If you want a successful construction project, build the right team. Start with Harris & Associates construction managers—experts at keeping project partners focused on managing risk, budget, scope, and timeline.
For education, municipal, transportation, and water projects, we represent our clients’ best interests at every step and promote partnering among all project stakeholders. Our construction managers serve as leaders and moderators to help move projects forward by fostering a culture of collaborative partnership around project objectives and by working closely with you, the general contractor, and the design team. We can guide agencies through the advantages of alternative delivery methods such as Design-Build (DB), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and Public-Private Partnerships (P3) to achieve maximum results.
Results from Reliable Information
One of our fundamental goals as construction managers is to deliver reliable cost and schedule information to decision makers, so they can make informed decisions on project scope and delivery. Through effective public outreach and stakeholder communication, we help manage public expectations, minimize disruptions to neighbors of the project site, and promote a positive image of the project.
Experience shows that the earlier you involve a construction manager in a project, the better the value of dollars spent. Our leadership encourages the team to explore creative options and promotes early identification and proactive resolution of potential problems. This approach saves you schedule and real dollars on your project.
Our recent work on the Holman Highway Roundabout project included schedule acceleration concepts to counter days lost to winter weather, along with anticipating constructability issues to mitigate impacts to the budget or schedule.
Harris was named 2017 Construction Management Firm of the Year by the San Diego Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America. This award recognizes a member who has gone above and beyond in its support of the Chapter by encouraging employee participation in Chapter programs, activities, and committees.
During pre-construction, the Harris team will work closely with you to develop and deliver projects that fully address your goals, efficiently and economically. We will stretch your dollars further by streamlining the process and reducing potential problems, delays, and claims through our proven review process:
- Master scheduling
- Design consultant oversight
- Cost estimate review
- Value engineering
- Biddability/constructability (and maintainability) review
- Construction delivery strategies/methods
- Permit acquisition
- Contractor pre-qualifications
- Procurement and bidding assistance
In the field, we are problem solvers, administrators, managers, and quality control observers. Effective management requires the ability to understand and critique the contractor’s schedule, anticipate and solve problems, inspect and identify non-compliant work, scope and negotiate changes, and most of all lead through good listening and clear communications. Among our many responsibilities during construction:
- Documenting of pre-existing conditions
- Schedule management
- Change order management
- Document control via state-of-the-art project management software, like Newforma Management Software
- Quality control and assurance
- Construction inspection
- Labor compliance monitoring
- Public outreach
- Dispute resolution/claims avoidance
The close-out phase of any project begins on day one. Harris establishes the required close-out documents up front and continually monitors the gathering and collection process. We verify that all punch list corrections are completed and all systems tested. We provide training on new equipment, receive all guarantees and warranties, and wrap up all contractual money issues. Harris concludes project record keeping and provides a clear paper trail of the process for future review. We will set the stage for a smooth and efficient re-occupancy as we:
- Close out the project
- Coordinate manufacturers’ training sessions
- Review as-built drawings for accuracy
- Resolve any warranty issues