National Joint Powers Alliance | ISD 924
Prior to being engaged as NJPA’s Owner’s Rep, our first step was to explore and understand their challenges by conducting a needs assessment to analyze their utilization of existing space. We then helped the Board and Executive Committee focus on optimizing their real estate to ensure all existing spaces were working their hardest for NJPA. We also assisted the leadership team in analyzing options to buy an existing building; leasing an existing community office building; constructing a new building on a green site or expanding the existing corporate headquarters. Together, we dissected, interpreted and presented findings for internal consideration.
Upon completion of our analysis, NJPA engaged ORB as their Owner’s Rep to manage and administer the implementation of a 30,000 square foot headquarter expansion. Standing at their side through all phases provided NJPA peace of mind and confident that they had the necessary strategic project leadership in place to deliver a successful project. We were always there protecting NJPA’s interest from an objective and key coordination role. From design and construction team member solicitation, selection and management; contract review, negotiations and administration; and facilitating establishment of the project GMP to analyzing design and construction team cost estimates, leveling and value engineering proposals; administering the master budget and total project costs; developing, implementing and managing the master project schedule and facilitating the project closeout and turnover…we were there.
- Owners Representative / Real Estate Advisor
- Liaison between Owner, architect, engineers and contractors
- Advice, input and leadership on planning activities to facilitate decision-making
- Development of responsibility matrix and master program schedule
- Development of centralized cost management system for project
- Contractor solicitation, selection and management
- Value engineering recommendations
- Comprehensive review and provide input on final construction bid documents
- Monitor request for information (RFI) process
Tom Wacholz, P.E.
President / Founder
Recognizing the fact that traditional project delivery methods were not always in the best interest of the clients’ long-term facility goals, Tom’s business philosophy is centered around a desire to combine the best practices available in the industry with emerging technologies, intellectual property, strategic professional resources and a far deeper understanding of the client’s needs. Coupled with over 28 years of operational expertise, Tom’s faith, client focus and visionary leadership are key to ORB’s success.