As one step in Xavier University’s campaign to revolutionize the student learning experience, the award-winning Hoff Academic Quad involved the completion of 5 separate sub-projects at 3 different sites on an active university campus populated by more than 7,000 students, staff and faculty.
Messer’s project team managed more than 122 different subcontracts, 500,000 effort-hours, 1,000 RFIs, more than 100 bulletins, 9 bid packages, 200 bid categories, nearly 200,000 sf of new construction and more than 10 acres of site improvements and parking. All of this work was completed ahead of schedule, nearly $11 million under budget and with safety results praised by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). And the projects was awarded the 2010 “Build Ohio” award by the Associated General Contractors’ (AGC).
Construction Manager at Risk
Construction Management is a contractual agreement in which the construction manager (CM) is hired by the owner to coordinate the total construction of a project. The owner, designer /s and the construction manager are a team from planning through construction. The basic objective of the CM method is to integrate the project planning, design, construction and post-construction phases of the projects. This approach allows creativity in developing design to achieve the owner’s goals.
The CM is responsible for the performance of the job and holds the trade contracts in this arrangement. The CM also offers a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) which guarantees the owner that the total cost of the project will not exceed a maximum amount.
- Collaborative team approach
- CM provides creative input, strong planning and construction expertise during design
- Reduces owner project oversight
- Earlier reliable cost estimates
- Reduction in change orders
- CM holds financial risk with GMP
- Ideal for owners with internal management resources
- Allows for Fast-Track/early start of construction reducing overall schedule