An Owner’s Rep manages design and construction projects for clients that do not have the in-house staff or capacity to do so. We act as your representative on a day-to-day basis, advocating for your interests as an extension of your staff. While you focus on your primary job, we keep the project moving forward.
Construction is typically the single largest line item in a project budget, but you may enter into many other contracts for goods and services. We negotiate favorable business terms for these transactions and oversee contracts and payments, keeping a careful eye on your overall project budget.
Hundreds of decisions are made during a construction project. We facilitate communication among key team members to help you make the right choices for the long-term benefit of your project. Our collaborative approach minimizes risk and maximizes the value of every dollar you spend.
The earliest planning phases are the best time to influence the cost and outcome of a project. By understanding your goals at a high level, we can create a well-defined scope, find opportunities for cost savings, and right-size your budget. We then set up a schedule to guide your project, knowing that a carefully planned timeline ultimately protects your budget.
As we establish the project’s scope, it is crucial to hire the right team of designers, contractors, consultants, and specialty vendors. These are the people who make your project come to life. We know the design and construction marketplace. B&F can oversee the professional selection process to help you build a team with the skills and experience to realize your vision.
There are many ways to buy construction. We are acutely aware of current market costs and the nuances of construction procurement. We help you select the right delivery method and contractors, developing an overall construction procurement strategy that best achieves your budgetary goals.
We are your eyes, ears, and boots on the ground throughout construction. From minimizing disruptions to your daily operations to conducting quality assurance walkthroughs, our role is to keep the project progressing on schedule while protecting your interests.
When change orders arise during construction, we quickly and systematically review their necessity and pricing to negotiate on your behalf. One of our most valuable tools is our Estimators’ cost knowledge and database. On an array of projects, we have saved our clients money by ensuring that unforeseen conditions and scope changes did not cause their project to go over budget.
Higher education and K-12 construction projects require careful coordination. We keep your campus functioning safely and get facilities open on schedule.
Specializing in museum construction, we understand visitor experience, exhibit design and fabrication, and the intricacies of installing priceless artifacts.
With 100+ hotel projects across 25+ states, we are experts in full-service hotels, select-service hotels, rebranding, and brand roll-out initiatives.
We know that construction in healthcare spaces requires close communication to protect patients and staff, minimize disruptions, and enhance quality of care.
From Master Plans and multi-year capital campaigns to navigating grant compliance, we help to create and renew facilities that will support your mission within your budget.
Need a new office space for a growing staff? Opening a new restaurant or bookstore? We do the heavy lifting so you can do what you do best—run your company.
“Erecting and securing a 53-foot piece of public art at a dizzying angle on one of Philadelphia's busiest downtown streets is no small feat. B&F’s diligent work dealt with all of the behind-the-scenes details to ensure that the installation went off without a hitch, making our vision a reality.”
Claes Oldenburg, Pop Artist “Paint Torch," the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
“The B&F Team has been nothing short of spectacular. They are creative, proactive, extraordinarily responsive and hard-working, highly systematic and organized, and, not least, bring very deep project management experience. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
Michael Rosenzweig, Former CEO & President, the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History
“Collaboration is easy to talk about but can be very difficult to bring into a project on a daily basis. One of B&F’s most valuable talents is the ability to bring each voice to the table at the right time, which promotes teamwork and collaboration to meet a client’s goals.”
Mark Sanderson, LEED AP, Principal, DIGSAU
Learn about B&F’s wide range of iconic projects, from 13-story new hotels in Center City Philadelphia to sensitive renovations of historic buildings.
B&F Cost Estimators work alongside our Project Managers to provide accurate cost feedback for owners, architects, and engineers.