Carter Memorial United Methodist Church in Needham MA had plans to renovate their existing
commercial kitchen and $50,000 to do it. But they were lacking detailed information on what they would need for an overall
project scope of work and associated budget when taking into account everything from asbestos abatement to exhaust fans, new
kitchen cabinets and cooking equipment. They also needed to understand the construction schedule implications of such
a project and how it could be coordinated with their ongoing programs.
Doug Sacra reviewed their needs and preliminary
lists of equipment and put together a detailed scope of work, cost estimate and design and construction schedule so they could
more easily review these items with their board to receive future approvals.
This type of study to develop
accurate scope, cost and schedule information can be key to getting appropriate internal approvals and funding at organizations
largely run by volunteers and funded through donations.