Budget Development & Analysis
Of the three parts of a project, the budget might be one of the most important. Using our hands-on experience and cost-mitigation acumen, we develop a customized, accurate budget of all hard and soft costs, designed to be buildable. In addition, we ensure the budget is built to be easily managed while at the same time extracting the maximum usage out of every dollar spent. We closely evaluate every item of the project and detect any deficiencies that are not cost-effective.
Minutes & Action Tracking & Follow-Up
Blackbriar provides detailed action trackers and minutes from every meeting or discussion held. We also use a Trello-based custom application to facilitate online tracking of all the issues in real-time.
At first glance, estimating appears to be analogous with budgeting. However, estimating serves a distinctly different purpose. In budgeting, you evaluate the maximum capital you want to devote to a project. In calculating, actual costs are applied to a set of construction documents. We can provide detailed, real-world estimates for virtually any construction application. This assists with awards with bids, as well as change order mitigation. As estimating is directly tied to the project’s budget, a precise estimation cannot be overlooked.
Managing the bid process is a meaningful step in the timeline of any project. A project’s success or failure often rests upon contractor selection and ensures the entire scope of the design documents is covered. As the bid process is much more dynamic than just taking the low bid, our services at this stage are encouraged.
Contract Development and Review
As a contract is a document that legally binds multiple construction project stakeholders, it is not something to take lightly. Precautions must be taken to protect the signing parties interests to ensure they don’t start the project at a disadvantage. At Blackbriar, we enable negotiating skills and excellent document knowledge to form a contract which gives our client the edge and reduces risk exposure.
Procurement and Logistics
Schedule delays can often be attributed to building materials that do not arrive on the job site when needed. Some of the materials required to begin a task must be ordered months ahead of time and be scheduled to arrive on the job site at the perfect moment. Blackbriar oversees the procurement process to mitigate any schedule clays related to materials. This process is an integral part of our scheduling program and must be implemented in conjunction.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Typically referred to as “AQ/QC,” quality assurance and control are requisites for any project. If work is not installed per the construction documents, or if the work is not at acceptable standards, swift action must be taken to remedy the problem. Blackbriar can manage the QA/QC process to avoid continuing with costly building mistakes. This helps to mitigate any future issues with the building, as well as schedule delays.