When a building confronts a need for major capital improvements, we collaborate with board members through the time-consuming processes of planning, budgeting, design and construction. Most importantly, we help boards make decisions for a necessary project to move forward.
From beginning to end, from analyzing bids to completing a job, Gumley Haft has extensive experience in how to control and oversee a project’s progress, cost and quality of work to meet the expectations of our clients.
As buildings age, essential systems reach the end of their useful life and must be replaced, such as elevators, boilers, central air conditioning units, pumps, and more. Projecting the life of building machinery and equipment is something Gumley Haft addresses in our introduction of preventive maintenance programs.
Sometimes, the need for replacement presents opportunities for a board to improve or correct other elements of a building’s infrastructure. We have managed these types of modernizations, as well as full-scale construction projects including roof replacements, façade restoration, and renovation of out-of-date lobbies and common hallways.
We have worked on large and small projects alike for New York residential buildings – many in landmarked districts – with budgets from half a million to seven million dollars, and supervise all aspects of construction.
Skilled services provided by Gumley Haft in construction management include:
● Identify professionals, including architects, engineers and designers, who can appropriately determine the necessary work
● Assess the proposed scope of work
● Identify contractors capable of completing the work
● Procure bids, organizing meetings with bidders and boards
● Review cost estimates and negotiate contract
● Recommend successful bidder and negotiate final contract
In addition, we administrate documents required by the project, and in consultations with the engineer, architect or designer, we assess if work is performed correctly and in accordance with the contract.
Throughout construction, there are inevitable inconveniences which require the cooperation, and patience, of residents. We try to proceed with the least amount of disruption to the routine of a building. During construction, we communicate with residents with comprehensive updates on a regular basis.
When Gumley Haft handles construction management, our goal is for all parties to gain from new functionality, correcting structural issues, increasing aesthetics, and appreciating investment in your building.