Author: zumBrunnen

September 15, 2022 Construction Consulting

Role of Construction Consultant

Role of Construction Consultant What is a Construction Consultant?: A Construction Consultant monitors a construction project & provides objective reports to the client. Jump To:  What is a Construction Consultant? Construction Consulta...

March 3, 2022 Uncategorized

Transition Report & Reserve Study Versus a Property Condition Assessment Report

In this blog post… What is a Property Condition Assessment Report (PCA)?What does a PCA entail?Transition Report & Reserve Study vs. The Property Condition Assessment ReportWhat Types of Additional Property Reports Are Available?Property...

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February 23, 2022 Industry News Construction Consulting

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Construction Management Consultant

Managing a large-scale construction project can be incredibly challenging as there are so many moving parts involved.  In order to get your project to the finish line, you must juggle responsibilities such as meeting with contractors, obtainin...

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January 18, 2022 Industry News Construction Consulting

3 Tips to Choose the Best Construction Monitoring Services

Being involved in a large-scale construction project can be incredibly exciting and has the potential to translate into major profits for all parties involved. However, it is essential that you closely monitor and oversee the project in order to prot...

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January 14, 2022 Industry News Reserve Study

3 Things to Know Before Hiring an HOA Reserve Study Provider

Whether you are a member of your Homeowners Association’s board or are a property management professional tasked with revenue management, you know just how challenging it can be to manage a healthy and future looking reserve fund. Fortunately, an HOA...

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October 22, 2021 Industry News Reserve Study

Owner’s Hard Cost Contingency: How Much is Enough?

A developer’s or owner’s construction budget should include an ample hard cost construction contingency. Accounting for hard costs is obvious to sophisticated owners, but the more difficult question is: “How much is enough?” To answer this questio...

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September 24, 2021 Industry News

The Ultimate Way to Protect Your Investors: Construction Loan Monitoring

Construction loan monitoring, whether it be for renovations or new developments, is inherently risky. Banks, lenders, and investors want to ensure the proper handling and spending of their money. Developers are hoping for a seamless project from star...

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August 13, 2021 Uncategorized

A Construction Consultant Perspective: Trends in US Construction Costs

Like most business sectors, the US construction industry has undergone significant change in the past 18 months as the fallout of the pandemic impacts supply chains, the availability of workers, and virtually every aspect of the typical construction ...

August 9, 2021 Uncategorized

Perimeter Check

Ben Franklin coined the phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” As independent building consultants, we subscribe to that theory and advise clients on ways to PREVENT maintenance problems before they occur. Unfortunately, we are of...

August 9, 2021 Uncategorized

Capital Replacement Planning Tips

Effective capital replacement planning requires that a facility prioritizes its capital replacement spending, using its business model and business objectives as guidelines. With sufficient financial underwriting, facilities have the ability to proac...