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City of Buda - Public Safety Complex
In 2014, City of Buda passed a bond program that included a new Municipal Building and Public Safety Building. Broaddus & Associates was retained by the City of Buda when they 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 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:
- Municipal Complex. A municipal complex houses the new City Hall, Public Library, and the Buda Economic Development Corporation.
- Public Safety Building. The 14,420-SF building is the new home of the Buda Police Department. The building also houses a community meeting room for public meetings and interdepartmental training. The city and police department staff were involved in every step of the planning and design process, helping to tailor the architectural design to fit the multitude of specific needs of the Department and creating a space with which it will serve its citizens.