New or refurbishment building projects can represent a huge investment to a client whether residential, educational or commercial. It is therefore essential that the investment is protected and maximised. The construction monitoring service provided by the Delaney Marling Partnership Ltd ensures that our client's investment in their building is safeguarded by reviewing the progress of the project along with the quality of the build throughout the construction process.
What Is Construction Monitoring?
Construction monitoring provides the client with independent verification that the works have been completed in accordance with specified and legislative requirements, within budget and to plan.
Most construction projects are unique. Construction projects can also be complex in detail and skilled professional involvement is necessary for the successful execution of such projects.
The involvement of a consultant can be important during the construction phase to ensure that:
- The design is being correctly interpreted,
- The construction methods are appropriate and do not reduce the effectiveness of the design and
- The work is completed generally in accordance with the plans, specifications/legislative requirements within the programme and budget.
We can make sure your building project is completed on schedule, on budget and to targeted specifications.
What Do You Do?
Our involvement can be tailored to suit the project but typically we will:
- Make on-site visits to ensure the construction is going ahead as planned
- Monitor the costs against agreed budgets
- Review the quality of materials used
- Analyse performance of contractors
- Provide regular and detailed reports on the progress of the project.
We will also provide a comprehensive risk assessment of the ongoing project and highlight potential issues before they become a problem. We can negotiate with suppliers or contractors on the client’s behalf and monitor deliveries; checking materials received against invoices issued.
In short - we do everything to ensure that the project is completed quickly and efficiently and to ensure that our client's investment is protected. This work can be undertaken with either new builds or redevelopment / refurbishment work, where it is essential that a project is completed on time and to budget. And, of course, by closely monitoring construction work and ensuring the project is completed the site’s future income streams will be able to be brought on board on schedule.
Some clients use an existing member of staff to undertake the construction monitoring role for a particular project. The use of such resource places pressure within the organisation to cover the member of staff in their absence. The experience and knowledge of the member staff may also be brought into question when referring to statutory and legislative requirements of the project, placing the client at risk long-term.
Delaney Marling Partnership has successfully monitored construction projects throughout the UK and, as specialists we are able to provide a comprehensive service to our clients.
Please contact us for advice and further information.