What We Do
Construction Project Manager Services
CLPM provide more than just construction project manager services.
Unlike our competitors, we can offer you all the construction expertise you need to successfully deliver your residential, or commercial build project.
We can support you from the initial design stages right up until completion.
Here at CLPM we understand that every project and client is different, so you can choose what level of support you need and we’ll tailor our services according to your individual needs and budget.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
Stage 1. Construction Project Manager Services – Pre-Construction Phase
The first stage of any successful building project is checking your designs and supportive information. As with any journey, preparation is key, and time spent in this phase is crucial to a successful outcome.
We begin by checking your architectural plans and specifications to ensure they are complete, comprehensive and consistent, and that they reflect what you are expecting! This will give you a good idea about how long your designs will take to build, and will provide you with a clear, detailed brief for your builders.
By reviewing your plans and specifications, we can help you to create an energy efficient home. This often results in our suggesting small improvements that can enable your home to perform beyond what is required by current building regulations. We can also help inform your decision-making on areas, including the choice of construction routes and what level of air-tightness and insulation to aim for. We can also help you decide on what glazing specifications to specify, or the most suitable heating, ventilation or mechanical heat recovery systems to install.
Whether you are extending, renovating or building a new home we can help. We’re skilled in explaining what options are most suitable for your hot water requirements, and for heating your home. Our expertise covers all systems, including the latest renewable technologies. Importantly, our advice is 100% independent.
Our QS team can give you detailed line by line estimates of what it will cost to build your project. We can also help advise you on how best to cost engineer your designs to reduce your construction costs if required.
We’ll start by drawing up a list of suitable builders. Next we’ll prepare all the documentation required to carry out a competitive tender, and brief the contractors on your behalf. We’ll managing the entire process for you, including checking and analysing the returns, before helping you to select your contractor.
Managing the build team appointment is an important process. We’ll prepare the JCT building contracts for you, and get your project off to a flying start.
Stage 2. Construction Project Manager Services – Construction Phase
This second stage involves our monitoring the construction works onsite for you, and helping you tackle any queries or problems that happen along the way.
CLPM offer a range of construction phase services, delivered by our highly experienced field-based project managers, with additional specialist support from our head-office-based Quantity Surveying team.
Here the project manager directs and schedules the individual tradespeople (rather than a main contractor), whilst giving you guidance and support for materials procurement. This trade by trade approach is typically used by self-builders who have a very hands-on involvement with their project.
If a main contractor is appointed, we can act as your Contract Administrator. This is the standard approach for most building projects. In this case, the builder schedules and manages the build team and procurement.
As your Contract Administrator, we monitor the progress and quality of the builder’s work for you, and highlight any issues. We visit the site regularly and hold meetings with the builder to ensure the build progresses smoothly, and to program. As part of our role we check and assess the invoices, and approve them for payment against the works that have been completed. We also check, challenge and record any cost variations for you, so that the bill for any unforeseen extras is correct, fair and reasonable.
Many builders argue that employing an independent project manager is an unnecessary expense, and that they can project manage the works onsite for you themselves. This statement misunderstands the role. An independent project manager is there to act as a referee or policeman for the works – checking that the work is completed correctly, and in accordance with the timescale and costs agreed via the building contract. The project manager therefore both supports and challenges the build team to follow your designs and build your property as you have agreed. He’s also there to support you and protect you financially. His priority is to help you make the decisions which best serve your interests.
Ours is a very personal service; you decide the level and nature of the on-site support and time you need, and we will support you accordingly.
We can visit your building site as frequently as your project budget permits – weekly, fortnightly, monthly or ad hoc.
Unlike architects, who typically provide a very limited Contract Administration service, CLPM can also give you additional Site Monitoring Support to help you throughout the life of your project. We can be there, advising your decision-making and helping you on a day to day basis with the organisation of your project.
Stage 3. Construction Project Manager Services – Post-Construction Phase
This third stage is about completing the project and ironing out the inevitable issues which will occur with every building project.
Once the project nears completion, your project manager will organise the resolution of any snags. Typically these would be things the builder has accidentally missed, or where there are minor faults, that will need to be addressed prior to completion.
After completion, there is a 3-6 month period called the defects period. At the end of this time, the project manager will call the builder back to address any defects for you which a have materialised since completion.
Our Quantity Surveying team will work with your project manager to help oversee the release of retention figures and calculate the final accounts.
We will also organise the certifications for you.
3 Reasons to Choose CLPM
HIGHLY QUALIFIED PROJECT MANAGERS
100% INDEPENDENT OF BUILDERS
HIGHLY EXPERIENCED COST TEAM
LEAD BY MRICS ACCREDITED QS
ENERGY EFFICIENCY, RENEWABLES
& HEATING SYSTEM EXPERTS
Get in touch
At CLPM we always aim to deliver a bespoke service, tailored to the individual situation of our clients. If you are looking for a construction project manager or are in need of advice and support with a building project we’d welcome the opportunity to have a chat.