Can you imagine full transparency?
When we introduce our way of working, with full transparency at all levels, most people are shocked. But, not only is honesty the best policy, it helps anchor a project in reality from the very beginning.
In an ideal world, the pre-construction portion of a new project or renovation should be the longest and most carefully thought out. This is, however, not always the case. Nonetheless at Mid Hudson Construction Management it is the moment when our skills are most finely attuned to scoping the project, to analyzing possible risks, and to ensuring that all parties fully understand the intent of the designer, the needs of the end-user and the steps needed to get the project off on the right footing. Bringing MHCM in at the pre-construction phase reaps great rewards in saving costs and time later.
Communications are key – clarity is the goal
Essential relationships are established at the beginning of a project. Giving all parties a level playing field, full transparency, and input on costs, materials, scheduling and work roles puts the owner in the best position to make good design decisions. It’s radical, but our clients appreciate it. We think you will, too.
Managing construction – and expectations
In the pre-construction phase, the construction manager and the owner share the objective of getting the best price, from the appropriate architect, contractor or supplier within the budget arena that the owner wishes to spend. When starting a project from this perspective it is in the best interests of the owner, architect and construction manager to work together to ensure the project’s success.
When the construction manager reports to the owner at this stage, among the elements where they will provide input include:
- Project scope
- Cost estimates for construction
- Cost comparisons for various systems (framing, HVAC, exterior skin, roofing, etc.)
- Alternatives to materials, systems and design approaches
- Due diligence for permits and zoning requirements and timing needed for approvals
- Project schedule
- Recommendations for subcontractors and bidding process
- Ongoing price checks to keep within budget
- Project troubleshooting to prevent late-breaking change orders
Even when construction is imminent, or has begun, call us
The team at MHCM has exceptional skills at analyzing the steps needed for carrying a construction project, of any size, from $1 million to $50 million, through to a satisfactory conclusion. Our willingness to sweat the details, analyze the competing interests and options, and track the implications of decisions are what separate us from the competition. We thrive on listening to all parties, consuming vast amounts of information and applying that to the project. We invite you to call us wherever you are in relation to the project start date. MHCM has been the impetus that gets long-stalled projects off and running and our clients have invariably found us to be the most knowledgeable pre-construction assets you’ll find anywhere.
What people are saying
To say our customers are loyal is something of an understatement. We are loyal to them and they to us. That’s because time and again we’ve met their goals, their budgets and their timelines and the relationships have been positive and constructive. See what they have to say about MHCM.
Working with Mid Hudson Construction Management is such a pleasure! We have been fortunate enough to have over a 15-year relationship. Their attention to detail and creating a safe, enjoyable working atmosphere shows in all the projects they work on. Fossati Plumbing is…
Mid Hudson Construction Management has been our go to Construction Management Company for the past 5 years. From design concept to fit up and construction, MHCM met the specialized needs of the children, adults and staff supported by Abilities First, Inc. ...and the MHCM…
We have been working with MHCM for years and together we have completed many projects together. I am proud to be part of what they call their “A Team” of sub contractors.
Scott is one of the best general contracting foreman/Construction Managers that I have worked with. He is skilled at creating a work environment that allows all trades to work together effectively and his attention to detail is excellent.
I have had the privilege to work with Mid Hudson Construction Management on three commercial build-outs now. I have found them to be very knowledgeable, professional, extremely organized, and they do business with the utmost integrity. They are constantly learning the new…