Chanen’s corporate culture of partnering, of meshing our services with those of the architects and engineers, and our interactive method of developing budgets and schedules create a management structure that blends naturally with the nuances of CM at Risk delivery. Within this structure the objectives of each team member are achievable and the client’s measures of success are realized.
Over the years since our founding we have seen that the greatest factor in our successful execution of the work is that the experience of our professionals allows for a multi-disciplined resolution of the special challenges that define each project. From constructability reviews to the detailing of costs and alternatives the Chanen matrix has been to strive for a thorough understanding of design requirements by our staff and of the project’s construction imperatives by the client/design team.
Our documented success on the more than 100 CM at Risk projects that we have completed to date has been reflective of the value and emphasis we place on the pre-construction stages of the work. More than a period for merely preparing progressive estimates from documents, the pre-construction phase receives the Chanen team’s impetus for establishing the guideposts of a master schedule and the basis for a reliable guaranteed maximum price (GMP). From these two management tools also emanate the quality levels and controls defining the path for the subsequent stages of work. In concert with these we ascribe equal importance to the team-building that evolves throughout the phase, the end result of which is a construction phase with few unknowns and managed by a team bent upon meeting clearly defined, common goals.