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TWIG® Project Management and Development (TWIG® PMD), assumes the role of universal manager of the project and provides the critical leadership necessary for success.
We have established a solid project management and development system, which provides focused project direction and develop disciplined team framework and project vigilance. Our system enables us to deliver the financial security and risk management demanded by our clients. We are ever dedicated to our client’s vision of their project and their anticipated ROI, while constantly identifying and mitigating potential risks.
TWIG® Project Management and Development (TWIG® PMD) branch is another specialty division in our emerging group of our construction related services. We provide expert project management and development within the capital markets, private owner/developer and public-private sector.
TWIG®'s relationship is exclusive to the owner, board or institution as we act on behalf of the client and within their best interests.
We provide comprehensive Project Management and Development at every stage of the project beginning with the original design concept and project test-fits to completion of construction. We also provide review of risk and asset management for our clients’ major capital projects, and successfully meet the client’s goals to produce a financially viable project.
While our clients gain great benefits from soliciting all of our services, those services are tailored specifically, based on a client’s individual needs. Our services include:
We provide professional leadership, industry knowledge, process expertise and cloud-based control systems to deliver solutions to tough challenges, with the goal of completing the project on time and on-budget.
Performing pre-construction due diligence prior to the acquisition of building assets is critical to assess potential risks and protect your interests in any development venture.
TWIG® Project Management and Development (TWIG® PMD) branch will the prospective owner assistance with the identification and analysis of these risks and provide recommendations on how to mitigate them.
TWIG’s® extensive experience in the high volume residential, commercial, education, government, health care, hospitality and industrial arenas will provide a broad perspective to meet the specific project needs.
TWIG’s® experts can supplement your team by providing:
Whether you are an owner, property manager, contractor, architect or construction manager, TWIG’s PMD consultants are equipped to safeguard your investment and alleviate potential risks.
TWIG® PMD aims to assist the project team to obtain complete, constructible and value engineered construction documents by providing preconstruction services in the initial development and design stages.
Effectively performed preconstruction services provide a smooth construction process as well as better management of project risks.
We categorize a typical building design under four (4) distinct stages including conceptual design (programming), schematic design, development of design, and development of construction documents/specifications.
These four (4) stages typically include the following tasks:
The Conceptual Design Stage includes the feasibility analysis and initial design tasks. Contractors start communicating with the project participants and become a part of the decision making process. Although the project information is limited, clear understanding of the project objectives is crucial for the successful development. At this stage, site and subsurface conditions are collected and a gross square footage of the project is established. A master schedule is developed for the design process which ends at the physical start of construction. A conceptual estimate (budget) is also developed along with subcontractor input and contingency considerations.
The Schematic Design Stage includes detailed site investigations with the analysis of environmental issues and existing structures that may affect the construction process, budget, and schedule. After the development of the means and methods related to the site logistics and relevant safety concerns, documentation of the project scope starts. In communication with the owner and designers, major building elements (foundations, structural systems, enclosure, mechanical-electrical-plumbing MEP systems, etc.) are selected and their initial constructability analyses are performed. The master schedule is further developed with detailed preconstruction responsibilities of the project participants. Since the project scope is still being developed, the contractor's and specialty contractors’ inputs are very valuable at this stage. The complete scope leads to an estimate with higher level of accuracy.
The Design Development Stage puts greater emphasis on the constructability issues. The design documents and specifications are reviewed by the construction team and, consequently, the cost estimate is updated. If a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) is being provided, it is usually calculated and presented at this stage. The schedule is also updated as detailed design information become available. Value analysis is also performed at this stage, since detailed drawings are still in development and any changes can be incorporated into construction documents and specifications. The contribution of value analysis to the project can be significant. The close participation of the contractors and specialty contractors may also help with the timely actions for long lead items.
The Construction Documents and Specifications are developed in this fourth stage while most of the preconstruction services such as site logistics, site safety planning, constructability analysis and scheduling are being finalized.