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Preconstruction

Construction Services

During the construction phase, we continue to work closely with the owner, architect and all subcontractors to ensure that a project stays on schedule and under budget. After the project is complete, we take every precaution to ensure that the building meets the owner’s expectations. We warranty all of our work for a one-year period, and we perform a mandatory 11-month walk-though, designed to identify any problems or malfunctions that need to be corrected before the warranty expires.

Below is a list of services we commonly provide during the preconstruction, construction and postconstruction phases. This list of services has been developed based on our extensive experience with CM projects.

We have also included a list of documentation tools that Layton uses to manage CM projects. These tools include new technologies and tried-and-true methods for managing a project of any size.

Project Evaluation

  • Identify customer needs and expectations
  • Define scope of project
  • Identify project components
  • Provide monthly progress reports

Virtual Construction (BIM)

  • Optional activity, to assist in identifying Value Engineering opportunities, Constructability Review, Cost Control & Scheduling.

Value Engineering

  • Break-out each component of project
  • Analyze impact areas
  • Identify cost and project impact
  • Provide alternative solutions, including cost, schedule and quality impact

Constructability Review

  • Review construction documents
  • Evaluate materials, systems and delivery
  • Identify areas of concern
  • Involve subcontractors and vendors
  • Provide alternative solutions
  • Have team buy off on proposed approach

Cost Control

  • Develop conceptual estimate / cost models
  • Provide detailed cost breakdown
  • Solicit subcontractor input
  • Prepare final project cost estimate
  • Provide cash flow management

Scheduling

  • Define all construction activities
  • Prepare preliminary / final CPM schedules
  • Develop project sequencing plan
  • Solicit subcontractor input

Procurement Management

  • Identify all long-lead items
  • Prequalify equipment and material vendors
  • Solicit, negotiate, and award contracts
  • Coordinate equipment packages
  • Verify and expedite fabrication and delivery

Bid Packaging

  • Develop bid packages for each trade
  • Hold prequalification interviews
  • Select three to four qualified bidders
  • Include owner and architect in selection

Safety

  • Verify compliance with federal, state and local regulations
  • Provide project safety plan
  • Prepare job site security plan

Project Layout

  • Develop site staging plan
  • Coordinate site and building layout
  • Oversee all mobilization activities

Project Management

  • Coordinate with governmental agencies
  • Direct project site construction forces
  • Coordinate all subcontractor activities
  • Provide survey and layout controls
  • Hold weekly progress meetings
  • Submit monthly progress reports

Scheduling

  • Provide final master CPM schedule
  • Update schedule as necessary
  • Integrate subcontractor schedules

Procurement Management

  • Coordinate equipment and material packages
  • Expedite procurement on long lead items
  • Develop and review shop drawing submittal process
  • Manage equipment and material deliveries
  • Receive, unload and store equipment and materials
  • Provide inventory control

Cost Control

  • Competitively bid each bid package
  • Include owner and architect in bid opening and subcontractor selection
  • Provide payment process to subcontractors
  • Scope change analysis and recommendation
  • Provide monthly project cost reports

Quality Control Assurance

  • Include specific quality guidelines and
    expectations in bid packages
  • Qualify subcontractors before they
    competitively bid
  • Evaluate subcontractor workmanship
  • Conduct appropriate testing
  • Self-perform concrete work to ensure quality and job performance

Safety

  • Implement safety program
  • Hold weekly safety meetings
  • Train and monitor subcontractor safety
  • Provide monthly safety report

Owner Occupancy

  • Provide certificate of occupancy
  • Preparation and coordination of all operation manuals and warranties
  • Introduction to new facility
  • Facility orientation
  • Operational and maintenance training

Warranty

  • Immediate response service

11-Month Walk Through

  • Evaluate equipment and systems
  • Correct warranty deficiencies