See what Makes James A. Cummings Standout Above the Rest!
James A. Cummings, Inc. blends an ability to hire qualified subcontractors at low prices with a reputation for quality, timeliness and customer satisfaction. And, through our financial strength, we have attained an unlimited bonding capacity. These factors offer confidence that a project will be completed without risk to the owner and with the highest degree of overall excellence.
We provide a variety of construction delivery systems to meet the needs of all clients. In addition to the long-time Design-Bid-Build, we also offer Construction Management, Design Build, Construction Consulting and Project Management. The services below are typical of those provided on the majority of assignments, but we are flexible and will customize services to meet a client’s needs.
- Design Review and Recommendations
- Estimating/Budget/Guaranteed Maximum Price
- Constructability Review
- Life Cycle Costing
- Value Engineering
- Market Analysis/Bidder Interest
- Subcontractor Pre-Qualification
- Full-time, on-site Project Manager, Engineer and Superintendent
- Expediting Scheduling
- Quality Control Management
- Subcontractor Interfacing
- Safety Inspections
- Cost Control and Accounting
- Document Control
- Change Order Management
- Training of Owner’s Personnel
- Record Drawings
- Comprehensive Warranty Manuals
- Continued Warranty Maintenance
- One Year Follow-Up and Walkthrough
- Sales Tax Savings Program
- Public Relations
- Good Neighbor Policy
Building Information Modeling
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an indispensable tool in Cummings’ construction methodology. We integrate 3D, 4D, and 5D processes into our preconstruction and construction phase services; the technology is used by all members of the project team from estimators to field staff to realize substantial value that goes beyond simple clash detection.
Cummings has utilized BIM on most projects, both providing modeling services and starting with design models provided by the architect. We utilize design models during pre-construction for estimate quantity takeoffs, require subcontractor BIM-coordination, and link the construction schedule to the model to ensure accurate sequencing, discover creative uses of float, eliminate areas of inactivity within the project, and more.
The linked model/schedule is updated as the project progresses for change coordination and can be furnished to the project owner upon completion as an accurate as-built or integrated into Facilities Management (FM) software.
Cummings has long been a proponent of designing and building environmentally friendly facilities and maintaining our role as a socially responsible construction contractor. Recognizing the benefits of sustainable buildings to end users and the community at large, Cummings has been proactive in the implementation of green practices into the construction process. As active members of the U.S. Green Building Council, at both the national and local chapters, we are at the forefront of the green building movement.
We built the first LEED Gold certified parking complex for the University of Florida and were the Construction Manager at Risk for Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science Building, which is one of the first LEED™ certified Platinum facilities in Florida.
From project leadership and executives, through pre-construction and our on-site staff, all of
our personnel have experience working on projects with sustainability goals and will assure that all possible green elements are incorporated into our construction practices.