Italiano Republic of Djibouti

Construction management

Construction management has been the backbone of Michael-Bruno’s activities for three decades. Our certified construction and quality control manager provide on-site presence, coordination and scheduling, materials and cost controls, and quality assurance.

During the past three years, Michael-Bruno engineers have carried out construction management projects in Africa, Europe, and Middle East. Government clients include such agencies as Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS-Europe), and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). Among are commercial clients such names as Arrowhead Global Solutions (CapRock), General Dynamics, ITT, Lockheed Martin, PAE Group, and Salt Investment (for which Michael-Bruno recently completed the design and construction management of an $80 million salt mining project in the Horn of Africa).

During the bidding phase of a project we can produce the necessary competition and technical documentation. Our pre-construction services also include vetting of companies, coordination and conducting site surveys, distribution and evaluation of bid packages, recommendations for award and formulation of construction contract for milestone based or firm-fixed-rice payments.

Michael-Bruno also carries out the following as part of its standard construction management:

Construction Start-Up/Administration:
  • Advise owner on the notice to proceed (NTP) process.
  • Conduct pre-construction conference.
  • Meet with regulatory of­ficials.
On-Site Management:
  • Provide on-site presence during construction.
  • Safety in accordance with OSHA standards.
  • Coordinate efforts of the A/E and the contractor.
  • Maintain daily logs to document the construction process, compliance and overall work performance.
  • Interpret plans and specifications to assess possible construction deviations.
  • Meet with regulatory officials in order to resolve issues.
  • Communicate all field clarifications in writing.
  • Recommend change order acceptance/refusal.
  • Verify contractor’s applications for payment.
Close-Out:
  • Confirm with owner that the contractor has provided the specified number of copies of all written materials pertaining to the project including, but not limited to, operation and maintenance manuals, warranties, and guarantees to be delivered at project completion.
  • Determine substantial completion and recommend as such to owner.
  • Develop construction punch-list and monitor completion.
  • Conduct final inspection.
  • Assist during initial occupancy by working with the transition team and the facility maintenance staff during systems start-up.
  • Participate in independent commissioning process.
  • Prepare record drawings to reflect “as-built” conditions.
  • Preparation of close out reports and documentation for Mixed Commission approvals, Forms DD1391 and DD1394.