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Services provided by Empire Projects, Inc. include : 

Consultant Selection : 

  • Work with Owner to establish optimal procedure for selecting consultants
  • Develop "short-lists" of consultants, based on reputation, specialty, and due-diligence reference review
  • Develop RFP for consultants
  • Distribute RFP to consultants
  • Accept questions during bid process from consultants, provide written response to consultant questions
  • Review consultant fee proposals, develop comparative matrix with ranking and recommendations for consultants
  • Work with Owner to prepare consultant contracts
  • Coordinate contract review and acceptance by all parties
  • Develop schedules of consultant deliverables
  • Review consultant invoices
  • Provide "constructability" review of design.

Site Selection : 

  • Work with Owner to review and compare potential sites for the project 

Lease Review :

  • Work with Owner and Owner's Attorney to review facility issues in leases
    Negotiate with landlord on facility issues
  • Coordinate consultant and contractor contracts to assure coordination with lease provisions

Contractor Selection :

  • Work with Owner to establish optimal procedure for selecting contractor
  • Develop "short-lists" of contractors, based on reputation, specialty, and due-diligence reference review
  • Develop RFP for contractors
  • Distribute RFP to contractors
  • Accept questions during bid process from contractors, coordinate written response to contractor questions
  • Review contractor fee proposals, develop comparative matrix with ranking and recommendations for contractors
  • Work with Owner to prepare contractor contracts
  • Coordinate contract review and acceptance by all parties 

Budget Analysis and Control :

  • Work with Owner and consultants to establish initial project budget
  • Work with Owner and consultants to verify project budget at agreed-upon project benchmarks (example :Schematic Design, Design Development, 50% Construction Documents, 100% Construction Documents)
  • Work with Owner and consultants to reduce scope and/or value engineer project as required to keep project within agreed-upon budget 

Schedule Analysis and Control :

  • Work with Owner and consultants to establish initial project schedule
  • Work with Owner and consultants to verify project schedule at agreed-upon project benchmarks (example :Schematic Design, Design Development, 50% Construction Documents, 100% Construction Documents)
  • Work with Owner and consultants to establish  initial project schedule
  • Work with Owner and consultants to verify project schedule at agreed-upon project benchmarks (example :Schematic Design, Design Development, 50% Construction Documents, 100% Construction Documents, and on a weekly basis during construction)
  • Work with Owner and consultants to reduce scope and/or value engineer project as required to keep project within agreed-upon schedule

Construction :

  • Develop schedules of contractor deliverables
  • Track project budget and schedule on a weekly basis
  • Hold project meetings during construction on a weekly basis, issue minutes of meeting
  • Monitor and expedite the shop drawing approval process
  • Coordinate the services of Owner's testing firms
  • Review items of change and change orders including Contractors' proposals, changes in quantity, contract time and price
  • Review contractor applications for payment
  • Maintain a central control file of design, engineering, and construction contracts, correspondence reports, and change orders 

Furniture Procurement :

  • Work with Owner to establish optimal procedure for selecting furniture
  • Develop "short-lists" of furniture manufacturers and vendors, based on reputation, specialty, and due-diligence reference review
  • Develop RFP for furniture
  • Distribute RFP to furniture
  • Accept questions during bid process from furniture manufacturers and vendors, coordinate written response to furniture questions
  • Review furniture fee proposals, develop comparative matrix with ranking and recommendations for furniture
  • Work with Owner to prepare furniture contracts
  • Coordinate furniture delivery and installation
  • Coordinate furniture punchlist
  • Work with furniture manufacturers and vendors to assure completion of punchlist items
  • Review applications for payment from furniture manufacturers and vendors 

Equipment Procurement :

  • Work with Owner to establish optimal procedure for selecting equipment
    Develop "short-lists" of equipment manufacturers and vendors, based on reputation, specialty, and due-diligence reference review
  • Develop RFP for equipment
  • Distribute RFP to equipment
  • Accept questions during bid process from equipment manufacturers and vendors, coordinate written response to equipment questions
  • Review equipment fee proposals, develop comparative matrix with ranking and recommendations for equipment
  • Work with Owner to prepare equipment contracts
  • Coordinate equipment delivery and installation
  • Coordinate equipment punchlist
  • Work with equipment manufacturers and vendors to assure completion of punchlist items
  • Review applications for payment from equipment manufacturers and vendors 

Property Management :

  • Tenant Relations & Retention
  • Financial Reporting
  • Building Systems Analysis
  • Contracting of Services
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Energy Audits
  • Tax & Insurance Review
  • CAD System
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Public & Life Safety Review
  • Emergency Services (24hrs)
  • Maintenance Services

Close Out of Project :

  • Review closeout documentation from contractor
  • Check warranties, guarantees, and service contracts
  • Review shop drawings, cuts, and operating manual file
  • Review final lien waivers and affidavits
  • Review final pay request
  • Assist in expediting final punch list activities
  • Assist in obtaining certificate of occupancy
  • Assist in establishing dates of Substantial and Final Completion
  • Assist in the purchase, delivery and installation of furniture and equipment
  • Assist the Owner with move-in

Additional Services: Energy Audits

Additional Services: Specification Writing

Additional Services: Expert Witness Services

Additional Services: Leed Design and Construction Procurement Services

Additional Services: Manufacturer's Rep Services

 

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