Construction Management

Source: Harris & Associates
Project delivery does not end with final design documents.
Project delivery does not end with final design documents. In fact, entering into the construction phase of a project is usually when an owner takes on the highest risks associated with the project. Effective construction management services can reduce or eliminate project risks.

Harris' project managers, construction managers and resident engineers have the experience to help owners identify potential construction risks, and how to remedy these risks. We have found that early detection of project issues can significantly reduce risks.
The preconstruction services we provide to help owners identify and resolve project issues include:

·Design review
·Value engineering
·Biddability/constructability reviews
·Cost estimate reviews
·Public bidding process assistance
·Partnering facilitation

Final design documents seek to define a project's scope, quality, time and costs. Differing interpretations of these documents can lead to potential issues that add to a project's risks. As construction managers, we are trained to anticipate, evaluate and resolve construction issues at the earliest possible point in a project. We all know that "time is money". In the fast paced construction industry, unresolved issues can escalate costs quickly. We assist owners in managing the scope, quality, time and costs associated with construction projects by providing the following services:

·Manage the preconstruction conference
·Implement a database management information system
·Establish project controls for time and cost management
·Chair regular project status meetings
·Develop project informational reports
·Review and process required project submittals
·Review contractor pay requests
·Evaluate and process contract change orders
·Respond to project information inquiries
·Coordinate material quality assurance sampling and testing
·Monitor permit and environmental compliance requirements
·Perform daily inspection of the work
·Provide construction progress photos
·Provide necessary public relations
·Coordinate the collection of "as-built" conditions
·Resolve issues found during construction

Through the construction management services Harris provides, our clients benefit from the training, experience, and sound engineering judgement that our people employ on every project we manage.

Harris & Associates, 120 Mason Circle, Concord, CA 94520. Tel: 925-827-4900; Fax: 925-827-4982.