Highness Consulting’s role is primarily act as owner’s principal agent providing coordination and guidance to the team members from Pre-Design phase through Project delivery (TCO/CO). Highness will represent the best interest of the owner in its dealing with other design/construction professionals and with private and public entities.
We provide recommendations regarding constructability, quality management, cost, phasing and sequencing of construction, construction duration, impact of alternative construction methods and determination of contract packages.
We coordinate and assist on permitting process, we manage the team members to expedite the process to obtain all the DOB, DOT and LPC permits and approvals.
We provide cost management and cost control by developing a realistic, all-inclusive budget that meets the Owner’s goals, restrictions and limitations, by managing project risks and by identifying the strategy to be used in contracting and procurement.
We provide life cycle cost assessment and alternative analysis. We provide Value Engineering analysis to deliver the maximum value, meeting the owner’s expectations within the budget.
In today’s market, time is the essence. We elaborate, monitor and update project schedule to determine project status.
We determine the critical path of the Project and focus on these activities to develop the best strategy to expedite them and meet the owner’s expectation with regards the project schedule.
We determine the critical path of the Project and focus on these activities to develop the best strategy to expedite them and meet the owner’s expectation with regards the project schedule. We manage the Project Schedule by expediting, Request For Information, submittals, avoiding unnecessary change orders, resolving claims and required change orders in a timely manner and resolving all issues expeditiously so that the contractor’s work is not interrupted or held up
Our goal is to develop a Risk Analysis to identify critical issues, based on our extensive experience and take action in the early phase of the project to avoid or at the minimum mitigate the impact on the project schedule.
The bidding and contracting process is a key element in the success of the project. We review and ensure complete and accurate bidding documents (drawings, specs, scope of work, addendums).
We coordinate insurances review and vet all vendors to make sure they meet the projects requirements.
We provide a NY Vendors List.
We review and level the proposals to ensure accurate scope and transparent comparison among all the bidders allowing the owner to make the best decision.
Based on our expertise and the type of project we identify the best the strategy to be used in contracting and procurement. It’s the key of a successful project.
A project delivery method is a system designed to achieve the satisfactory completion of a construction project from conception to occupancy, it’s how the roles and responsibilities of the Owner, Designer, CM, Contractor(s), subcontractor(s), vendors and suppliers can be organized to deliver the project.
Highness will ensure that there are clearly stated comprehensive agreement between parties.
Ensure complete and accurate contract documents. Manage change orders and disputes resolutions.
We will assist with inspections and close out process.
We will arrange and conduct periodic meetings to review the progress of the work. This includes reviewing the schedule, outstanding or potential problems, possible solutions, current versus budgeted line items, technical issues, change orders and safety concerns. Ensure timely response to submittals, RFIs and redesign requests.