We will assign a project manager, field superintendent, and other support staff members as required to effectively manage the construction process. Project management staff is assigned based on the size of the project and in direct relation to the needs of the project. We communicate on a regular basis with owners of the project. We offer both daily and weekly written reports along with photographs to document daily and weekly performance. Keeping owners informed is of the utmost importance. We treat the project like it was our own.
During the construction of any project, the coordination of the trades is an integral part of the process, especially with respect to the mechanical and electrical trades. Mechanical, electrical subcontractors need work in coordination with each other. The project management team, (project manager, superintendent) need not only to monitor the construction, but communicate daily with their subcontractors. Allocation of staging and laydown space, working in areas together and often in tight space, requires coordination.
We will work with all project team members to define the logistical requirements for the construction process, such as areas for deliveries, staging and laydown areas, placement of barricades (if required) and hours of operation. Often municipalities have noise regulations with ‘allowed’ work hours. We know many of the Building Officials and Building Inspectors, City Planning Departments and other governmental authorities. We build professional, working relationships quickly in all jurisdictions, and have established reputations where we have worked.
On large projects Shop Drawings and Submittals are required to provide a “check and balance” that all fabricated parts and specified products and materials are being provided. The implementation of Shop Drawing and Submittals are not usually required on small project or residential projects.
The larger the project the more the owners and contractors need to “track and report” on all costs. Project Cost Reporting increases as large projects often incur “Change Orders” which can quickly affect the project budget. With the implementation of Project Cost Reporting on a regular basis (or live time) can provide assurances to the project owner and contractor that the project’s budget is actively being monitored.
As the project nears completion and the end user is anticipating occupancy, it is important that Final Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy be tracked, monitored and scheduled. At the end of a large project it is important that Close Out Procedures be implemented. As well as commissioning of large equipment which often includes training the end-user staff in safe operational of the equipment.
Reporting and Cost Control
During the construction process, we will provide up-to-date information with respect to any changes that need to be addressed. Quick identification of conflicts or unforeseen obstacles is our specialty. No one likes surprises and we strive not to have any. But if they do present themselves, we quickly notify our clients, our design professionals, so quick resolution can be make. Through cost control, documentation, RFI Logs, Submittal Logs, Change Order Logs and other tracking of construction, we communicate on a regular basis, Daily or Weekly with owners. .
Commissioning and Project Closeout
One of the most critical stages of the construction process is the commissioning and closeout of the project. The project needs to be built on-time and within budget, but the planning for project closeout and commissioning actually starts at the beginning of the project. A clean closeout, commissioning of equipment, training of owner’s staff, red-lined as-built drawings, and more, are listed in the project specifications (project manual).
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