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What is Construction Management?

Construction Management is a professional service that provides advice and assistance to the planning, design, and construction of a project form inception to completion for the purpose of controlling time, cost and quality.

Construction Management is a discipline and management system specifically created to promote the successful execution of capital projects for Owners. These projects can be highly complex. Few Owners maintain the staff resources necessary to pay close, continuing attention to every detail—yet these details can “make or break” a project.

 

What is a Construction Management-Agent?

Construction Management is a professional management practice consisting of an array of services applied to construction projects and programs through the planning, design, construction and post construction phases for the purpose of achieving project objectives including the management of quality, cost, time and scope.

Construction Management is a discipline and management system specifically created to promote the successful execution of capital projects for Owners. These projects can be highly complex. Few Owners maintain the staff resources necessary to pay close, continuing attention to every detail-yet these details are critical in the completion of a successful project.

A fee-based service in which the Construction Manager is responsible exclusively to the Owner and acts in the Owner's interest at every stage of the project. The Construction Manager offers advice, uncolored by any conflicting interest, in such crucial matters as:

Optimum use of available funds
Control of the scope of the work
Project scheduling
Optimum use of design and construction firm's skills and talents
Avoidance of delays, changes and updates
Enhancing project design and construction quality
Optimum flexibility in contracting and procurement
Comprehensive management of every stage of the project, beginning with original concept and definition, yields greatest possible benefit to Owners from Construction Management- Agent.

 

What about fees and costs?

DSA will negotiate their fee early in the process. This becomes a Fixed Fee. We set our fee so there is no conflict-of-interest, or incentive to raise the project cost. Any percentage fee carries with it an inherent advantage to the builder as costs increase or as things are added to the project.

Our fee will only increase if there is a change in the scope of work . This normally would occur if the Owner adds square footage to the project.

 

What about Public-Funded projects?

DSA's Construction Management-Agent approach is the most transparent method of construction, and therefore ideal for high-visibility, Publicly-Funded projects. Unlike General Contracting, Desigh / Build, or Construction Management At-Risk, CM- Agent allows full disclosure on all aspects of bidding and construction. All bids are reviewed by the Owner, and contracts are prepared and negotiated by DSA, but signed by Owner. All payments to trades contractors, approved by the Architect, Owner and site-supervisors, are paid directly from the Owner's account. This allows the Owner control and knowledge of when and to whom monies go.

 

Why choose construction management for your building program?

· EXPERIENCED PERSONNEL SPECIALIZING IN THE BUILDING FIELD

· TEAM PLANNING

· DIRECT CONTRACTING AND PURCHASING

· ONE FEE PREDETERMINED

· NO FEE CHARGE FOR CHANGE ORDERS

· DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR ALL COSTS

· FINANCIAL PROTECTION FOR THE OWNER

· COMPLETE INSURANCE AVAILABLE

· MOST ECONOMICAL METHOD IN TODAY'S MARKET

 

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Satisfied Clients

"DSA Construction Management, Inc. exhibits many wonderful characteristics such as confidence, professionalism, dependability, patience, etc."

Brett Starkweather, Superintendent, Paint Rock I.S.D.

"...if needed will be at your doorstep as soon as humanly possible."

David K. Perry, Superintendent, Gorman I.S.D.

"Their competency can only be rivaled by their cost-effectiveness."

Matt Underwood, Mason I.S.D.


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