SERVICES & SOLUTIONS

Project consulting, planning, and development

  • Pre-construction services and consultation
  • Construction documents and contract management
  • Construction project bidding, negotiation, and award
  • Construction permits and inspections
  • Subcontractor management & cost controls
  • Change order administration and management
  • Construction project procedures & administration
  • CPM – Project budgets and scheduling
  • Project completion walk through

RETAIL

INDUSTRIAL

OFFICE

CAR WASHES

PLANING AND DEVELOPMENT

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

PRE-CONSTRUCTION PHASE

Tim and Peter have vast experience in the important pre-construction process, which can quite often be more protracted than the actual construction process. However, our experience brings benefits that can substantially reduce the time frame for achieving prompt construction commencement.

Working with the Client and our team, we can address the following pre-construction matters:

  1. Assist, if required, with land acquisition, employing the efficient services of our realty partner Attlee Realty, LLC. This company is extremely active in the sourcing, marketing and sale of properties of any description, including vacant land suited to a buyer’s requirement. Their service also includes dealing with the possible requirement of applications for property rezoning and, at times, lifting of property deed restrictions that may blight a development project.
  1. Engage with a Client to understand their development budget, and from that base steer conceptual design with their selected deign team, or in the absence of such, with our own design partners. We insist on playing a leading role in discussions between Client and Architect, not only to ensure that the design brief is adhered to, but also to advise in relation to budget costs as the process progresses.
  1. Agreeing a design that meets the Client’s requirements and is cost effective will enable speedy associated design elements to be addressed, such as Structural and Civil design and M & E design. We have partners that offer these services. Once completed, the full set of design drawings can be submitted to the relevant City authorities for approval and issue of construction permit.
  1. We recommend drawings that fully specify all materials and specialized items that are required to complete a project. Such specification enables us to obtain detailed pricing for all elements of the work to be undertaken.
  1. We assist in obtaining soil reports required by the Civil Engineers, as well as any reports required by the City or other authorities, for example environmental impact reports or asbestos inspections if demolition is a part of the scope of works.
  1. We provide initial budget pricing for feasibility study purposes. Once the design is committed, we are then able to provide an accurate and all-inclusive competitive bid, that aims to meet the Client’s budget, and to obviate unnecessary change orders. The early budget pricing also affords an opportunity to value engineer the project if required.
  1. We assist in ‘walking through’ documents at the City to ensure that no time is lost in obtaining a construction commencement permit.
  1. We attend to the final presentation of a bid, agree a construction time and completion date, and submit a proposed construction schedule to the Client prior to formalising these agreed items in a suitable contract form.

CONSTRUCTION PHASE

  1. We work with a great team of subcontractors who offer services for all elements of a construction project. We rely on their competitive pricing, their honesty and integrity that mirrors that of our mission statement, and on their compliance with our contract schedule to ensure no unnecessary delays to the project.
  1. We acknowledge and comply with statutory requirements of all authorities, especially regards the health and safety of all operatives that work on our projects, appreciating their fundamental right to proper welfare always.
  1. We manage the building process proactively, ensuring early and frequent notifications to the team regards matters affecting schedule, variations and where necessary, costs. We insist on attendance to weekly or fortnightly meetings by all key players, and we aim to address apparent issues with solutions rather than to see them as problems.
  1. We present the Client with a weekly progress report, addressing also any delays that might occur that are beyond our control, for example inclement weather that prohibits work progress, or unforeseen site related issues. We frequently update the contract schedule to reflect any changes that may be necessary because of these delays.
  1. We co-operate with City officials always, ensuring compliance with City Code and thereby obviating delays in the issuance of a Certificate of Occupation once works are completed.