Value for clients is our highest priority!
Value for clients is our highest priority!
We hold a wide range of technical and managerial competencies to optimize cost and accelerate project delivery.
My name is Mejai Kai Dyson. I'm the Founder of DBL as well as MKD Construction + Assets. I began my career in commercial construction as a Project Engineer in the early 90's. I've spent my life coordinating and delivering built spaces for private and public clients. 30 years ago, I worked from site trailers offering site support to Supe
My name is Mejai Kai Dyson. I'm the Founder of DBL as well as MKD Construction + Assets. I began my career in commercial construction as a Project Engineer in the early 90's. I've spent my life coordinating and delivering built spaces for private and public clients. 30 years ago, I worked from site trailers offering site support to Superintendents and Foremen as a Project Engineer. More recently I've helped Developers and Contractors execute from a profitability point of view. As a consultant, value for clients is my top priority. I provide personal attention and oversight on all DBL engagements. Our project list is a good indicator of our capabilities and we have plenty of projects to reference.
Whilst I'm proud of past projects, I know the best is yet to come and I look forward to delivering for you.
As Chief Estimator, Dyson has assembled cost estimates for a variety of skilled trades and building types from heavy industrial to built environments. DBL estimates are assembled in the unit cost format with precise detail before any bid/estimate is published. We pay special attention to bid clarifications, alternates, and exclusions to ensure no values or opportunities are missed.
We offer inter-office collaboration and systems integration with the entire team down to the subcontractors and vendors. Critical Path Method scheduling is what we use for fast-track projects on the lump sum. For design-build projects, we use Lean construction scheduling methods which facilitate coordination with the trades in a design-b
We offer inter-office collaboration and systems integration with the entire team down to the subcontractors and vendors. Critical Path Method scheduling is what we use for fast-track projects on the lump sum. For design-build projects, we use Lean construction scheduling methods which facilitate coordination with the trades in a design-build environment. We can fully integrate as many tasks, systems, or program schedules as needed to manage a light or robust delivery program. We know the magic is in the process.
Within as little as 4 weeks we can offer a comprehensive report assessing the current real market value of design and construction. We leverage continuing education and technology to consistently refine our cost analysis data. This year we've invested especially heavy in estimating and cost analysis tools. We've employed a host of mobile applications to collaborate across the country in real time (E-Gordian/RS Means, Pro-core, E Builder and Building Connected). These are the software tools used to ensure we're getting up to date market cost. The software gives us the ability to issue RFP's and ITB's to a wide or focused market and gather 3 bids per trade in as little as 2 weeks.
Having 30 plus years of design coordination experience; collaboration is our strong suite. Here is where our experience as problem solvers pays off. We have the creativity and expertise to reverse engineer new construction projects and guarantee delivery within budgetary constraints. We also have the ability to bring value through design build efficiencies passed up from means and methods at the trade level.
CM (Construction Management) is a specialized discipline that protects Owner/Stakeholders, not to be confused with General Contracting. Our interest align with the Stakeholders.
As consulting Owners Representatives, we guard the Stakeholder budget and schedule in the interest of our client developers. As consultants we maintain a monitoring presence to insure the program is progressing using Owner goals as guidance. We employ specialized, project management techniques to hold GC's accountable and manage planning and design from its beginning to its end.
We are experts at performing quantity take offs, assembling estimates, cost analysis and offering value engineering. We have all the latest softwares: Building Connected, On Screen Take Off, Pro-core, Timberline and can upload and interface with any trade shop's estimating software for collaborative estimating
30 years experience using:
AIA 107 (owner/gc contract)
AIA 305 ( contrator qualifications)
AIA 312 ( P&P Bond)
AIA 401 (subcontract agreement)
AIA 441 (design build agreement)
AIA 701 (instructions to bidders)
AIA G702 +G703 (payment application)
AIA G706 (lien waivers)
We have all the tools and experience to help clients manage the progress and quality of the product. Additionally we have the technology to manage the close out of the construction loan and any project accounting task that need to be coordinated.
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