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Construction

Project & Program Management / Owner's Representation

J.S. Held expands building consulting practice in Canada with the acquisition of SPECS.

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Our clients rely upon our technical field expertise to help coordinate, plan, and monitor all stages of design and construction, from conception to close out.

Through all phases of the construction lifecycle, our focus is delivering the final project on time and within budget. We do this through the effective integration of project teams and implementation of project management processes and protocols that hold all parties accountable for their respective roles.

Our diverse team of project management specialists includes architects, civil engineers, structural engineers, MEP engineers and consultants, estimators, and schedulers who have collectively managed more than $5B in capital investments.

Owner's Representation

As owner representatives, our goal is to protect and promote our client's interests and expectations by ensuring their project is completed on time, within budget, and with minimal risk. Though our owner’s representation services can be tailored to fit any client’s needs, our services typically support four phases:

Project Feasibility

  1. Site Selection
  2. Acquisition Due Diligence Management
  3. Property Condition Assessments
  4. Formulation of Options
  5. Market Evaluations
  6. Review Loan, Design, & Construction Documentation
  7. Scope & Program Development, Facilitation, & Support

Preconstruction Phase

  1. Master Budget Development
  2. Master Schedule Development
  3. Cost & Value Management Options Support
  4. Establishing Project Controls Management Related Processes: Project Documentation, RFI, Cost Evaluations, Scheduling, Bidding, Procurement, & On-Site Trade Management
  5. Develop & Issue Requests for Proposal (RFPs) to CM-Rs, Design/Builders, & General Contractors
  6. Design (As Well As Other A/E-Related) Team Selection
  7. Review, Level, & Compare Contractor & Design/Builder Proposals
  8. Review Drawings & Specifications, In Terms of Each Other & Defined Project Scope
  9. Support Counsel In Review of Project Agreements for Design & Construction Services
  10. Pre-Construction Documentation of Meetings
  11. Facilitate & Document Resolution of Design-Related Issues

Construction Phase

  1. Single Point of Contact for Owner
  2. Review & Facilitate Development by Contractor of Feasible & Monitorable Construction Schedule
  3. Facilitate & Document Internal Owner Meetings
  4. Facilitate & Document Weekly Owner, Architect, & Contractor Meetings
  5. Pay Application Review & Tracking
  6. Change Order Analysis & Recommendations
  7. Monthly Tracking of Work in Place & Available Funds for Completion
  8. Facilitate & Manage "Furnished by Owner" Subcontracts & Materials
  9. Ongoing Review of Trade Buyout & Award of Subcontracts
  10. Project Schedule Review, Monitoring, & Progress Documentation
  11. Regular Site Visits to Observe Work & Conformance with Contract Documents
  12. Review of Contractor’s Payment Requisitions & Waivers-of-Lien
  13. Monitor Contingency
  14. Develop Monthly Owner Draw Requests to Lender
  15. Facilitate & Document Resolution of Design-Related Issues

Close-Out Phase

  1. Punch-List Management & Review
  2. Manage Final Payment & Lien/Claim Waiver & Releases
  3. Warranties & Guarantees Collection & Close Out Documentation
Extension of Staff

Our consultants regularly serve as an extension of staff on some of the world’s most complex projects. The provision of additional expertise and resources increases project productivity by supplementing daily progress tracking, project monitoring, and schedule support services.

Project Monitoring

Our experts identify problems when they first arise and provide timely solutions to mitigate the potential effects of increased expenses and schedule delays.

  • Accurate Tracking of Job Site Activities
  • Onsite Presence
  • Project Accuracy
  • Reporting Job Site Activities in Real Time
  • Tracking Project Progress & Adhering to Project Schedule
 
 
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