Construction Administration: New and Changing Roles in MEP Design & Construction
In this virtual session, we will help inform owners about the various ways that construction administration is performed, as well as the value and perspectives various team members can bring.
It seems that there are more and more team members added to our construction teams "to make sure things go well", "to make sure the Owner gets what they paid for", and other such assurances of success. Our projects are complex, our building systems are complex, errors are costly to everyone, the schedule is tight, but funding is even tighter. Do I really need to pay for another "expert" to tell me everything is or isn't OK on my project?
We'll provide our insights on changed, changing and new roles within our project teams and help you understand how to build and leverage the best project team for your needs.
- Recognize changes and additional roles from a chronological perspective
- Understand the roles of various team members
- Understand the strengths and perspectives that each role can bring
- Gain a better sense of what may be the right style of construction procurement for Owner Project Managers
- Gain a better understanding of the various roles and how they can be leveraged on your projects
Chris Liedman, PE
Mechanical and Electrical Systems Manager, Kraus Anderson
Chris is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and is a registered professional engineer in the state of MN. He has a diverse background, having spent time as a controls engineer, commissioning agent, energy engineer, mechanical designer, and healthcare facility leader. He joined the Kraus Anderson team in 2019, assisting project teams and owners in navigating the challenges of mechanical and electrical systems, from project conception through the full life cycle of a facility.
Project Manager, Kraus Anderson
Rachael is a Project Manager at Kraus-Anderson Construction Company. Her 17 year experience as a general contractor includes large hospital new construction as well as major renovations and continuing construction services. While her experience has been in the broad catalog of healthcare construction, she has excelled at creating environments for special-patient populations ranging from critical care pediatrics, women & children’s centers, to in-patient behavioral health and recovery program space. Rachael is a Certified Healthcare Constructor, from the American Hospital Association and is a graduate of the Construction Management Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Principal, Client Executive, IMEG Corp.
John Costello joined IMEG in 2014 and serves as Client Executive in the Minneapolis office. He has broad experience working on facilities in the education, healthcare and commercial sectors and offers our clients a premier background and skill set that results in first-rate projects. John’s responsibilities at IMEG include overseeing the mechanical engineering of projects and providing clear direction for system design and selection. With his LEED AP BD+C and WELL certifications, he helps clients achieve environmentally friendly buildings that are also efficient to operate and comfortable for occupants. John’s passion for helping clients shows in all his work. They appreciate his enthusiasm for their projects, talent for problem solving, and ability to build strong consensus.
Keith Larson, PE, CHC
Vice President of Operations, Schadegg Mechanical
Keith graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and has worked in mechanical contracting for 26 years. He joined the Schadegg Mechanical team in 2002. Working primarily in preconstruction and design phases, Keith has a wide range of experience in the healthcare, commercial, and industrial segments of the Twin Cities market. Schadegg Mechanical performs work in the design/build, design/assist, and plan and spec project delivery methods. In addition to construction, Schadegg Mechanical provides ongoing service work to build lasting relationships.