St Mary's Church of Swormville, NY

proposed church floor plan

Arbour Construction Management Inc. was recently retained by the Diocese of Buffalo to provide preconstruction budgeting and scheduling services on this approximate 17,000 SF, $6 million project. Preconstruction services of this type are routinely provided by our organization. Completion of same provides the project with a basic budget and schedule tool used throughout the duration of the project. The process starts with a complete quantity takeoff of all building components and then assignment of projected materials, crew size and equipment needs required to construct each component. It is through the quantification of and projected labor utilizations required that a resource loaded critical path method (CPM) schedule can then be built and maintained. During the bid and preaward services phase of the project Arbour staff feeds vendor data directly into the project’s cost and time control documents in order to correlate and lock both on a go forward basis.

exterior elevations

In addition Arbour CM advised the Diocese on the potential for cost savings using a multiple prime contract approach for The Work of the project and considerations related to risk management techniques. Project was recently bid out into separate prime scope and results compared well with Arbour’s preconstruction budget assessment.

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