We save you money by developing proper designs and specifications from the start, thereby dramatically reducing the potential for long-term problems. In general, we are able to substantially reduce the life cycle cost of your asset.
2. Why not just hire a contractor or manufacturer?
When you call in contractors to get bids their primary goal is to get the job. This often results in a less than optimum solution to your roofing/paving problem with the contractors trying to find shortcuts that will win them the project.
SMC Group will work closely with you to design and specify a cost effective high quality solution.
3. How do you bring the best contractors to the projects?
We have developed an arms-length professional relationship with many contractors and manufacturers. We invite a minimum of three to five contractors to most projects based on their past performance, their ability to provide the manpower for a particular type and size of project, and being pre-approved by the manufacturer(s) whose system was selected for the project. In areas where we do not have a strong history with the contractors we rely on the roofing system manufacturer to provide us with names of their best contractors in that area.
4. Do I need to have a large project to justify hiring a consultant?
Not at all! Many small projects have several details that require attention. Many small projects also tend to be over critical areas of the building such as electrical rooms, communications and data processing.
5. What is the best way to select a consultant?
In selecting a roof consultant you should create a checklist of items that are important for you and your organization and then prepare a Request for Proposals (RFP) or Request for Quotation (RFQ) based on these requirements.
The RFP or RFQ may ask the consultant to provide information such as professional qualifications and practical experience, specific experience with the roof types on your facilities, professional liability (errors and omissions), general liability and worker’s compensation insurance coverage and client references.
1. Is hiring a consultant cost effective?
Yes, using a competent and experienced consultant is cost-effective in several ways. You save your valuable time and energy by permitting us to allocate the significant amount of time required to inspect, evaluate, and handle contract documents as well as secure the appropriate contractors for the job, and spend the necessary time with them in review of each job.