Our Process

Our proven track record of over a hundred years lies in our unique and extensive process that ensures that every project is precisely to the client and architects’ standard. We desire to deliver peace of mind during the entire transformation and our process guarantees all our stakeholders are on the same page when it comes to producing quality, staying within budget, and maintaining project schedules.

How We Do It

Phase 1

Preconstruction Cost Estimates

  • Review the project outline specifications
  • Prepare preliminary cost estimates
  • Prepare preliminary project development schedule
  • Develop a plan for phased construction in conjunction with Owner and A/E team
Phase 2

Design Development

  • Design issues and content documentation
  • Prepare take-off estimates
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend cost-reducing alternates
  • Identify any changes in design development
  • Phase 3

    Construction Document

  • Coordinate between design and construction phases
  • Adjust cost estimates appropriately
  • Prepare final construction schedule in Critical Path Method format
  • Permits review
  • Final review of plans and specifications
  • Finalize phasing and safety plans
  • Phase 4

    Bidding

  • Prepare a pre-qualified list of bidders for owner's approval
  • Prepare and distribute bid packages
  • Conduct pre-bid conferences
  • Distribute addenda after receiving questions from bidders
  • Conduct bid openings
  • Distribute bid results to Owner
  • Make recommendations regarding alternates and substitutions proposed by bidders
  • Scope review meetings
  • Evaluate and award contracts with the approval of the Owner
  • Prepare and issue construction contract agreement forms subject to approval by Owner
  • Prepare and distribute Notices to Proceed to selected contractors
  • Update final construction schedule
  • Phase 5

    Safety Plan

  • Plan to protect the public
  • Plan to protect workers
  • Establish lock-out / tag-out procedure
  • Establish plan to ensure OSHA compliance
  • Establish plan to ensure compliance with all other safety standards
  • Phase 7

    Project Team

  • Principal as Project Executive
  • Project Manager
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Superintendent
  • Project Engineer / Safety Coordinator
  • Phase 6

    In-House Kick-Off Meeting

  • Conduct meeting between project executive, project manager and estimator
  • Define project parameters (schedule, budget, etc.)
  • Define lines of communication
  • Review roles and responsibilities
  • Review labor standards
  • Discuss safety issues
  • Phase 8

    Cost & Quality Management

  • Budget monitoring
  • Review proposed construction change orders
  • Prepare change order cost estimates
  • Review contractor progress payments
  • Review claims, if any
  • Inspection of material and workmanship
  • Protection and security of owner-purchased materials
  • Monitor safety and OSHA compliance
  • Phase 9

    Time Management

  • Monitor construction schedule
  • Expedite decisions
  • Expedite submittals and shop drawings
  • Facilitate and expedite RFI’s
  • Phase 10

    Project Closeout

  • Punch List preparation and resolution
  • Conduct final inspection with client and professional team
  • Obtain Final Certificate of Occupancy
  • Review and recommend approval of final payment requests
  • Transfer files to Owner with commissioning report / manual