Engineering Project

Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, PA

DRM provided professional cost estimating services for the Design Development and Construction Documents Phase of this high profile project in Philadelphia, PA. DRM responsibilities included:

1. Design Development Phase Services
A. 60% Design Development Phase Estimate
B. 90% Design Development Phase Estimate

2. Construction Documents Phase Services
A. 80% Contract Documents Estimate
B. Early Bid Package Estimate
C. Breakout 80% to Bid Packages

Project Scope:

  1. Renovation of Existing Historic Buildings consisting of core and shell renovation of the Liberty Title Building (circa 1929), restoration of existing facade, fit-out of ground floor lobby, bank tenant floor, and four floors to provide renovated, finished detail, lobby reception and office space for future tenancy. Renovation of all M/E/P systems, elevator systems, and all renovation work conducted in a manner acceptable to the state and local historic commissions.
  2. Renovations to Existing Convention Center consisting of renovations to back-of-house support areas, including existing locker areas, offices and commissary kitchen. Retrofit lighting and ventilation, replace existing carpeting, and miscellaneous renovation work.
  3. FF&E Work consisting of the selection, procurement, construction, implementation and installation of all furniture, fixtures and equipment in connection with the project.

DRM performed construction inspection services as HUD’s representative in conducting the required inspections and performed the various HUD project construction Contract administration functions. DRM staff duties included attending pre-construction conferences, conducted project requisition/draw payment meetings, review the minutes of job site progress meetings, report on-site and corollary off-site construction and contract administration. DRM inspectors also advised regarding the need and/or acceptability of proposed change orders, maintained a set of “as built” drawings, reported on special circumstances, reported date of initial and permanent construction, occupancy, delays, and conducted wage interviews with on-site labor to assure compliance with Department of Labor regulations. DRM has performed inspection services on over 1,000 HUD construction projects.