We offer a full spectrum of Owner’s Representative services to the construction client. Functioning as the project management consultant, we coordinate and manage your contractual relationships with designers, engineers, contractors, and vendors.
Please review our service catalogue below to gain a greater understanding of how we save you money
Maintaining functionality and quality while mitigation cost is paramount for any construction project. During value engineering we identify design elements that could be more “cost efficient”, without making any sacrifices that degrade the value of the final product. Value engineering results in reclaimed capital for the project, which can be applied to many financial applications. This process is most efficient before construction begins, but we never stop looking for possibilities through the duration of the project.
The success of every construction projects depends on the quality of the design documents. If a set of documents are incomplete or inaccurate, the advancement of the job could be in jeopardy. Additionally, if the documents are deficient, the accuracy of bids will suffer. We review the design documents for, and identify these deficiencies. This saves countless dollars in possible change orders, which disrupt the balance of the budget.
Anyone can create a schedule. However, we invoke a highly technical and dynamic process known as critical path management. CPM is a mathematically based algorithm for scheduling a construction project. This process compiles the activities in an order which identifies the shortest possible path to project completion. Through this process, schedule delays can be successfully mitigated.
Budget Development and Analysis
Of the three parts of a project, the budget is often considered to be the most important. Using our hands on experience and sharp cost mitigation experience, we can develop a budget that is both designable and buildable. In addition, we ensure the budget can be managed, while at the same time extracting the maximum usage out of every dollar spent. We closely evaluate every item of the project and detect any deficiencies that are not cost effective.
At first glance, estimating appears to be analogous with budgeting. However, estimating serves a distinctly separate purpose. In budgeting, you evaluate the maximum capital you want to devote to a project. In estimating, actual costs are applied to a set of construction documents. We can provide detailed, real-world estimates for virtually any construction application. This assists with awards with bids, as well as change order mitigation. As estimating is directly tied to the project’s budget, a precise estimation cannot be disparaged.
Managing the bid process is a momentous step in the timeline of any project. The success or failure of a project can often rest upon contractor selection, and ensuring the entire scope of the design documents is covered. In addition, all public bids must be held in the most strict accordance of the law. As the bid process is much more dynamic than just taking the low bid, our services at this stage are encouraged.
Pairing owner’s representation services with design, provides the ultimate assurance that your vision will be properly communicated and executed. The president of The Rev Group is an accomplished residential and light commercial building designer, with a degree in building design. Each of our residential designs are truly unique, and have a builder’s touch.
Project Specific Website
A project specific website serves as a communication device for your construction project. It can be used as an ambassador to the general public, and can be used as a vital tool to relate information to anyone vested in your project. In addition to this attribute, a project website can provide a centralized locations for all stakeholders to gather, present, and share valuable project information.
Contract Development and Review
As a contract is the document that legally binds multiple stakeholders of a construction project, it is not something to take lightly. Precautions must be taken to protect the signing parties interests, and ensure they don’t start the project at a dis-advantage. At The Rev Group, we enable our strong negotiating skills and excellent document knowledge to form a contract which gives our client the edge.
Procurement & Logistics
Schedule delays can often be attributed to building materials which do not arrive on the jobsite when needed. Some of the materials needed to begin a task must be ordered months ahead of time and be scheduled to arrive on the jobsite at the perfect moment. The Rev Group oversees the procurement process, to mitigate any schedule delays related to materials. This process is an integral part of our scheduling program, and must be implemented in conjunction.
Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
A building’s cost effectiveness must be seen in terms of years, not just the duration of construction. To have a clear pictures of the total economic impact of the project, you must estimate the costs to run the building every year until it’s projected life-span is met. Utilities, maintenance, and operating costs play a role in this cost. We use our resources to give you a full financial picture of the building’s total cost.
Design Team Selection
Design team selection is equally as important as contractor selection The quality of your design team selection will directly reflect the quality of the design documents. Involving us before the design team is selected allows us to give our recommendation on the personnel which will communicate your vision through plans. Efficient design documents will help to nullify extra costs associated with design deficiencies.
For a building, nothing could be more valuable than a visual representation of what is behind each wall, ceiling, and floor in your building. We use our trade secret process to precisely document what is hidden in your building and transpose them to a computer readable format. This information is useful in a variety of applications from remodeling, to electrical, plumbing, and mechanical maintenance. In addition, this service provides documentation of building quality.
It is important to ensure that all stakeholders of the construction project are living up to their expectations set before its start. This service typically encompasses the entire construction timeline, as we diligently monitor and enforce contractual requirements. Ensuring total invested capital is equal to the value of the project is a fundamental expectation.
Only paying for goods you have received, or work that has been completed, seems like a basic concept in construction. However, often payment requested is not equal to the current equity of the project. Maintaining the balance between work completed and capital dispersed is integral in the financial health of your project, as it leaves you with the least amount of risk possible. We review every payment application, ensuring you are only paying for work which is equal to the equity of the building.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Normally referred to as “QA/QC”, quality assurance and control is a requisite of any project. If work is not installed per the construction documents, or if the work is not at acceptable standards, swift action must be taken to remedy the problem. The Rev Group can manage the QA/QC process to avoid continuing with costly building mistakes. This helps to mitigate any future issues with the building, as well as schedule delays.
Change Order Management
Ultimately, almost all projects will have change orders. A change order is when a contract must perform work at an extra cost on the project which was not expected. During pre-construction, The Rev Group advises on a contingency for these change orders, which is a line item in the budget. During construction, we studiously analyze each change order for more cost effective alternates, as well as ensure each of the cost are founded and honest.
Having a clearer view of the possible financial risks to the project ahead of time can be very advantageous to all stakeholders involved. If a risk can be identified early enough, it’s effects can be minimized and possibly nullified. We use our decades of experience and perceptive management practices to identify these risks ahead of time, allowing them to be addressed before they become a risk to the project.
Initializing the building’s systems (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, security, etc) is an important milestone in the construction project. However, to receive the manufacturer’s standard warranties, certain steps must be followed. During this important phase, we closely monitor the commissioning agent’s actions, and make certain that all details are closely followed to receive a functional building, with the warranties intact.
FF & E (Fixtures, Furnishings, & Equipment)
In a construction project, there are items required to make the building fully functional, which the general contractor does not provide. Examples of these items are, furniture, medical equipment, specialized equipment, and many other fixtures. The Rev Group manages procurement and negotiation of these items on behalf of the owner. This service supplies the remaining pieces for the building to be occupied.
Closing out a construction project is a daunting task. Operation and maintenance manuals(O & M’s) must be collected, punch lists finalized, and contracts must be closed out. The Rev Group can guide you every step of the way through this process. We collect and review O & M’s, and closely monitor the punch list operation. Equally as important, we perform contract close-out functions, such as warranty work, ensuring the close-out documents are in order, and authorizing release of retention.
This service instills true “green building” practices into the construction of your project. Of course we all want to do what is right for the environment, but is helps if you can save money at the same time. The Rev Group teams solar designers with renewable energy engineers to produce a building that maximizes efficiency and reduces operation costs. We also have LEED AP consultants at our disposal to help certify your LEED building.