Monitor Design Schedule Review the preparation of bid documents and compare to schedules developed during the conceptual design phase. Report on progress and activities that are behind schedule. Recommend corrective action as required.
Review Plans and Specifications Review plans and specifications as they are being developed. Check construction feasibility and coordination of all design disciplines. Advise on contract provisions for controlling construction schedules. Advise on special and general conditions.
Conduct Value Engineering Review Conduct a multi-disciplinary value engineering review to evaluate alternatives for building systems that are not within budget.
Report on Escalation Changes Monitor the rate of inflation in the construction industry and update cost projections accordingly.
Compare Design Development to Cost Models As the design progresses, compare trend estimates to cost models and budgets by category.
Update Project Accounting Reports Prepare current project accounting reports. Include project cost summaries and detailed cost status reports.
Identify Long-Lead Delivery Items Identify material and equipment which require long delivery times and are critical to the progress of the work. Develop a strategy for purchasing these items directly and later assigning them to the appropriate contractor.
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