Construction

Engineering & Project Management

UNIVERSAL MATRIX staff of professionals is equipped to ensure that established goals of quality, scope, budget and schedule are met. Our role and responsibilities are separate and distinct from the engineers and constructor. We are your construction manager with your best interests as our driving force.

Construction Management

Our clients either require about Infill-Management, or prefer to outsource their entire development program to our Construction Project Management Team. UNIVERSAL MATRIX is equipped to provide professionals to manage either the complete effort or any portion requiring our expertise. UNIVERSAL MATRIX assists our clients in becoming knowledgeable regarding all issues and provides guidance with respect to helping our clients be more effective when making management decisions. We offer varying levels of participation beginning before design and continuing through construction and occupancy (see below). Regardless of UNIVERSAL MATRIX level of involvement, our goal is to create an atmosphere of cooperation throughout the design, construction and post-construction phases of the project. We are qualified to provide the following construction management services:

General Contracting

General Engineering General Contractor AC-32339

  • Concrete Spall Repairs
  • Concrete Crack Repairs
  • New Concrete Driveways
  • ADA Ramps
  • New Concrete Sidewalks
  • Excavating, Grading & Trenching
  • Demolition
  • Irrigation & Sprinkler Systems
  • Ornamental Guardrail & Fencing
  • Welding
  • Sewer, Drain And Pipe Laying
  • Solar Energy Systems
  • Deep Foundations
  • New Foundations
  • Retaining Walls
  • Retaining Walls
  • Structural Improvements
  • Drainage Improvements
  • Probe & Grout Void Filling
  • Micropiles
  • Tie-Back Ground Anchors

Construction Management

Pre-Design

Conduct a conceptual meeting to understand the project goals.
Assist with planning, zoning, building, utility company
and health department requirements.
Assist with architect and engineer selections.
Negotiations of contracts.
Assist with site selection and/or analysis.
Engage consultants to prepare the required site survey,
soils analysis and environmental surveys.

Design

Call and chair the design coordination meetings.
Document and report the results of these meetings.
Monitor estimates of cost during each phase of design.
Conduct on-going value engineering reviews to maximize scope.
Perform peer review of your design consultants to ensure appropriate design.
Undertake a constructability review prior to release of documents to bidders.

Bid/Award

Market the project to attract the best-qualified contractors.
Conduct the pre-bid conference.
Lead or assist with the bid opening.
Review and spread the bids and make award recommendations.
Lead or assist with contract preparation and negotiations.

Construction/Occupancy

Conduct the pre-construction conference.
Call and chair the regular project team meetings.
Document and report project status.
Maintain the project budget.
Monitor the progress and quality of construction.
Review and negotiate change orders.
Monitor MBE/WBE/DBE due diligence and certified payroll recording.
Secure required close-out documents from the contractor.

Installation of Utilities

We make sure we have all the required C&C permits, approved plans and State of Hawaii Permits on hand before we do any work.

Included in the installations:

Excavate trench for installation of utilities. (Note: depth of trench varies according to plans detail and according to minimum coverage depth).
Install pipe cushion (granular fill material) to help protect pipes.
Install utility pipes.
Backfill trench back to existing grade.

Concrete Driveways

ADA Ramps

Demolition

Irrigation and lawn

Welding

Sewer, drain and pipe

Solar Energy Systems

New Foundations

Preventive Maintenance