As design-builder and owner of many projects, Lark understands the importance of designing and building to exceed client needs and delivering a building that will perform over its life.
Since its inception in the 1970s, the Lark Group has built a solid understanding of the British Columbia design-build market. Our teams work hard to understand all aspects of the project, using our knowledge to determine how the project can be best financed, what its optimal design will be, and how to ensure the best price over the lifetime of the contract while also considering safety and comfort. In short, we are experts.
Developers of new properties face challenges today that must be resolved before the project can commence, including land scarcity, rising costs and skilled labour shortages. The Lark team uses our expertise in cost control, value engineering, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the use of VICO with life cycle costing in order to consistently deliver industry-leading projects.
This approach uses win-win solutions, including those having the best balance of cost, function, efficiency, maintainability, and delivery for a particular project.
In today’s competitive construction market, there are almost as many project delivery methodologies as projects. But tailoring your choice to the individual project’s specifications and circumstances will help ensure success. Key factors dictating a particular type of delivery method include budget, time restraints, risk, and level of quality.
Lark Group specializes in fast-track, design-assist and design-build solutions that integrate design, construction and building operations, favouring best life cycle cost over low component costs. Over the last ten years, our team has been involved in 40 design-build projects across a variety of sectors. Our construction methods allow us to meet any schedule and budget, ensuring a successful outcome.
Lark values its long-term relationships and partnerships with governments, health authorities, lenders, owners, operators, consultants and sub-contractors. These relationships are the key to our success in Public and Private sector projects. Focusing on a successful outcome, Lark coordinates and manages competing demands for an optimal solution that satisfies all parties involved in the project. These win-win arrangements foster long-term relationships which remove risk, and make the process both rewarding and enjoyable.
Our highly successful track record is reflected in the numerous awards that Lark projects have received. These include Best International Project at the 2010 Public Private Finance Awards for the Royal Jubilee Hospital Patient Care Centre, a state-of-the-art, 500-bed care facility, as well as the Silver Award for Project Financing from the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.