Construction Management Services
Project Scheduling and Schedule Maintenance
Project Scheduling or Project Execution Planning establishes the manner and methodology for the construction work while incorporating pivotal milestone dates and necessary checks and balances to ensure compliance to quality and schedule requirements. CMS Bush, Inc will enter into negotiations with each subcontractor to develop a reasonable expectation and agreement of time required to complete each trade’s scope, including prerequisites for each trade to begin work and terms qualifying for completion of the work. CMS Bush will compile this information, along with material lead times, permitting and inspection factors to create a comprehensive construction schedule. CMS Bush can also assume a management role in tracking the schedule, identifying situations that may impact the schedule (such as material procurement issues, subcontractor failure to perform, or so forth and will institute corrective action to maintain schedule.
Quality Control Program
The Construction Manager will establish a list of standard requirements that will act as the basis for Quality Control. The CM will communicate these standards to the subcontractor trades and then conduct routine inspections as the work progresses to ensure that all trade work is being conducted in accordance with quality standards. Any work found to be deficient will be flagged in the field, reported to the Owner and the Subcontractor, and work will not be permitted to proceed nor payment processed until the deficient work is corrected. The subcontractor will be held accountable for any schedule delays resultant from deficient quality workmanship.
Project Safety Controls
Our belief that it is imperative to provide the safest and cleanest job site available is prompted by our keen desire to protect our employees, our subcontractors and our suppliers. We recognize that a clean and safe jobsite always promotes a higher degree of quality and promotes more efficient work flow. A safe jobsite is an efficient job site. Our safety program entails a corporate safety philosophy, an organizational safety committee, a coordinated safety program, on-site safety supervision and weekly subcontractor and personal safety awareness sessions. We take the time to communicate and remind our coworkers in the field to never sacrifice their safety to save time.
Daily reporting of project progress assumes full time supervision of the work as it progresses. Reporting can be reduced to weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly intervals depending upon the client’s needs and the scale of the project. Daily reporting tracks work progress, man power on site, any identified work deficiencies or safety issues, material deliveries, and inspection results as well as photographic documentation of work in place. Effective daily reporting facilitates quicker response to construction issues that may otherwise result in schedule delays or long-term liability risk if not discovered and corrected in real time. Daily reporting also tracks open issues and ensures that affected parties are notified in a timely manner and any issues are resolved expediently.
Punch List Reporting
Prior to final payment or release of retainage for any subcontractor, the CMS Bush will conduct a final Punch List Walk-Through which includes flagging and reporting any deficient work. CMS Bush will compile a list of work that is not conforming to the contract specifications, incomplete or incorrect installations, or incidental damage. The Punch-List includes detailed description and photos of any deficient work, organized by the trade subcontractor responsible for correcting the deficient work. The CM will distribute this list to the relevant parties and then enforce corrective actions. Subcontractors will be required to acknowledge and sign off on receipt of the Punch List and agree to resolve any deficient work within their scope. The Punch List is not considered resolved until the Owner reviews the corrected work and signs off on each item respectively. During the punch-out process there are often disagreements regarding responsibility of the costs of the deficient work, which may affect the work of multiple trades. CMS Bush will mitigate these conflicts and negotiate appropriate terms of responsibility with the respective subcontractor.