a Strong Partner in All Phases
of a Construction Project
In 2013, Michal Mühlbauer and Ondřej Vala joined forces to create OM Consulting company
with one goal: to bring the best solutions to construction customers for their projects and buildings.
Today, with a team of 95 professionals, they are one of the largest companies in the Czech Republic
in this field. How did they do it? Pavel Semrád, CEO of the company, will tell you.
What are your main areas of activity and
development strategy for the company?
We are currently one of the leading Czech consulting
companies in the field of construction project
management. We pride ourselves with listening to
the needs of investors and providing services at all stages
of a project. This means that we know how to materialize
the initial idea into a study, prepare pricing for the budget,
provide complex design activities, value engineering and
comes to the company with more than 20 years of
experience in the field of development, real estate,
finance and the investment market. In the past, he led
teams at CPI Property Group in the position of director
of development and then asset management in the
Czech Republic and Slovakia. He has been at the head
of OM Consulting since June 2022.
manage implementation. At OM Consulting, we guide
the investor through the project from A to Z.
The situation in property development has become
more complex in the last year, can you tell us about
the current challenges?
The rise in interest rates, renergy prices, and the costs
of construction works and materials make it difficult to
implement projects within the original budgets. Our
know-how and solutions are based on our colleagues
in the cost management department who monitor and
evaluate the prices of materials and construction works
and the conditions of the construction market. Part
of cost management is value engineering - finding the
optimal construction solution in relation to the price.
This is now a key part of project preparation. We map
out the strategy for securing the budget already at
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the planning stage. And when it comes to construction
execution, we offer management of the project with a
general contractor and, as an alternative, construction
Can you explain the concept of construction
management in more detail?
Construction management consists in selecting
and managing construction subcontractors for