A full range of project delivery methods

Proposing a tailored approach specifically adapted to the needs of the client, we offer a full range of contractual delivery methods. Our vision is to develop long-lasting transparent partnership business relationships with our clients.
To do this, we are willing to share the risks and responsibilities of your project. We believe that a single contractual method is not adapted to all projects. We advise you on the possibilities and can propose an approach suited to your budget, your sensitivity to risk (costs, quality, delays), your deadlines to meet, the progress and definition of your project, your desire to get involved in the project, your expertise and standards, and your procurement rules as well as your funding or operational needs.
As such, regardless of the project or the way in which you want it completed, the team of experts at AXC Construction can respond to your requests and meet your expectations.

Here is an overview of the main delivery methods we offer, but we can obviously propose tailored methods not described below by combining all of the services you will need.

Construction methods

Project management services

Whether you want to act as Builder-Owner (RBQ license required), have contract management needs (firms, contractors, supplier) or for any internal management approach (processes, approvals, standards, certifications, accounting procedures, purchases, etc.), we can propose the resources to support or undertake the management of your construction project.

Construction of the multi-user dock at the Port of Sept-Îles Multi-user dock, Port of Sept-Îles
/ Traditional mode (Engineering - Project management - Monitoring)
Quai multiusager, Port de Sept-îles

Management

Our Management method allows you to make AXC Construction responsible for the Construction of your project on a cost-plus basis from detailed plans and specifications completed by others.
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The client is then responsible for the management of professional designers and the monitoring activities (professionals, tests, laboratories, etc.). This method is advantageous when the client has a large qualified team directing the design and monitoring and has more time given that the activities are carried out “in series”. Despite it being an open book approach allowing for all changes to be dealt with transparently, this method does not suit changes very well as they have a significant impact on project costs and deadlines. In conclusion, it is well adapted to clients that want to have control of the execution of their project, but that are however not sensitive to risks given their major responsibility when it comes to the deadlines, quality and costs of the project.

Project delivery methods-Management
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The client is then responsible for the management of professional designers and the monitoring activities (professionals, tests, laboratories, etc.). This method is advantageous when the client has a large qualified team directing the design and monitoring and has more time given that the activities are carried out “in series”. Despite it being an open book approach allowing for all changes to be dealt with transparently, this method does not suit changes very well as they have a significant impact on project costs and deadlines. In conclusion, it is well adapted to clients that want to have control of the execution of their project, but that are however not sensitive to risks given their major responsibility when it comes to the deadlines, quality and costs of the project.

General Contracting (Traditional)

Our General Contracting or Traditional method allows you to make AXC Construction responsible for the Construction of your project on a flat-rate basis from detailed plans and specifications completed by others.
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The client is then responsible for the management of professional designers and the monitoring activities (professionals, tests, laboratories, etc.). This method is advantageous when the client has a large qualified team directing the design and monitoring and has more time given that the activities are carried out “in series”; however, this method is not very flexible when it comes to adapting to changes during the course of the work given that the client is partly responsible for the deadlines, quality and costs of the project. In conclusion, it is well suited to projects whose concept is permanently set, with detailed plans and specifications and few uncertainties.

Project delivery methods-General-Contracting
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The client is then responsible for the management of professional designers and the monitoring activities (professionals, tests, laboratories, etc.). This method is advantageous when the client has a large qualified team directing the design and monitoring and has more time given that the activities are carried out “in series”; however, this method is not very flexible when it comes to adapting to changes during the course of the work given that the client is partly responsible for the deadlines, quality and costs of the project. In conclusion, it is well suited to projects whose concept is permanently set, with detailed plans and specifications and few uncertainties.

Slide Pavillon universitaire Alouette, Sept-Îles Alouette university pavilion, Sept-Îles
/ DC method: EPCM
© Optic 360

Redevelopment of the Sturgeon Falls hydroelectric power plant, Ontario Sturgeon Falls hydroelectric power plant, Ontario
/ DC method: EPC
Sturgeon Falls hydroelectric power plant, Ontario / DC method: EPC
Centrale hydroélectrique de Sturgeon Falls, Ontario

Design-Construction methods

DC method: EPCM

Our EPCM method consists in making AXC Construction fully responsible for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management of your project on a cost-plus basis.
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This method offers you the benefits of a design-construction execution such as comprehensive integrated services, a reduced timeframe through simultaneous engineering (Fast Track), a single point of contact for all services, close cooperation and an optimized concept offering the lowest cost and the best constructability. AXC is committed to executing the work within the requested deadlines and at the quality level expected, with a totally transparent management approach. AXC guarantees the performance of the work and implements an elaborate quality assurance plan and strict quality control. This method offers the most flexibility in terms of the scope of the work and the changes, thereby suited to projects with less definition and many uncertainties. Moreover, this method allows for procurement to be adjusted to the client’s preferences. This method is great for clients that want to be involved in the design, procurement and construction and that want some content and quality first and foremost, while still being relatively flexible when it comes to the cost of the project.

