The ability to take a project from vision to reality. It’s something many electrical construction companies talk about, but few can really deliver. At Continental we see the big picture — and bring all the pieces together. Our Design and Build program provides customers with fully coordinated electrical and low-voltage solutions that are cost efficient, quick to market and fully functional — great advantages when compared to traditional lump sum or time and materials contracts.
We work directly with customers to execute projects from concept and design through construction, working flexibly and attentively to ensure all objectives are met. Seamless results are achieved by utilizing our fully integrated array of services, all housed under a single roof.
In addition to traditional lighting and electrical power, we also provide single-source design and construction for security systems, complex audio/visual applications, structured-cabling and fiber systems, and additional high- and low-voltage systems.
Unlike most electrical construction companies, Continental maintains a fully staffed department of professional engineers, including PEs, LEED Aps and certified designers (RCDDs). Designers participate in projects from their very inception, consulting with owners, builders, suppliers and other team members to ensure systems are designed and built to spec. To meet cost and scheduling objectives, our team of engineers, estimators and project managers are involved in every detail of planning, purchasing, data processing and crew allocation. Our ability to coordinate and execute all aspects of design and construction result in projects that consistently meet client objectives.
Single-source design and construction ensures that Continental’s projects are executed as planned. Our design and construction professionals work as a team, evaluating candidate solutions for performance and constructability and performing value engineering to reduce project costs.
Our purchasing power is strengthened by our ability to bundle system and commodity materials.
Because our designers and builders are involved in projects from the outset, Continental can procure materials and begin construction before plans are completed. The elimination of bidding and redesign further reduces design and construction time, resulting in lower project costs and earlier utilization of the system.
During design and construction, customers don’t need to invest time and expense coordinating and arbitrating between separate design and construction contracts.
Earlier Cost Estimating
Continental can simultaneously design components and estimate their costs, allowing the customer to evaluate final project costs prior to proceeding.