The Building Evaluation & Review Group provides due diligence and project monitoring/ inspection services to Lenders, and as the Owner's Representative to Developers and other Project Sponsors. Prior to construction, these services typically include plan and specification review, budget review, contract and bid review, and value engineering. During the construction phase, services typically include project monitoring and reporting. These services effectuate independent oversight and monitoring, and result in a substantially higher degree of accountability on the part of the project design team and contractors. These services do not duplicate the design or project administration services typically provided by the project design team, but do provide reasonable due diligence to assure that the project design is not wasteful, that the plans and specifications are reasonably complete and adequate to communicate the scope and method of project implementation, and that each progress payment properly reflects the state of project completion, both quantitatively and qualitatively.