Architect and Engineers Selection
One of the keys to the success is for the GC to make sure the personalities of the Architect and his Engineering Consultants are compatible.
The work load of the Engineering consultants needs to be able to accommodate the often tight schedule the owner will require.
Items that influence the selection of the Engineering team will likely be:
The owner has time commitments to his customers.
The Engineering Consultant needs to commit to meeting these requirements or be replaced.
The personnel the Engineering firm is using to design the owners project will need to commit to the same time deadlines.
If the timing required to meet the owners time schedule dictates Overtime be charged this needs to be budgeted so there are no surprises that can negatively impact the owners’ budget.