Services

Construction Management

Over the past 20 years our experience has resulted in unequaled management expertise and proven project control systems. Our project teams benefit from leading edge technology that allows us to closely monitor progress, maintain the schedule and accurately forecast project cost. Our project management solutions keep your project on course, on time, and within budget.

Fulcrum has been a practitioner of Construction Management for 20 years, and in fact performs 90% of its work under CM agreements. Our experience has resulted in unequaled management expertise and proven project control systems. Our project team’s benefit from interactive and collaborative project controls through web based systems for communication of all project information, allowing us to closely monitor progress, maintain the schedule and accurately forecast project cost. Our project management solutions keep your project on course, on time, and within budget.

Successful cost control requires an integrated and proactive approach that begins prior to the design phase and continues through construction. Fulcrum’s Cost Management System combines cost monitoring, accounting and forecasting to ensure costs do not exceed the budget.

Measurement and verification is one of the quality assurance techniques that sets Fulcrum apart. We monitor your buildings performance for a year after move-in to confirm the building is performing as designed.

Don’t pay for green without proof you’re actually getting it!

Project Coordination
Project Kick-off Meeting
Jobsite Meeting Coordination
Community Relations
Coordination of Owner’s Contractors
Coordination and Management of Donated Goods and Services
Master CPM Project Schedule
10 Day Look-ahead Schedule

Quality Assurance
Pre-installation Acceptance Meetings
Shop Drawing Review
Testing and Inspections
Pre-punchlist Inspections


Risk Management

Project Specific Safety Plans
Third Party Independent Safety Inspections
Weekly Safety Meetings
Subcontractor and Vendor Prequalification

Project Documentation
Document Control
Contract Compliance & Administration
Daily Progress Photographs
Construction Observation and Documentation
As-Built Drawings
Electronic Close-out Documents


Financial Management

Cost Control and Accounting
Review and Approval of Progress Payments to Subcontractors
Lien Waiver Management
Change Order Management
Monthly Cost-to-Complete Analysis
Monthly Cost-at-Completion Forecast

Measurement & Verification
Commissioning of Building Systems
Measure and Verify System Performance
Thermal Imaging of Completed Project
Energy Use Data Collection
Post Occupancy Evaluation

 

Design & Build

Design-Build and Construction Management project deliveries share many common traits. You can refer to the Pre-construction and Construction Management pages for a description of typical services. The major difference lies in responsibility for design: in Design-Build all design, Civil, Architectural, Structural Electrical and Mechanical , as well as all construction is carried out under the aegis of the Design-Builder.

While many Design-Build firms elect to perform design using in-house staff, Fulcrum prefers to work with outside consultants. The reason is simple; projects vary widely in scope, technology and use. A design team that is adept at designing retail spaces may not be the right fit for a medical center or industrial plant. Fulcrum assembles a Design-Build team based on the unique challenges of your project.

Most Design-Build projects are constructed under a Stipulated Price contract. An Owner typically provides the Design-Builder with a programmatic description of the building it wants, specifying the size of the building, types of spaces and acceptable construction types and materials. From there, the Design-Builder prepares a firm, fixed price to design and construct the project. The Contract is typically on an at-risk basis, with the Design-Builder assuming all responsibility for cost overruns, and retaining all savings realized in the design and construction process. Design-Build works best for an Owner that needs the earliest possible price commitment with the least amount of available information.

Advantages of Design-Build
Single point of contact and responsibility
Saves time over both Design-Bid-Build and CM
Earliest knowledge of firm cost
Most efficient utilization of Owner’s time
Risks are allocated to parties best able to manage them
Streamlined schedule, design and construction proceed on a parallel track

 

Preconstruction

The early planning and design phases of a project are critical in determining its ultimate success. Early review of the program, design and budget provides the best opportunity for making decisions to reduce project costs and duration and maximize project value.

Pre-Design Phase
Establish Sustainability Goals
Budget Development
Master Schedule Development
Project Scoping / Feasibility Studies
Site / Building / Hazmat Surveys
Permitting Requirements
Consultant Selection
Community Outreach

Design Phase
Phasing Requirements
Design Progress Monitoring
Cost Estimating / Budget Reconciliation
Quality Assurance / Constructability Review
Lifecycle Costs/ Sustainable Design Analysis
Value Engineering
Long-Lead Procurement

Subcontract Bidding
Bid Package Preparation
Contractor Prequalification
Bid Advertisement / Solicitation
Pre-bid meetings, conferences and site visits
Bid administration, analysis and award