PRE-CONSTRUCTION PHASE
 
  • Consultation During Project Development: 

    • Attend regular meetings with the Architect/Engineer and Owner during the development of conceptual and preliminary design to advise on site use and improvements, selection of materials, building systems and equipment. Provide recommendations on construction feasibility, availability of materials and labor, time requirements for installation and construction, and factors related to cost including costs of alternative designs or materials, preliminary budgets, lifecycle cost impacts and detailed estimates with all value engineering.  

       

  • Scheduling: 

    • Develop a Project Time Schedule that coordinates and integrates the Architect/Engineer’s design efforts with construction schedules. Update the Project Time Schedule monthly incorporating a detailed schedule for the construction operations of the Project, including realistic activity sequences, duration of activities, allocation of labor and materials, processing of shop drawings and samples, and delivery of products requiring long lead-time procurement. Include the Owner’s occupancy requirements showing portions of the Project having occupancy priority. 

  • Estimating/Cost Control Services: 

    • Prepare a conceptual or parameter estimate as soon as major Project requirements have been identified. Update the estimate periodically as required by the Owner. Prepare an estimate at the completion of the Design Development phase for approval by the Owner and use in scope definition in moving from the Design Development to the Construction Document phase. Update and refine this estimate as the development of Construction Documents proceeds. Provide value engineering recommendations, including life cycle cost analysis, completion within the budget specified herein.  

       

  • Coordination of Contract Documents: 

    • Review the Construction Documents as they are being prepared, recommending alternative solutions whenever design details affect construction feasibility or schedules at each phase of the Construction Document preparation, without assuming any of the Architect/Engineer’s responsibilities for design.

 

  • Construction Planning: 

    • Recommend for purchase, and expedite the procurement of long-lead items to ensure their delivery by the required dates. 

    • Make recommendations to the Owner and the Architect/Engineer regarding the division of work in the construction documents to facilitate the bidding and awarding of sub-contracts, allowing for phased construction and package bids, taking into consideration such factors as time of performance, availability of labor, overlapping trade jurisdictions, and provisions for temporary facilities. 

    • Review the Construction Documents with the Architect/Engineer to eliminate areas of conflict and overlapping in the Work to be performed by the various sub-contractors. 

    • On Cost-Plus projects, when the drawings and specifications are sufficiently complete, Great West shall propose a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) which shall be the sum of the estimated cost of the work plus the General Contractors fee. 

    • Coordinate the advertising, bidding, and award of all work items, unless otherwise provided for in the contract. Develop supplemental sub-contractor and supplier interest in the project as required to ensure receipt of competitive bids and/or the competitive procurement of all work items unless otherwise provided for in the contract.