- Building Inspections and Investigations
- Establishing Priorities and Developing Scope of Repairs
- Selecting and Engaging the Construction Team
- Project Management
- Reserve Studies
- Contract Preparation and Negotiations
- Cost Control
- Account Review and Audits
- Insurance Claims
- Funding Support
- Dispute Resolution
- Drone Services
BUILDING INSPECTIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS
We conduct thorough investigations using sophisticated tools and software. We prepare lucid reports and presentations that illustrate concerns and potential solutions.
ESTABLISHING PRIORITIES AND DEVELOPING SCOPE OF REPAIRS
Using our systematic and detail-oriented approach, we establish priorities to maximize the value of necessary repairs or improvements. By developing affordable solutions that fit available resources and timelines, we help reduce the financial burdens on owners.
SELECTING AND ENGAGING THE CONSTRUCTION TEAM
Every project has its own set of complexities and requirements. We invite bids and proposals from qualified firms and perform detailed analyses to select vendors that are best suited for each project.
During construction, we oversee and manage the design and construction firms’ work, ensuring compliance with scope and design specifications. Key services include:
- Coordination of the construction team
- Leading and documenting construction meetings
- Detailed photo documentation
- Reviewing and approving invoices
- Ensuring compliance with schedules
- Quality assurance
We help owners, with or without reserve studies, to creatively plan and manage their maintenance and repair needs while maximizing life cycles to ensure the affordability of major repairs.
CONTRACT PREPARATION AND NEGOTIATIONS
With our background and knowledge in myriad construction projects, we help draft and edit construction documents to maximize the feasibility of good outcomes. Additionally, we engage in detailed discussions with selected contractors to clarify and provide adequate budgets for unforeseen conditions.
BUDGETING AND COST CONTROL
Our in-depth expertise in budgeting helps us realize cost-effective solutions in projects large and small. We specialize in creating clear repair scopes and developing and negotiating fair and affordable contracts. Our services include analyzing repair and maintenance options and minimizing costs. We advocate for the Owner at every step of the process. We review plans & specifications to ensure:
- Realistic budgets
- Appropriate material and installation details
- Manageable project timelines
- Thorough oversight of change requests to ensure the best value.
ACCOUNT REVIEWS AND AUDITS
All vendors are required to submit billings to Owners through us so we can ensure the validity and accuracy of billings before they are submitted to the Owners for payment. No project of any size is beyond our capacity to analyze and/or audit in helping resolve disputes. Our in-house CPA provides professional audit documentation, if required, for legal purposes.
When insurance is a supplementary or primary resource for funding repairs, we play a critical role to make sure insurers understand and support the repair efforts with adequate financial resources. We can prepare detailed and convincing documentation that is relevant to the insurance claim, and if necessary, we negotiate or mediate with insurers.
Whether resulting from deferred maintenance or a catastrophic event, most major repair and replacement projects are expensive. Our detailed and coordinated construction restoration documentation helps Owners obtain multi-year financing. By providing such documentation on how the proposed solutions will prevent recurrence, we can help satisfy financial institutions’ requirements for financing, thereby making large, daunting projects more affordable.
Communication is essential in dealing with the challenges and uncertainties of projects. We protect Owners from costly surprises and misunderstandings which may arise from frivolous cost overruns, fraud or other abusive practices. The process of building, remodeling and renovating in the residential and commercial markets can be overwhelming for both Owners and contractors. Our team’s degrees, licenses and certificates in engineering, construction, home inspections, mediation and related fields allow us to interpret complex data, present information in easy-to-understand reports and minimize the likelihood of disputes. Should disagreements arise, we are trained and experienced in resolving conflicts and rebuilding trust with fact-based mediation services.
We have state-of-the-art hardware, FAA certifications, insurance coverage and software for Aerial Mapping, 3D Modeling and Thermographic Surveys.