Berns experts bring a wealth of experience to field construction execution, including constructability, craft certification, industrial relations, modularization, rigging and welding services. Our construction teams provide input into the construction scope, optimizing construction activities and offering cost saving suggestions during all project phases. We are often called to the field to facilitate problem resolution.
Berns’s constructability program integrates comprehensive construction competence into each phase of a project, from early project planning, through engineering and procurement, to construction and start-up. When implemented at the front end of a project, this expertise enhances performance throughout all project execution phases. Experienced planning and execution supports the efficient use of minimum/just-in-time inventory and can accelerate the project schedule.
Berns’s proficiency in creating “virtual facilities” using interactive, 3D modeling tools provides Clients with a real-time, walk-through simulation that facilitates the ability to jointly review and address potential issues of constructability, operability and maintenance at the early stages of the project.
Berns has the ability to take on commitments of the construction of plants and other installations for various market segments from their inception, launching, pre-operative and final delivery stages to their respective clients, maximizing the value-added while delivering high quality products within time and budget margins
Excellent relations with large multinational and local engineering and construction companies allow for the establishment of strategic partnerships or plans of cooperation, mutually beneficial for the implementation of large-scale projects.
The company has the flexibility to participate in projects under different contractual agreements, such as contractor/sub-contractor, joint ventures and strategic alliances, depending on the complexity and requirements of each commitment.
Berns invests in developing highly integrated construction automation tools to enhance work planning and efficiency in the field. From real-time visualization software and weld tracking tools, to work packaging programs and Berns Site ConnectSi, enabling automation of work flows associated with data or information via mobile devices to support construction work processes in the field.
Berns’s Industrial Relations team evaluates and mitigates domestic and international labor or employment issues to promote and maintain labor harmony. Through regional analysis, the group determines various labor posture approaches and makes sure working conditions comply with applicable laws and regulations, including those applying to craft compensation, employee relations, collective bargaining agreements and community relations.
For more than 10 years, Berns has been an industry leader in the use of modular construction. Modular execution begins during a project’s conceptual design phase as a coordinated effort that encompasses all EPC project functions.
Berns’s modular teams manage and coordinate the various suppliers, subcontractors and assembly yards needed to construct and test the modules. Bernsarranges for loading, transport and unloading of the assembled modules including barge, ship, rail or over-the-road transport.
Berns retains highly experienced rigging specialists who assist projects with rigging plans, studies, detailed design of rigging attachments, consultation, technical subcontract selection and management. Rigging plans and analysis for a project usually result in significant savings through efficiencies, construction equipment savings and avoidance of costly problems and accidents.
Berns Corporation, providing construction management and direct-hire construction expertise.