Construction

COST CONTAINED - PROVEN RESULTS

  • The reasons that validate our use of the Construction Management System in the building process are as follows:
  • Costing of materials and systems is becoming more and more complex with increasing diversity of materials and systems, increasing economic fluctuations over short periods of time due to inflationary trends, government intervention, and the organized impact of labour, and the increasing control by industry on the available supply of materials (almost all building materials are directly derived from raw materials, such as wood, metals, aggregates, and oil).
  • Co-ordination of all construction activities is of utmost importance to facilitate the harmonious execution of work, delivery of materials, approvals of proposed materials, systems and interface, obtaining of permits, inspections, accounting, and cash flow.
  • Communication by all parties is of the utmost importance to avoid extras, mis-understandings, claims and unnecessary administrative costs. Our system of standardized communication modes (forms and procedures) and our system of regulated reporting on progress and cost form part of our overall cost control and co-ordination system.
  • Better pre-construction planning to eliminate errors and change orders and clear lines of authority and responsibility, improved communications, and no conflicts of interest.

 

  • Greater flexibility in adding or eliminating features.
  • Opportunity to start construction earlier by phased sequential permits.
  • Owner's needs are clearly and constantly interpreted yet has more time to run his business.
  • Owner has the benefit of construction consultants working in its interest with business administration, managerial capabilities, construction industry experience and a modern pragmatic approach to the problems that beset today's construction industry.
  • Better bidding and more competition on the many separate construction contracts since the financial resources required are less and the time span from bidding to installation shortened.Better pre-construction planning to eliminate errors and change orders and clear lines of authority and responsibility, improved communications, and no conflicts of interest.

 

  • With the Construction Manager on a fee basis, the temptation to cut corners and leave something out or install something inferior is eliminated. His previous experience in contracting will alert him to similar attempts by those contractors that he now directs and controls.
  • Cost escalation is minimized by the overlapping of design and construction.
  • Better Payment. The better organized and more management conscious Trade Contractors are rewarded by direct and early payment. No matter how one breaks it down and examines it, the prime validation of Construction Management is less cost to the Owner for the building. This "lesser cost" can be in the form of less aggregate cost of material and labour, earlier income or return on the building, better quality for the money spent, or any combination of these.

Completed Projects