Construction Management Services Houston


Marwood Construction offers construction management services in Houston to clients in need of exceptional supervision in home and commercial construction. Our construction management service agreement approach allows our clients the flexibility to staff a project as they require and still maintain control over the direction of the construction activities.

We facilitate this service to allow our clients to introduce project influencers into the decision-making process and to retain control over the budget, major decision making and overall leadership of challenging projects.


Marwood Construction strives to provide value at every step of the design and construction process. We understand that many decisions should be made early in the planning and budgeting process to minimize unwelcome surprises.

This process requires conceptual estimating, design development, scheduling and value engineering to help each client determine how to best to effectively build their project before committing to a plan for final pricing. Our firm recognizes that setting clear project objectives early in the process results in a much more successful project and higher client satisfaction.

Construction Managers Houston

Pre-Construction Services

  • Feasibility Studies/Pro Forma
  • Site Selection
  • Site Assessment and Evaluation
  • Preliminary Site Layout
  • Zoning, Platting and Permitting
  • Budgeting and Conceptual Estimating
  • Design Assistance/Development
  • Design Review and Constructability Analysis
  • Preliminary Cost Estimating
  • Project Scheduling and Sequencing
  • Value Engineering
  • Coordination with Owner and Design Team Members
  • Material Selection Process
  • Bid Package Design and Implementation

Construction Services

  • Clearing and Site Preparation
  • Pier / Footings / Foundation
  • Framing and Roof Structure
  • Insulation / Drywall
  • Trim / Paint
  • Cabinetry / Counter Tops
  • Wall Treatments
  • Flooring
  • Hardscape / Landscaping

Post Construction Services

  • Final Compliance Inspections
  • Pre Settlement Walk Through
  • Service and Warranty Programs
  • Settlement and Funding
  • Transfer of Utilities


Traditional Construction Contracts Services Agreements

Construction Contracts

Lump Sum Contract

The lump sum or fixed price contracts are traditionally the most commonly accepted construction contract method by owners. These contract agreements are commonly preferred when a clear and well-defined scope of work is provided. They should include detailed specifications and stamped engineering documents as part of the design documents.

The lump sum contracts are effective in transferring the construction cost risk to the builder. Careful attention should be used in analyzing the allowance schedule for comparable values. This contract method is paid on progress milestones and create difficulty for the owner when they request credit for scope of work changes.


Cost Plus Contract

Cost plus contracts reflect the actual cost associated with a project, plus the associated fees usually expressed in the form of a percentage or fixed fee amounts to be paid. The actual invoices are presented for payment by the owner monthly. The general contractors’ fees consist of overhead and profit and paid on an agreed upon interval method.

The cost-plus contract is commonly used when the scope of work cannot be clearly defined or the design of the project will be changing during the progression of the project. The risk of the project cost will remain with the owner. This construction contract method requires the owner to carefully define for the general contractor acceptable price ranges and variances to be authorized without the owner’s direct approval.

Unit Price Contract

Unit price contracts are not commonly used in residential or light commercial construction. They are based on price units of measurement, such as dollars per square foot, or dollars per cubic yard. This construction contract method allows the owner a very easy method of quantifying payment and progress associated with a project.

Time and Material Contract

Time and material contracts are also commonly used when the scope of work or design for a project cannot be well defined or definitively developed. This contracting method is paid on the basis of recorded hourly dollar amounts and the actual cost of the materials to construct the job. The general contractor would bill this cost with a specified fee amount for each billing cycle for approval by the owner.


Optional Construction Contract Services Agreements

Design Build Service Agreement
Construction Management Agreement

Design Build Construction Contracts

Design / Build Services Contracts

Marwood Construction Design / Build Team can take your project from initial concept to completion, providing you with creative and distinctive design build solutions, whether your project involves a renovation/addition or a full site selection and ground up construction.

Design / Build is a very effective method of project delivery creating a more collaborative relationship between the owner, architect and builder, which can provide significant benefits to the owner.

Marwood will ensure that the project precisely fits your requirements and long-term needs. Traditionally the owner selects one firm to provide both design and construction services.

The design/ build process has been proven, by the Construction Industry Institute, to provide significant cost savings and schedule compression on building projects, when compared to more typical Design / Bid / Build or Construction Management type project delivery systems.

Under a design / build contract, Marwood Construction takes complete responsibility to perform both the design and the construction. This approach reduces the time spent by the owner, and thereby reducing the overall project schedule. The owner deals with a design / builder, rather than with a separate architect, contractor and subcontractors.

The Design/Build Advantage:

  • Single Source Responsibility
  • Greater Safety Control
  • Project Cost Established Sooner
  • Shorten Project Time
  • Innovative Solutions to Challenges
  • Cost Savings and Better Cost Control
  • Fewer Changes
  • Improved Risk Management
  • Greater Quality Control

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Construction Management Services Contracts

Construction Management is one of the most widely accepted construction deliveries utilized today. Providing collaboration between the contractor, design team and owner, the Construction Management approach offers effective controls of a project from early planning to project completion.

Considering the increasing difficulty of the zoning, platting and permitting process with local and federal jurisdictions early involvement of the contractor has become crucial to maintaining schedule and budget.

Construction Management Services Advantages:

  • Goal of the Project is shared by Contractor, Design Team and Owner
  • Provides services that complement and enhance the services of the Architect
  • Early Establishment of Budget
  • Early Establishment of Contractor Fee
  • Opportunity to Receive all Available Subcontractor Bids
  • Design follows the Established Budget
  • Less Time – Early Occupancy of Facility for Improved Operating Cash Flow
  • Less Time – Substantial Reduction of Interim Costs and/or Operational Equity
  • Greater Savings on Owner Interim Costs
  • More Innovative Solutions
  • Greater Control
  • Greater Team Approach
  • More Experience
  • Highest Level of Quality
  • Fewer Changes