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CONSTRUCTION SERVICES    
 
During the project's construction phase, CCNY will provide the construction services listed below:

SCHEDULING CONTROL
A vital management tool of any project is the project schedule. The accuracy and management of the project schedule determines both the pulse and vitality of the project. CCNY uses the Sure Track scheduling system. Sure Track not only creates a project schedule, it monitors the progress of the work throughout the whole project and provides completion percentages on a trade-by-trade basis for requisitioning. The two prime objectives of the project scheduling system,. which apply to both pre-construction and construction phase activities, are to:

  • Identify a method of achieving objectives through the development of a clearly defined, realistic flow of activities, indicating both duration of work activities and the number of subcontractors required to meet the objectives.
  • Provide a visual mean of conveying this schedule to all members of the project team, so the schedule can be monitored and updated as necessary to achieve client goals.

CCNY recognizes the importance of the scheduling process, and we use the following tools to determine the rate and sequence of work:

Master Schedule: Our first goal is to develop and document a realistic overall schedule outlining, in general terms, all activities from the feasibility studies to final completion of construction. The mast schedule, typically created in a simple bar chart form, provides a "big picture" view of the total project and provides a foundation for all subsequent schedules.

Detailed Area of Trade Schedule: CCNY develops detailed schedules that breakdown and examine in greater detail the numerous activities that must take place to achieve overall project milestones. These schedules are usually organized on a 30-day or 60-day basis to provide short-term "look ahead" schedules for the use of jobsite staff. Such schedules help solve unusually difficult or complex scheduling problems that may occur during the development of a project.

System Test & Start-up Schedule: Working closely with the other members of the project team, CCNY will develop system checkout and start-up schedules in accordance with the client's needs, and we will coordinate such schedules with the overall master schedule.

QUALITY CONTROL
The CCNY quality control program begins during the pre-construction phase and continues throughout the entire project. Using our prior experience on similar projects. CCNY (under the leadership of the project manager), will work closely with the client during the design period to review design features and eliminate potential problems.

This effort will be followed by the thorough review of subcontractor shop drawings by the Project Engineer, to assure that trade contractor's planning conforms to the contract requirements. Once this review has been completed, problem areas can be discussed with the contractors and procedures for proper engineering staff, the project manager will carefully review thee items with the trade contractors so there is a complete and clear understanding of installation techniques and quality control standards.

The Project Manager oversees the inspection of shop fabrication and field installation. Where appropriate, materials and fabricated items will be inspected at the manufacturer's shops or plants, and again on site, to assure that all material is satisfactory prior to installation.

Additionally, the Project Manager performs final inspections, prepares the punch-list, and expedites the completion of work called for on such lists.

COST CONTROL
After the value and fixed cost of the project has been identified and accepted by the client, our cost control system will be implemented to monitor construction costs versus the approved estimate. Beginning with initial subcontract awards, the cumulative amount of committed funds will be monitored closely. From that point forward, data will be compared continuously to the approved estimate and will be updated.

Budget & Contract Status Report: This report is a combined cost and accounting report that provides cost and billing information by major work division. The original estimate is updated to reflect any scope development changes. Work in place, off-site material storage, reserves withheld, previous billing and current payments per trade division are represented in the summary analysis. This report is issued monthly with the CCNY application for payment, and represents a powerful one-page summary of the client's total cost and payment position on the project.

PROJECT CLOSEOUT
As the project nears completion, we will work to assure orderly project closeout and a smooth transition from construction to actual use of the facility by the client. Services we provide during project closeout include:

Quality Control: CCNY and the team, will conduct inspections of the completed facility, compile a list of (and expedite the completion of) punch-list items, and monitor systems performance under the project guarantees.

Commissioning:At universities and hospitals, it is crucial that a "Commission Team" be established. Commissioning of a Building System is the process of achieving, verifying, and documenting the performance of Systems to meet the operational needs of the specific building.

 
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