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DCS offers the following services to individual investors, property owners and businesses for both commercial and residential development:

Land Acquisition

Site Investigation

  • Review existing due diligence information available on the property.
  • Meet with County Planning and Utilities departments to discuss potential issues and requirements related to tenant uses, including zoning, parking, etc.
  • Meet with VDOT to discuss potential issues and requirements, such as entrances, sight distances, and road improvements.
  • Assist Client in preliminary site layout to maximize development of the property.
  • Research utility issues onsite, such as location of utilities to be moved and estimated costs of doing so.
  • Prepare a preliminary site development budget.
  • Assist Client to hire and negotiate with Site Civil Engineer to obtain boundary & topographic surveys, if needed.
  • Assist Client to hire environmental consultants and geotechnical consultants, if needed.
  • Prepare estimated project schedule.

Pre-Construction Management

  • Assist Client to hire and negotiate with Architect to prepare building elevations and plans.
  • Coordinate with Site Civil Engineer to obtain final site plan and construction drawings.
  • Coordinate with Architect to obtain building plan approval, if needed.
  • Prepare and submit County Site Plan Permit and Building Permit Applications.
  • Attend required Technical Review Committee meeting to obtain site plan approval.
  • Assist Client to bid and negotiate site-work and building construction. Review proposals and recommend selection of site and general contractors.
  • Assist Client with posting County securities.
  • Provide recommendations for Value Engineering, as feasible.

Construction Management

  • Coordinate survey and stakeout work by Site Civil Engineer.
  • Coordinate services of civil engineer, site and building contractors.
  • Provide Value Engineering services as feasible.
  • Hire and coordinate services of third-party testing firm as needed.
  • Perform weekly site visits during the construction period to review contractor performance and adherence to schedule.
  • Perform monthly review of contractor payment requisitions.

Project Close-Out

  • Provide a pre-punchlist to all subcontractors.
  • Establish final punchlist with client.
  • Schedule and monitor completion of punchlist in a timely manner.
  • Provide close-out documents including as-built plans and O&M manuals.
  • Help obtain warranty.

 

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