Construction Consulting Services
For Commercial Jobs, Real Estate, and Government Construction
in the Winston Salem, North Carolina Area
Advising on larger construction projects where experience is make or break.
Construction management and large scale commercial renovation projects that will have a lot of moving parts are difficult to plan out.
We can assess the property your construction project involves for potential challenges that may arise so you can take precautions. Making a few extra steps in the beginning can prevent a lot of frustration later.
Here are a few examples from Winston Salem:
Construction consulting can also help you:
- Foresee structural concerns and prioritize sections of the project
- Plan what will be needed to get it done
- Ensure crucial information isn’t left off of bid requests to contractors
That last bit is surprisingly significant. Many a project gone awry in our experience stemmed from an incomplete bid request, slowing things down unnecessarily or causing complications later for things that weren’t accounted for in the beginning.
We’ve acted as watchdogs in the industry.
When organizations cut corners or entertain construction bids that are unrealistically “affordable” it quite often leads to some type of challenges later.
Sometimes those challenges are fines, being temporarily closed down, or costly repairs having to redo work that’s already been done.
Our construction management is meant to cover both ends of these types of projects:
- Manage the construction projects to prevent snags, hold ups, or costly setbacks
- Review work that has been done to assess potential red flags and liability
There’s been a lot of construction in Winston Salem in recent years. It doesn’t have to be a source of stress.
Choosing the Right Construction Project Bids
When you’re taking bids on an upcoming construction project you may notice pricing and features vary pretty considerably. It’s not always clear what to be looking for to distinguish good bids from less appealing ones.
Lean on our construction and renovation project experience to pick apart what makes sense and avoid situations where contractors may be cutting corners to present lower-priced bids.
Get A Construction Project Awry Back On Track
Sometimes a seemingly smooth project goes awry or hits some snags. If your current construction contractor isn’t sure how to best proceed, or seems like finished well past a hard deadline is inevitable, you might be looking for a second opinion.
We’ve been able to use creative solutions to get projects just like these back on track before, restoring profitability and staying within deadlines. Let us show you how that works.
Construction Management Consulting Services For Winston Salem & Nearby Areas
- Contract review & negotiating
- Estimation of costs, permits, etc.
- Staff augmentation and management
- Inspection and quality review
- Analysis of productivity
- Change order analysis
Experience you can trust. Results that forge lasting relationships.
Call today to discuss!
Real World Examples of Construction Blunders in Winston Salem That We’ve Helped Correct
Ok, we’ve made our point about the advantages of consulting for these types of jobs. To best illustrate that in a real world way, here are a few examples from North Carolina jobs we’ve worked.
Erroneous drainage systems. In one commercial building we addressed, a water drainage pipe was set up for one long, dramatic vertical drop that dumped directly onto concrete as it exited the building. Trouble was, the vertical drop caused the water to exit the pipe at high speed, hitting that concrete beneath extremely hard.
It’d caused major cracks and erosion, both of which caused leaks and water build up. After repairing the damaged concrete, we rigged a curved slope into the drainage pipe to taper off the water speed upon its exit, creating a far gentler drain that would not cause future issues for the concrete.
Cheap exterior materials and paint. This one notably came into play in a luxury apartment complex. The original construction contractors clearly were going for choices that made the building look high end on a budget, and whether it’d last was unimportant.
Not 2 years later did the sides of the units visible from the streets begin to show major wear. The property management company probably felt it hadn’t yet recouped its original investment yet from tenants, yet the exteriors already needed to be addressed.
Or, as an alternative, leave it be and allow an increasingly run-down appearance work directly against the appeal of what are supposed to be high end luxury apartments.
We Provide Construction Consulting Services For:
Winston Salem | Greensboro
& Surrounding Areas