Construction Phase Services
BIA engineers can provide services throughout the entire design, bid, and construction phases. We represent the interests of owners, lending institutions, and municipalities to ensure that a project is completed according to plan.
Owners Representative Services
We monitor and evaluate the construction of a project and advise the owner when decisions are required, promoting informed communication between all members of the project team. We can also assist in contract coordination, including bidding, scheduling, and recommending authorization for payment.
Construction Observation Services
BIA assists municipalities, owners, HOAs, and school districts in meeting design and budget objectives. We also assist financial institutions in the administration of construction loans by assuring that the release of payment to contractors is appropriate to the work completed.
A condition assessment is a report that describes the overall physical and site conditions for our clients. It identifies significant defects, deficiencies, items of deferred maintenance, and visible building code violations and includes estimated remediation costs. We can also develop a capital reserve schedule. These assessments are particularly valuable as part of the due diligence process in real estate acquisitions.
Construction Document Preparation/Bidding Assistance
BIA prepares bid documents, including drawings and specifications. These documents assure that all bidders are working from the same information — which is accurate and clearly presented. Our services also include pre-bid meetings, assistance in awarding contracts, and involvement throughout the life of the project.
Payment Verification Observations
BIA performs these verification observations on behalf of lending institutions to ensure that construction payments are released appropriately for the amount of work completed.
Capital Reserve Studies
Owners and Property Managers are aware of the need to identify significant or deferred building maintenance issues before they become problems. It is important to have proper financial reserves to keep a property well maintained and to comply with state condominium requirements.