The Owner of a Development Project needs someone to represent his or her interest during construction of the project. Our firm provides Construction Administration services that benefit Owners of development projects. We provide Construction Services on Commercial, Industrial and Residential projects of all sizes.
We measure the construction quantities, so the Owner only pays for the amount actually built. We prepare the Construction Contract using Unit Prices, so that the Owner pays by the Unit, thereby eliminating the possibility of overpayment. We obtain competitive bids from several Contractors in order to get the best price. We conduct the bidding and assist the Owner in the selection of a Contractor.
When construction begins, we make sure the proper authorities are notified and invited to the pre-construction conference. As construction progresses, we observe the construction When the Contractor submits an Application for Payment, we go to the Construction Site and check to see if the work that the contractor is seeking payment for has actually been completed. Often times at this point, we will ask the Contractor to reduce his request for payment to the amount actually completed. In this way, we make sure the Project Owner only pays for work actually completed and in place. We also with-hold a Retainer, usually 10% of the amount approved for payment, in order to protect the interests of the Owner.
As the project nears completion, we prepare a Punch-List of final items that must be completed for the Contractor to collect the Retainer. When the project is substantially complete, the regulatory authorities are invited to the Construction Site for a final walk-thru. At this point in the process, we often must interact with the inspectors and regulators to assure the Owner obtains his Certificate of Occupancy. (For Public Improvements, Project Acceptance is the goal, because then the improvements are accepted for maintenance by the Public, ending Owner responsibility for the Improvements.)
We have successfully completed many Construction Projects. Some types of projects we have completed include:
Commercial Site Developments and Strip Centers
Institutional Projects including Hospitals and Government Buildings
Hotels and Motels
Major Utility Projects
Water Treatment Plants
Water Wells and Pump Stations
Floodplain Improvements & Flood Control
Water Quality Ponds and BMP Controls
Erosion Control Installation
Single Family Homes
The above projects are only a representative example of the types of projects we have completed. Call us at 512-442-0377 before your next project to make sure your next project is a success.