Project delivery methods-EPCM
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This method offers you the benefits of a design-construction execution such as comprehensive integrated services, a reduced timeframe through simultaneous engineering (Fast Track), a single point of contact for all services, close cooperation and an optimized concept offering the lowest cost and the best constructability. AXC is committed to executing the work within the requested deadlines and at the quality level expected, with a totally transparent management approach. AXC guarantees the performance of the work and implements an elaborate quality assurance plan and strict quality control. This method offers the most flexibility in terms of the scope of the work and the changes, thereby suited to projects with less definition and many uncertainties. Moreover, this method allows for procurement to be adjusted to the client’s preferences. This method is great for clients that want to be involved in the design, procurement and construction and that want some content and quality first and foremost, while still being relatively flexible when it comes to the cost of the project.

Redevelopment of the Sturgeon Falls hydroelectric power plant, Ontario Sturgeon Falls hydroelectric power plant, Ontario
/ DC method: EPC
Sturgeon Falls hydroelectric power plant, Ontario / DC method: EPC
Centrale hydroélectrique de Sturgeon Falls, Ontario

Construction of a biofuel plant, Port-Cartier Usine de traitement d’eau de surface temporaire, Mont-Wright Usine de traitement d’eau de surface temporaire, Mont-Wright Temporary surface water treatment plant, Mont-Wright
/ DBOT method
Temporary surface water treatment plant,
Mont-Wright
/ DBOT method

DC method: EPC

Our EPC method consists in making AXC Construction fully responsible for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction of your project on a fixed-rate basis, thereby not leading to any risk when it comes to the cost of the project.
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This method offers you the benefits of a design-construction execution such as comprehensive integrated services, a reduced timeframe through simultaneous engineering (Fast Track), a single point of contact for all services, close cooperation and an optimized concept offering the lowest cost and the best constructability. AXC guarantees the performance of the work and implements an elaborate quality assurance plan and strict quality control. This turnkey method is best suited for clients that do not want to get involved as much and that want project performances to be met within a fixed cost first and foremost.

Project delivery methods-DC-method_EPC
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This method offers you the benefits of a design-construction execution such as comprehensive integrated services, a reduced timeframe through simultaneous engineering (Fast Track), a single point of contact for all services, close cooperation and an optimized concept offering the lowest cost and the best constructability. AXC guarantees the performance of the work and implements an elaborate quality assurance plan and strict quality control. This turnkey method is best suited for clients that do not want to get involved as much and that want project performances to be met within a fixed cost first and foremost.

Construction of a biofuel plant, Port-Cartier Usine de traitement d’eau de surface temporaire, Mont-Wright Usine de traitement d’eau de surface temporaire, Mont-Wright Temporary surface water treatment plant, Mont-Wright
/ DBOT method
Temporary surface water treatment plant,
Mont-Wright
/ DBOT method

DBOT method

Our DBOT method, also offered as a PPP, consists in entrusting AXC Construction with the Design and Construction of your project on a fixed-rate basis as well as services linked to Exploitation (operation) and Maintenance of the work according to the client’s duration and pricing basis (fixed rate, cost-plus or unit costs).
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This method has the same characteristics as the EPC method, but also allows the client to deal with only one stakeholder over the project’s full lifecycle and to benefit from the knowledge of the designer and builder for the operation and maintenance of the work.

Project delivery methods-DBOT-method
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This method has the same characteristics as the EPC method, but also allows the client to deal with only one stakeholder over the project’s full lifecycle and to benefit from the knowledge of the designer and builder for the operation and maintenance of the work.

Development of a contaminated soil treatment site, Sept-Îles Site de traitement des sols contaminés, Sept-Îles Contaminated soil treatment site, Sept-Îles
/ DBOT method
Contaminated soil treatment site, Sept-Îles
/ DBOT method

Development of a contaminated soil treatment site, Sept-Îles Site de traitement des sols contaminés, Sept-Îles Contaminated soil treatment site, Sept-Îles
/ DBOT method
Contaminated soil treatment site, Sept-Îles
/ DBOT method

DBOOT method

Our DBOOT method, also offered as a PPP, consists in entrusting AXC Construction with the Design, Construction, Funding, Exploitation (operation) and Maintenance of the project. AXC Construction thereby finances the construction from the operating revenues themselves on a unit-cost or fixed-rate basis, before transferring ownership to the owner after a determined operating period.
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This method has the same characteristics as the EPC and DBOT methods, but also offers project funding.

Project delivery methods-DBOOT-method
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This method has the same characteristics as the EPC and DBOT methods, but also offers project funding.

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