OUR CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT PROCESS
At Cullina Management everything we do is geared toward getting superior results. This starts with a better process. Construction can be complex, with many moving parts and many stakeholders. As construction managers, our job is to keep projects running smoothly and all parties communicating and working together efficiently. We oversee every element of the process—planning, scheduling, coordinating and controlling all functional areas from pre-construction through completion. We centralize communication, manage variables, control documents and mitigate risk. We have fine-tuned our process through years of experience to keep every project on time, on budget and on track to meet critical objectives.
Cost control is key at every phase of the project. Cullina Management uses Procore™ project management systems that tracks all documents and costs from the initial budget through project delivery. Our change management software automatically correlates and codes costs and generates a project cost report allowing real-time tracking of cost variances and impacts.
Estimating is a critical tool for efficient design and decision-making. Cullina Management views cost estimating as both an integral part of budget management and an opportunity to initiate cost-saving ideas. Identifying and itemizing each discrete cost allows us to target areas of discretionary spending, giving the client and architect tighter control over construction costs and creating a roadmap to manage the budget.
Change is part of construction and must be managed quickly and cost-effectively. Cullina Management provides critical-path-method schedules that identify conflicts and constraints that can negatively impact project costs. Being proactive allows us to resolve potential problems in advance and expedite scheduling, while avoiding costly delays.
Construction managers provide another set of eyes and another level of expertise. Cullina Management works in tandem with the architects and engineers ( Design Team) reviewing all design documents including the soils report, drawings, specifications and engineering for constructability and maintainability, as well as for clarity, coordination and cost efficiency. We respectfully communicate our technical analysis with project designers, creating a collaborative exchange that leads to optimum value and a more successful project.
All projects benefit from competitive bidding. Cullina Management streamlines the bidding phase, establishing precise contract controls, scope of work definitions and performance requirements. We identify prime contractors and provide them with defined bid packages that allow us to prepare a bid analysis for an apples-to-apples comparison. Once bidding is closed we verify that all bids are compliant with the scope of work and that all contractual legal, insurance and technical requirements are met.
MANAGEMENT DURING CONSTRUCTION
From start to finish, Cullina Management Professionals help clients ensure deadlines are met cost effectively, efficiently and on schedule using "Best Practice tools", such as PlanGrid™ . Every phase of the construction schedule is important; weather it's a new location buildout, remodel, rebranding, upgrade, or expansion, clients rely on us to systematically monitor construction progress with timely visits to sites and key reporting that notates any errors or concerns. Our Budget and Document Review process provides comprehensive reporting of outcomes, validation of unforeseen cost differentiations, and more. Monitoring can be customized- both in detail and in frequency of visits-for better cost control and to meet the specific needs of each project's demands.
Some of the key benefits of Cullina Management Monitoring services are: Consistent and scalable results, quality monitoring, schedule monitoring and reporting, budget monitoring, document and drawing reviews, change order reviews to determine all charges are justified and figuring of costs of deviation from the schedule.