Our Construction Phase Services begin with the initial contract for construction and terminate when the final certificate of payment is issued. We resolve any issues that may arise during construction and provide additional clarifications to finish the project properly. Our core responsibility during this phase is to represent the client and ensure the contractor builds the project as specified in the construction documents. Additionally, we want to keep you informed about your project, as a service we provide you access to your own secure BIMcloud cloud hosted server. This technology allows our clients to take advantage of fast, efficient, and secure access to the progress of their projects in real-time.
We review, approve, or take other appropriate action on the contractor’s submittals. These include shop drawings, product data, and samples. These are used for the purpose of checking for conformance with the design intent expressed in the contract documents.
Evaluations of the Work
We visit the site at intervals appropriate to the stage of construction. The intent of the site visits is to keep you informed about the general progress and relative quality of the portion of the work completed. We promptly report (1) known deviations from the contract documents, (2) known deviations from the most recent construction schedule submitted by the contractor, and (3) defects and deficiencies observed in the work. This provides another avenue to gage if you are getting the expected results.
Certificates for Payment to Contractor
We review and certify the pay request amounts to the contractor and issue certificates in such amounts based on our evaluation of the work and on the data comprising the Contractor’s Application for Payment. If, after a commercially responsible inspection and investigation, we believe the work has progressed to the point indicated and the quality of the work is in accordance with the contract documents, we issue a certificate of payment entitling the contractor to payment in the amount certified.
Changes in the Work
When necessary, we order changes in the work that are consistent with the intent of the contract documents by preparing Change Orders and Construction Change Directives for the owner’s approval and execution in accordance with the contract documents.
At the completion of the work, we: