Having spent half his career building for the nationally renowned firms of HRH Construction and George A. Fuller, and the other half building for himself, Mr. Rinaldi and his team of construction professionals and key-person management have been together for over 12-years, expanding operations in December 2003 under The Rinaldi Group, (TRG).
Today, TRG is a full-service general contractor and construction management firm, building upon its foundation and tradition of self-performance in both the public and private industry sectors alike. Its reputation for performance and execution, practicality with ingenuity, timing, and efficiency, quality, professionalism, and safety has grown the firm financially strong and healthy with unlimited capabilities in an industry today more competitive than it has ever been before.
TRG’s diversity reached all branches construction, from design-build and core-&-shell to interior fit-out, renovation and rehabilitation, the firm’s abilities are endless. Whether your project is a residential high-rise condominium or it is a mid-rise hotel; whether it is a commercial office building or it is a health-care facility; whether it is a school, college or athletic facility or it is a theater, restaurant or library; and whether it is a public municipal building and court-house or it is a financial data hub, entertainment complex or retail center, The Rinaldi Group is the answer to your question:
Where do we find a prudent and efficient builder with the quality and capabilities we demand and expect in a price range we can afford?
The answer to that question and more will be found in the pages that follow, here at The Rinaldi Group.
Services Capabilities & Cost Control
TRG has the ability to perform much of a project’s work with their own in-house labor and equipment, led by Degreed Civil and Mechanical Engineers, Certified and Licensed Cost Engineers and Estimators, OSHA Certified & NYC Licensed Site Safety Managers, Architects, Project Managers, and Superintendents. TRG not only has complete control of any project and owner’s critical schedules but also ensures the quality and integrity of a project through tight adherence to architect and engineer drawings and specification requirements.
From field superintendents, project managers, engineers and executives to bookkeepers, estimators, and accountants, The Rinaldi Group applies tight controls when it comes to cost management. Cost control begins at the construction estimate, which follows CSI divisional cost-coding for all AIA trade classifications. TRG builds and purchases each construction item and activity directly from this well-detailed document. This baseline estimated are done using Timberline Precision Estimating computer software and are integrated with accounting through Timberline Construction Gold Accounting computer software. Every material purchase, equipment rental, and subcontract buy is cost-coded and recorded immediately, creating a single cost-coded system and control tool for every job.
As each project develops, the actual cost is continually maintained and tracked by the project manager. The project manager then interfaces regularly with the accounting department so that costs are monitored and audited, ensuring they align with the original baseline estimate, and ultimately the project budget.
With a successful cost control system as such. TRG keeps a watchful eye on the future as well – developing an effective cost-trend analysis method. As projects move forward, industry trends and market changes are immediately realized, analyzed, documented and managed. TRG considers not just the current project but hence remains steadfast and consistent as a responsive and highly responsible bidder, general contractor and construction management group.
Quality Control & Assurance
There are two lines of defense employed by The Rinaldi Group when it comes to quality control:
- Project management over shop drawing and submittal procurement
- Field management and supervision over actual installation and workmanship.
TRG ensures these two vanguards are performed with the utmost degree of diligence and assurance. Combined staff technical expertise and field experience, cultivated construction management tools, and exacting standards contribute to the quality control success.
TRG’s ability to professionally review plans and specifications, shop drawings and details, and project submittals by the project architect, engineer and owner is unparalleled. Before each shop drawing and submittal reaches the eyes of the A/E for review and approval, it has undergone a rigorous and meticulous inspection by The Rinaldi Group’s own staff of engineers and construction professionals.
Together, TRG’s highly trained and experienced team provides the A/E and owner with complete assurance of our meticulous quality control abilities and techniques. Perhaps it is best expressed in the CEO’s own words –
We too put our name on each and every structure we build.
TRG utilizes state-of-the-art tools and monitoring techniques for project progress and development. Microsoft Projects and Primavera Suretrack, two sophisticated computer software applications, are used to perform these functions. Whether using CPM logic and scheduling techniques or Gantt/ bar-chart methods and analysis, actual project performance is continually measured and monitored against that originally planned. By constantly analyzing this information, The Rinaldi Group maintains the ability to proactively address scheduling fluctuations if and when they occur.
The level of TG’s commitment to schedule begins pre-award, however, Scheduling is discussed, in great detail, with the entire staff, including subcontractors and vendors. In fact, a potential subcontractor and vendors are not only evaluated for their pricing, but they are also qualified based upon their ability and commitment to perform the project within the constraints and planned milestones of the project. Bi-weekly coordination meetings occur throughout the term of the project, enabling a true teamwork as the focus and the feeling.
The system backbone for identifying value-engineering opportunities is TRG’s extensive experience and knowledge in construction estimating and cost-engineering. Through a constantly updated and maintained Timberline database, cost substitutions can be easily generated and analyzed. By substituting one construction assembly for another, the overall cost of a particular trade, activity or projects as a whole can be measured and evaluated for viability.
Moreover, there are times when a cursory analysis of one assembly substitution for another does not yield directly measurable or readily-apparent savings due to differential costs in the labor, materials, and equipment utilized by each application.
For example, the immediate result of substituting one construction assembly for another may not prove, on the surface, calculator-obviated cost savings. However, and actually quite often, such substitutions end up yielding even more valuable savings in time and schedule. TRG employs involved expertise and painstakingly measures such detail for each and every costing analysis, and this difference always affords TRG projects prime benefits and savings.
Safety & Risk Management
From TRG’s President, himself a New York City Department of Buildings certified and licensed Site Safety Manager, to all field engineers, project superintendents, and managers, job site safety is a top priority. TRG’s Health and Safety Program consistently strives to reduce or eliminate all hazards and risks associated with construction, which in turn, helps to further prevent property damage and provide for greater public safety, health, and welfare.
Within the Health and Safety Program are additional risk management plans such as:
- Accident Prevention Program
- Hazard Communication Programa
- Respiratory Protection Program
- Hearing Conservation Program
- Fall Protection Program
- Confined Space Program
- Lock Out / Tag Out Program
- Lead in Construction Program
- Record Keeping Program
- Medical Monitoring Program
- Emergency Action / Fire Prevention Program
All personnel owns their own copy of the entire Health and Safety Program and is required to learn all of its requirements, guidelines, and practices. In addition, through an established educational allowance and ongoing curriculum, each construction professional is formally OSHA trained and certified.