top of page


FAQs provide answers to commonly raised queries about our business, services, and products. We understand that you may have some questions in mind, and our FAQ section aims to address them in a concise and informative manner.

  • What services do you offer as an Owner's Representative firm, and how do you differentiate yourselves from other firms in the industry?
    As an Owner's Representative firm, we offer a full suite of services tailored to meet the unique needs of each client’s project. What differentiates us is our extensive and broad industry experience, our ever-growing industry network and professional partnerships throughout the north, our strong communication and collaboration practices, and ultimately our commitment to delivering projects on time and within budget.
  • As an individual consultant how do you oversee and manage large and complex projects that would appear to be too much of a challenge for one person?
    As an individual consultant overseeing and managing large and complex projects, it is crucial to adopt effective strategies and utilize available resources to ensure successful project execution. Some key approaches I employ are team collaboration and subcontracting, delegation and task assignments, project breakdown and manageable work packages, effective communication and stakeholder engagement, robust project planning and documentation, risk management and mitigation, and continuous learning and professional development. While managing large and complex projects as an individual consultant can be challenging, employing these strategies helps me navigate complexities, optimize resources, and deliver successful outcomes for my clients.
  • How do you typically facilitate the selection and management of contractors and subcontractors for the project?
    At CORVAN we have a thorough selection process for contractors and subcontractors. We assess their qualifications, track record, financial stability, and capability to deliver on our client’s project requirements. We also facilitate the bidding process, conduct interviews, and make recommendations for what “type” of contract to use based on our extensive industry knowledge.
  • What is your approach to managing project risks and ensuring quality control throughout the construction process?
    Managing project risks is a top priority for CORVAN. We conduct comprehensive risk assessments at various stages of the project and develop robust mitigation strategies. Additionally, we implement stringent quality control measures to ensure that all work adheres to industry standards and meets our client’s expectations.
  • Can you provide a brief overview of your company and its experience in serving as an Owner's Representative?
    Founded by Cory Vanthuyne, CORVAN Consultants Ltd, has been providing comprehensive Owner Representative and Project Management services for various clients on a variety of infrastructure projects throughout the north since 2010. We have successfully collaborated on a wide range of projects, including commercial/office buildings, residential housing and multi-unit complexes, healthcare facilities, mine site construction, mine site remediation, and community disaster recovery efforts.
  • What is your fee structure and payment terms for serving as an Owner's Representative, and what additional costs should we anticipate beyond your fees?
    At CORVAN our fee structure and payment terms are tailored to the specific needs of each client’s project. We typically offer a combination of fixed-fees, percentage-based fees, or hourly rates, even retainer fees, depending on the scope and complexity of the project. Additionally, we are transparent about any additional costs that may arise, such as reimbursable expenses or specialized consultant fees, ensuring clarity from the outset.
  • How do you handle unforeseen challenges and changes that may arise during the project?
    Unforeseen challenges and changes are inevitable in construction projects. At CORVAN we are well-equipped to handle such situations. We have established processes in place to assess the impact of changes, propose viable solutions, and communicate effectively with all parties involved. Our goal is to minimize disruptions and maintain project momentum.
  • How do you ensure effective communication and collaboration between all stakeholders involved in the project, including the owner, design team, contractors, and subcontractors?
    Effective communication and collaboration are paramount to our approach. We establish regular meetings and reporting mechanisms to keep all stakeholders informed and engaged throughout the project. At CORVAN we customize communication tools and use modern technologies to facilitate real-time updates, manage document sharing, and address any concerns promptly.
  • What strategies and tools do you employ to manage project schedules, budgets, and overall project progress?
    We utilizes a combination of industry-leading project management software as well as long standing tried and tested processes to manage project schedules, budgets, and progress. We employ proven methodologies to track milestones, monitor costs, and identify potential risks or delays. This enables us to proactively address issues and keep the project on track.
  • Have you ever undertaken projects similar in scope and complexity to ours that you have successfully managed as an Owner's Representative?
    No two construction projects are alike, every project is unique, however, we have managed several projects similar in scope and complexity over the years. For example, we recently completed a large-scale multi residential renovation involving multiple stakeholders, multiple system upgrades, and strict budget and schedule constraints and we have recently been engaged by a new client to provide Owner Representation services for a similar type and size project. No matter the size and complexity at CORVAN we successfully coordinate the project from start to finish, ensuring smooth execution and client satisfaction.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Save time and get the answers you seek by exploring our FAQs. If you don't find what you're looking for, feel free to reach out to us for further assistance.

bottom of page