As your Construction Manager, CMG will act as your agent throughout the design and construction phases of your building project through to the first time you turn on the light in your new or renovated building. CMG will manage details including working with Architects to keep project costs down, contacting quality Contractors to inform them about the project, working with Contractors to maintain project schedule, processing contractor pay applications, and expediting Owner occupancy permits through local and state agencies.
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1. Develop a Project Master Schedule
The Construction Manager, in consultation with the Owner and the Architect, will develop a Project Master Schedule that establishes duration and responsibility for all major activities during all phases of the project.
2. Monitor the Project Master Schedule
The Construction Manager will monitor and report on progress during the pre-construction phase. The Construction Manager will update the Project Master Schedule monthly, will notify the Owner and the Architect of any delays or problems, and will recommend any corrective action necessary to meet the schedule.
3. Perform Value Engineering Study
The Construction Manager will perform a Value Engineering Study as part of the Construction Document estimate. A report will be generated including recommendations on the selection of systems, details and finishes. The final selections shall be made in consultation with the Owner and the Architect, prior to the preparation of final construction documents.
4. Perform Cost Estimating
The Construction Manager will prepare one detailed cost estimate for all building construction and site development work. The final estimate shall conform to the final bid package configuration.
5. Perform Constructability Reviews
The Construction Manager will review design documents as they are developed in order to avoid potential problems and to minimize potential change orders. The Construction Manager will provide recommendations on contract provisions that establish contractor performance requirements to promote quality cost effectiveness and schedule compliance.
6. Provide Monthly Reports
The Construction Manager will prepare and distribute monthly reports to the Owner and the Architect on the project budget, the status of the project schedule, and on general project information.
7. Conduct Design Coordination Meetings
The Construction Manager will conduct design coordination meetings on a regular basis (minimum of one per month) with the Owner, the Architect, and other consultants to discuss and review all items pertinent to the design phase. The Construction Manager will prepare and distribute minutes of the meetings in a timely manner.
1. Develop Bid Packages
The Construction Manager will develop bid packages to establish the categories of work into separate contracts that promote competition and provide well-defined and manageable divisions of work.
2. Develop Construction Schedule
The Construction Manager will develop a construction schedule that meets the needs of the Owner for inclusion in the contract documents.
3. Develop Contractor and Supplier Interest
The Construction Manager will identify potential contractors and suppliers and develop their interest in bidding the project to insure a competitive bidding environment. The Construction Manager will investigate potential bidders and suppliers to determine their ability to meet project requirements.
4. Establish Bidding Procedures
The Construction Manager will establish and implement procedures for the bidding process including the distribution of bid documents, the issuance of addenda, the holding of pre-bid conferences, the receipt of bids, and the bidding schedule.
5. Distribute Bid Documents
The Construction Manager will distribute all bid documents to contractors and maintain accurate records of distribution activities.
6. Conduct Pre-Bid Conferences
The Construction Manager, in consultation with the Owner and the Architect, will schedule, organize, and conduct pre-bid conferences in a manner consistent with the bid schedule.
7. Receive and Evaluate Bids
The Construction Manager, in consultation with the Owner and the Architect, will receive and evaluate the bids and recommend the award of contracts.
8. Prepare Construction Contracts
The Construction Manager, in consultation with the Owner, the Owner’s solicitor, and the Architect, will prepare and coordinate the processing of all construction documents.
1. Conduct Preconstruction Conferences
The Construction Manager, in consultation with the Architect, will organize and conduct pre-construction meetings with contractors, consultants, and the Owner. The meetings shall include a review of project management, project schedule, and project procedures.
2. Maintain On-Site Staff
The Construction Manager will provide and maintain a qualified, on-site field staff sufficient to manage the project, conform to the scope of services, and insure that the work is performed in compliance with the contract documents on an as needed basis.
3. Process Shop Drawings
The Construction Manager, in consultation with the Architect, will establish and implement procedures for processing and approving shop drawings, product data, samples, and other submittals from the contractors and will coordinate the processing and approval of all submittals with the Architect. The Construction Manager will establish and maintain a submittal log to insure contractor compliance with the contract documents.
4. Project Coordination
The Construction Manager will provide administration, management, and related services necessary to coordinate the construction activities of the contractors with each other and with those of the Construction Manager, the Architect, and the Owner.
