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Owner Representation Services include the following:

  • Participate with the Owner in the Architect/Engineer interview and selection process. This includes review and critique of proposals, and assistance with negotiation of ultimate agreement.
  • Review of all of the provisions of the Owner/Architect Contract. Provide specific recommendations for modifications.
  • Participate with the Owner (and potentially the Architect/Engineer) in the General Contractor selection process. This will include review and critique of proposals, and assistance with negotiation of the ultimate agreement..
  • Review of all of the provisions of the Owner/General Contractor Agreement. Provide specific recommendations for modifications.
  • Conduct Owner/Architect/Contractor coordination meetings during the design phase. Frequency of meetings shall be determined by Owner and JRSA. These designated meeting will occur on a regular basis until final design has been completed.
  • Answer other specification related questions during construction.
  • Consult with Architect with products and systems that meet the desired Project budget and offer alternatives to them as required or as requested.
  • Review of preliminary General Contractor budgets. Provide alternative materials and construction/installation approaches and other value-engineering items to meet or improve upon Project budget.
  • Establish schedules for completion of the design phase with the Architect and budget phase with the General Contractor to streamline this process prior to construction commencement.
  • Attend progress meeting during construction to monitor Architect and General Contractor performance. Make recommendations where appropriate to keep the Project on schedule and at or below construction budget.
  • Provide written reports of Project progress noting especially current and anticipated concerns.
  • Provide written critique of General Contractor and Architect at job completion, including any potential for adjustments to fees or other compensation resulting from failure to perform or changes in Project scope.

Specification Services include the following:

  • Interview Architect with a JRSA established CSI formatted questionnaire to establish scope of the Project and to determine what additional products and systems need to be determined to create a preliminary Project Manual.
  • Research of desired products and systems Architect may desire to include in the Project design and to determine equals as desired by the Architect and Owner.
  • Consult with Architect with products and systems that meet the desired Project budget and offer alternatives to them as required or as requested.
  • JRSA can establish an office specific master specification including Architect’s standards for design and can update on a quarterly or yearly basis.
  • Coordination of other consultant specification sections (Civil, Structural, MEP) into the final Project Manual.
  • Aid the Architect in substitution process to ensure submittals meet the intent of the specification.
  • Answer other specification related questions during construction.