We provide outstanding construction services based on our initial design conceptions and client meetings to provide cost-effective services:
- Mobilize, Start of Construction Phase: Upon our client’s acceptance of the GMP, the construction phase shall commence.
- Bidding to Subcontractors: Upon completion of the construction documents, the construction group shall assemble bid packages and issue them to the pre-approved subcontractors/suppliers. The construction group shall receive all appropriate quotes/bids, assemble a cost control booklet, and review in detail all quotes with our client.
- Subcontractor Scope Reviews: With the understanding that subcontractors will agree to more scope as part of their bid prior to award of a subcontract, Etzel Engineer and Build performs a thorough scope review. This scope review follows a detailed custom checklist that was developed in-house and is incorporated as a part of their subcontract.
- Award of Subcontracts/Purchase Orders: Upon mutual approval of received quotes by our clients and the construction project manager, the construction group shall execute subcontract agreements with all winning subcontractors and issue purchase orders to all suppliers.
- Cost Control: The construction project manager will keep full and detailed accounts of overall project cost and exercise such control as necessary for proper financial management of project. Cost control shall include regular monitoring of actual cost for activities in progress, estimates for uncompleted work and proposed changes, identification of variances between actual and estimated cost, and reporting of all variances to Iron Mountain at regular intervals.
- Construction Meetings: The construction project manager and on-site superintendent shall jointly attend weekly construction meetings with Iron Mountain. During this meeting, any and all construction-related issues will be reviewed, including project schedule, material delivery, design clarifications, change orders, and subcontractor issues.
- Daily Log: The on-site superintendent shall maintain daily logs containing a record of weather, subcontractors working on site, number of workers, work accomplished, problems encountered, and other relevant data. This log shall be available for review by the client.
- Safety: The on-site superintendent shall maintain a safe worksite and work closely with subcontractors to ensure that weekly subcontractor safety meetings are conducted, with records of safety meeting minutes being maintained by the on-site superintendent.
- Schedule Management: The construction project manager, in conjunction with the on-site superintendent, shall update and maintain a detailed project schedule and review this with our clients at regular intervals. This schedule shall include proposed activity sequences and durations, milestone dates for material and equipment approval/deliveries, and closeout processes.
- Change Order Control Management: Tracking changes in scope is an important part of our construction project manager’s role. All change orders will be reviewed closely with our clients to determine if the prime contract GMP/timetable will be affected. Both the construction project manager and the on-site superintendent make certain subcontractors do not complete any changes in scope that do not have (when necessary) prior approval from our clients and/or without written authorization from Etzel Engineer and Build.