JUMP-START YOUR PROJECT
Tom Landis advocates for consumers
by providing insider's
information to help you avoid paying too much money for your project while
still getting a good value for the dollar spent. Besides offering an online
Tom presents consumer education classes.
He’s also the host of the Down Home Radio Show.
construction manager, journalist and educator, Tom Landis highly recommends
John Zerega’s EZhomebuild Project Management Software to jump-start your home
building or remodeling project.
EZhomebuild Project Management
Software for Builders,
Owner/Builders and Construction Managers will help you take charge with
this all-in-one project
management tool that enables you to easily plan, organize, estimate, communicate,
manage, schedule, and control one or many homebuilding or major
remodeling projects. Its information resources put you in the know, and its
customizable software tools will keep you in control from initial
planning to final punch list.
YOU BENEFIT FROM THIS INFORMATION
Anticipate critical design issues which
impact budget and schedule
Be ready to negotiate with trade
contractors and suppliers
Remain proactive with building department
Maintain quality control throughout the
Eliminate costly changes and unnecessary
TAKE ACTION NOW
Construction Managers assist owners who want
to remodel their existing buildings, build a new home, or develop investment
properties but don't have the experience, expertise, or time to devote to
the complex and time consuming process of creating such a project.
As an owner's representative,
a Construction Manager helps translate the needs of the owner into reality at a
competitive cost, without sacrificing the function or architectural integrity
of the project.
The fact is, at every stage
of residential construction, you can minimize standard profit
mark-up and overhead costs by better management of your construction project
whether you're doing new construction or remodeling.
OWNERS BECOME BETTER CONSUMERS
In order to get the best results during the Design/Build process,
you must communicate openly, honestly and thoroughly regarding your goals and expectations.
In order to communicate your goals
and expectations in advance of the work, this information is usually considered
first and foremost:
- Description of required
spaces and/or intended uses
- Budget parameters:
minimum/maximum allowable costs and financing method
- Construction method:
owner constructed, bid by general contractor, or negotiated with trade
- Schedule requirements:
anticipated schedule for design, construction, and occupancy
- Site information:
legal description of property, as-built documentation, easements,
measurements of existing conditions, utility locations, sizes, and
configurations, topographical and soils data.
EMPOWER OWNERS IN DECISION MAKING
Once you get going on your project, here’s an overview of
the total scope of work:
Fact Finding: Define
the Owner's objectives and requirements; define the Architect's role and review
schematic design; do area and site analysis.
Preliminary Design: Refine
design details and project requirements with Architect and Owner; determine
building permit requirements and prepare submittal package; develop work plan
including preliminary schedule and budget.
Assist in the creation of Drawings and Specifications; complete building permit
package; finalize schedule and budget; set forth key duties and responsibilities.
contract documents; prepare bid packages; review and analyze bids; asses cost
structure and schedule; assist owner in awarding contracts.
the work place; provide contract administration; communicate with design team;
monitor trade contractor performance; review supplier and manufacturer support;
assure compliance with schedule and budget; produce progress reports.
Move-in: Direct system
start-up; complete a comprehensive punch list; create files for warranties,
maintenance, and as-built drawings; compile all permit documentation; create
maintenance schedule after occupancy.
Using the approach described
you are better able to plan and organize your home building or remodeling
EZhomebuild Project Management
Software is an all-in-one project
management tool that takes you one step further, enabling you to easily plan,
organize, estimate, communicate, manage, schedule, and control your
home building or remodeling project. Its information resources put you
in the know, and its customizable software tools will
keep you in control from initial planning to final punch list.