During this period project oversight is an essential factor to success, to ensure that the GC and other consultants perform their scopes as agreed and within the schedule allotted.  Examples of some of the key activities of the project manager are:

  • Construction Schedule(s) – It is imperative that the construction schedule ties to the overall development schedule (e.g., financing, permitting, etc.), to ensure that the General Contractor is on-site and ready to commence construction at the most appropriate time.
  • Value Engineering – The value engineering process includes full and thorough examination of the plans and consideration of options to maximize savings without diminishing project objectives and quality. This process starts at the very beginning of design (which is when the majority of the ideas originate, attempting to design the most efficient and economic product and not go through substantial redesign), occurs throughout the development process, and continues through construction.
  • Physical Construction Oversight – This includes land clearing and preparation (i.e., fill), construction of off-site improvements, extension of utilities and roads (if needed), construction of the building shell(s) and interior finishes, and concludes after Certificate of Occupancy is issued by the local government and all punch list items are completed.

  • Government — Continual communication with the jurisdictional authorities on issues arising during the construction process.
  • Subcontractor Competitive Bids Review – Review of the chosen General Contractor’s subcontractor selections, which is typically minimum 3 bids for all major subcontractor activities, and proposals received from the subcontractors in relation to the project, GC contract, and the like.
  • Construction/Site Meetings — General site visits/walk-throughs; representation at construction team meetings (typical minimum 2 per month); facilitation of issues arising from meetings; preparation of meeting summaries for decision-making purposes.
  • Monthly Draws/Requisitions – Review of the GC’s monthly draw, and recommendations regarding same.
  • Change Orders — Review of and recommendations regarding requests for Change Orders.
  • Project Financial — Review of monthly progress requisitions, applicable invoices, updated monthly budget(s)/cost accounting, and final accounting of all development costs, and provision of same to Client each month.
  • Progress Reports —  milestone related progress reports to Client, including upcoming milestones.
  • Certificate of Occupancy (or comparable) — Coordination of receipt of final approvals for a project.
  • Punch List — facilitation and completion.
  • Permit close-out — make sure all permits are properly closed-out by respective consultants (e.g., engineers, etc.) and receipt of the appropriate Certificate of Occupancy (or Completion, or comparable) is attained.
  • Final Budget Reconciliation — once the project construction is completed and all invoices have been processed.
  • GC Close-out — ensure GC provides close-out book including all warranties, subcontractor contact information, etc.



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