Construction Management

From Build-Outs to Fit-Outs
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We’re more than project managers. We deliver solutions.

Managing LEED Certified Construction

Doing what’s right for the environment is a major goal for some companies, but so is improving their bottom line. Often, the upfront cost of environmentally sustainable products causes clients to turn away from the idea or to downplay their commitment to sustainability. Watchdog’s experience in this field can help our clients find the positive in both environmental factors and return on investment.

New Construction

As you begin the process of planning, designing, and constructing a new workplace, organization and a thorough understanding of the process is key. New construction can be a daunting task: from budgeting, scheduling, and research to the actual construction management and completion of the building, there are thousands, if not millions of, little details that pop up along the way. With Watchdog’s experienced owner’s reps, we ensure that things run smoothly, on schedule, and on budget from the first day of planning until the operations are running smoothly in your new space.

Renovations

Breathing new life into old buildings is one of the things we do best. As your owner’s reps, we’ll help you find top-of-the-line designers, engineers, and general contractors that will explore all the paths you can take as you begin renovating your building. Whether you need help negotiating lease terms with current tenants, determining the desired layout and features of each unit, or finding the quality of work you desire within the budget you need, we’re here to protect your bottom line.

Laboratory Fit-out

Whether you’re looking to update your current facility or construct an entirely new research center, our project managers have extensive experience working with laboratory fit-outs. In order to meet the strict requirements and regulations associated with these facilities, due diligence and an intuitive design are key components to your success. Our experts stay up-to-date on the latest technology and safety requirements to ensure your project is functional and compliant. Through vendor negotiations, we’ll also get the specialized equipment your state-of-the-art facility deserves, at the price you can afford.

Secure Space (SCIF) Buildouts

When you work with sensitive information, document security is of the utmost importance. For businesses looking to construct a secure space, we partner with experts in SCI technology to incorporate all the proper protective measures into the design before construction even begins, to ensure that your facility is recognized as fully accredited by government standards. We will work with the site designers and engineers to incorporate high-tech features, including anti-tampering technology, acoustic controls, visual controls, and security systems, that are always on guard, protecting your classified information day in and day out.

Tenant Fit-out

For companies that prefer renting but still desire a personalized commercial space, designing a tenant fit-out allows your business to control the interior design where you work. Fit-outs can include installing drywall, customizing surface finishes, and adding kitchen areas and built-in amenities to create a more pleasant and efficient workspace. We help clients create ideal office environments while working with landlords and commercial brokers to ensure lease alignments. From the beginning negotiations and contracts, our project management experts have your back, whether you decide to do a full build-out or if you’re simply looking to add your own flair and branding to the space through cosmetic changes. We’ll keep you, the building owner, and the vendors in close communication to ensure that the project is done right.

871-7: Construction Management

As part of our comprehensive project management services. Watchdog also offers a full range of construction management support services. From the first door opened to the last one closed, our representatives are available and ready to advise clients on all aspects of their project, including construction management. We will prepare and regularly monitor your project’s budget and schedule, coordinate and manage all vendor relationships, and be present at the construction site for meetings, inspections and more. We continuously review the progress of the work and will recommend any potential improvements or beneficial steps. Our job is to keep your project organized, conflict-free, and efficient.

Construction Administration

As a business owner, there’s no time to deal with the administrative tasks of construction management when you’re already focused on running your company. Before ground is broken, let us step in to monitor all activities for you. We ensure that each step is completed in a timely and budget-friendly fashion, and we serve as your communicator between vendors. Our owner’s reps attend meetings at the job site and review all documents, orders, invoices, and payment applications. We also provide monthly status reports with updates on your project’s progress.

Site Selection and Analysis

Where your business is located plays a key role in your company’s success. When it comes to selecting a site for your real estate needs, Watchdog offers extensive knowledge and experience in selection and analysis. Our owner’s reps examine potential sites and evaluate how well they meet the needs and goals of your company. We ensure due diligence is taken care of and we complete a thorough cost analysis of the location before you sign on the dotted line. For businesses looking to invest in sustainable practices, we can help find a site that offers a variety of environmental benefits.

Built-to-Suit

If you’re seeking a new building with modern amenities and dynamic features to rent for your next office, a built-to-suit option allows some much-needed flexibility. As your advisors, we’ll work with you to create a proposal that reflects your company’s ideal space, then help approach developers to work with you. From start to finish, we’ll advise you with lease negotiations, oversee the construction management process, and ensure that your project remains on schedule. For companies looking to build their brand further, a build-to-suit construction still allows you to expand your business, but it also gives you the chance to create an energy efficient space that features brand new appliances, plumbing fixtures, sustainable heating systems and more, all to your choosing!

Sustainability/LEED Certified Opportunities

Watchdog believes in using environmentally sustainable products to help protect the world we live in. Unfortunately, the cost of many environmentally-friendly products is steep, deterring companies from investing in sustainable construction. Our experienced construction management professionals help clients explore all sustainable building options without breaking the bank. We offer feasibility studies that show how and why you can implement environmentally sustainable products into your relocation, from utilizing natural advantages like building orientation or selecting a site near public transportation, to working with a team of architects and engineers to create a sustainable design that uses environmentally-friendly construction materials. Watchdog project managers have experience with LEED certification, Energy Star, WELL Building and many more sustainable building standards.
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