Our Service Doesn’t Stop When Construction Starts
Our Schmidt Associates’ philosophy of being better on-site means that we are there for our clients as our plans leave the drawing board and enter their realization phase. We call this our “Extended Services”. In fact, it is a very natural extension of our whole client service ethic.
Good Construction Starts With Sound Construction Administration
During the design discovery phase, it’s crucial to be fluid, flexible and accommodating of change as it happens. In this way, and with our guidance and support, individual clients can arrive at the answers that are right for them. But successful construction demands a firmness to match the flexibility and to ensure that everything goes right when it comes to physically building the right solution.
Construction Administration is a basic Schmidt Associates’ service that’s configured with a very important objective in mind: making sure that the interests of our clients – owners, developers, communities and other key stakeholders – are put first at all times. During the building phase on single prime and construction management projects, our construction administration team has a single focus – maintaining project quality, budget adherence and schedule compliance on behalf of those who are funding and closely associated with successful final delivery. They are every client’s internal advocate and external representative. Complete and consistent client satisfaction is their reason for being.
Extended Services Cover All The Bases
Our extended construction services provide owners with a single point of communication, management, and project leadership throughout the entire project delivery process. Our construction delivery team takes an expanded design phase role by supplying independent cost estimates, scheduling constructability reviews, and carrying out in-line value engineering. During construction itself, our construction professionals are then on site full-time and looking at the success of the project exclusively from the owner’s perspective. In other contexts it is not uncommon for clients to feel isolated and exposed during construction, especially if schedule or budget overruns are threatening to enter the picture. With extended service from Schmidt Associates, isolation and anxiety are eliminated, replaced by trust, confidence and control.
“All of you were a pleasure to work with and overall, the building is excellent! We appreciate your hard work and tenacity while working through the build.”
Director of Multi-Site Ministries, Cornerstone Lutheran Church