Construction Process Planning and Management: An Owner's by Sidney M. Levy

By Sidney M. Levy

By means of their very nature, building tasks can create likely never-ending possibilities for clash. Written through a top promoting writer with over forty years of studies within the development and normal contracting enterprise, development approach making plans and administration will give you the required instruments to save lots of money and time in your building undertaking. during this ebook, Sid Levy presents worthwhile recommendation for averting or operating in the course of the universal difficulties which are as a result of the the long term nature of development initiatives, failure to pick a ?project supply approach? applicable to the venture, incomplete drawing and requirements, unrealistic scheduling, terrible communique and coordination between contributors, and insufficient agreement management. From venture genesis, via layout improvement to contractor and agreement choice, directly to development oversight, punch checklist and profitable undertaking close-out, this booklet will indicate these pitfalls to prevent and provide useful recommendation at each step alongside the way in which. Administer the overall development procedure together with solicitation of contractor's skills (pre-qualify bidders), comparative research of bid programs, suggestion for agreement award, agreement record negotiation and documentation of activity switch orders. offer undertaking making plans and on-site administration and coordination of all building tasks. determine compliance of creating development ideas and rules and collaborate with leader engineers to observe caliber of development. behavior technical/plan evaluate of development files and publish written responses picking required corrections or adjustments. layout, enforce and oversee corporation criteria for development regulations, practices and procedures.

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If sufficiently knowledgeable staff is not available to fulfill this function, the owner has several options: ■ Engage a construction consultant to monitor the design to ensure that it meets the owner’s program ■ Engage a construction manager (CM) as the project-delivery system of choice ■ Select an experienced general contractor to work with the architect during design to assist in estimating, material selection, and constructability issues; negotiate some form of construction contract with the contractor to cover these services The owner’s role in the design process 43 Constructability and coordination The definition of constructability may vary from design professional to design professional, but it can be as simple as providing the knowledge and experience to plan, design, procure, and execute the most cost-effective, highest-quality overall project objective.

The civil drawings will indicate a scale, such as 1:10 or 1:50, meaning one increment in the scale is equal to one foot. NEGOTIATING THE ARCHITECT’S FEE AND OTHER FORMS OF COMPENSATION After determining the scope of work to be performed by the architect, there are various accepted practices for compensation: ■ In time-based compensation, the architect will bill for hours spent working on the project and will request reimbursement based on salaries of staff plus expenses, which are usually listed separately.

Neither owner, architect, nor contractor wishes to assume what is perceived as too much risk, and when level heads prevail, assignment of risk can be fairly distributed by the process of give-and-take. THE OWNER’S ROLE IN THE DESIGN PROCESS An owner should take an active role in the design process to provide the design professionals with the information they require to develop the project design. Some owners may not have experience in interpreting two-dimensional designs and all those lines on the drawing, and if that is the case, it is best to ask the architect to explain those arcane symbols and lines.

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