CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

At Mills Builder, our Construction Management team’s approach begins by working closely with you to understand your specific project needs. We will work together to take immediate control of the complex process, delivering a high-quality finished project safely, on time, and on budget. All communications with you, the General Contractor and the Design team are funneled through Mills Builder to ensure expedient and efficient decision-making with a single source of accountability.

Contact us today to learn more about our Construction Management Services.

Comprehensive Pre-Construction Services

  • Conduct site evaluation and environmental reporting
  • Assist with site acquisition
  • Develop, maintain, and update master budget, cost estimates, and cost-to-complete projections
  • Develop lines of communication, project team work roles, and project management plans
  • Assist in developing project scope by evaluating current facilities
  • Plan construction process – sequencing, bid packages, fast-tracking
  • Coordinate strategy and logistics for temporary facilities
  • Generate cost estimates, including soft and hard costs
  • Provide and/or assist in value engineering
  • Review to ensure that plans are feasible and complete
  • Assist in project scheduling

Bidding Process Management

  • Assist with bidding process – outreach, qualification, advertisement, review of bids, evaluation of bidder responsiveness, verification of references
  • Clarify scope of trade responsibilities
  • Assist with possible pre-purchase of long lead-time materials
  • Assist in conducting pre-bid and pre-construction meetings

Our Customizable Role as CM

Mills Builder is comfortable acting as an agent on behalf of a client or taking on a greater role, associated risk, and contractual responsibility for the turn-key completion of a project. In either role, we succeed through:

  • Proactive communication
  • Field-proven techniques
  • Close collaboration
  • Unsurpassed work ethic
  • Attention to detail

Construction Duration Management

  • Work with Client, Architect, and Contractor to clearly define responsibilities and roles during construction
  • Develop detailed construction management plan
  • Coordinate contractor’s work and facilitate the timely construction of the project
  • Attend meetings with Client, Architect, and Contractor
  • Establish notification procedures for utility shutdowns
  • Coordinate activities of multiple contractors to avoid conflicts
  • Provide administrative assistance
  • Develop and maintain correspondence logs
  • Review and make recommendations on change-order requests
  • Develop and maintain submittal and shop drawing logs; review for accuracy
  • Develop and maintain a Request for Information (RFI) log
  • Monitor weekly and monthly management summary reports defining work progress
  • Review monthly payment requests for completeness and accuracy
  • Monitor construction schedule
  • Coordinate Contractor’s work and facilitate project’s timely completion
  • Review potential claims and make recommendations
  • Perform field inspections to evaluate work-in-progress
  • Assist in scheduling required inspections
  • Work with all local and governmental agencies to keep them informed of project progress
  • Along with Architect and Design Team, prepare and monitor all punch lists until completed by Contractor

Post-Construction Management

  • Receive and coordinate (with the Contractor) all close-out items including: as-built drawings, operations and maintenance manuals, and warranties as required
  • Assist in resolving outstanding contract issues, warranties, and bonds
  • Prepare a final close-out report with recommendations regarding final payment, notice of completion, and file system for retrieval of close-out documentation
  • Assist with obtaining occupancy permit
  • Assist with commissioning of new building and providing necessary on-site training for the building’s operational systems