Construction Managers

Specialized Engineering Service and Construction Management Service

M Hofmann and his team are seasoned construction professional’s with 25 years + of varied construction experience. We manage the complete construction cycle from; conception, proforma, including design-engineering, constructability analysis, value engineering, estimates, scheduling, permit approvals, construction to closeout with full profit and loss responsibilities. See our associated divisions.

Construction projects are highly structured projects with a lot of people and machines and there are a wide variety of types of construction projects. There are also several phases to manage in every construction project, from design to planning to scheduling to the build.

Our German trained team which graduated from one of the highest Construction universities will be on your side from the very beginning.

Our Construction Project Management Service will manage all your construction projects.

We can assist already at the first stage of FEASIBILITY STUDIES over to DESIGN AND ENGINEERING over to CONSTRUCTION and HANDOVER

We have managed more than 2000 projects over the last 30 years as:

  • Residential home building and renovation
  • Heavy industrial construction
  • Commercial and institutional construction
  • Engineering construction

Construction project management requires a broad variety of skills and the ability to interface with a diverse range of agencies and people in order to lead the project from concept to build. All our project managers follow the principles of project management during every phase of the project.

You can’t start a project unless you know you’ll be able to finish it.

Our Service starts at FEASIBILITY

First, we can provide the due diligence to determine if the project is even feasible. We create feasibility study or what is often called a business case, in which we look at the goals, cost and timeline to see if there are enough resources to reach a successful project end within those constraints. We also help to define the reasoning behind the project and make sure its sound. If so, then we create your project charter to help initiate the project. At this stage, we can identifying potential issues and risks.

DEFINE AND PLAN

We outline the tasks within the timeline, noting project milestones, and the resources needed to do those tasks within the budget allotted. We are transparent in our plan, so everyone is on the same page and understands what needs to be done over the life cycle of the project. That includes detailing the cost, scope, duration, quality and communications used in the project. This is also when we conceptualize the best team for the project and begin the process of assembling them.

START THE PROJECT

Now we are executing the project, taking the plan and implementing it, along with all the changes and issues that can arise during such a process. Whatever deliverables we promised must come through in the timeframe we created. We deal with stakeholders and customers and teams. The task lines are completed, which means workload management and resource allocation. We are setting up meetings and reporting frequently throughout this stage.

PROJECT PERFORMANCE

We monitor every step of the project and set up key performance indicators for cost, time and quality and see how they measure up in real-time as compared to what we had planned for. We will stay on top of these figures, so it’s less likely that we manage a failing project. Therefore, we stay flexible and communicative throughout so we can adapt quickly to change when it occurs, and it always occurs.

DESIGN – PRECONSTRUCTION – PROCUREMENT - CONSTRUCTION

Design 

It’s the responsibility of our project managers to make sure the design meets with building codes and other regulations.
The first step is the concept. What are the needs, goals and objects of the project? We will make decisions based on the size of the project, the site allocated for the build and the actual design of the structure. This is comprised of a list for each room or space under consideration, including all critical data.

The schematic design, which is a sketch that identifies all the various parts, materials, sizes, colors, textures, etc. It includes the floorplan, elevations, etc., even a site plan will follow.
Now we will work on developing that design, which means first research. What are the materials to use? What equipment will be needed? How much are the materials? We willl be refining the original drawings from the previous stage now to reflect these decisions. Knowing local building codes and adhering to them will be important at this stage.
Finally, we get the contract documents together, which are the final drawing and construction specs. These will be used by outside contractors to bid on the job.

Preconstruction

Once the bids are accepted, but before ground is broken, we will have those steps to work on. The first being the assignment of our on-site project manager, if it hasn’t already been determined. Sometimes a project manager is on board early and participates in the first stages of a project, while other times a different project manager of our team enters after the design is complete.

Next we assign the contract administrator. This is the person who helps the project manager. A superintendent who joins the project manager will keep everything on schedule in terms of the materials, deliveries and equipment. He is also on site to deal with construction activities. Finally, our field engineer will be assigned on board, which is more an entry-level position to deal with all the paperwork.

Besides these personnel appointments, we will also investigate, to see if anything needed. The site must be ready for the construction, which might mean dealing with environmental issues, such as the suitability of the soil for construction.

Procurement

Our procurement department will handle the purchase of all materials and equipment, if this scope is not by the General Contractor, depending on the organization of the business doing the construction.

This we will work with purchase orders, which are used as an agreement between the buyer and the seller.

Construction
Finally, the construction phase starts, after the first preconstruction meeting to deal with work hours, the storage of materials, quality control and site access. Then get everyone on site and set up.

We create a schedule of payment and a process to deliver items on whatever schedule we agree on. This information will be transparent, not only to meet financial obligations, but to maintain a happy and productive workforce and environment.

The last part of the project is after the construction is complete and the occupants move into or take ownership of the site. We will make sure all their requirements have been met, and usually provide a warranty period to make that arrangement official and binding.

Arabic Projects

Arabic Projects

Residential Designs

Residential Designs

Commercial Designs

Commercial Designs