Preliminary Design Phase:
Throughout this phase, we will assist the Architect in Value Analysis of the different design approaches. We will begin construction and client interface scheduling. From the preliminary design documents, we will be able to develop a construction cost estimate for the project.
At this point, you will be able to confidently access the value of the project and determine what if any changes you need or want to make.
Final Design Phase:
During this phase, Miller, Miller & McLachlan Construction will begin formal subcontractor bidding and continued value analysis. We will finalize construction and client interface schedules. At the completion of this phase, we will be able to offer you a Construction Contract with a Guaranteed Maximum Construction Cost that reflects any changes you have added to the Preliminary Design. If you do not make any changes, this cost will be similar to the one submitted with the Preliminary design.
During this phase, Miller, Miller & McLachlan Construction will serve as your Construction Manager. We will offer you a construction contract based on the American Institute of Architects Document A111: Cost Of The Work Plus A Fee.
As part of the contract we will:
- Establish a Guaranteed Maximum Cost for your Project.
- Establish a Fixed Fee for our Services.
- Stipulate a 10% handling fee on potential Change Orders.
We will also upon request:
- Prepare and submit a line item budget prior to starting the project. This will add up to the guaranteed maximum cost including our fee.
- Assure you will have the ability to help select subcontractors and suppliers.
- Assure you will be able to see actual costs expended at anytime during the project.
- Prepare and submit a line item analysis of the budget at the project's completion showing a final total.
- Return 100% of all cost savings to the owner.
- Show all costs for Change Order Items.
Miller, Miller & McLachlan will provide:
- Permit Applications
- Liability Insurance
- Subcontract Development and Management
- OSHA Requirements including Safety and Hazardous Materials Programs
- Full-Time On-Site Supervision
- Conduct weekly or bi-weekly Project Meetings and Prepare Minutes
- Submittal Reviews
- Review and prepare change orders for Architect and Owner approval
- Daily and Final Clean-Up
- Waste Disposal
- Sanitary Facilities
- Coordination with Building Inspectors
- Soils, Concrete and other Testing
- Prepare and complete Punch List for the project
- Prepare and submit Release of Liens from all Subcontractors
- Develop and submit as-built drawings and Owners manuals
Also, as your Construction Manager, we have a workforce of trained craftsmen to take over sub-contracted work which is not being done in a timely manner or up to the quality standards required. This workforce also does work for which there are not subcontractors available. For example, daily clean up, layout, door and hardware installation, toilet partition and accessory installation, as well as finish carpentry.
We are fully computerized, with digital entry estimating, job cost tracking and computerized construction management. This system allows us to report on costs and variances in a real time fashion.