Safety & Quality
Design and Construction should work together. Collaboration and mutual success on projects are the way forward in the AECO Industry, and a major benefit in having an Architecture & Engineering Team on staff within PSIGC.
A Place for Safety
A foundational tenet of PSIGC’s business is the safety and health of our employees. We put safety into action across every aspect of our operation. It starts with training each new employee, which begins during on-boarding and extends throughout the employees’ tenure with PSIGC.
Our proactive Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) approach focuses on awareness, engagement, education, and observation. It utilizes leading indicators and preventative measures that helps every situation exceed customer expectations and allows our associates to get home safe and sound every night.
We focus on the following attributes to make this happen:
- Qualifications: We prepare new hires to work safely.
- Awareness: We ensure employees can identify any unsafe behaviors, conditions, or environmental risks that would be harmful to them, other employees, customers or their work surroundings.
- Agility: Full time in-house certified OSHA500 and National Safety Council training supports in-field certifications, safety awareness audits, training, and documentation needs.
- Engagement: We focus on utilizing tools and programs to engage employees; encouraging peer-to-peer communication and support around safe work practices; setting expectations and guidelines to support job site safety talks and contractor safety requirements and continuous education for our teams.
- Analysis: We focus on implementing timely and repeatable communications, root cause and corrective action processes, and data analysis that includes a near-miss and safety observation program.
- Metrics: We implement safety scorecards at a company-wide and divisional level to measure employee engagement and involvement.
A Place for Quality
PSIGC has earned its position as a leader in the industry by consistently understanding, meeting or exceeding each customer’s requirements and expectations for quality. We do this through continued in-field and on-site evaluations and communications with clients on project expectations. We also create collaborative solutions for any project specific challenges that might arise.
Our mission is to continuously improve the quality program and the quality of the services we provide. We strive to always be recognized by our customers as a high quality service provider that exceeds their quality performance expectations.
Reputation and trust are the cornerstones for continued growth and in order to build customer confidence, we must stand behind the quality of our work. If concerns arise, our commitment is to quickly understand, rectify, then prevent reoccurrence. Our quality assurance program is designed to prevent problems or defects through planned and systematic activities, a documented process, and establishing benchmarks to create repeatable processes. Simply put, it ensures that quality is “built in” at the front end rather than “inspected-in” at the back end of every PSIGC project.
A Place for Continuous Improvement (CI)
Safety procedures and quality assurance provide a pathway to achieving continuous improvement. At PSIGC, we have developed a culture that encourages CI and process discipline. We are never satisfied and know that we can continuously improve on every level, whether it is our processes, our procedures, our quality or our end product.
PSIGC uses Lean and Six Sigma concepts to help associates learn and apply improvement skills to exceed customer expectations throughout a project or engagement. We have the foresight to go beyond day-to- day requirements and support project efficiences. We have built an organization where every associate is a problem solver and every leader is a coach.
Our fact-based, data-driven philosophy of continuous improvement helps improve quality through defect prevention, improving process efficiency and effectiveness. Lean Six Sigma also helps create a workplace that is clean, organized, and safe, resulting in fewer accidents, a safe environment and better visibility and control for our overall operations.
Place Services, Inc. was recently awarded JOC contracts from Sourcewell for the Kentucky ezIQC construction and electrical services. Ben Lusk and Phillip Hayes in our Job Order Contracting Division put in countless hours in preparation for this RFQ. We are honored in getting the opportunity to earn the respect and trust from a very diverse group of clients as we assist them in completing their construction projects on time and within budget. Our team will work closely with the teams at Sourcewell and Gordian to strengthen the relationships needed to be successful in the utilization of the contract. Feel free to contact us for more details.
PSI contracted with the Statesboro Regional Library System to perform a much-needed renovation of two specific spaces and overall facelift within the main library branch. The Meeting Room and adjoining rooms are to be renovated to provide a modernized space for groups in Statesboro to hold meetings. The Friends of the Library room and the existing Kitchenette were swapped to give The Friends of the Library more working space. In the Staff workroom we are removing existing walls to create more workspace for the staff. We are also moving doors and windows to provide better lines of sight into the main library. The highlight of this project is a new circulation desk, which will brighten up the initial contact point for patrons as they enter the library. All spaces will receive much needed lighting, electrical, data, flooring, and paint upgrades. We express our gratitude to the Statesboro Regional Library System to be allowed to work on this project.
We are excited to announce the hiring of Robert Anderson as a #Superintendent in the General Contract Division. He is currently leading our field team on the $13M ground-up #hyatt #hotel project in North Carolina. Robert has extensive #construction experience specializing in #healthcare, #education & #retail.
Our Architecture and Engineering Division, led by Matthew Cash, has a history of teaming with state and local governments and agencies. Place Services Inc. (PSI) believes in building our communities through thoughtful design and construction. We are grateful for the opportunity to give back and build for our company’s home, the State of Georgia. Working with the Georgia State Financing & Investment Commission (GSFIC), the Georgia Department of Driver Services and the Whitfield County Government, PSI recently finished the design documents for the DDS-15 New Customer Service Center in Dalton, Georgia. Pictured is the groundbreaking to begin the construction of the new DDS facility. The facility is officially under construction, and will serve Whitfield County with basic skills, motorcycle, and commercial driver’s license services and testing. This building will replace their existing building and be located on Wagner Drive in Dalton, GA. The facility is a little over 8,000sf and will include a queuing area, multiple teller stations, testing area, driver course testing canopy, and a large administration area. The goal is to have the new DDS building construction completed by the beginning of 2022. Look out for the ribbon cutting in January of 2022!