Advise on Phased Construction Techniques
Recommend the division of work into separate contracts to permit phasing. Consider such factors as construction duration, construction document preparation, long-lead time materials and equipment, labor availability, trade jurisdictions and interface problems between contractors.
Establish and Monitor Design Schedule
Expand the design schedule indicating milestones for each phase. Monitor and report on progress and problems.
Develop Preliminary Procurement Schedule
Prepare a schedule for the bidding or negotiation of construction contracts. Develop schedules for the bidding, fabrication review and delivery of direct purchased long lead equipment.
Prepare Final Budget
Establish a final budget for all categories of work. This will become the basis for all financial reporting as the project progresses.
Initiate Project Accounting Reports
Based on the final budget, initiate a reporting system which includes detailed budget categories for consultant fees, construction costs, Owner costs, contingencies and reserves. Produce monthly project accounting reports to compare the budget to current estimates, contractual obligations, design changes and anticipated changes.
Estimate Alternate Building Systems
Estimate the cost of alternate building systems in order to finalize selections prior to design development.
Estimate Design Concepts and Compare to Cost Models
Estimate conceptual design in progress and compare to preliminary cost models.
Identify Value Engineering and Life-Cycle Cost Study Areas
Identify areas for value engineering study as the design progresses. Where energy, maintenance and operations considerations dictate, perform life-cycle cost studies to evaluate the most cost effective systems.
Report on Escalation Changes
Monitor the rate of inflation for labor, materials and equipment, and update project costs accordingly.
Identify Interested Contractors and Suppliers
Investigate and prequalify contractors and manufacturers interested in bidding the work. Review plans with them and promote their interest in the project
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