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From initial design through the ribbon-cutting and beyond, we apply our nearly half-century of experience adding value to our partnerships at every step of project delivery.
We are thinkers and planners, builders, and craftsmen. From preconstruction to construction and through post construction, we are proactive leaders in an ongoing collaboration with the owner and design team. We are motivated by a consuming desire to make sure the final result is delivered safely, timely, at or under budget, and meets or exceeds your original vision.
In this situation, the Owner hires a construction manager early on in the process to work with the architect and/or engineer to establish the project parameters in a team environment. The Owner holds a separate contract with the architect and/or engineer. The construction manager is heavily engaged during the pre-construction process.
Design – Bid – Build
This method can be best described as a situation when the Owner hires an architect to design the project in its entirety, creating both a plan and specifications identifying all project parameters. The next step is to competitively bid the project after which the owner hires a separate firm to serve as the general contractor. Project award is based on the lowest responsive bid to deliver the plan and specs.
In this case, the Owner hires one entity to serve both as the construction manager and the design professional. The design-build entity is responsible for delivering both the design documents (plans and specs) and completing construction.
On-call contracts allow an owner to mobilize professional services quickly and easily under pre-negotiated terms and conditions. The owner may require services due to an urgent matter, or because the owner is unable to provide or perform those services internally. For an owner who needs to engage a construction claims consultant, the benefits of having an on-call contract in place include: