Questions posed to General Contractors

Christ the Redeemer Construction

Catholic Church Under Construction

General

What is your availability: When can you start?

Approximately, what percentage of your work has been church work?

How many projects have you worked on with the selected Architect?

Have you ever done a project locally , and if so describe your experience or challenges

How accurate have your projected construction schedules been in the past?

Have you, your company, or any lead positions in your company, ever been sued for anything? If yes, what was it for, and what was the outcome?

Are you or your company currently involved in any type of lawsuit?

Safety

Describe your safety procedures.

What is your company’s safety record for the last 5 years?

How will you ensure a safe campus during construction?

Cost

What is a normal cost variance between “estimation”, “bid cost” and “completion cost”?

How do you work with budget shortfalls?

How do you calculate change order costs?

Do you have experience working with an MEP Design-Build model?

Describe your pre-construction services. Is there a cost or contract associated with this work?

What contract form do you prefer to use as a construction agreement?

Employees and Sub-Contractors

Describe your background check or screening process for your employees and subcontractors?

Who are the proposed team members? Project Manager, Estimator, and Superintendent?

If the church desires to use a specific subcontractor, do you offer a process to include them?

Design & Construction

Do you provide and test mock-up walls for moisture penetrations at openings?

After your initial review of our campus/site visit, the master plan and in particular our phased construction areas, what stood out to you as a good idea or design feature, and what stood out to you as a possible challenge that you might suggest a fresh look at, change or reevaluate?

 

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