In todays tough economic times, owners and developers are looking for ways to save money, while still ensuring a timely, and budget conscious construction process by using a construction manager to oversee and manage the entire project life cycle. One major advantage to using a construction manager is obviously cost as the construction manager charges a consulting fee well below that of general contractors who must include a risk or contingency number to cover unforeseen building challenges.
Since the construction manager is technically a consultant and bears no risk in relation to cost overruns, it is of the utmost importance that they be extremely qualified and very diligent during all phases of the construction process. A well qualified construction manager, who works for a set fee, has no conflict-of-interest, and can freely give ideas for value engineering, product substitutions, and or quality changes based on the ever evolving projects needs. The construction manager acts as the owners agent and coordinates the necessary architects, engineers, public and city inspectors, and third-party inspectors.
We offer services starting with the following construction phases:
- Design or Concept Exploration
- Budget and Cost Evaluation (Feasibility Studies)
- Bidding and Contract Letting
- Consultant Coordination
- Quality Control Inspections
- Document Approval
- Pay Application Certification
- Safety Evaluations and Inspections
Hiring a construction manager is a very important part of the construction process and should be done as early as possible to help in the coordination of the required consultants.
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We are licensed and insured.