Building Concepts LLC provides comprehensive construction services. We self perform most of our work in order to retain control over project resources, scheduling and quality control. With emphasis on efficiency, the best value is inherently part of every project. Our team of experts possess decades of engineering and construction experience to overcome challenges throughout the construction process. Depending on your specific project needs and requirements, Building Concepts provides the following construction consulting services:
Executing projects on time and under budget requires proper planning. We hit the books months before we hit the ground. We develop budgets, schedules, procure materials, commit equipment and personnel to execute projects with minimal down time. And yes, we actually read plans and study specification cover to cover to make sure we are setup to meet your expectations.
We are experts in developing, evaluating, and maintaining design and construction schedules. Using primarily Primavera (P6) and/or MS Project for planning capital projects, we develop schedules during the design phase for developing an initial schedule and project duration and for planning critical project activities and long lead items. During construction, we create schedules for monitoring construction activities, analyze changed conditions and delays, and evaluate their impact on project completion. Post construction, we use schedules to facilitate project closeout and analyze claims, if necessary.
While most construction manager, engineer, and architecture firms provide detailed cost information on a monthly basis, it’s critical to develop standardized, owner-centric cost reports that summarize critical cost data relevant to the owner. Without a standardized project-level report, it is difficult to track cost trends and variances on a level that is meaningful to the overall completion of the project.
Building Concepts performs detailed cost estimate reviews at various stages of the design process. When preparing an estimate, we develop strategies that maximize bid benefits through bid alternatives. We also review and evaluate capital and operating cost saving measures, using our extensive knowledge and experience to provide additional benefits to the owner.
Construction processes and contracts are often complex. Building Concepts provides comprehensive oversight of subcontracts to make sure the project is constructed according to your plans and specifications. We provide expertise in contractor selection and we protect your interests by reviewing and verifying subcontractor applications for payment along with any claims that may arise.
Change Order Management
Resolving change order situations early minimizes your costs and avoids contractor and project schedule disruptions. Building Concepts has extensive experience developing and managing the change order process for owners, contractors, and subcontractors on multimillion dollar projects and includes labor rate compliance, change order metrics, and contract entitlement.
Building Concepts has the experience to assess the accuracy and completeness of construction plans and specifications and to validate schedules and budgets. A constructability review looks for document inconsistencies and completeness, potential liability, coordination issues, and missed details, among others. It also identifies and eliminates ambiguities and contract language that contribute to unnecessary construction change orders, disputes, and adversarial relationships between the contractor, owner, designer, and project stakeholders.