“Pioneer construction managers know that CM is not a person, it is a multidiscipline organization with specialized capabilities and human resources. The level and range of expertise with the resource group are fundamental to the success of a CM project or program.” – C. Edwin Haltenhoff, Fundamentals and Practices “The CM Contracting System”.
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As your Construction Manager, CMSWillowbrook is YOUR ADVOCATE!
Unbiased advice, responsive only to the owner’s interests
and dedicated exclusively to delivering the best possible finished project?
That’s the goal of construction management.
In the CM approach, the Construction Manager works for you
on a fixed fee basis, and has no stake in the multitude of construction
contracts and obligations that make up a typical large construction project.
Not affected by any conflicting interest, the Construction
Manager represents you in such crucial areas as:
and use of funds throughout the project
of the scope of work
use of other firms’ talents and resources
delays, changes, disputes and cost overruns
flexibility in contracting and procurement
the project is built to specifications to meet your needs.
Construction Managers provide specific expertise for all
facets of the delivery process (pre-bond, planning, design, construction, etc.)
without having to retain individuals on the payroll for specific tasks. By
involving a professional Construction Manager from the earliest stages of your
project, you maximize your chances to achieve a smooth and trouble-free
construction process and a facility that meets your needs.
Before launching a project, your Construction Manager can
help you reach sound decisions in such areas as:
project characteristics and performance requirements
analysis and selection
with ongoing school activities and other public and community concerns
of a preliminary budget and comprehensive master schedule
of general funding among a number of individual projects according to specific
of a management information and reporting system to meet your requirements
of detailed and complete bid documents to assure timely, responsive and
comparable bids, while avoiding questions and protests
in reviewing and analyzing bids and selecting contractors
In the design phase:
CMSWillowbrook will help you:
life-cycle cost analyses and other review to maximize the return on your
your technology implementation strategy with your construction plan to assure
that your finished building will truly be equipped to deliver the support
current and future needs
a detailed design schedule and supervise its implementation
design in progress to assure construct-ability with minimal changes and fewer
problems in the field
detailed component cost estimates at every design submittal
During the bid process:
As your CM we will:
pre-bid conferences to clarify the project’s needs and assure responsive bids
that all bid documents are clear and all questions are answered
you evaluate and compare bids
bidders for contract award
While the construction is underway:
- CMSWillowbrook will be your eyes and ears, and
most of all, your advocate. A
professional CM will:
that all contractors, subcontractors and other participants fully understand
the project’s design and requirements at every stage
timely and clear reports to you concerning construction progress, milestones,
and other elements
the change order process for maximum effectiveness while minimizing delay and
the construction process to anticipate difficulties, resolve issues early, and
keep the work flowing
progress payments to assure that work milestones are being met and that all
current expenses are paid in a timely manner
that the contractor provides a safe workplace, both for project workers and, in
renovations, for students and other personnel who continue to use the facility
the need to retain increased staff after the “burst” of construction
activities; thereby reducing future operating and payroll costs when the
construction has been completed
the final stages of construction, including contractors’ punch lists and
similar tasks that must be completed, often in a very compressed time period,
before your new school can welcome its first students
you plan for installation of systems, furniture, and other resources to be sure
everything is ready when it needs to be.
The “first day of school” is an inflexible deadline and your
professional CM will help you meet it.
"The CM profession strives to give owners more effective
control of complex construction, delivering high quality finished projects on
time and within budget. The CM is
your advocate, combining detailed technical knowledge with a commitment to
meeting your needs."