5. Monitor Construction Progress
The Construction Manager will review contractor’s construction schedules, observe construction progress, and report deviations from the schedule that might delay project completion. The Construction Manager will consult with contractors to develop and implement corrective actions necessary to meet the project schedule.
6. Control Construction Quality
The Construction Manager will monitor and inspect all work in progress to insure the quality of the work and compliance with the contract documents. The Construction Manager will document and report all deficiencies and make recommendations for corrective actions.
7. Maintains Construction Records
The Construction Manager will maintain current and orderly records of all construction documents including contracts, drawings, specifications, submittals, samples, schedules, correspondence, meeting minutes, catalog data, directives, change orders, etc.
8. Process Applications for Payment
The Construction Manager, in accordance with the Architect, will develop and implement a procedure for the review and processing of contractor payment applications. The Construction Manager will evaluate the contractor’s schedule of values to insure accurate and appropriate payments in contractors.
9. Maintain Construction Accounting System
The Construction Manager will establish and maintain an accurate and up-to-date construction cost accounting system.
10. Conduct Project Meetings
The Construction Manager, in consultation with the Owner and the Architect, will conduct bi-monthly meetings at the job site to discuss job progress, resolve problems, and make decisions. The Construction Manager will prepare and distribute accurate meeting minutes in a timely manner.
11. Conduct Construction Superintendent Meetings
The Construction Manager will conduct bi-monthly meetings at the job site with the construction superintendents to coordinate construction activities and discuss project progress. The Construction Manager will prepare and distribute accurate meeting minutes in a timely manner.
12. Prepare and Maintain Field Reports
The Construction Manager will prepare and maintain daily job site reports including weather conditions, number of workers, equipment in use, contractor activities, general activities, and special occurrences.
13. Process Change Orders
The Construction Manager, in consultation with the Owner and the Architect, will develop and implement a system for review and processing of change orders. The Construction Manager will estimate the cost of all change orders, insure the validity of change orders, and negotiate the cost of change orders with the contractors on behalf of the Owner.
14. Coordinate Inspections and Testing
The Construction Manager will determine the requirements and make recommendations for inspections and testing. The Construction Manager, in consultation with the Owner and the Architect, will coordinate the selection of independent inspection and testing agencies, review inspection and testing reports, and make recommendations regarding the results of inspections and testing activities.
15. Recommend Construction Changes
The Construction Manager will evaluate work in progress and make recommendations for changes in the work on the basis of field conditions, improved quality, cost savings, or time savings.
16. Maintain Photographic Records
The Construction Manager will coordinate and maintain photographic and/or videotape records of construction activities and project progress on a regular basis.
17. Provide Monthly Reports
The Construction Manager will prepare and distribute a monthly report to the Owner and the Architect including information on schedule, budget, quality, safety, logistics, and general project information.
18. Monitor Contractors’ Safety Programs
The Construction Manager will review and monitor the safety program developed by each contractor, record any safety violations, and make recommendations for improving safety conditions.
1. Develop Close-Out Program
The Construction Manager, in consultation with the Owner and the Architect, will develop a detailed program of close-out activities in compliance with the contract documents. The program will include a close-out schedule, inspections, testing, start-up procedures, warranty processing, and occupancy.
2. Coordinate Systems and Equipment Testing
The Construction Manager will coordinate, monitor, and document for testing, calibration, and start-up of all equipment and building systems.
3. Process Operation Manuals and Warranties
The Construction Manager will collect and catalog all operating and instruction manuals for equipment and building systems. The Construction Manager will collect, log, review, and submit to Owner all warranty documentation.
4. Coordinate Training
The Construction Manager, in consultation with the Owner, will coordinate and assist in the training of Owner’s personnel on the operation and maintenance of building systems and equipment.
5. Coordinate Substantial and Final Inspections
The Construction Manager, in consultation with the Architect, will schedule and coordinate substantial completion and final inspections. The Construction Manager will assist the Architect in the preparation of a list of deficiencies (punch list) and will coordinate all correction action by contractors.
6. Coordinate Construction Close-Out
The Construction Manager will coordinate close-out activities including the completion of deficiencies, submittal of close-out documents, resolution of change orders, and recommendations for payment of retainage.
7. Submit Project Documentation
The Construction Manager will submit all project documentation including files, records, drawings, submittals, samples, and other information to the Owner in an organized and usable form.