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Project Management Plan


R+D understands that effective project management includes the development of strategies, tactics, and tools for managing the design; creating a construction delivery processes which maximizes budget and delivery schedule; and controlling key factors throughout the entire process to ensure the end result is a facility that matches its expectations and functions as they are intended.  We believe any improvements to any facility should directly contribute to reduced operational costs and increased satisfaction for all of its intended stakeholders.  Successful project delivery requires the implementation of management systems that will control changes in the key factors of scope, schedule, budget, resources, and risk to optimize quality and investment


Delivery Approach

1. Clearly define Project Requirements.  Project inception and preliminary planning require thoughtful definition of goals and needs: from accurate master planning; to evaluating project alternatives, to identifying site constraints; to monitoring funding requirements; and coordinating project phasing with schedule.

2.. Scope Management.  Once program goals for space, function, features, impact, and level of quality have been set; boundaries for the project are identified which in turn become the foundation on which the other project elements are executed. From the beginning, we identify the work tasks and their requirements for completion.

3. Cost Management.  We will provide continual and systematic cost management and monitoring to compare actual costs incurred against targeted budget numbers. These cost management processes start with the establishment of budgets based on actual estimates for related work. They need to align with scope and quality requirements and be based on realistic, current market conditions

4. Schedule Management.  We will provide a comprehensive project schedule that will identify all of the project's stages, phases, and activities assigned to each team member mapping them to a timeline that measures key dates that are used to keep track of work progress. Schedule management interfaces directly with scope, cost, and quality optimization and team member roles and activities must be defined, coordinated, and continually monitored.


5. Design Stage Management.  We will coordinate and manage the project's design phases. Design management requires the oversight of schedules and budgets; review of key submissions and deliverables for compliance with program goals and design objectives; verification of stakeholder input for inclusion; verification of construction phase functional testing requirements; and appropriate application of the owner's design standards and criteria.


6. Construction Stage Management.  Our process ensures clear documentation of the construction of the project. The team members involved in this phase will be responsible for Requests for Information (RFIs), Change order management, conflict resolution, inspections, submittal reviews, adhering to schedules and coordinating timely payments.

7. Building Quality Management.  We strive to maintain the arrangement, quality and inter-relationships of space and the way in which the building is used. Build Quality relates to the performance of a building which includes structural stability and the integration and effectiveness of systems, finishes and fittings. We must manage the process to maintain a positive impact of the building.  The building must have the ability to create a sense of place and have a positive effect on the local community and environment

Risk Management

The Integrative Project Delivery Team will provide Risk Management/Assessment throughout the entire project.   Our Management will identify and measure risk and then develop select, implement and/or managing options for addressing those risks. Risk we will consider includes the following:

  • Schedule risk – assess a critical path

  • Cost risk – manage market fluctuations

  • Contractual risk – maintain clarity in all agreements

  • Health & Safety risk – maintain a safe work site

  • Technical feasibility – monitor constructability of drawings

  • Building performance risk – manage impact of materials and system on life cycle of building

R+D Organizational Structure

Rene Melendez, AIA, LEED AP, Principal. Responsibilities include: Overseeing all aspects of the Firm; manages and supervises all related activities of staff of architects and technicians of architectural division; assists Project Architect with review of design work of staff; assists Project Architect on complex or large projects; presents designs to clients in order to ensure satisfaction; assists Architect in developing project budgets and work schedules.  Coordinates Design aspect with Build portion of the Firm and is familiar with a variety of field concepts, practices, and procedures.

David Mata, Construction Project Manager, Principal. Responsibilities include: Positions plans, directs, coordinates or budgets, usually through estimator and foremen, activities concerned with the construction portion of projects; Participates in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversees its organization, scheduling and implementation; Establishes project objectives, policies, procedures and performance standards within boundaries of company policy and contract specifications; Confers with supervisors and foremen to discuss such matters as work procedures, complaints and construction problems; and Monitors and control project through administrative direction of on-site foremen to ensure project is completed on schedule and within budget.

Jose Melendez, AIA, Project Architect. Responsibilities include: Overseeing architectural design work for multiple projects, approves the work of junior design staff and is assisted by Project Lead and staff on complex and/or large projects, presents designs to clients in order to ensure satisfaction and makes revisions as necessary; develops project budgets and work schedules; approves estimates and is knowledgeable on a variety of field concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Mr. Melendez performs a variety of tasks while leading and directing the work of others.

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