We prepare agendas and chair the weekly project team meeting. Our detailed minutes become the key record for the project and include actions to be taken by the team. We attend the contractor’s or construction manager’s trade coordination meetings, as required. We conduct many other meetings throughout the design and construction process.
Site Safety Plans
Safety is the first priority on all sites. We review and comment on the builder’s site safety and security plans. At a certain project scale the code requires special site safety personnel, and we ensure that these requirements are met. Our firm specializes in complex renovation/expansion assignments where continued occupancy must be maintained.
We have developed flexible proprietary cost control forms and procedures that can be modified for each project. Our team reviews and negotiates proposed change orders and we identify and track all potential costs. We perform a detailed review of all requisitions for payment and assure receipt of all required documentation such as releases of lien.
Program Management - Construction Management
Costigan Group closely monitors all construction activities to ensure that your visions become reality without budget or schedule changes. All project communication between client, design professionals and vendors is filtered through us so we can maintain accountability and avoid miscommunication. We coordinate and attend job site meetings, review construction documents, coordinate design issues, quality standards, milestones, long-lead items, FF&E and close-out procedures. We facilitate payment applications and update the critical path schedules accordingly. We provide scheduled status reports to keep you abreast of the project’s progress and solve field issues, before they impact the schedule.
We coordinate with the design and construction team and third-party testing firms to ensure that all required tests called for by the specifications, authorities and other entities are performed. Examples include concrete and steel, plumbing, electrical, and systems commissioning.
Info Technology & Systems Integration
Costigan Group, working with the design and construction team, oversees the installation of the infrastructure spine. We manage the selection of information technology, audio & video, security consultants and installation companies. We also coordinate the installation schedule with the construction schedule to assure completion by the occupancy date.
Furniture and Equipment
We organize the Owner’s purchase of furniture, fixtures and equipment to coordinate with the construction schedule. We plan and order the required products far in advance to ensure on-time installation.
Governmental Interface & Temp Occupancy
We schedule, organize and monitor the municipal review process, including the Department of Buildings and Fire Department, to obtain all required inspections, approvals, sign-offs and certificates of occupancy.
Completion, Punchlist & Training
We oversee and monitor preparation and completion of substantial and final completion documentation by the architect and contractor, including punchlists, commissioning of equipment, operating manuals, warranties and as-built documents. We also oversee and monitor operations training for the Owner’s maintenance staff.