FUDGE CONSULTING, PLLC is located in Traverse City, Michigan and provides professional services in Michigan as well as in Texas and Florida. They provide windstorm engineering, project management and construction management services on projects from parking lots to new condominium developments, including site work, utilities and buildings.
Robert Fudge has been providing professional engineering services since 1975. Mr. Fudge has held top management positions both in private practice and in municipal government since graduating from Ferris State University in 1966.
Specializing in the construction engineering field, Mr. Fudge has provided general engineering assistance, project management, and construction management services in the States of Michigan and Texas, as well as project management in the State of Florida.
Mr. Fudge’s career includes over twenty-five years in private practice providing engineering services to large and small units of government and private developers. He has been in responsible charge of project ranging from tennis courts to multi-million dollar water and wastewater treatment facilities.
Mr. Fudge also has fifteen years of experience in the public practice, holding positions as the top management officer in two Counties in Michigan and as the Director of Public Works and City Engineer for the Town of South Padre Island.
PROJECT & CONSTRUCTION
Getting your project off the drawing board and under construction often takes longer than you would like. This can be the result of delays that are unexpected or delays that are the result of poor planning, by the construction manager, the owner, or both.
Our extensive project and construction management background allows us to assist you with all areas of your project development from site selection to final construction, including budgeting, design and contracting, as well as obtaining compliance with the Texas Windstorm requirements on any structures included in your project.
If your design is complete or almost complete, and you need assistance getting the project under contract and completed on time and within budget, our project management staff can help. We have completed project of all sized and know how to get things done on time and within budget. Bring us in and we will evaluate the project and advise you on the options available to best get your project completed.
Utilizing a construction manager that is also a design professional offers the developer a wide range of options not easily available with a contractor as the construction manager. The design professional has the knowledge of the basis of the project objectives and the details of the project design. This allows the design professional the advantage of utilizing more options, when necessary, to reduce costs or expedite completion of the project.
The gulf coast counties of the State of Texas are exposed to damage from hurricane caused wind, water and flooding. The State of Texas has established codes to help protect these areas from extensive damage by implementing building requirements to resist the winds and related problems caused by hurricanes.
The Texas Department of Insurance, Windstorm Inspections Division is charged with the responsibility of obtaining compliance with the State Standards. To assist with the large amount of construction in the coastal counties, the Department of Insurance has certified qualified licensed professional engineers to perform compliance inspections and certification to the State.
Certification by a Texas Department of Insurance approved engineer will allow the structure owner to obtain insurance through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association for properties located in hurricane prone areas of Texas.
FUDGE CONSULTING, PLLC has been providing these services to its clients since 1999. They are familiar with the codes and standards that must be met to comply with the requirements of the State of Texas, and they are available to assist existing and new client with this process.
Limiting our service area primarily to Cameron County has allowed us to maintain a very competitive fee structure as well as being able to respond promptly to client requests. We are able to provide all necessary services, from start to finish, for your next project.
Along with our services for windstorm compliance, we can assist with providing the necessary FEMA elevation certificates required to obtain flood insurance in flood prone areas alone the Gulf coast.