CDI leverages the latest technologies to ensure open, timely communication and maximize collaboration with all project stakeholders. Autodesk® BIM 360 helps us manage and collaborate from the project site with iPads, smartphones and laptops; this cloud-based technology is available at any time to field staff, subcontractors, owner/owner’s rep and the design team. CDI project managers, project engineers, superintendents and cost accountants use PMWeb for budget management, cost forecasting and purchase orders, as well as meeting minutes, RFIs and daily job reports. PMWeb integrates seamlessly into our accounting system and content management software for quick and accurate information exchange.
CDI takes pride in the complete transparency of all cost data. Our preconstruction activities provide you with complete and accurate cost information. A log of cost estimates provided and the current project cost is standard reporting protocol; all cost summary and estimate detail can be made available to you. During construction, all subcontracts, purchase orders and invoices will be readily available. Current project cost information you’ll receive monthly includes cost to date, current projected cost, potential/approved changes and risk analysis. Cost reporting procedures will be tailored to meet the needs of your project.
CDI’s reputation is based on a quality product. We ensure quality with a quality assurance program that has six (6) primary elements.
The first three elements set expectations and consist of:
- Complete and accurate bid packages
- Scope: Review for completeness
- Pre-Submission Requirements
The second three elements ensure follow through and consist of:
- Pre-Installation Meeting
- Initial Inspection
- Conduct follow up inspections
The elements outlined above are our standard approach to quality control; however, the team at CDI is prepared to develop a quality control plan that meets the requirements and satisfaction of your construction program.
CDI’s project team takes an aggressive approach in maintaining an up-to-date schedule because we know it’s the best tool for making sure your project is completed on or ahead of schedule. Using Primavera P6 to prepare the overall project schedule and monthly updates keeps the entire team up to date on project status and critical-scheduling issues. Once construction begins, the project superintendent will update the schedule weekly and review it for critical delivery, production goals and trade coordination. As intermediate deadlines near, task breakdown information becomes more detailed. The schedule will be distributed/discussed in weekly jobsite meetings so all parties understand the task at hand – helping ensure on-time completion.
Zero Change Order Management
Our hands-on approach throughout preconstruction helps eliminate contractor-driven change orders during construction. Once the GMP and delivery schedule have been agreed upon, you’ll receive zero CDI-generated change orders. If the scope of work or conditions change, any change requests will be evaluated based on merit (is it legitimate?), cost (is it reasonable?) and source (CDI or owner & design team?). By working hard to ensure that all requirements are accounted for in the GMP, we typically tell clients, “If the plan doesn’t change, there should be zero change orders.”
To help get you into your new building quickly, CDI will complete our own punch list before requesting the architect/engineer punch list. Furthermore, we’ll complete contract closeout procedures within 30 days of substantial completion. The closeout package you’ll receive includes all relevant operations and maintenance information along with accurate as-built drawings or a virtual model of your entire project if desired. For convenient storage and retrieval, CDI digitizes all closeout documents for owner use.
As the general contractor with intimate knowledge of your facility, we’ll remain available on a consultation basis for as long as you own it. CDI’s warranty manager is on call 24/7 for the lifetime of every equipment/system warranty to address your concerns quickly and minimize any inconvenience. You’ll appreciate having a single point of contact for all warranty-related matters. While training your O&M staff on the proper use of all equipment and systems, we’ll record the session and provide it to you on electronic media – especially useful for new building maintenance personnel.