- COMMUNICATION: On every project we need to make sure we are on the same page and schedule as the Architect, ensure that we fully Understand the Client’s Needs, review and verify that we understand the Local Jurisdiction (County, Municipal, Town), Communicate the Schedule to our staff and Communicate on issues that Arise such as soil conditions, new requirements & Review Responses.
- PERMITTING: We have good working relationships with many municipal and government authorities; however it is important on each project to ensure that we fully understand the current regulations, the Permitting Process & relevant Municipality Expectations. A MeritCorp employee will review the current rules and regulations to ensure that our design meets the standards and that we are meeting the requirements for that particular governing body.
- RESPONSE: At MeritCorp we work to respond in a timely fashion to issues that arise while continuing to coordinate with the architect (if applicable) and our client. Our goal is to resolve issues quickly so the project can move forward as needed.
Our Methodology is designed to provide quality service to our Clients. On Each project, we follow the same basic guidelines to ensure that the project is managed and designed to meet our client’s needs. The first step is always to assign an experienced Project Manager and Principal of the firm for the duration of the project. The Project Manager will attend any required meetings, provide a single point of contact, oversee and review all work and make any necessary site visits. Our next step is to have a Kick-off meeting with all available parties to establish Client Objectives, Project Schedule and Clarify Project Scope. As the project proceeds a weekly coordination meeting is held by MeritCorp’s project team to discuss the Client’s objectives, the work scope, project budget and project schedule. The project team meets weekly, at a minimum, and any necessary changes in schedule or project scope are communicated to the Client as soon as possible.
…MeritCorp’s professionalism was demonstrated throughout the engineering process for commercial site development. Their expertise and experience was evident as problem solvers while representing the client’s interest and using best management practices…Tony Graff / City Administrator at City of Wilmington, IL
…MeritCorp has provided excellent engineering work for our large and very complex waterfront real estate development project, from mass grading, to infrastructure work, to detailed floor plain analysis, to placement of homes and commercial structures. They continue to be excellent at working collaboratively with other professionals on our team, including our architects, city officials, and contractors. They have been very cost effective.Thomas Heimsoth / Master Planned Marina Resort Developer