Construction Management (CM) is a professional service delivery method that applies management techniques to the planning, design, and construction of a project from inception to completion to control time, cost, and quality. BGI’s Construction’s approach to CM is one of transparency, communication, and accountability. We provide CM solutions throughout the cycle of the project.
The BGI Approach to CM provides our clients with a 'best of both worlds' delivery method; incorporating the advantages of professional CM delivery with the knowledge and experience of a General Contractor. We manage the trade contractors, minimizing the risk for our clients. We also assemble experienced estimating teams that incorporate the market knowledge from the competitive bidding environment and work with our Superintendents and Project Managers to translate construction documents into clear and comprehensive bid scopes and work descriptions. This process minimizes scope creep and gaps between trade contractors, resulting in lower bids and more accurate budgeting.
Benefits to the owner of the CM approach include builder input early in the design process resulting in cost and schedule savings while maintaining the highest level of quality, owner selection of the Project Manager and Superintendent, and owner involvement in sub-contractor prequalification and selection. CM is typically the best method for projects that involve phased construction, those involving building within occupied environments, projects targeting LEED Certification or incorporating sustainable building principles, and highly complex projects.
When utilizing the CM delivery method, we recommend:
The scope of CM services should be to your specific needs and goals. The Construction Management fee can be negotiated as a flat fee or percentage of contract and may vary depending on the scope and project requirements. The Construction Management Team of BGI Construction offers services including: