CSL’s Construction Management model includes four phases:
At the start of the project, we participate in all design meetings to ensure the Owner’s requirements are properly communicated. We create a design schedule and monitor this throughout the schematic design, design development, working drawings, and final coordination stages, while also providing recommendations for the selection of materials, building systems, labour, time requirements for construction activities, constructability, and factors related to costs (i.e. costs of alternative material, budgets, and value engineering).
During the tendering phase, we issue the bid documents and pre-qualify trade contractors. We then prepare all contracts incorporating any bid revisions or post-tender addenda in a form ready for signature by the contracting parties. We obtain all applicable bonds, insurance, and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) clearance certificates from successful trade contractors.
The construction phase consists of monitoring and coordinating the work of all trade contractors. We establish and monitor the baseline construction schedule, which is regularly updated, identifying any variance and implementing appropriate action. Our competent working Site Superintendents manage and coordinate all site activities, while the project team implements and maintains procedures for coordination and communication between all parties. We also monitor and control project costs and accounting procedures.
In the Post-Construction phase, we manage the project site clean-up and conduct a walk-through, addressing any project deficiencies. We ensure a smooth and proper takeover of the project and provide all proper close-out documentation.