STYLE AND APPROACH

Oliver & Associates, as a client’s advocate and representative, we actively manage each element of a project.

 

EARLY TEAM DEVELOPMENT

Early team involvement is an opportunity for architects, engineers, contractors and subcontractors to collaborate.

  • Better engineering design concepts

  • Equipment and material alternatives

  • Value engineering

  • Cost/Benefit and Life Cycle analysis

 

MANAGING THE DESIGN PROCESS

We emphasize management of design.  Our clients want to achieve the best balance of cost, function and aesthetics. We promote flexibility in all design decisions including architectural, mechanical, electrical, etc.

MANAGING THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS

We have a strong construction background complimented by our design management skills.  Following are some of the factors that separate us from process type managers:

  • We have an intimate working knowledge of the critical path of projects.  We prepare detailed schedules that allow us to instantly re-evaluate completion dates, including consultant and vendor interface.

  • We prepare detailed budgets and cost reports rather than “feature budgets.”  This permits better tracking of work from beginning to end.

  • We become the "person with the answers" for the contractor.

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