Delivering exceptional Construction Management Services and solutions is at the heart of what we do. We facilitate and communicate goals among project stakeholders with a hands-on approach commencing with Pre-Construction Services. The success of our projects is a direct result of the partnerships that we have with subcontractors and vendors. As a successful team, we rely on their expertise, quality, safe practices, and cost-effectiveness to navigate challenging projects.
Selection and Coordination of Consultants
Bentley will assemble a team of experienced, knowledgeable consultants. Our long-standing professional relationships with architects, designers and engineers ensure that the consultants we recommend are best suited in terms of expertise, quality of work and cost-effectiveness. We work to combine the skills and talents of every member of your consultant team. We clearly define the overall scope of work, coordinate efforts, establish milestones, and monitor progress.
Plans and Specification Review
Bentley closely monitors the development of drawings and specifications. We ensure they are thorough, meet your original goals, are viable for execution within budget requirements. By examining the consultants’ drawings with critical eyes, we bring your vision to reality.
Pre-Qualification and Selection of Contractors
Bentley knows that finding the right contractors is essential to the success of any construction project. Upon finalization of the drawings, we carefully examine the scope of work, including unique requirements, budgetary issues, required manpower and completion deadlines. Based on these criteria, we recommend a select group of contractors whose experience, proven track record, and qualifications are the best fit for your project.
Bid Solicitation and Contract Negotiations
Bentley solicits clear, detailed contractor bids that cover the anticipated scope of work. Every bid is evaluated thoroughly to ensure that it is complete, competitive and accurate. We establish criteria for evaluating these bids and make measured and thoughtful recommendations. We then meet with the successful bidders and negotiate business terms that are favorable to our clients. The results facilitate an accurate and well-informed bidding process and reduce any schedule and budget-consuming surprises.
Once your drawings are finalized, Bentley acts on your behalf to expedite the plans through all applicable public agencies. We work to make the approval process seamless and as favorable to your interests as possible.
During construction, Bentley is regularly on-site to monitor progress, talk to contractors and offer suggestions to ensure collaboration, consistency and progress. We help facilitate communication among every project team member, anticipate potential problems and take decisive action when necessary. Our hands-on approach means we pay close attention to the day-to-day issues that will dictate the project’s success.
Scheduling, Lean Planning/Last Planner
We ensure that a project advances in a realistic, logical, and aggressive manner-from start to finish. We closely examine the overall scope of work, and then assemble a schedule that maximizes the time and resources of every team member. Sometimes the schedule may move in a singular fashion, at other times it may incorporate multiple tasks being executed simultaneously. We continually look for opportunities to accelerate progress.
Cost & Quality Control
Bentley institutes strict cost and quality control measures during the construction phase of every project we manage. By serving as a “check and balance,” we not only ensure the project is completed on time, but that the final product meets client specification and budgetary criteria. We carefully review every invoice to confirm accuracy. Change orders are reviewed for accuracy and necessity, and our “schedule of values” approach dictates that payments are made only when costs are actually incurred.