Our Process Makes Every Project Run As Smoothly As Possible

Estimating, Site-Planning and GPS Precise Positioning

To assemble a full cost-analysis, JKC uses cutting-edge technology for estimating and scheduling, as well as job site visualization and GPS site-positioning.

JKC produces clear, comprehensive estimates that can be delivered to key personnel in the field, detailing specific locations, task-specific crews and productivities, total cost per unit, WBS/Job cost breakdowns, and much more. We track, report, validate and control workflows, from receipt of initial designs through project completion.

For visualizing site-plans and projects, we also use the latest imaging software to manipulate and generate three-dimensional renderings of existing and proposed surfaces. The information generated by our data prep personnel aids project managers and superintendents in the field and helps our clients to conceptualize their finished product. This information is electronically transmitted to our field personnel for precise layout using GPS technology (both layout and intelligent machine control). These site-positioning systems give site foremen, supervisors, grade checkers and site engineers the tools needed to help run machines on site, reduce downtime, and resolve issues as they arise in the field.

John Keno Process

John Keno Safety


Safety first is not a cliché. JKC will comply with any and all safety requirements of every client.

Safety is our number-one concern on every project… more than productivity, overall cost, or total hours spent. Safety plays to our culture and our core values – integrity, innovation, and teamwork. JKC demands this of every employee. With less downtime, a safe project costs less and keeps running smoothly to completion. We have worked with a variety of facilities with strict safety guidelines and for clients with special, stringent and specific safety precautions, such as:

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Fermi Laboratory
  • Abbott Laboratory
  • the Metropolitan Rail Authority (METRA)
  • airside and landside operations at O’Hare International Airport
  • the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • the US Navy

We pride ourselves in consistently maintaining an EMR below 1.0, creating the opportunity and ability to pre-qualify for OCIP projects.

All JKC superintendents and foreman maintain current OSHA 30 Hour cards with First Aid and CPR certifications. The majority of JKC employees attend an OSHA 10 hour General Construction Safety session and have extensive training in other aspects of the industry, including but not limited to the following: confined space, excavation competent; CPR / First Aid; Hazard Communication “HAZCOM”; lockout/tagout procedures; traffic and pedestrian procedures, etc.

The details of our comprehensive JKC General Safety Program are provided to every new hire prior to the commencement of work through a thorough company orientation. We walk through our safety procedures and processes before every worker enters the work site. A site-specific safety program is written for every job, identifying potential site specific safety issues and hazards for employees. Separate policies and procedures for confined space, excavation competency, and other safety concerns are followed to the letter by specifically trained personnel.

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