The most important aspect of a project is the complete exchange of information by all members of the Owner’s Design Build team in an expeditious fashion. DINEEN dedicates a full-time experienced project manager and site supervisor to every project. They are responsible for the day-to-day administration and operation of the project and direct the Head Office involvement from DINEEN’s Estimating and Accounting departments. A senior estimator is assigned to follow projects during the budget and tender periods. Also, at any time the project manager and superintendent have access to the experience of DINEEN’s senior management, the other project managers (five) and/or estimators (five).
It is DINEEN Construction's approach, under a Construction Management format, to involve the Client and Design Team in the tender process as a method of obtaining the best trades from all party’s experiences. This is consistent with DINEEN’s philosophy of full disclosure of all project information.
Usually, project schedule constraints necessitate the use of a sequential tender process. DINEEN, with the involvement of the Design Team, prepares comprehensive tender packages. DINEEN prepares a list of recommended trades to be invited to tender a specific scope of work. The Design Team and Client are asked for additional proponents based on their experiences as well as comments on DINEEN Construction's list of trades. In addition to the actual scope of work, DINEEN, the Design Team and the Client will review bonding requirements, insurance parameters and union obligations for each scope of work, thus limiting the chances of the involvement of unqualified trades. Similarly, DINEEN, the Design Team and the Client may elect to have a completely open tender for a specific scope of work, inviting all possible proponents. There are benefits and hazards to each approach and the selected approach may be concluded based on a risk vs reward analysis.
DINEEN’s project manager and estimator will work with the Owner and DINEEN’s design team of consultants to help finalize the client’s construction requirements. DINEEN can assist the client in choosing an architect and consultants who have the specific experience for each type of project.
DINEEN’s management projects receive first-hand experience of the capabilities of many architectural firms. DINEEN’s team will suggest the fastest, safest and most cost-effective means to achieve clients’ goals. All options will be reviewed and discussed. As the scope of work is determined, DINEEN will finalize Construction Budgets and Schedules for client approval.