When the governing association of a group of condominiums in Oakland wanted to replace their roof and balconies, they asked New Avenue for help with construction administration.
The area has seen a lot of this type of construction after being shaken by a serious balcony collapse in Berkeley, which killed six and injured seven others. Building owners are concerned for the safety of their families or tenants. Those who understand the dangers of rotted materials or poor construction are taking action.
They had received a bid from a contractor for the work, and they’d talked to a construction administration firm, but the right path forward was still unclear. A New Avenue contractor quoted them $21,500 for construction administration.
The construction administration plan includes several key steps to help the project go smoothly:
- A full inspection of the existing roof, including materials, water proofing, insulation, sheathing, framing, flashing, watershed, penetrations, and gutters.
- The development of specifications and scope of work for construction.
- Construction documents for the owner’s approval and contractor’s use in carrying out the project.
- A bid for construction.
- A construction schedule and safety plan.
With this part of the project secured, the governing association will have a clear plan and will be able to move forward with the project, ensuring the safety of the building’s residents.