The LMC-CM Method

construction management

TRADITIONAL HOME BUILDING VS. THE LMC-CM RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION METHOD

In Traditional Home Building, there is a very specific step-by-step method that takes place which takes control of the home building process out of the hands of the homeowner and into the hands of a General Contractor.

The process starts with an Architect who incorporates the homeowners' vision into the plans and the Architect then retains an engineer. When the plans are complete the Architect gives the plans to the homeowner to select a General Contractor.

During this revolutionary way of building residences, not only do we take certain aspects of commercial construction and incorporate them into building a quality home in the most cost-effective way possible, but we put full control of the project back into the hands of the homeowner. As part of the Mamo Residential Construction Management Method, we guide the homeowner during every step of the building process.

TRADITIONAL HOME BUILDING

In Traditional Home Building, there is a very specific step-by-step method that takes place which takes control of the home building process out of the hands of the homeowner and into the hands of a General Contractor.

    • The process starts with an Architect

    • Incorporates the homeowners' vision into the plans

    • Architect retains an engineer

    • When the plans are complete the Architect gives the plans to the homeowner

    • Homeowner selects a General Contractor

    • General Contractor (GC) runs the project

    • GC selects gets the necessary subcontractors and permits

    • Electrical subcontractor, Plumbing subcontractor and Air Conditioning subcontractor all pull separate permits (even though they relate to the master permit)

    • GC selects various tradesmen:

      • Concrete contractors (foundations)

      • Blocking and framing contractors

      • Drywall hangers

      • Carpenters

      • Roofing contractors

      • May consider shell contractors (who specialize in concrete, masonry, reinforcing steel and carpentry services)

    • GC will also bring the plans to a truss company who will deliver the spec trusses to the construction site 

    • Carpenters will install the trusses and apply the plywood.

    • Roofing contractor will finish from there

  • GC will engage window and door manufacturers (making sure they meet local code), insulation companies and for those homeowners who want a swimming pool, a pool builder.

In this scenario the homeowner is at the mercy of the General Contractor and the GC, who may charge up to 20% to do the job, can end up nickel and diming you toward the end to the point where it can cost you another $10,000 to $20,000.

THE LMC-CM RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION METHOD

During this revolutionary way of building residences, not only do we take certain aspects of commercial construction and incorporate them into building a quality home in the most cost-effective way possible, but we put full control of the project back into the hands of the homeowner. 

As part of the LMC-CM Residential Construction Management Method, we guide the homeowner during every step of the building process.

    • The process starts with an Engineer

    • Engineer helps design the home in the most cost effective manner possible.

    • Engineer has a better understanding of product costs than an Architect as they must take local building codes, regulations and restrictions into consideration. 

    • Engineer sits down with a space planner and an interior designer to create the specifications which can include as many or as little details as necessary (room dimensions, where electrical outlets should be placed, etc.)

    • Engineer engages an Architect and provides the specifications on what products to use from windows and doors to all air conditioning specs.

    • When plans are submitted for approval, because all of the details are specified to code, they should be expedited in the quickest possible manner (saving the homeowner time and money in the building process)

    • LMC works as your personal residential construction consultant

    • LMC helps the homeowner engage cost estimators to price out the job (materials and labor). The homeowner will know the cost of every component in the construction process. Homeowners are protected from hidden up-charges so they will know the true cost of their home beforehand.

    • LMC works with subcontractors and have them sign contracts protecting the homeowner from hidden costs by agreeing to remove their own debris and in the event they do not, they are financially liable to the homeowner.

    • Physical construction will take the traditional route, except the homeowner is in 100% control.

    • LMC's fee for serving as your personal residential construction consultant will range from 5% to 6% plus a small percentage on any additional cost savings we can help you with after the job has started.

    • Unlike a GC, LMC will go the extra step to protect your home during the construction process.

      • LMC will put a fence on the job site

      • Protect the property 24/7 by with temporary cameras that can be accessed from your home computer or your smart phone so you can watch your home as it is being built

      • Ensure nobody is on your property after hours.

  • LMC will set up the homeowner's project on QuickBooks so cost analysis can be adjusted as necessary as the different phases of construction moves along.