Our Scope of Services Are as Follows...
- Full Service Design-Build utilizing in-house engineering and team collaboration
with outside firms
- Construction Management Services
- Project Management
- Quality and Safety Assurance/Control
- New Construction
- All aspects of new and renovation projects, incorporating LEED standards where required.
- Project Management
- Value Engineering for better usability and cost savings
- Sitework including paving and sidewalks
- Scaffolding and emergency shoring
- Underpinning and Tieback Systems - design and installation
- Structural rehabilitation and emergency shoring
- Historical Restoration utilizing in-house craftsmen in the following areas:
- Masonry restoration
- Slate and tile roofing
- Sheet metalwork
- Carpentry including millwork and heavy timber framing
- Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP)
- HVAC and related design and construction work
- Fire protection
- Security Systems
- Electrical System Installations and Upgrades
- DDC Building Management Systems
- Energy Efficiency and Retro-commissioning
- Energy Audits and Proposals for Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs)
- Implementation of various energy efficiency measures.
- Information & Systems Management
- Online document and database management for company and clients
- Online CPM schedules and progress reporting
Our range of operations includes the New Jersey - New York Tri-State area and Eastern Pennsylvania.
Quality Control is a top priority at ICE. The US Army Corps of Engineers’ Construction Quality Management for Contractors program is adopted into our QC procedures and Standard Operating Procedures manual, specifically the three phase quality control procedure.
Prior to the commencement of each stage of work, project managers convene preparatory meetings to discuss all aspects of the work as it effects quality control. Upon successfully completing this phase, an initial meeting is held on the day the work is begun to confirm that all procedures are in place and operable. This is then followed up with periodic on-going inspections. This entire process, preparatory meeting, initial meeting, ongoing inspection, constitutes the three-phase system. In addition to the procedures and the scope of work to be performed, we reiterate the significance and the need for the standards we are required to maintain within the assignment. In these meetings, managers distribute highlights of the contract specifications and specify quality standards that are expected of each member of the team. Project managers, as well as crew foremen, are charged with day-to-day implementation of the quality control plan. They utilize checklists for procedures, policies and quality standards. Furthermore, whenever possible, field mock-ups are constructed of quality finished work, which serves as a visual reference.
To supplement in-house QC, we often engage consultants to assist us in the quality aspects of a project. We believe that by being our own most vigorous critic we maintain a position of always meeting or exceeding the project assignment requirements, minimize corrective work and increase overall efficiency.
At ICE our corporate safety manager coordinates and is responsible for the written safety plan on our projects. His efforts are made in conjunction with the project team and begin with the process of hazard analysis and elimination for all the anticipated activities on the project.
The extensive use of safety checklists also alerts our personnel to the most common pitfalls they could be facing for any given activity. All project managers and supervisors are required to have 30 hour OSHA training while foremen and workers both in house and sub-contractors are required to undergo a 10-hour OSHA certification course.
Subcontractor’s EMR (Experience Modification Ratio) is also reviewed to alert us to firms that have had safety problems in the past as measured by a higher number of accidents that required medical attention. We also have a zero tolerance policy regarding alcohol or substance abuse incorporated into our safety plans. The information contained within the written safety plan is communicated to each and every worker on the job site, first during an orientation meeting when he or she first reports to a work site and thereafter in required weekly safety meetings. Our company motto, Committed to Safety and Quality, is prominently displayed on hard hats and project signs. A placard displaying the project duration with the number of days lost to accidents, if any, is also displayed prominently at the site. Safety equipment, first aid kits and Material Safety Data sheets are kept in high visibility locations and checked regularly for accuracy. All these act as constant reminders to workers of the importance of safety. A section also address procedures in case of an accident including the local area hospital to be used and the evacuation of the injured personnel.
At ICE we consider the Safety Plan as one of the ingredients to an efficient and profitable project. In as much we analyze how safety systems can be incorporated into the work environment to afford ergonomic benefits to the workers allowing for better production and quality control. An example is the proper design of fall protection system for roofers. To further ingrain safety among our workers ICE has implemented a Safety Incentive Plan wherein individuals and project teams are recognized for their efforts with monetary and other consideration. Our commitment to safety is TOTAL.