The construction management process is a working partnership, a collaboration between three parties: owner, architect and construction manager.
The collaboration of these parties begins early in the conception of the project when priorities and goals are being identified, early stages of architectural design are reviewed, engineering requirements are considered and value engineering is developed.
Through the value engineering process the construction manager identifies not only cheaper costs of materials and equipment, but also savings in the more elusive concept of putting it all together for bigger savings on a project-wide scale. Because we are involved so early in the project, the construction manager is able to participate in and offer ideas at inception that will affect the entire project in a very positive manner.
"Selecting Naylor & Breen as our contractor was one of the wisest decisions I have ever made. Rob told me (afterwards) that I was one of the toughest interviews he had had. My questions were not focused on line items in the budget but, rather, on his judgment, particularly judgment about people and sub‐contractors – why he hired them and why he would fire them. He shouldn’t have worried; I was greatly impressed with his answers."