& Senior Level Operations] [Technology:
Pacing the Industry]
Founded and incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia,
in 1993, A. L. Johnson Contracting Company, Inc.
is a full service general contracting, construction management and program
management firm. A solely owned minority business enterprise, A.
L. Johnson Contracting Company, Inc. has as its principal goal
to establish itself as a substantive participant in the Atlanta contracting
community. The company provides comprehensive services including general
contracting, program management, scheduling, cost estimating and claims
Currently, the firm employs 22 professionals
and is currently involved in seven major projects with a total cost
of $160 million. A. L. Johnson Contracting Company, Inc.
has rapidly established itself as a provider of quality construction
services. The firm has established itself as a premier builder of commercial,
educational and institutional facilities in the metropolitan Atlanta
Prior to establishing his own firm, Mr.
Johnson served as Deputy Program Manager for the Grady Memorial Hospital
Renovation and Expansion Program where he assisted the Program Manager
in providing overall direction: coordinating the services of the construction
management team; directing the activities of the technical advisors,
cost and schedule control group, value engineers, on-site construction
managers and quality control inspectors; and supervised all special
projects and special services group.
A member of the Russell/Heery Grady project
management team since its inception in 1987, Mr. Johnson has senior
management responsibilities for the major renovation and expansion program,
which included 14 buildings, 2.3 million square feet urban teaching
He served as Division Manager for the Health
Care Division of Russell Program Management, Inc. with full operational
and marketing responsibilities. He has worked on all aspects of design
and construction from preliminary planning and design through construction
completion and occupancy. Mr. Johnson's project experience and duties
included an extensive background in major public facility building programs.
& Senior Level Operations
Johnson - President, Chief Executive Office
William Robinson - Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Michael Jackson - Vice President, Senior Estimator
Angela Wyatt - Office Manager, Financial
Tekoah Pendleton - Group Manager, Bethel Builders/Management
Julie Brown - Group Manager, Academics/ Institutional
Pacing the Industry
A. L. Johnson is at the cutting edge of technological
advancement. Success in the construction industry is highly dependent
on the use of computer applications to perform the required functions
to manage a project. Countless resources have been invested to manage
our client's projects using the latest and most technically advanced
computer systems and software applications that are available. To enhance
the value chain, laptop computers and PDA interfaces have been used
on project jobsites. This increases management efficiency from the composition
of the initial estimate to the final close-out of the project.
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A. L. Johnson employees utilize Primavera and Open Plan
for scheduling its project, Paragon by ViaNovus for the program management
systems and Prolog. These tools offer innovative ways to link cost,
schedule and documentation information. These applications are industry
standard software and they are suitable for a project of any size and
Estimating is performed using Timberline and Success. These products
are excellent for cost estimating and budgeting functions, as well as
for developing historical cost databases. These databases allow A.
L Johnson to use benchmarking and other statistical and analytical
techniques to predict costs of future projects based on historical trends
by project type, trade, materials, etc. Earned value analysis calculations
are performed using Cobra. This proves to be a valuable budgeting and
reporting tool, and it allows the field personnel to solve any financial
pitfalls before they occur.
Another important feature of the A. L. Johnson technological
culture is the use of project specific web sites. Some of our larger
projects require immense coordination between people in remote locations.
The web allows us to form a 'virtual team' to communicate across geographical
boundaries in order to provide the best possible project for our clients.
It also proves to be an effective management tool, as RFI's, schedules,
reports, photos, and submittals may be posted on the web to ensure efficient
communication between all members of the project environment.
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