Our Services

Owner Representation

ALCALA provides the construction and management expertise needed to represent our clients in its construction needs. We believe in a teamwork approach, and always look out for our client’s and the project’s best interest. We believe that the key to a successful project is constant communication with specific, measurable goals and accountability of all team members.

-Greenfield Developments
-Additions or Renovations
-Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design guidance
-Bid Evaluation and Contractor Selection
-Architect Evaluation and Selection
-Contractor and Other Consultants Agreement Evaluation
-Project Schedule Evaluation
-Value Analysis
-Site Inspections and Meetings on a weekly basis
-Quality Control Monitoring
-Pro-Active Problem Solving
-Change Order Management
-Project Controls
-Payment Application Review and Approval
-Claim Avoidance/Dispute Resolution
-Team Leadership
-Project Acceptance/Turnover/Phasing
-Work with Marketing on Owner Move-In and Resident Selection Process
-Obtain Close-Out Documents including Guaranties and Warrantees
-Guide Punch List Completion Process
-Release/Final Payment

Lender Representation

ALCALA provides construction monitoring and detailed monthly reports, which opine on the status of the project budget, schedule, and construction quality. Lenders and investors can be confident that they will be kept well informed with accurate, timely information on a regular basis.

Pre-Closing Document Review
-Evaluation of Drawings and Specifications for Constructability
-Evaluation of Contractor’s Schedule of Values
-Evaluation of Proposed Value Analysis
-Evaluation of Construction and Design Agreements
-Evaluation of Construction Budgets
-Recommendations for Construction and Project Contingencies
-Evaluation of Project Schedule
-Review of Engineering Reports
-Review of ALTA Survey
-Pre-Closing Site Inspection and Meeting

Monthly Monitoring Services
-Monthly Site Inspections with Project Team
-Photographic Records with Key Site Plan Reporting
-Pro-Active Problem Solving
-Review and Approve Applications for Payment
-Obtain Interim Lien Waivers from Contractor and Subcontractors
-Review Project Billing/Cash Flow
-Review Updates on Requests for Information
-Review Updates on Submittals
-Review Updates on Project Schedules
-Review Pending Changes and Change Order Requests
-Review Project Allowances
-Review Construction Contingency Status
-Review Updates on Key Inspections from Governing Authorities
-Team Leadership, including Owner’s Representative, Developer, Architect, and Contractor

Completion Report
-Report on Project Closeout Documents
-Obtain copies of Certificates of Substantial and Final Completion
-Obtain copies of Final Lien Waivers

Conflict Resolution and Claims Avoidance

Claims are common in the construction industry. They are costly and time consuming, and invariably have a negative impact on the project schedule and profitability. ALCALA helps avoid claims through regular communication and documentation of project progress and issues. When claims are unavoidable, ALCALA can provide our client with expert assistance to its legal team, including technical data, Powerpoint presentations, detailed reports and photographs, which help strengthen our client’s case, and reduce legal costs.

-Bring parties together (i.e. Owner, Architect, Contractor, Subcontractor, etc.) to discuss issues
-Provide scheduling, estimating, contractual expertise as necessary
-Negotiate Settlement on outstanding Claims via mediation where possible
-Work with Legal Counsel
-Power Point Presentations
-Assist with preparation for arbitration or litigation

“We were assisted by Alcala Construction Management on several claims for an important client on a high profile project. Their involvement helped us succeed in resolving these claims in mediation, and saved our client the expense of a prolonged arbitration. We would be happy to work with them in the future.”

William R. Van Buren III, Managing Partner,
Kaufman & Canoles

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