United may operate as a General Contractor or Construction Manager. These services are tailored to the client specific requirements.
Construction Management Services
United – RHG Inc., as Construction Manager (CM) shall have vested authority and powers, consistent with the owners policy, to represent the owner in field decisions and construction coordination activities and be responsible for seeing that all substantive changes or authorizations that are documented and presented in writing. However, all spending authority shall rests with the lead ownership’s employees assigned to the project, subject to established signature requirements.
Notwithstanding the above restrictions on spending authority, the CM shall review and approve all invoices, change orders, or purchases related to assigned project, and submit for action or record according to established owner’s procedures. All project related records and documentation initiated or approved by the CM shall be readily available for review and clarification by those to whom the CM reports.
The pre-construction, construction and post-construction scope of services are further defined in the following table:
Specific Construction Management Scope
1. Assist owner in the bidding, selection, award and contracting of all consultants and contractors as required by the owner.
2. Review and edit a written set of project specific procedures for the administration, management, control, and documentation for the project based on the referenced guide documents and input from the project team. Update procedures as required according to the stage of the project.
3. Attend periodic meetings during all phases of the project including pre-bid conferences, preconstruction conferences, and biweekly construction meetings. Provide meeting minutes.
4. Maintain Issues/Action Items tracking logs for submittals, RFIs, PCO, CO,PO and other items as required for the duration of the project.
5. Establish and maintain a cost accounting system to monitor project expenditures including change orders and payments to outside consultants and/or testing and inspection agents. Review and approve progress payment requests.
Provide owner with monthly cost forecasting inclusive of EFC (Estimated Final Cost to Complete)
6. Prepare, publish, and distribute confidential monthly project reports to owner containing an executive summary of cost, schedule (including critical path analyses, confirmation of cost and manpower loading, and all deviations from the previous schedule), and quality analyses with detailed back up and project photos.
7. Establish and maintain a change control system that tracks all issues that affect cost or time during the entire life of the project including all deviations from the approved architectural program. Analyze contractor submitted requests for adjustment to contract cost, and represent/assist owner in cost negotiations. Report recommendations in a format, acceptable to the ownership, that clearly identifies scope of change, reason for the change and the final and negotiated cost.
8. Analyze consultant and contractor submitted schedules. Recommend approval of baseline schedules and preliminary schedules including cost and manpower loading. Prepare schedule reports at least monthly (see Item 6 above). Analyze contractor submitted requests for adjustments to contract time. Report recommendations in a format, acceptable to owner, which clearly identifies compensability, relationship to critical path, and delay impacts.
9. Review any Contractor’s quality control manuals and procedures and provide recommendations for a Contractor Quality Control Program. Monitor contractor’s Quality Control Program. Review Contractors quality control reports, attend quality control meetings, and recommend actions to owner
Coordinate with jurisdictional building authorities as needed.
10. Document progress during the course of construction with periodic photographs of each definable feature of work. Maintain record of photos in an electronic database including photos of all in-wall utilities prior to wall closure.
11. Manage testing and inspection requirements. Coordinate inspections of, and assist with, reviews by all state agencies having jurisdiction over the project together with independent consultants providing general and special inspection and testing requirements. Compile and maintain a record set of all documentation required for project acceptance by agencies having jurisdiction. Develop and maintain system for tracking notices of non-compliance.
12. Input and maintain Architect’s/Interior Designers punch list items on an electronic database and track each item through to resolution. Review the status of completion of the work and maintain to determine when work is ready for Architect to begin punch list inspection.
13. Provide additional services such as detailed analysis needed to finalize project design.
14. Review entitlement and value of change order requests from Contractors.
15. Provide/coordinate project closeout documents for any and all consultants/Contractors/vendors associated with the projects as required by owner procedures.
Manage commissioning process and turn over to operations.
Staffing is tailored to the ownerships project needs.