There can often be a confusion of terms between consulting and project management. To us, the difference is usually the client’s level of awareness of their own needs. The service described here is for those who’ve already decided on a course of action and are now looking to execute it. (For those with only a vague sense that something needs to be done, see consulting.)
Our approach to project management can include the writing of original specifications, the tendering process, and/or supervision of the actual installation. What we end up doing depends wholly on the owner’s mandate.
We’re often brought on to inspect or supervise works in progress. This might involve a traditional inspection or update report, or acting as the owner’s agent for decisions on material/method selection. The latter is often true for project in which an existing roof is being removed, as what we find underneath is difficult to predict or fully plan for. Weather‐appropriate solutions often need to be decided upon on short, urgent timelines.
For new buildings, we’re often called upon to clarify design details, offer advice on change orders, and/or consult on the owners’ behalf with the design authority to proactively review the chosen system.
By ensuring the future performance of the roof, we can protect the owners’ investment, the design authorities’ reputation, and the roofers’ work and time. Preventing the need for warranty work is the best outcome for all parties involved.