Our Approach

Be it a data center, R&D lab, alternative energy, telecommunications or banking facility, Rubicon provides an innovative alternative for building or upgrading critical facilities. Focusing on the owner’s interests, we develop strategy, assemble a top team of technical experts, subcontractors and equipment vendors, and then expertly manage the entire process. From feasibility studies and due diligence through design, equipment procurement, construction and commissioning, Rubicon ensures precise, cost-effective delivery of the facilities our clients need.

At Rubicon, we understand that effective management of critical facility planning, engineering and construction is essential to achieving your business goals. We drive owners’ success by providing unbiased, strategic advice based on our years of industry experience. Rubicon continually ensures that the direction of the project is aligned with the business objectives of the owner.

Rubicon’s team of veteran construction and engineering professionals offers unmatched levels of technical and strategic expertise, the benefit of decades of experience in the field, and proven systems for scheduling, controlling costs and extracting maximum value. And as a privately held company, our Managing Principals are intimate with every project from inception to completion, meaning the customer will always have a direct connection to the highest leadership at Rubicon. Since critical facilities are our main focus, we understand the vast complexities and myriad of details related to their design, construction and commissioning. Whether your project is a part of larger strategic capital initiative; or a more tactical upgrade or expansion, our experience and focus will result in:

  • Buget, scope & scheduling certainty
  • Mitigated risk
  • A more effecient and cost-effective process
  • Achieved results in business objectives

Services

Consulting: The changing face of your facility – expansions, improvements, upgrades, energy efficiency initiatives – all require precise upfront information from a dependable and experienced partner. Rubicon’s in-house technical team has the expertise to provide you reliable data and analysis on which the business case for your next project can be confidently based.

Due Diligence: Rubicon has the knowledge and experience to guide you through the site selection, due diligence, utility planning and entitlement obligations specific to the unique requirements of today’s critical facilities development.

Master Planning: Once a site is selected, Rubicon commences the development of the conceptual design and budget against the established business and financial goals. This ensures that the highest return is realized on the client’s Investment.

Pre-Construction: The success of any project is determined before construction begins. Rubicon’s construction project managers, superintendents and MEP coordinators ensure this success by working closely with the design teams during all design development phases, providing detailed advice on increasing reliability, mitigating risk, and decreasing overall cost of ownership. During this phase, we facilitate sub-contractor and equipment bid leveling, selection, and procurement.

Construction: Onsite construction management ensures adherence to budget and schedule. Rubicon’s team of experienced project managers, superintendents and MEP coordinators becomes the trusted advisor to the owner, supplying oversight to the design and construction teams to continually drive the project to meet the owner’s evolving needs. Rubicon also provides quality assurance by overseeing and confirming the proper commissioning and close-out of the project.

Post-occupancy Support: Through maintenance consulting and establishing standards and procedures, Rubicon ensures both short- and long-term facility optimization and continued reliability.

Construction Management

A successful mission critical construction project requires a balance between technical expertise and construction know-how. It requires strong, experienced leadership, business acumen and long term, reliable vendor relationships. Rubicon provides this and more to every critical facilities construction project we undertake. We offer strong leader¬ship in the areas of planning, feasibility and cost effectiveness, reliability and efficiency, utility and energy management services, and much more beyond what typical construction managers can provide. We look at everything from the standpoint of your business and work with you as a trusted partner from start to finish, assuring that the final product meets your financial, schedule and performance goals.

Consulting

Rubicon’s unique combination of skill sets and experiences – as owner, engineer, constructor and integrator – allows us to provide intelligent, objective studies of your existing facility or a proposed new construction project. Be it a risk assessment of the existing infrastructure; a feasibility study for a ground up project; or a conceptual design and budget exercise, Rubicon has the experience and resources to help you succeed. It all adds up to a unique balance between the needs of your business model, the project budget, and the physical characteristics of the construction project.

Site Selection & Due Diligence

Rubicon brings you unmatched experience and knowledge in the earliest stages of critical facility construction. Whether evaluating a piece of land, a building acquisition or a leased space, Rubicon guides you through the complexities of utility availability, structural compatibility, space planning and entitlement requirements. We are then able to quickly develop conceptual designs and project budgets in-house, all to assure that the final real estate decision strikes the right balance between cost, schedule and the business case for the project. No other company but Rubicon can offer the combination of in-house planning, utility experience, engineering, construction and energy expertise – all integral to the success of your next critical facility construction project.