DeVane Batchelor is a co-owner and serves as President of the firm.
deVane Batchelor is a co-owner and co-founder of Allen+Batchelor Construction Co. deVane serves as President as well as Executive Project Manager for A+B. deVane received his degree from the University of Florida School of Building Construction in 1989. He returned to Augusta and gained experience working for another contractor. Beginning his career as a field…Continue Reading
John Allen is a co-owner and serves as Vice-President of the firm
He is responsible for all administrative aspects of your project and his expertise will be available to you from the day of interview through the end of the warranty period and beyond. John Allen started in the construction industry in 1983 and founded Allen+Batchelor Construction with deVane Batchelor in 1998. During his career Mr. Allen…Continue Reading
Fletcher is a co-owner and serves as a senior project manager.
Fletcher became a partner with A+B in July of 2016; however, he has been with the company since 2007. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science and Management, minoring in Business Administration, from Clemson University. As senior project manager, Fletcher takes a lead role in all facets of the construction process from…Continue Reading
Dave joined the A+B team in 2017 as a Senior Project Manager with 37 years of construction and engineering experience, including twenty-seven years as a principal of two construction firms. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology from The University of Pittsburgh in 1980 and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration…Continue Reading
Kelsey Nelson joined the A+B team in 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. She has seven years’ experience in administrative duties from working in apartment leasing, and being a receptionist at a car dealership. Kelsey assists in every aspect of the company from accounts payable, accounts receivable, and anything else that may come up during the…Continue Reading
Jonathan Saul joined Allen+Batchelor Construction in 2020 as an Assistant Project Manager. Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management, with a minor in Business from Georgia Southern University. Prior to joining Allen+Batchelor, Jonathan worked as an estimator for a large general contractor. He has estimated both…Continue Reading
Sometimes purpose is a priority in a construction project. Sometimes it’s price. Allen+Batchelor’s Construction Management services allow us to address both. Experts at coming in on time and on budget, we work with customers on fulfilling functional and fiscal requirements on a realistic timeline. Give us your requirements and we’ll take care of the rest.
89% of what we do is Construction Management at Risk (Either Design+Build or Integrated Delivery Method). That is over 40 projects within the past 5 years.
CM@Risk holds the risk of construction performance and guarantees completion of the project for a negotiated price. This allows the Owner to interview and select a firm, based upon qualifications, experience, OH & fee and General Conditions cost, before the design and bidding documents are completed. The CM, owner and design team work together to develop a cost effective design that meets the owner’s objectives. A guaranteed maximum price (GMP) is provided by the CM after bids are received from subcontractors. Any unused contingency at the end of the project reverts to the Owner.
As the design progresses and major components are identified, we will review the lead time and if required make recommendations on advanced purchasing to ensure timely delivery. Throughout pre-construction we will hold coordination meetings to keep all team members abreast of everyone’s process with their activities. As documents progress we make it a practice to periodically review the drawings with the local building officials. This eliminates any big surprises once the drawings are complete and submitted for permit.Pre-construction planning is a vital component to a successful project. Our pre-construction goals are as follows:
- • Establish a pre-construction schedule acceptable to all involved by determining the client’s expectations.
- • Identify key issues that need to be considered throughout the process to help provide precise cost analysis
- • Provide options and alternatives for the client’s consideration and to aid in assembling the most effective trade contractor team
- • Ultimately provide the best possible plan for construction of the facility
ESTABLISH PRE-CONSTRUCTION PLAN:
We will develop a pre-construction schedule that will outline:
- • Overall pre-construction timeline
- • Responsibility of activities for each team member
- • Time frames for owner review and design
- • Outlines the permitting phase and bidding phase
Our Design+Build program offers Clients with a single source of responsibility for both design and construction. A+B wants our Clients to have the level of input they desire during the design phase. Understanding the clients’ needs and goals is an important phase of the A+B Design+Build process which dramatically impacts speed, cost and quality on the Client’s behalf.
Most of the team players come together in the preconstruction phase of the project under contract with the design+builder maintaining the single point of contact for the Client. The common level of understanding of the clients’ needs are pushed further to the front of the project planning.
By retaining independent design professionals—the D+B process blends the discipline of a strong collaborative design team with a respect for the aesthetic, functional and systems contributions of our design partners.
Because design and construction work hand-in-hand, efficient solutions impact design concepts before the production of drawings. With the A+B team involved, we will explore multiple options that add value to the Owner.
This is a linear process where one task follows completion of another with no overlap possible. Plans and specifications are completed by the architect and their consultants, then contractor bids are solicited. Contractors bid the project exactly as designed with the lowest responsive and responsible bidder awarded the work. The design consultant team is selected separately and reports directly to the owner.