Construction management services

Below are a summary of the range of services that the Firm can provide the Client, and which comprise a regular part of the management of projects we implement:

  • Prepare construction tenders for development and infrastructure works, including the full handling within the tender time frame, bid analysis, preparation of comparison tables, and recommendations for selecting the appropriate contractors.
  • Manage the execution and coordination of the various site development works that include: supervision, timetables and resources allocation of the parallel execution of different sub-projects such as:
    • Infrastructures (pedestrian ways and roads, transportation and traffic, water etc.)
    • Construction
    • Sewer, water drainage site development works.
  • Establish and manage the projects budgetary frame and monitor the current budget including reporting to the Client at appropriate intervals, or upon request.
  • Manage and prepare planning and construction follow up, based on timetables and resources throughout the project construction and give update reports.

The scope of work may include:

1. The Construction Phase:

  • Close on-site monitoring.
  • Quality control at the construction materials manufacturing plant.
  • Coordination of implementation with planning team, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Weekly and monthly reports.
  • Analysis of deviations, cost and timetable and means of correction.
  • Ensuring compliance with safety and security standards.
  • Drafting initial acceptance reports.
  • Drafting final acceptance/submission reports together with the planning team.
  • Monitoring implementation of repairs and handing over the asset to the client.

2. The Sequence of Construction:

The typical project is being managed by the construction manager via a leading contractor who carries out the construction frame of the Projects. The prime contractor receives commission on the work undertaken by subcontractors (employed directly by the client via the construction manager and which includes electro-mechanical work, craftsman work and finishing work, infrastructure and area development) in return for providing services to the subcontractors.

The prime contractor, subcontractors and suppliers are selected by the client via the Construction Manager, based on price estimates and negotiations.

The following is a typical list of subcontractors and suppliers, all of whom are answerable to the Client, via the construction manager and on the Firm's responsibility as project manager based on the construction management system:

a. Frame and Wet Work:

  • Earthwork and foundation work.
  • Frame work (concrete and construction).
  • Wet work (plaster, flooring, tiling, sealing).
  • Stone, marble and mosaic work.
  • Painting.

b. Electro-mechanical Systems [MEP]:

  • Plumbing work.
  • Electrical and communications work.
  • Air conditioning work.
  • Kitchens.
  • Cooling.
  • Elevators.
  • Low voltage (public address, smoke detector, building control).

c. Craftsmen's Work and Finishing Work:

  • Shelter frames, building frames, carpentry, aluminum, plaster, ceilings, carpets, lighting, fixed and movable furniture.

d. Area Infrastructure and Development:

  • Infrastructure work (drainage, channeling, sewage, water), area development, asphalt, lighting, gardening, swimming pools.

e. Materials Suppliers:

  • Suppliers of materials (concrete, plaster, aggregate, iron, flooring, tiles, mosaics, stone, marble, plumbing units, lighting units and mirrors).

3. Construction Manager Obligations:

The construction manager will be responsible for coordinating and liaison with the authorities and obtaining building permits, for conducting negotiations with the authorities with regard to construction and infrastructure fees, for completion of the planning program, planning coordination, drafting technical specifications, bills of quantities and tenders, conducting negotiations with contractors, drafting contract documents for signing by the client, optimum timing of initiation of contractor work, coordination of implementation and close supervision of work, examination of invoices and preparation of deposits for payment, financial management of the project, compiling timetables and ongoing reports - all via an integrative system which will ensure project on time, attainment of the contract objective, in accordance with the predetermined designated budget and at the highest standard.

The construction manager's team is a permanent team working on the Project, and will include:

a. The Client and/or one of the Client's senior engineers depending on the type of project.

b. At the tender phase - the project manager as previously mentioned, in consultation with the Clients representative, is responsible for implementation, and they will prepare all the (dozens) tenders, will analyze them and submit material for the Clients decision and signing of contracts with the contractors.

c. Management and Implementation Coordination Phase - the construction engineer and systems engineer working on the Firm's behalf will manage construction and coordinate on-site implementation. The electro-mechanical systems engineer will be involved in all aspects of coordination and supervision of system construction.

d. Ongoing and Final Invoices - the company's quantities comptroller will prepare and check the monthly invoices in order to facilitate the site engineers' coordination and supervision work. All the contractor, subcontractor and supplier invoices are input into the computerized system in our offices in accordance with a uniform format to be agreed upon with the Client.

e. Weekly and Periodic Reports - weekly reports will be issued to all the planning and implementation team based on a number of planning coordination and/or implementation coordination meetings, with copies supplied to the Client.

f. Each month, a report will be issued to the Client of all the planning and construction activity, including budget monitoring, implementation and payment forecast, deviations from the timetable and budget, and means to be used for their correction.

g. Acceptance, Handing Over and Occupancy Phase:

  • Drafting initial receipt reports, including a list of defects to be repaired.
  • Implementing repairs based on the above acceptance reports.
  • Drafting final acceptance/handing over reports together with the planning team.
  • Implementing repairs based on the above handing over reports.
  • Drafting testimony plan as made files, including specifications, prospectuses and operational instructions Client support in assembling the building maintenance team. Operating the electro-mechanical systems together with the maintenance team.
  • Handing over the project, including help with occupation.

4. Operations Phase

  • Processing receipt of completion certificates.
  • Help with occupation of the project at the optimum time.
  • Monitoring and evaluation studies