What is an Owner's Rep?
An Owner's Representative (OR) is contracted to handle all aspects of a capital improvement project. The OR is there to make sure the owner's best interests are included in each decision.
Most business do not have the resources or experience necessary to manage a construction project. One of the advantages is that an OR can provide you with experienced labor, tools, industry knowledge, and experience of capital projects without the expense of managing the project in-house. Also, an OR represents your interests as though they were a member of your staff. This means that an experienced person will make sure that the work is completed in a professional and verifiable manner. They also provide conflict and problem resolution when ever issues arise.
Hiring an OR will allow you to focus on doing what you do best, running your business. It will provide you peace of mind knowing that your project will be run in a timely and efficient manner. As your owner's representative, we represent your interest only, not the interest of the design staff or contractors. We are your eyes and ears on the jobsite, ensuring you the quality you expect, completed on time and within budget.
The design and building of a construction project is a serious and potentially complex undertaking requiring the input of a seasoned consultant at the outset of a project at its inception. Having both the construction and design capabilities in-house, FAnderson, LLC has the unique qualities and talents to provide you with exceptional expertise to minimize risks and problems down the road. After all, Construction Management is just that-- Risk Management. As opposed to most other Construction Management firms, we commence the risk management of the project from the design aspect.
FAnderson, LLC’s group provides expert advisory services to its clients to improve administrative and management processes and contract administration. From both the job site and the main office, our construction managers and experts provide our clients with cost-effective solutions to problems that hamper the success of construction projects. Using proven techniques and expertise to develop customized recovery programs, the firm’s experts work with our clients’ management to turnaround troubled projects. Whether complementing the existing project management or imparting highly trained and experienced specialists when necessary, we help clients successfully conquer the most difficult of projects.
What is a Project Manager?
A Project Manager (PM) shares with the client the application of their knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. FAnderson, LLC’s project management services are wide-ranging, covering every stage of a project from conception thru construction, including architect selection, construction management, and schedule tracking and coordination. As a result, we provide services according to each client's specific needs. Management is accomplished through five process and they are; Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Control and Closing. In addition balancing the project constraints of; Scope, Quality, Schedule, Budget, Resources and Risk all lead to a successful project; as the relationship among these constraints is such that should one constraint change, at least one other is likely to be affected.
What is the Clerk of the Works?
A Clerk of the Works is different than a Project Manager. A Clerk is the owner's eyes and ears at the work site, full time. The Clerk's primary function is quality assurance and control, making sure that the work is done in accordance with the contract documents. The term "Clerk of the Works" originated from the days when construction was paid for on a quantity, or unit price, basis. In