methods. Those responsible for design are simultaneously estimating construction costs and can accurately conceptualize the completed project. Because design and construction are overlapped and because bidding periods and redesign are eliminated, total design and construction time can be significantly reduced. MCM is active throughout South Florida, and in particular in the Miami- Dade area, building roads, schools and retail outlets. It has the advantage of having the capability to perform most of the work activities itself and is equipped with its own enormous armory of building machinery. Largely gone are the days of building individual homes, but MCM has an exceptional record in developing, project- managing and constructing residential and commercial property and has brought to the market urban developments and redevelopment projects ranging from small housing estates to high- rise apartments and large-scale mixed- use developments. MCM in particular is taking full advantage of the drive to build up the state's infrastructure. Since fleeing the coming of Castro and his nationalization of important businesses in 1960, the Cuban members of the Munilla family have rebuilt their business on US soil. Today the brothers running the company have built a $ 100 million per annum business that puts it in the top 100 of all construction companies in the Southeast. Barely a year goes by without MCM winning some award or another, the most recent being the 2008 Hispanic Company of the Year and the 2008 Project Manager of the Year. MCM's preferred option is the design- build approach, where close working relationships with the most recognized architecture and engineering firms of the state enable tight teams of professionals to provide clients with a single point of contact. Building this way means guaranteed construction costs are known earlier than in other construction delivery MCM Corp NOVEMBER 09 www. bus- ex. com 141 Businessexcellence ACHIEVING ONLINE Every business aspires to be excellent, but by definition, only a few can ever achieve that status. Even fewer can sustain it. A business that is excellent today can be overtaken tomorrow if it does not commit to continuous improvement. As others improve, standing still means moving backwards.
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