Construction Management-at-Risk is a business relationship in which Moss collaborates with the owner and architect during all aspects of a project to avoid unnecessary costs, stay on schedule and reduce red tape. Under this arrangement owners can take advantage of Moss’ expertise from project inception through close-out.
This is an established professional approach to project delivery that brings to the table our wisdom, experience and creativity to better situate an owner’s interests than do more traditional arrangements such as the design-bid-build method.
CM-at-Risk centralizes responsibility for construction under a single contract to deliver the project at or under a bonded Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP). Hundreds of private and public clients have repeatedly selected Moss based on the flexible nature of the CM-at-Risk arrangement and Moss’ reputation for quality and integrity.
The method is advantageous to owners of large, complex projects for whom quality and time are essential. Studies show that CM-at-Risk projects take less time to deliver, and have a lower unit cost than similar projects under different agreement formats. CM-at-Risk also provides increased transparency throughout the process making for the best possible owner experience.
During the early phases of a project, Moss acts as a consultant to an owner and the project’s architect to produce a more manageable and predictable product. By addressing challenges during development and design, Moss helps the owner avoid costly changes during construction, therefore keeping the project on schedule. For example, Moss advises the owner whether to stay on course with a particular design concept, modify the design due to cost restraints, or spend more money to maintain or expand design goals.
During the construction phase, Moss works as a general contractor assuming the risk under a binding GMP. The CM-at-Risk method eliminates traditional client burdens, including administering multiple contracts and worrying over third-party liability.
CM-at-Risk allows Moss to attract a wider variety of subcontractors who wouldn’t normally bid on a large project. In turn, we are better able to recruit and involve minority contractors. Closely working with subcontractors and staying on top of industry developments, Moss is able to provide owners with experience and information on the latest construction trends and technology.
The CM-at-Risk is a superior method of doing business for a number of reasons: It keeps projects within their predetermined budget, reduces design error, provides transparency for costs and fees, provides for strong collaboration with the owner, architect and contractors, and facilitates our team in building strong relationships in the community.