Our risk management team helps owners mitigate exposure and risk in all phases of construction by preparing a Construction Risk Assessment (CRA). The general purpose of a CRA is to assist our client in assessing the level of preparation and due diligence of a proposed construction or renovation project. Although our assessment is not intended to remove risk from the project, we assist our clients in identifying areas of risk in regard to finishing the project on-time and within budget and offer recommendations for managing those risks.
Our Constructability Review Consulting Services provides Constructability/Peer Reviews of Design and Bid Documents before they are publicly released to help reduce inconsistencies, verify references, review material compatibility and proper uses, review documents for constructability, and code compliance. We are another set of eyes to work with the Architect, Engineer or Developer.
As Owner’s Representatives provide support for the execution of a project. Our team reviews contractors and vendors, evaluates bids, and presents recommendations to stakeholders. Once the bids are approved, Kalterra will execute contracts on your behalf and provide budget and schedule tracking, reporting, communication and project team management. Upon completion of each project, project close out documents will be available which will include before and after photos, copies of contracts, change orders, final unconditional waivers, proof of payments, warranty documents, and all other project documents.
We provide strategic planning with management to identify each project’s vision and capital needs. Our in-depth budget development process estimates replacement quantities and unit rate pricing to accurately budget each project. By conducting the scope development and cost estimate in house, the bid process is expedited with a higher degree of confidence in the expectations and cost of the finished product.
Our Progress Assessments include inspections that ensure the proposed construction is consistent with the funds that are being requested from the contractor at regular intervals. Construction Progress Monitoring also verifies that work completed is consistent with plans and specifications and the quality measures are in place for each project.
Construction Progress Monitoring and Bank Draw Inspections are done in conjunction with the general contractor’s pay application requests, prior to any disbursements. A physical site observation is needed in order to independently verify the line item percentage completion of the construction performed during the draw request period which is confirmed to coincide with the overall percentage of completion for the project.
BANK DRAW INSPECTIONS
QUALITY ASSURANCE & QUALITY CONTROL
In order to help ensure that work is executed in a reliable and verifiable manner, we will assist in the implementation of Quality Control Plans, including field inspections. This includes the review, construction and testing of mock-ups as part of an overall quality control strategy, along with reviews of work in place and suggestions for mitigation of problem areas.
Our Contract Administration experience includes upgrading contract documents, preparing requests for proposals, and participating in or facilitating contractor bid review and selection. We also assist in developing a contract/procurement strategy designed to capitalize on market condition advantages without compromising the overall project timetable.