Owner Representation is an essential portion of any home remodel or renovation project. Hired by the owner, the owner’s representative is the key member of the building team. The owner’s representative is the on-site rep that directly represents the owner’s interest by ensuring the quality of the workmanship, that all contractors are working in a timely manner and all work is conducted in accordance with contract documents. In short, the owner’s representative is the eyes and ears for the owner on the job site.
Having both an indepth knowledge of the remodeling and renovtion process as well as a deep understanding of all aspects of home construction is essential to any owner representative. Monitoring and facilitating the construction progress, workmanship, schedule, and communication between the General Contractor (GC) and owner are the main duties of the owner’s representative. The owner’s representative does not take on the role of the designer, general contractor, construction superintendent or any other member of the building team but rather works with and oversees all of these parties so the job gets done right the first time and under budget.
An owner’s representative should be hired during the remodel and renovation design to help evaluate the plans, specs and materials prior to construction. This will help minimize change orders and cost over-runs. This way the owner’s representative will be familiar with the owner’s goals and it will assure continuity throughout the entire project.
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Here is a list of just some of the owner’s representative responsibilities:
- Review all contract documents
- Maintain all contract documents, permits, changes, etc.
- Reviewing requests for Change Orders (CO)
- Maintain communication with General Contractor
- Provide recommendations to General Contractor and owner
- Conduct on-site observations ensuring work is proceeding in accordance with contract documents
- Ensure correct materials are being used or approved substitutes are found
- Report results of inspections and/or tests and monitor corrective actions
- Attend progress and special meetings
- Provide work progress reports
- Monitor work and prepare for final inspections
- Develop list of items for correction after substantial completion of work