Construction Administration Management
Construction Administration Management refers to maintaining control
over all facets of a building during a period of disruption due
to restorations, renovations or additions, etc.
When Does It Begin?
We will obtain bids from architects and engineers who will prepare
specifications, review work and approve change orders and payment
requisitions. We will review the prepared specifications and bidders
list and provide the Board with input. The specifications and method
of obtaining information is vital to the success of your project.
All bidders will be interviewed in our office to determine their
ability to adhere to our schedule and specifications. References
will be reviewed and like projects will be discussed.
Based on the estimated cost of the project, we will provide the
Board with a myriad of scenarios to finance the project that may
include assessments, increases, refinancing and lines of credit.
Assurance the Board of Directors, as well as the residents, are
notified when construction work directly affects them. It has been
our experience that the advantage of MM being intimately involved
with a project enables us to give detailed information when a call
is received or information is being distributed. This greatly reduces
resident anxiety and eases the building tension during difficult
and sometimes lengthy projects.
On any major project, it is imperative the work is done according
to the schedule represented in the construction contract. A detailed
time-line must be adhered to and updated if extra work becomes necessary.
All construction projects create lapses in the security of any building.
As Construction Administration Manager, MM constantly surveys the
building for areas that may be susceptible. We immediately bring
these matters to the attention of the Board President so they can
be addressed quickly without incident.
An imperative tool to any project is information. On every project,
MM insists on weekly site meetings involving the building engineer/architect,
the construction foreman representing the contractor and the superintendent.
This gives everyone the opportunity to share information on a regular
basis. Every concern can be addressed and solutions to problems,
which always arise, are usually found at these times.
Every project is different. With this in mind, it is not cost effective
for any building to have their engineering professional review the
quality of work on an almost daily basis.
Your selected engineer or architect performs random inspections
of the work; we will review areas as well. Although the work is
guaranteed for a period of time, we prefer to correct improper work
prior to the occurrence of related problems.
As Construction Administration Manager, MM uses the project manual
supplied at the beginning of each project, and reviews the contractors
to assure no short cuts are taken. With someone always "looking
over the contractors and architect or engineers shoulder",
quality control is enhanced.
Payment Requisition Process
The cost of all construction projects must be reviewed in detail.
When payment requests are submitted, it is imperative to know that
the work you will pay for is reviewed in detail before the payment
is made. When a large project is undertaken it is equally important
MM keeps the building Treasurer and Board updated of the payment
schedule and when payments will be expected. This is increasingly
important when the buildings are utilizing: reserve funds, lines
of credit, assessment proceeds, and a delicate balance must be kept.
Updates to Board of Directors
It is the fiduciary responsibility of all Board Members to know
the matters of the corporation. MM will give detailed explanation
and updates at board meetings to keep all members of the board abreast
of any changing situation. In addition, I will be available to discuss
in detail any details.
With the involvement of MM as Construction Administration Manager,
the cost overruns are typically limited to work in areas that would
be impossible to properly evaluate until a project is underway (i.e.
Your day-to-day Account Executive will manage your project, and
Midboro President Michael Wolfe will oversee each job -- ensuring
representation at your site and other important building visits.