Construction management services

Construction management services, being the management of the construction process of works executed under multiple direct contracts, from inception to completion, but without the acceptance of liability for the contractual risks associated with the role of a contractor, including the following:

  • Liaising with other professionals as necessary in order to establish the scope of work embodied in each of the direct contracts.
  • Co-ordinating and integrating the construction programmes of the various direct contracts into an overall construction programme, including ensuring timeous procurement of the direct contracts.
  • Co-ordinating the execution of the construction processes to ensure adherence to the overall construction programme.
  • Arranging and monitoring execution of the construction processes to ensure adherence to specification.
  • Ensuring that all necessary inspections are carried out.
  • Arranging for and monitoring the rectification of defective work including that arising during the contractual defects liability period.
Project administration services

Project administration services, being the administration of the construction processes on behalf of the Employer from inception to completion, including the following:

  • Arranging, attending and keeping minutes of meetings.
  • Preparing contract documents for signing and safekeeping of same.
  • Establishing whether all insurances, guarantees, etc. have been effected.
  • Arranging for the handing over of the site and pointing out of pegs, beacons and datum levels to the contractor.
  • Selecting subcontractors in terms of the construction contract.
  • Receiving and attending to notices served in terms of the construction contract.
  • Issuing instructions, payment certificates, financial statements and certificates of completion prepared by others and notifying those concerned about the status of their involvement.
  • Deciding on any extension of the construction period and penalties.
  • Determining disagreements, excluding services related to mediation, arbitration and litigation.
Project management

    Project management, being the management on behalf of the Employer of the entire process necessary for the procurement of the design and the construction of the Project from briefing through to commissioning and occupation taking into account the Employer’s requirements in respect of aesthetics, quality, cost, time, etc., including the following:

  • Project administration as per 1.3 above.
  • Receiving an outline brief from and establishing the Employer’s needs.
  • Advising the Employer on the need for other professionals and making recommendations.
  • Negotiating and agreeing conditions of engagement with consultants.
  • Receiving a final brief from and analysing the Employer’s needs in detail.
  • Ensuring that statutory consents are obtained.
  • Preparing programmes for all pre-contract and contract activities and monitoring progress and adjusting the programme as necessary.
  • Establishing types of meetings, attendance, chairmanship and issuing of agendas and minutes.
  • Obtaining advice for the Employer as to various insurances and/or warranties and ensuring compliance by those required to affect such insurances and/or warranties.
  • Advising the Employer on the form of contract and the method of contractor selection in conjunction with other professionals
  • Arranging lists of tenderers, the tender opening and credit checks, co-ordinating reports on tenders and making recommendations to the Employer.
  • Establishing a framework for monitoring progress, maintaining financial management and regularly reporting to the Employer.
  • Co-ordinating inspections and handovers, ensuring that commissioning of the building and services is properly undertaken and obtaining test certificates, as-built drawings, maintenance manuals and guarantees.