Planning & Construction
What to Expect
BAM Consulting and partners can build-to-suit commercial property that meets the specifications of our clients. The agreement begins with our partners assuming the cost of the entire property plus the significant structural design and development to meet the company’s vision underlining expectations. In addition, the process includes a commercial building or space constructed explicitly to the client’s needs - whether an indoor family event center, brewery company, bowling alley, restaurant, a software company, or simply a specific space focused on expansion. The collaborative approach introduces a knowledgeable and skillful team to interact with various resources and capabilities.
John A. Mertink
Drafter - Designer
Size and Types
Commerical Real Estate
Developing & Planning
The development stage requires a detailed and strategic planning process as an essential aspect of the project. Organizing, preparing, and planning is necessary for most projects to maximize efficiency while focusing on associated costs to preserve budget requirements. The method evaluates the client’s specifications to materialize a roadmap signifying priorities, schedules, and allotments while identifying activities and resources to ensure a physical reality.
In a birds-eye approach, resources become critical to project potential, facilitating oversight, reducing completion risk, and maintaining budget control. Planning aims to prevent problems and create effective partnerships to react rapidly to the project’s conditions while preparing for contingencies. The applied function of developing or planning includes the ability to organize, lead, and control in response to overcoming design and building challenges focused on the principles of managing.
During the design phase, various characterizations relevant to schematics, construction documents, building permits, bidding evaluations, and negotiations continue to be determined. During brainstorming possible build-outs—the objective encapsulates different ideas, developing essential specifications, and establishing the criteria and constraints with alternative solutions. Various approaches facilitate sketches, electrical schematics, floor plans, landscaping, water and drainage, and diverse schemas. Finally, the process gives way to estimates applicable to project expenses that may reflect actual costs appropriate to project phases while redefining resources. For customers, elevations are developed to incorporate all the elements and specifications required for construction.
Entering into this phase, creating a strategic plan begins with essential details, securing permits, and compiling skilled labor collectively with critical resources required to initiate the project. Next, constructability analysis enables the evaluation of cost estimates and strategies to minimize scope creep and comprises approving construction drawings and various documents while reviewing direct items to ensure project expectations. Finally, the project evaluation includes the cost estimates, proposals, and project alignment with the budget, material, and applied methods of control risk.
Constructablility analysis | Cost Estimating | Scheduling | Material Procurement | Risk Evaluation
The team will conduct a program procurement of securing necessary goods and services to include timeliness, acceptable quality, evaluations of financial parameters, and applying actions to minimize and mitigate risk. In some aspects, the plan will evaluate effective communication channels and various methods to secure client satisfaction. The process includes ensuring selected products are required to complete construction on time and within budget. Procurement assists in answering critical questions, representing the client, uncovering potential cost fluctuations, implementing required skills, and developing labor scope.
The construction management plan begins with requesting proposals (RFP), conducting submission evaluations from contractors and suppliers, and implementing schedules applicable to when and how resources are managed and applied, specifying appropriate milestones. Creating the foundation incorporates the construction monitoring process, contract compliance, processes of change orders, methods of submittals, tracking performance, and performing on-site quality evaluations.
The process of all the detailed steps to complete the construction project has diverse challenges while ensuring client satisfaction. Towards the end of construction, a review is executed to evaluate a list of items requiring attention and scheduled for correction. Legal and physical transition to the client is implemented, with warranties under the statute of limitation while assuming a lease-to-own contract.
Every project has a “start-up” or "break-in” duration, which initiates after its substantially complete. The building systems and equipment are monitored, concerns and warranty situations are determined, and repairs and modifications persist. Some problems identified during the break-in duration may apply to a different scope of work. It is common for a separate project and funding source to occur after project completion requiring scheduling or for the initial project to be considered closed.
Once entering into the construction phase, defining the project approach, developing the project brief, and planning the initiation stage, the resource plan is concluded. The development includes determining the goals and performance measures while setting the benchmarks—the process incorporates a communication action plan, responsibilities, and assigned team members and resources. Upon entering the construction phase, the team builds workflows and contingency plans in anticipation of risk.
The project's scope includes required activities, schedule, and budget evaluation aligning with the execution plan. In addition, the review of elevations, electric and sewer connections, and assessment of all quality materials is ongoing throughout the project. Progress inspections will follow the assessment checklist during the project, including electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and continuous with the city departments. In addition, the plan review consists of meeting compliance with the various codes adopted by the City Council and coincides with different State and Federal guidelines.