Construction Project Management

Having trouble managing your construction projects and budgets?

Relax, you're not alone. Including an expert Project Manager may add a line to the project budget, but the value of this decision can be exponential.

R3RD Delivers for Manzanita Fresh Foods

“When the project engineer had numerous failures, R3 stepped up and corrected countless mistakes, solving problems in the most efficient and economical fashion possible. The dollars spent were perhaps the best value-added dollars we spent on the entire project.” – Jonathan Welsh, Manzanita Fresh Foods

Managing construction projects can feel like herding cats sometimes.  Those are some expensive cats.

Construction projects are complicated, with so many moving pieces requiring specialized project management techniques to oversee the planning, construction, and close-out stages from beginning to end. With some projects, the amount of vendors and equipment involved alone can make your head spin.

Untangle yourself from this enormous burden and allow the Construction Project Management professionals of R3 Retail Development to apply more than 80 years collective experience to improve your project timelines, reduce project costs, elevate quality levels and ensure returns on investment.

Rick Benzel of R3 Retail Development had an article, Store Construction Remodeling Tips, published in Provendor in the Spring 2015 issue.

Strategic Planning | Pre-Construction Support

We’ll create detailed design criteria based on our collective experience and your input while considering functionality, costs, operations and energy efficiency along the way. The Pre-Construction phase will start with a chair design meeting to kick-off design development, and it will conclude with the creation of your Master Project Schedule. As you’ll see, we place a lot of importance on this planning stage to ensure our shared success:

  • Project and Design Planning
  • Architectural and Engineering coordination
  • Lead Design Meetings
  • Equipment Weight Estimate
  • Inventory Weight Estimate
  • Create Critical Path Schedule
  • Create Overall Project Scope
  • Create Master Project Schedule

Active Projects | Construction Support

After advancing through the planning phase and enacting our Master Project Schedule, we will provide direct support to Owners, Architects and General Contractors throughout the construction phase. This is a busy, exciting phase that involves a lot of work, but you really don’t know the half of it. Check out everything we’ll do to manage active construction projects throughout your enterprise:

  • Direct Support for key stakeholders
  • Job Site Meeting Attendance
  • Support General Contractors and Subcontractors
  • Coordinate equipment installs and rough-ins
  • Manage RFIs and other questions

Architectural and Engineering Coordination

Did you know that coordination issues are a major element of construction projects that often create problems and even legal battles for building owners and organizations? Architectural and Engineering (A&E) coordination consists of myriad time consuming duties that, if not overseen by a qualified professional, carry the potential to dramatically affect the overall health of your construction project. R3 Retail Development is equipped to provide expert guidance in the area of A&E coordination in a number of ways including, but not limited to:

  • Communication, scheduling and coordination between all parties
  • Materials research and specification
  • Cost estimating
  • Budgetary review
  • Presentations
  • Schematic design review
  • Architectural design review
  • Structural design review
  • Mechanical design review
  • Electrical design review
  • Civil/site design review

Project Close-outs | Post-Construction Support

When active construction and installation concludes, project close-out begins. The importance of skillfully navigating closeout procedures including final inspections and compliance should never be overlooked, and we’re here to help you every step of the way until the construction contract is fully closed:

  • Assist General Contractors with any required inspections
  • Secure final certificates of occupancy
  • Detailed Fixture and Equipment punchlist with reporting
  • Provide punch list process completion letter
  • Assist in construction contract close-out

R3 GRADE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT

We act as an owner's agent, looking out for the best interests of the enterprise at all times.