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Achieving the best possible efficiency and value for our Clients.

Caroline E. Itoi, Senior Project Manager, UC Davis

“We found that when we could bring Primebusiness’ constructability expertise into a project early, their collaboration with the Design Team and the University helped identify and solve issues before they could become problems.”

Bill Starr, Executive Director ICP (ret.), UC Davis

“PRIMEbusiness has added tremendous value on every project they have assisted me on. Their valuable insight into addressing key constructability and cost control issues is born from a wealth of direct experience in building construction. They are proactive in plan review, preventing many problems before they occur. In addition, they are also skilled in analysis of construction progress and change order negotiations. They are consistently able to provide support where it is needed to move projects forward effectively.”

Andrew Del Pinal Sparks, PE, RA, Senior Associate, Steinberg Hart Architects

“PRIMEbusiness has changed the way we approach renovation and retrofitting. They are the first team member we engage for all new pursuits.”

Matt Smith, Architect, Program Manager, UC San Diego

“Prime has been instrumental in delivering the ambitious program, on an aggressive timeline, allowing the University to move forward with the Return to Learn Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

When I think Prime’s contribution, their commitment to quality, and service to the University stand out. Prime was a partner throughout the process, from planning the Detailed Project Program and specifications, through design and documentation phase, and closeout assist.”

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Services

Planning and Programming

As a sturdy foundation is critical to a solid building proper programming and planning is critical to a solid project.

Pre-Construction

Pre-Construction services apply to projects currently in the design and development stages.

Construction Administration

If a project has begun construction, PRIMEbusiness moves to a Construction Administration approach.

Research

Our last group of services relates to collecting and/or evaluating data from a project and turning it into applicable information.

Team

Dean W. Ranns

Dean W. Ranns

Principal Construction Professional

Dean N. Ranns

Dean N. Ranns

Principal Cost Professional

Chris Lovin

Chris Lovin

Principal Architect

Key Projects

(PRIME Business) took time to understand the overall goals of each effort, leveraging this understanding to guide our team to the ultimate goal of delivery. He is also an effective communicator, meticulously organized, and was instrumental in distilling sometimes complex issues into legible metrics that can be weighed and decided...

Matthew Smith, Architect/Program Manager, UCSD

North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood

$523 million, Stipulated Sum Design-Build

(PRIMEbusiness has) recently worked with our team on a multi-phase retrofit of our two chemistry buildings; totaling over $36 million. This retrofit is entering its 3rd and final phase this summer with great success, substantially due to (PRIMEbusiness’) input in the planning and execution of the construction work.

Bill Star, Executive Director ICP, UC Davis

Chemistry Building Complex Seismic Upgrades

$30 million (estimated), Design-Bid-Build

A study commissioned by UC Davis to analyze change orders on completed construction projects to determine causes and sub-causes of construction changes in order to facilitate avoidance of similar changes in the future. PRIMEbusiness examined every change on 7 distinct projects, determined the root cause of each change, documented the...

Forensics Study of Change Orders

Forensics Study of Change Orders

PRIMEbusiness has added tremendous value on every project they have assisted me on. Their valuable insight into addressing key constructability and cost control issues is born from a wealth of direct experience in building construction. They are proactive in plan review, preventing many problems before they occur. In addition, they...

Bill Star, Executive Director ICP, UC Davis

Veterinary Medicine 3B

$58 million, Design-Bid-Build

PRIMEbusiness provides years of experience and firsthand knowledge in contract review and oversight. Their understanding of the Owner’s perspective and Contractor’s mindset is invaluable.

Jill Tomczyk, Associate Director FD&C, LEED BD+C UC Davis Health | California Hospital Tower Team Facilities Design & Construction

California Tower

$3.75 billion, Progressive Design-Build