Roles of a Construction Consultant

Lyle Charles Consulting can be an invaluable member of the construction project team, offering expertise and advice independent of architects, contractors and other construction professionals.

The construction consultant is responsible for acting as a bridge between building owner and the architect, contractors and others involved in the project. The consultant works to identify and troubleshoot problems in all stages of the project, including the design and construction phases, and offer ideas to save both time and money. In addition, the construction consultant can evaluate suggestions from others on the project team and offer guidance on the best way forward. Construction consultants may also be involved in soliciting and evaluating bids from prospective contractors on behalf of the building owner, selecting contractors and ensuring that everyone involved in the project fulfills his or her contractual obligations. In particular, construction consultants can be an invaluable part of a company that offers construction & turnaround services.

Construction consultants may have a range of past experience, including as architects, contractors or civil engineers. When selecting a construction consultant, it’s important to make sure that they have had past experience in setting and managing budgets as well as managing construction projects of all sizes.

Although it can be tempting to cut corners and save money, hiring a construction consultant can be a worthwhile investment, offering expertise and representing the owner’s interest when no other party will.