RGM KRAMER’s Construction, Construction Program and Management Expertise

RGM KRAMER offers a full menu of services. We typically facilitate the planning and design process, provide construction cost estimates, master project and overall program budgets, constructability reviews, scheduling, steering and phasing guidance throughout the planning and design process. We provide budget accounting and expenditure reporting assistance, provide project and overall program updates, attend Board and Bond Oversight meetings, facilitate and coordinate Site Design Committee, Facility Committee and community outreach meetings.

Construction Program and Management Services
  • Implementation of Program and Project Management Systems
  • Capital Campaign Planning
  • Bond and State Program Finance
  • Implementation Plan Development
  • Program Scheduling
  • Program and Project Budgeting
  • Contractor Pre-qualification
  • Design Management
  • Consultant Selection, Contract Negotiation and Management
  • Cost Tracking, Forecasting and Cash Flow Analysis

Pre-Design and Design Development PhasesUtilizing the experience and talents of RGM KRAMER during the planning and design phases will prove an important component in the timely and cost effective development and completion of the overall program.

RGM KRAMER’s experience and expertise includes effectively working and communicating with a variety of stakeholders such as, District and site administration and staff, State and Local regulatory agencies, consultants, contractors and vendors, community groups, Citizen Bond Oversight Committees and Governing Boards.  RGM KRAMER understands the types of concerns that are typically posed by staff and community groups and can guide the District in effectively addressing them.  RGM KRAMER is skilled in helping Districts identify the key decision points and in helping the entire school community throughout the planning and construction processes.

Construction Management Services
  • Project Scheduling
  • Construction Scheduling and Updating
  • Detailed Estimating
  • Design and Constructability Reviews
  • Value Engineering
  • Bidding and Contract Awards
  • Implement Project Management Controls
  • Project Cost Accounting
  • Coordination with Utilities, State and Local Agencies
  • Contract Administration
  • Contractor observation
  • Problem solving
  • RFI, Change Order and Submittal Management
  • Contractor Progress Payments
  • Labor Compliance
  • Contract and Project Closeout
  • Dispute Avoidance, Negotiation and Resolution

RGM KRAMER will guide you through the Pre-Construction, Construction and Post-Construction phases of your project with the skills and proficiency necessary to ensure complete success.

Planning and Pre-Construction Services Construction/Post Construction Services
  • Site Evaluations/Feasibility Studies
  • Facility Condition Assessments
  • Consultant Team Selection/RFP Process
  • Planning and Design Management
  • OPSC Planning & Facilitation
  • Consultant Team Coordination
  • Permit Coordination
  • Design/Public Meetings Facilitation
  • Cost Estimates
  • Master Budget Compilation and Review
  • Contract & Constructability Reviews
  • Value Engineering Analysis
  • Schedule Development and Phasing Analysis
  • District-Wide Standards & Procedures
  • Contractor Pre-Qualification
  • Standardized Bond & Insurance Requirements
  • Preparation of Bid Documents
  • District-Tailored Contracts
  • Project Manual Compilation
  • Bid Process Management
  • On-site Project Management
  • Contract Administration Services
  • Quality Assurance/Testing and Inspection Oversight
  • Project Progress and Financial Reports
  • Project Documentation Controls
  • Project Schedule Management
  • Progress Meeting Coordination
  • Labor Compliance Program Administration
  • Change Order Analysis and Negotiations
  • Warranty Analysis and Coordination
  • PLA Coordination
  • OPSC Close-out Audits & Substantial Progress Reporting
  • Claims Analysis & Mitigation
  • Contract Closeout Assistance

RGM KRAMER is experienced in facilities Condition Assessments, our team of project managers, engineers, and consultants has provided many Districts with services around their campus facilities: whether it is engineering, mechanical or environmental assessments or acquisition or financing, for capital planning, to program and project management.

RGM KRAMER provides detail comparisons of current deficiencies, estimated costs for needed repairs and/or replacement of all sites and building infrastructure(s). We provide a thorough and cost-effective analysis of building conditions, assist in prioritizing projects, and develop successful capital plans that meet District requirements.

  • Facility Condition Study
  • Facility Condition benchmarking/Baseline
  • Compare conditions of the facilities and
  • Identify/Determine costs needed repairs and/or replacement
  • Forecast funding scenarios and/or future investments
  • Evaluate Short-term and long-term scenarios for strategic planning
  • Develop master plan/Capital Planning
  • ADA Assessments & Compliance
  • Energy Studies
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Equipment Inventory
  • Sustainability Needs Assessments
  • Program/Project Management
  • Architectural & Engineering Consulting

RGM KRAMER has worked with numerous Public Agencies, Private Owner Clients, and many Architectural firms throughout Northern California. As General Contractor, RGM KRAMER role is to facilitate the construction process.

RGM KRAMER’s construction background provides an inherent sense of urgency in delivering continuous, prompt responses to project needs as they arise throughout all phases of a project.

Our General Contracting Experience includes:

  • Site Development
  • Public Schools – K-12 and Higher Education
  • Public facilities – Senior Centers, and Historical Buildings
  • Sports fields, Gymnasiums, and Aquatic Center
  • Commercial, Industrial, and Retail
  • Medical facilities
  • Municipalities, County Facilities

RGM KRAMER has provided general and specialty construction, program planning and construction management services on a wide variety of private and public works projects for over thirty-one years.

