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Why You Need a Project Manager

Most of our Association Board Members are accomplished professionals, and experts in their own fields.  When it comes to construction, they often have a good handle on design, or legalities, or real estate, or finance.  However, they are rarely fully prepared for the complexities and problems that come with every construction project, nor the amount of time they must invest to execute a project successfully.

Designs and specifications can be over- or under-engineered, cost estimates can be wildly wrong, vendors can be unreliable, permits can fall into a bureaucratic black hole, the list goes on and on.

It’s no wonder that most construction projects are either late, over budget, or both.  And many end in litigation.

To beat the odds and successfully deliver your project on time and in budget, you need guidance from a dedicated team of experts who understand every aspect of the construction process and who are there to represent the Association’s interests every step of the way.

To save your Association stress, time and millions.

How You Can Beat The Odds

There are four things you can do to improve your project’s chances of success:

  1. Understand and define the scope of work
    Clearly establish the Association’s needs, wants and expectations. Optimize the project’s design to simplify the construction process and save money.
  2. Understand the cost
    Develop an accurate and adequate budget that covers the Association’s actual needs — not what the Association wants to spend, but rather what is needed to complete the project successfully without getting into financial trouble.
  3. Understand the timeline
    Develop a realistic schedule based on input from all involved parties, as well as industry knowledge and experience.
  4. Recognize what you don’t understand
    Hire a professional Project Manager who speaks the language of engineers, designers and contractors; who is qualified to question, challenge and advocate on behalf of the Association; who can resolve problems quickly to keep the project on track and who will represent the interests of unit owners.

Your Path To Success

As your experienced Project Managers, DSS Condo will:

  • Always represent the best interests of the Association and its members.
  • Ensure your project’s design and scope meet your goals.
  • Ensure your budget is adequate but not excessive to achieve your desired outcome.
  • Manage your entire process, from design through bid evaluation, contracting, permitting, construction and final completion.
  • Help you find and select the right professionals to execute your project.
  • Keep those professionals (engineers, architects, designers and contractors) on track.
  • Quickly and cost-effectively resolve issues and solve problems.
  • Plan for, anticipate, and minimize surprises that may arise during the construction process.
  • Save you stress, time and money.

“These are complicated projects that have unforeseen difficulties. You never know what’s around the corner. What you don’t know is why you need an expert who can help you navigate around those kinds of problems and issues.”

– Tom Travis, Association President, 101 Bal Harbour

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