Develop Project Delivery Strategy
Analyze project requirements for function, quality, cost and time. Evaluate operations and legal constraints. Recommend a design and construction strategy that best addresses all of these issues.
Manage Program Development
Work with the Owner and various user groups to develop functional programs for the project.
Work with the Owner to prepare and implement programs to promote a positive attitude by the local community and public agencies.
Develop Project Budget
Prepare a detailed project budget. Clearly identify all categories of cost. Include construction cost, legal fees, consultant fees, building permits, testing laboratories, furnishings, fixtures, equipment, landscaping and project management fees.
Manage Selection of Consultants
Develop selection procedures. Receive and evaluate written proposals and conduct interviews to assist the Owner in selecting architects, engineers and other consultants. Assist in the negotiation of these contracts.
Identify Applicable Building Systems
Select alternate building systems appropriate for the project. Review function, price and local construction practices to determine compatibility with the facility program.
Prepare Preliminary Estimate
Establish a preliminary budget for the project based on a statistical analysis of completed projects adjusted for current conditions.
Develop Cost Models
Develop budgets for each major building system and other elements of construction. Compare these cost models with design estimates as the project progresses.
Document Project Organization and Procedures
Develop organization charts for the Owner, architect, consultant and contractors. Prepare a project directory with names, addresses and responsibilities of all individuals and organizations associated with the project. Document procedures for decisions, communications, distribution of reports, billings, etc.
Develop Master Schedule
Prepare a Master Project Schedule showing durations, responsibility and precedence for major activities. Establish the duration of the project and identify the most critical activities. Update and expand the level of detail as the project progresses.
Develop Decision Tracking System
Identify, monitor and report on the status of key decisions and issues which influence the progress of the project.