Below is a partial list of projects we have performed as general contractors:

  • Jefferson School District – New Gym and Multi-Purpose rooms $29M
  • Antioch Unified School district – New Prospect High School $2M
  • City of Clayton – Historical Endeavor Hall Renovation $1.1M
  • City of Concord – Community Center $1.7M
  • Contra Costa County – Facilities Expansion Mosquito & Vector Control District $2M
  • Conta Costa County – Interior Renovation (Richmond) $373K
  • Contra Costa County – Outpatient Clinic (Martinez) $445K
  • Contra Costa County – Social Services Department (Martinez) $716K
  • Contra Costa County – Sheriff’s Dispatch Center (Martinez) $752K
  • Mt. Diablo Medical Center – Mt. Diablo Medical Center Improvements $843K
  • San Mateo County – Winter Shelter (So. San Francisco) $1.7M

Labor Compliance  & Prevailing Wage Administration

RGM KRAMER has performed Labor Compliance and Prevailing Wage Administration programs in county, city, school districts and public utility agencies…and more than 200 public works projects.

RGM KRAMER is knowledgeable of Davis-Bacon and Davis-Bacon Related Acts and are proficient in monitoring State and Federally funded projects.

Our Labor Compliance Officers, Field Monitors, and Payroll Analysts are well-versed with prevailing wage laws, labor classifications and apprenticeship standards.

  • Wage Compliance Administration for Public Works Projects, including:
    • Proposition 84
    • Davis-Bacon and Related Acts
    • Department of Industrial Relations Compliance Monitoring Unit (“CMU”)
Pre-Bid & Pre-Construction:

  • Bid & Contract language review
  • Applicable wage determinations
  • Required signage
  • Compliance forms and documentation

Job Site Monitoring:

  • Postings & signage
  • Observe & Identify correct worker classifications
  • Wages, including travel & subsistence

Certified Payroll Record Monitoring:

  • Collect, review and audit Certified Payroll Records
  • Corroborate wage payments
  • Documentation of discrepancies
  • Resolve underpayments

Apprenticeship Requirements:

  • State Apprenticeship Program Certification
  • Federal Apprenticeship Program Certification
  • Apprenticeship ratios
  • Apprenticeship Training Program contributions
Addressing Discrepancies:

  • Investigate complaints
  • Audit records
  • Provide written notifications
  • Facilitate resolution


  • Prepare Investigation Audit & Summary
  • Facilitate enforcement with State and/or Federal agencies
  • Participate in Settlement Meetings and/or Hearings

Database Management:

  • Payroll records and documents received or delinquent
  • Recovered wages and penalties
  • Interviews conducted
  • Contractors State License & Workers Compensation

Annual Reporting & Compliance Review

  • Department of Industrial Relations Annual Report
  • California State Water Resources Control Board Davis-Bacon Inspection
  • Labor Compliance Program Application & Manual

Litigation Support

RGM KRAMER also serves as an Expert Witness and analyst assisting other clients and various public legal Counsels with claims analysis, Litigation support, and settlement negotiations.

RGM KRAMER is also active with several tribunals and associations in developing Arbitration, Facilitation, and dispute Resolution training, as well as language for incorporation into project documents. We continue to serve on various panels as active members dealing with a variety of issues, both legal and technical, related to design and construction processes.

RGM KRAMER and its clients have enjoyed a successful history in avoiding and mitigating claims in programs that the firm has set up and managed. RGM KRAMER has also served public agencies and various public legal counsel as an expert analyst providing claims analysis, arbitration and litigation support, project realignment and settlement negotiations. The following references can provide examples and testimony as to how RGM KRAMER’s Management Team’s approach and procedures have aided them in protecting the client.

Roy A. Combs/Mark Williams Mark Kelley/Marilyn Cleveland Harold Freiman
Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP
70 Washington Street, Ste. 205
Oakland, CA  94607
(510) 550-8220
Dannis Woliver Kelley
275 Battery Street, Ste. 1150
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 543-4111
Lozano Smith
2001 North Main St., Ste 650
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 953-1620
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Glenn Gould Patrick C. Wilson P. Addison Covert
Orbach, Huff, Suarez & Henderson LLP
1901 Harrison Street
Suite 1630
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 999-7908
School and College Legal Services
5350 Skylane Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 94503
(707) 524-2800
Kronich, Moskovitz
400 Capitol Mall, 27th
Sacramento, CA
(916) 321-4500

Green Sustainable Services

RGM KRAMER is a proud member of both the U.S. Green Building Council U.S.G.B.C.) and the Coalition for High Performance Schools (C.H.P.S.).

The USGBC is the nation’s foremost coalition of corporations, builders, universities, federal and local agencies and nonprofit organizations working collectively to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.

The mission of the CHPS is to facilitate the design, construction and operation of high performance schools. The CHPS, creating environments that are not only energy and resource efficient, but also healthy, comfortable, well lit, and containing the amenities for a quality education.

Benefits of Green Schools transforms the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
A healthy, productive learning environment Environmentally friendly
Improved teacher retention Financial savings Hands-on learning

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