June 8, 2016 Deepak Kumar

OWNER’S REPRESENTATION / CONSULTING

Our team can be an extension of your business to help reduce costs, increase quality, and maintain a timely schedule through a multitude of services.

GRIT has provided Consulting Services to some of the largest Developers and Contractors in the Philadelphia marketplace. Some of these key services include the following:

  1. Plan Reviews– GRIT will review drawings and specifications at all levels of design to help Owners understand the major issues on their project. This critique often creates a large number of RFIs (Request for Information) which catches design issues prior to the work starting in the field. It also ensures that Owners are building a strong RFP (Request for Proposal) bid package prior to sending it out to multiple General Contractors for bidding. The best way to get competitive and competent pricing in the market today is to create strong design/bidding documents. GRIT will manage this process for you.
  2. Cost Reviews– Once Owners have received pricing from the marketplace, GRIT can analyze this pricing in a scientific manner to ensure that bids are “apples to apples”. This bid leveling process also helps identify key components of the project which are driving project costs. GRIT’s cost review process always includes face to face Contractor De-Scope Meetings to discuss these cost drivers. They are also used to discuss project schedule, logistics, quality, safety, and potential value engineering.
  3. Value Engineering– In an extremely competitive marketplace, Owners need every advantage on a project they can find. GRIT will suggest, outline, and price value engineering for your projects. This comprehensive value engineering list can be sent to Architects, Engineers, and Contractors for coordination and discussion. It will also steer your design to provide every advantage possible and ensure that once pricing is received it is aligned with your budget.
  4. Contract Strategy and Advice– GRIT has been negotiating and executing Subcontract and General Contractor Agreements for over 15 years. GRIT believes that the best person to review, understand, and negotiate contracts are Contractors themselves. As a Contractor, we understand the major pitfalls and risks for Owners. We also understand every key component that must be included and explicitly outlined in construction contracts. This risk management tool will ensure that your investment is protected.