Construction 101
Date & Time
Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ken Newell

Construction Administration begins with the selection of your General Contractor and continues until after you occupy the new facility. Many easily recognized activities and practices during the construction phase will require your attention, but several procedures novices to construction are not aware of. Even the construction experienced project owner can benefit from a refresher, along with an update on some of the now challenges surfacing. Learn what you can expect and should plan for during Construction Administration, along with procedures that you as the project owner can do to help assure that the construction results in the best possible facility.

Learning Objectives
• How do we qualify the Apparent Low Bidder (ALB)?
• Who prepares the Owner/Contractor Contract and Notice to Proceed?
• What is the best approach for keeping our neighbors happy during construction?
• Besides construction costs, what other expenditures should we expect during construction?
• What is a proper Construction Contingency Allowance, and who should carry it?
• How do we avoid Change Orders?
• How many man-hours per week should the Owner expect to spend during construction?
• What role does the Owner play when the Contractor sends Submittals, Requests for Information (RFIs), and Payment Applications to the Designer?
• What can be done when the Contractor’s schedule gets behind?
• Does the Owner have any say when the Contractor wants to make a change in the personnel assigned to our project?
• What is a construction punch list, who prepares it, and how do we confirm that non-compliant work is corrected?
• What should you expect from the Contractor and Design Team during the Warranty Period?
• How can we overcome the issues of the Supply Chain challenge?