Project & Construction Management

Ensure that your conservation, restoration, or preservation project gets done right: On-time, within budget no surprises  

Expertise Across Trades, Supporting All Stages of Construction

With more than 45 years of experience as a specialty architectural arts contractor providing historic preservation, conservation, restoration, and replication services for some of the nation’s most cherished landmarks, John Canning & Co. is well-positioned to provide construction management services for projects involving historic structures.

Our Project Management and Construction services ensure every aspect of the project is thoughtfully planned out to meet all objectives.  Every detail of the project is given the proper attention with the implementation, administration, and documentation of all project phases. Our commitment ensures success for our clients and their projects.

Our on-staff project managers are skilled in managing all stages of design and construction, from planning and design and initiation through completion. A typical engagement will often include:

  • Preconstruction planning
  • Budget, cost estimating, value engineering and program development
  • Weekly or bi-weekly meetings (on-site or remote) to discuss the status of the project
  • Preparation of submittals (product data/SDS, site specific safety plans, historic treatment procedures/work plans, etc.)
  • Onsite support as needed (owners rep role when required)
  • Detailed documentation, every step of the project
  • Submission of documentation and photo logs
  • Continuous schedule management, including project sequencing
  • Ongoing monitoring of all components by our director of projects, project manager and administration team
  • Coordination of all trades, whether or not we are self-performing the service
  • Close out procedures (maintenance plans, project manuals, color schedules, etc.)

Trusted by the Best in the Industry

Case Study

Culinary Institute Of America

John Canning & Co. supported all stages of this project, including preservation research, restoration, and conservation, to rejuvenate the original Jesuit chapel’s sacred design with new decoration elements.

John Canning & Co. coordinated all work and trades by acting as the prime and specialty finish contractor for the project for the restoration of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.

This adaptive reuse project, included the conservation and restoration of historic decoration and features and the design and recreation of historic decorative elements, and new painted designs.  It also included the installation of a new state-of-the-art HVAC system, new lighting fixtures, sound-system improvements, and fire alarm systems upgrades to allow use of the space as a dining hall, function space, and teaching facility.

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Culinary Institute of America
Culinary Institute of America

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“The team was timely with their work, expert in their dealings with staff and other tradespeople, and practical and accurate in their implementation, administration, and documentation of all project phases.”

Suzan Clarke Schaar
Clerk of the Senate, Commonwealth of Virginia

Frequently Asked Questions

Sometimes, project scopes change or evolve beyond what was initially quoted or specified. Whenever possible, we try not to issue change orders, instead preferring to try and complete the work according to the original, agreed upon contract value. Of course, sometimes change orders may be necessary, but we view them as a last resort.

When quoting a project, we try to be as accurate in our pricing as possible for the specified scope. Our applied knowledge in materials, methods, and finishes, allows us to provide accurate projections of the skills, time, and materials needed to complete a defined scope. However, we often provide problem-solving and value engineering solutions to ensure the project goals and quality are met within the clients expected budget.

We understand that projects consist of a product and a process, both of which rely upon professional delivery and attention to detail. Our quality assurance program is driven by both our skills and expertise in the trade as well as our administration and project management.

Ensuring the work is compliant with construction documentation and specifications, and with approved mockups kept in place as reference, our work is evaluated at various intervals throughout the project to assure consistent quality and detail.

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