City of Buda - Bond Program Management Services
In November of 2014, City of Buda started the planning and design for their new Municipal Building, which included a library expansion and new City Hall. In addition, a new Public Safety Building and Police Headquarters were included. Broaddus & Associates was retained by the City of Buda in December of 2016 when the City terminated their contract with the previous project management firm after the expectations of budget and schedule were not met. We quickly assembled our team to analyze the status of the program and developed a work implementation plan.
The first task included review of the preliminary guaranteed maximum price proposal prepared by the contractor. Second, we ascertained the viability and accuracy of the proposed construction schedule and conducted a schedule optimization workshop with the contractor. Third, we performed a constructability and value engineering analysis to develop cost-saving ideas to minimize budget overruns.
Our analysis uncovered 84 discrepancies and 23 value-engineering initiatives that were presented to the City for consideration. We were also able to uncover $200K in excess contingency in the contractors GMP, which was immediately released to the City for their use.
The City also retained Broaddus & Associates for periodic inspections during the course of construction to maintain quality. Ultimately, our firm assisted Buda in completing the projects on schedule while controlling a budget that had increased before we were engaged. The $55M Bond Program included the following relevant projects:
- A municipal complex that will house the new City Hall, Public Library, and the Buda Economic Development Corporation.
Public Safety Building
- The 14,420-SF building is now the new home of the Buda Police Department. The building features a gated enclosure for office parking and has two exit routes leading to Main Street. The building also houses a community meeting room for public meetings and interdepartmental training.