In the early fall of 2016, CSM Group was retained as an Owner’s Representative to manage the pre-construction, planning, scheduling, management, and safety consulting for an approximately $2.6 million outpatient renovation project at Henry Ford Allegiance Health’s (HFAF) Women’s Services Center at Cascade Ridge.
The project consisted of renovating two existing 10,770-square-foot buildings and constructing a 3,144-square-foot connector between the two buildings to create a clean and identifiable main entry point into the facility.
CSM Group provided pre-construction services, financial oversight on subcontractor pricing, managed the bid and award phase of the project, completed schedule management through construction with bi-weekly site reviews, and provided weekly on-site reviews for safety and compliance.
HFAF provided in-house, self-performed services for carpentry, drywall, and finishes. However, CSM Group’s oversight allowed for an open bid process and established market cost for the self-performed services, which HFAF’s subcontractors were able to provide - and out-performed the market on small renovation projects for the hospital.
CSM Group does a great job of keeping things organized. It makes a job run much smoother when everything is well organized. It has been a great experience, and I always look forward to working on projects with CSM Group. I will not say that about all management companies.