Construction Management is the overall planning, coordination, and control of a project from beginning to completion. A Construction Manager is hired by the owner to be its representative to the various sub-contractors, and to act in the owner’s interests at every stage of the design and construction process. Common services provided by our construction management team include; project management planning, construction cost and time management, project scheduling, quality and safety management, and construction contract administration.
Since our first construction management project in 1983…
Platz Associates has managed construction contracts totaling over $130,000,000. Projects have ranged from retail tenant fit-up to high-rise office buildings, and have included both rehabilitation and new construction. Our Construction Project Manager, Bruce Allen, has over 40 years of experience, the last 30 years as Construction Engineer for Platz Associates.
The benefit most often cited for utilizing construction management is cost savings. Comprehensive management, beginning with the initial concept and project programming, offers our clients the greatest possible benefit from our services. Our experience shows that our construction management fees are generally one-half the mark-up charged by a general contractor for performing the same functions.
Because we provide construction management services for so many of the projects we design, our design staff is also involved in the construction process and visa versa, and the results of this integration show up to the benefit of the client at both ends of the process. During design, our construction management team is involved from initial programming through the bid process to insure that designs are not only aesthetically pleasing and functional, but also cost efficient to build. It also means that they are fully knowledgeable of the plans before construction begins. During construction, our design staff is always at the disposal of the construction managers to provide any additional drawings and information that may be needed, as well as to help solve any problems that may arise in the field.