K&A Construction offers clients a comprehensive range of construction consulting services.
These services include:

  • Cost estimating / budgeting / control services
  • Project scope development and management
  • CPM scheduling
  • Project closeout
  • Quality control (final punch list)
  • Cost plus fee construction
  • Guaranteed maximum price construction
  • Project management
  • Maintenance and repairs

Cost Estimating / Budgeting / Control Services

Our cost estimates for competitive situations have remained constant at a 0-6% high – an impressive feat given the market fluctuations.

Our close contact and analysis of market conditions has allowed us to accurately forecast the market in terms of construction cost, while our consistent accuracy provides our clients with a level of comfort and confidence in our estimates and cost projections.

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We also inform clients of potential cost saving ideas. Typically, our clients often request our input in assisting in the analyzing of bids and providing input during scope clarification.

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Project Scope Development

A project’s scope typically evolves and improves during the project planning process. Consequentially, the pre-planning project team should submit design and scope packages for approval in multiple stages.

This allows decision makers to make educated and rational decisions. K&A assists owners and investors throughout the planning process to identify and develop the project scope.

CPM Scheduling

Our approach to program scheduling enables clients to effectively develop projects from concept to reality within specified timelines and agreed upon budgets.

We identify risks, constraints, and delays that may impact the project time and cost objectives and through rigorous analysis we are able to realistically forecast project completion.

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Our schedulers use advanced tools and systems that are compatible with those employed by developers. On more complex projects, we use fully integrated master scheduling to track all lifecycle stages.

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Project Closeout

The closeout process can be messy. On big jobs it’s not uncommon to have multiple material suppliers and contractor closeout requirements. K&A helps you the entire process making your life easier and helping you finalize every requirement.

Quality Control

Quality control is quality management that ensures products and service comply with requirements.

It is a work method that facilitates the measurement of the quality characteristics of a unit, compares them with the established standards, and analyzes the difference between the results obtained and the desired results. Allowing us to make decisions to correct any differences.

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Good quality control during construction is key to minimize unwanted lengthy punch list!

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Cost Plus Fee Construction

The cost-plus agreement is a good option when building and design plans are still fluid, and time is a crucial factor in getting a project started.

The cost-plus agreement also has the potential to create a scenario where the owner is able to get a “good deal” on a project, paying only the cost of the actual materials and labor in the project plus a set negotiated fee. Therefore, if there are cost savings during construction, they are passed onto the owner.

Guaranteed Maximum Price Construction

A guaranteed maximum price, also known as GMP, not-to-exceed price, NTE contract is a cost-type contract. It is an open-book contract where the contractor is compensated for actual costs incurred plus a fixed fee subject to a ceiling price.

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The contractor is responsible for cost overruns, unless the GMP has been increased via formal change order only because of additional scope from the client, not price overruns, errors, or omissions. Savings resulting from cost underruns are returned to the owner. This is different from a fixed-price contract also known as stipulated price contract or lump-sum contract where cost savings are typically retained by the contractor and essentially become additional profits.

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Project Management

Construction Project Management (CM) is a professional service that uses specialized, project management techniques to oversee the planning, design, and construction of a project from beginning to end.

The purpose of CM is to control a project’s time, cost and quality. The CM is compatible with all project delivery systems, including design-bid-build, design-build, CM At-Risk and Public Private Partnerships.

Quantity Surveying

  • Act as a liaison between clients and site managers/engineers
  • Advise clients on improvements, strategies, and/or estimated costs
  • Advise on property taxes, regulations, and local laws

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  • Analyze completed projects to determine ROI and compare costs
  • Analyze costs for maintenance and additional building needs
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with contractors and subcontractors
  • Document progress, materials, and reports on project
  • Estimate quantity and costs of materials
  • Hire and document contractors and subcontractors
  • Identify potential financial or construction risks
  • Keep track of construction materials and inventory
  • Negotiate with contractors and subcontractors
  • Prepare contracts and documents
  • Prepare payments for contractors and subcontractors
  • Review architectural plans and prepare quantity needs
  • Set budgets for payments, inventory needs, and materials
  • Source maintenance costs and facilities management for clients
  • Track changes in plans or constructions; update budgets
  • Utilize software to calculate, record, and track inventory and estimates

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Maintenance and Repairs

K&A has in-house staff and partnership with local trade subcontractor teams that can manage and perform all of your facility maintenance and repair services. Our team of specialists will keep the HVAC humming, the plumbing flowing, and the electricity working letting our clients focus on their business. The key to completing a successful maintenance and/or repair job is understanding the task and bring the right team to fully execute!