FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below you will find a list of commonly asked questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, please contact us.
› I don’t fully understand and have the expertise to make all of the decisions that an Owner needs to make, and I want someone with only my interests at stake to provide advice.
› I need a third party expert to review the contactor’s budgets and bids. I am spending a large sum of money on the project, and I need to be as fiscally prudent as possible.
› I don’t have time to attend all the meetings, oversee the project, and manage the workflow responsibilities required of the owner.
› I need someone to review and manage pay applications and invoices. I need to make sure there are no over-billings on the project.
› I need someone to monitor the contractor’s construction schedule to make sure it is realistic and the project is tracking. If there is a problem, I need to know before the last month of the project.
› I need an expert with extensive knowledge of construction costs and field knowledge to work with my design firm to evaluate different materials types and design concepts. I want an efficient and high quality design.
› I need someone with the expertise to analyze change orders. I can’t afford to be paying excessive change order costs.
› I need someone to resolve disputes between the design team and contractor.
› I need a strong leader on the project. The Architect and Contractor are excellent at what they do, but I need someone who can keep an eye out for the big picture and help make the tough decisions.
› My project does not have time for mis-steps. I need an industry expert to serve as another set of eyes.
› On my last project, the contractor lost interest at the end. I need someone who can make sure the punchlist and all final paperwork is complete and organized.
› Quality of the finished product is very important to me. I understand that quality starts at the beginning stages of a project, not with the final coat of paint. I need someone to review quality before the carpet is installed.
Option A – Hourly: An hourly rate for services is negotiated.
Option B – Project Fee: A project fee for a defined Scope of Services is negotiated.
Option C – Unit Pricing: A unit price for each service type is negotiated.