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  1. You’ll need government compliance, a complete Market Study and a well-thought-out Site Plan to have a successful       project. Consider this small sampling of questions you’ll need to get answers for before you proceed:

  • Does the town want your project there, or will there be resistance from the local populace that might make it difficult to get any required variances?
  • Does your Market Study report that the area will support your facility after you open for business?
  • Does the site you’ve chosen have the right highway frontage and the right topographical profile?
  • Is the lot the right size and configuration for your proposed building with parking requirements per code?
  • Do you know if utility service is available and if you can get an agreement for service? Which utilities are cutting back on service, and which new sources of energy may be available for your project?
  • Has there been a recent Environmental Phase I Study done?

  2. Most Design/Build Projects require a long list of professionals in order to bring the project to a successful       conclusion.

  • Do you know why each person on the list needs to be included in your project?
  • Are there other professionals you’ll need to include based on the special properties of your Project?

  3. You will need to analyze the scope of work for each professional and understand where one’s work ends and the       next person’s begins. And often, there are gaps—which cause delay and additional unbudgeted expense—that no       one covers. Sometimes, there is an overlap of the scope of two professionals’ services—which means you’re paying       twice for the same thing. Here are a few examples:

  • Who is doing the conceptual site layout, plotting your building on the lot—the Land Planner, Architect, or Civil Engineer? Which one is best suited to do this task for your specific project?
  • Who will stake out the building? The Civil Engineer? Or will you have to hire your own Surveyor?
  • Who will design the preliminary Landscape Plan needed for Site Plan approval by the local Planning Board? The Architect or the Civil Engineer? Who will design the final Landscape Plan? The Civil Engineer or the Landscape Architect? Which one is best suited for your project?
  • Who will specify the interior finish materials, and design the Reflected Ceiling Plans? The Architect or the Interior Designer?

  4. Contract negotiations are always a tricky business—and more so when there are millions of details to include in the       legal documents. Think about the following:

  • If three professionals are capable of performing one task, what is each charging for his or her level of talent and skill? Is that person really right for that task—or will you end up having to spend more money hiring another professional for gaps in knowledge or expertise because the terms and conditions of your contract weren’t specific enough? Not knowing could cause costly delays, liens and/or lawsuits.

  5. Each Change Order has the potential to impact your project with delays and hit your wallet for more money.

  • Have you searched for potential problems while in the design phase that could slow down your project and/or cost you money?
  • How will you handle unforeseen problems that arise in the field—such as digging up a dinosaur fossil or discovering a protected species of animal, such as the Golden Gopher Tortoise?
  • Do you have an Early Warning System in place to resolve issues with a minimum of delay and cost?
  • Do you have a source of additional funds at the ready in case there are extra costs because of Change Orders?

  6. Coordinating multiple schedules on a daily basis is complicated and time consuming—but a critical factor in driving       the project to a timely completion. Consider:

  • Do you have the time to plan each person’s schedule, note where overlaps occur, and integrate and update each schedule—as well as the overall project schedule—on a continual basis?
  • Do you know what the impact is on the Project schedule if an individual person’s schedule changes?
  • Do you have the proper tools for managing and updating schedules as well as keeping track of costs, budgets and performance?

  7. Keeping track of schedules is only part of what you need to do to ensure a successful project.

  • How will you manage dozens of checklists with hundreds or thousands of critical details—on a daily basis?
  • Will you have the tools you need to establish procedures for communicating progress? Adjustments? Changes?
  • What happens when one detail is skipped and others are dependant on it?

    To ensure all of your project’s details are under your control, call us for a free initial consultation
    at 609-230-7800. Ask for Rich St. Maur.

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