Cooper Project Advisors is an owner’s rep and construction consultancy firm with the experience and expertise you need to ensure your building project is successful. As your representative we provide the leadership, team building, oversight, accountability and project controls that get your project started off right and keep it on track from start to finish. As your trusted advisor we offer you unbiased analysis and opinion, enabling you to make quality decisions about your project.

“I have a passion for building. Whether it’s a relationship, a building, a company, a non-profit or my family, I always work to create something of intrinsic and lasting value.”

-Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper is exceptionally qualified to lead and manage complex building projects. In his 34-year career he has been involved in over 400 projects with a total value in excess of $500 million. He has seen projects from the perspective of the contractor, architect, engineer and owner.

Contractor

As CEO and owner of Cooper Medical, an Oklahoma City firm specializing in healthcare design and construction, Steve developed a deep understanding of the general contracting business and successful construction management.

Architecture

As national director of design build for HDR Architecture, a Top 10 firm, Steve gained a unique insight into the architect’s perspective on project design and construction.  He takes a uniquely architect-friendly approach to project teaming.

Nonprofit Owner

As a non-profit Board member, President and building committee chair Steve understands the challenges these organizations face – program needs, board dynamics, tight budgets, donor and foundation expectations.

Owner’s Rep Services

Project Start-Up

  • Review and articulate Owner’s project goals
  • Develop the initial project budget and schedule
  • Review financing alternatives
  • Determine the project delivery method
  • Review contract alternatives
  • Develop and distribute RFP/RFQ documents
  • Design team selection
  • Construction firm selection
  • Identification and selection of additional consultants needed.
  • Contract development and negotiation

Project Management Set-Up

  • Develop communication and reporting procedures
  • Determine Owner points of contact and decision making process
  • Owner Meeting schedules
  • Board expectations
  • Create project SharePoint site

Site Related Services

  • Analyze alternate sites
  • Review zoning and planning issues
  • Attend neighborhood, zoning and planning approval meetings
  • Obtain soil tests and surveys

Construction Phase

  • Buy-out process oversight
  • Review contractor’s bid package preparation & distribution strategy
  • Review bonds and insurance
  • Bid review and analysis
  • Contract and/or GMP proposal review & recommendation
  • Monitor project schedule
  • Monitor and update overall project budget
  • Attend job coordination meetings
  • Monitor status of inspections
  • Review monthly progress billings
  • Review change orders

Project Team Development

  • Team building strategies & events
  • Project kick-off meeting
  • Team communication strategies and processes

Design Phase Services

  • Develop and monitor design schedule
  • Review design documents
  • Review specifications
  • Conduct constructability reviews
  • Define permitting process and responsibilities
  • Oversee contractor cost estimates
  • Monitor and update overall project budget
  • Identify phasing alternatives
  • Review general conditions costs

Project Closeout

  • Punch list review
  • Final permits and inspections
  • Oversee systems commissioning

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