The fact that the Iowa Student Innovation Center’s bidding results were within 2% of the JE Dunn’s estimate is a testament to the quality of your work. JE Dunn’s ability to leverage internal expertise and trade partner relationships to provide technical assistance to the design team and ensure estimating accuracy is impressive. Your ability to create and manage dynamic financial models empowered the team to design to the project budget instead of reacting to an estimate during milestone reviews. The collaboration between our firms ensured the quality of the project and ultimately benefitted our client by managing their risk. In our opinion, JE Dunn has set a new standard for preconstruction services.
I am writing to express my gratitude to the JE Dunn team for your efforts during the preconstruction phase of the Carousel Plaza project for the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. I, and the rest of the HBA team, have been extremely impressed with the effectiveness of JE Dunn’s estimating and preconstruction process - not only has your proprietary software platform proven to be effective and accurate, but the ability of your team to leverage the data through active engagement and clear communication throughout the preconstruction process have been very much appreciated.
"The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts exemplifies the great results that can be achieved by close collaboration between construction and design teams. Early and ongoing collaboration, which introduced the JE Dunn team at the embryonic phase of the design, assured that the details could be effectively achieved onsite. The richness of the end product is a manifestation of this collaboration." Moshie Safdie, Safdie Architects Modern Builder