team and trade contractor performance.
- Continue the company-wide commitment to safety as a corporate value and top priority, through implementation and enforcement of safety programs throughout all levels of the organization and with subcontractors, suppliers and customers.
Layton Construction Company’s projects are found coast to coast in the United States, and its management teams encounter regional diversity and complexities in the wide range of construction projects the company undertakes. Among its many project types, Layton builds hospitals, distribution centers, government buildings, educational facilities, retail shops and office parks. The company depends on tools like field management software to improve its project performance and construction efficiencies.
Stay tuned for another Vela Company Spotlight…