How we work

In our business, planning is paramount. Before we set foot on site, we review every aspect of what we are going to do, and exactly how we are going to do it – to eliminate the obstacles that might hinder a project from reaching its objectives. We also maintain that superior communication at all levels is the key to a successful project. Productivity can only be maximized when all parties are exchanging information and ideas in an efficient and effective manner. We work closely with owners, architects and the other members of the planning team well before ground is broken, providing cost analysis, scheduling information, and value engineering services to ensure that our client can make informed and qualitative business decisions.

We meet with the entire project team, every week to review project milestones, as well as safety, quality and financial performance. In specific circumstances Giffels Westpro has the ability to self-perform the work of key civil trades. This allows us to ensure higher quality, greater schedule control, and cost savings to the client. In western Canada we maintain our own fabrication shop which gives us further control over our projects. For each project, we evaluate our clients’ needs, bring on key subcontractors as necessary, and manage project teams to provide the best possible results. Combined with our dedicated, hands-on management style, this gives us the capability of handling large, sophisticated projects as well as the smaller and challenging ones. It also gives us the ability to be more nimble, more responsive and more focused on our clients’ needs at every step. We maintain that continuous improvement is essential.

Each year, we invest in the development of our administrative systems and management processes to better deliver what matters most to our clients: quality-assured results, on-time completions, risk mitigation and relentless attention to project detail.