CCD’s Project Management services allow owners to reduce risk in their projects. Our Project Management professionals work closely with clients to review and analyze the details of a project,
establish objectives, plan and manage the process and identify any potential problems.
CCD’s project management teams are experienced professionals. We use our experience in project development, CPM scheduling, cost control, change order management, project close-out and project review to provide complete project services to our clients.
Project Management and Project Controls teams are based on individual clients needs and requirements. Our professionals can assist clients with the following services:
- Constructability Review
- Development of contracts
- Review of bid packages
- Establishment and implementation of project procedures
- Risk management
- Project cost and schedule control
- Project Management
- Change Order Management
- Project progress and monitoring
- Claims mitigation
- Project close-out
Our cost engineers are experienced in all facets of project controls and familiar with common systems and practices, including development of comprehensive code-of-account structures; establishing
budgets; cash flow analysis; change management; cost monitoring and analysis; cost forecasting and reporting; progress reporting; and earned value analysis, including engineering and construction
productivity analysis. It is important for contractors and owners to keep current on a project by maintaining a reliable cost control system. Changes in labor costs, material costs, delays and other
events can affect the cost of a project.
Good Cost Control allows for the management of change as a project progresses. If your construction costs are running higher than the budget, corrections can be made during construction, which in turn, increases the possibility of the success of the project.
CCD services are available in whatever combination is required to meet the customer’s cost engineering requirements. Our services can be scheduled on an as-needed basis, or we can interface with the client’s internal project resources to provide project control solutions. CCD can also form an alliance with our clients to help improve their project controls capabilities. Through these alliances, we can become part of your on-site staff to handle all of your cost control needs.
Cost Services We Offer:
- Evaluate the accuracy of budgets, cost forecasts, and projected cash flow
- Assess costs incurred as compared to progress achieved
- Assess financial and management controls
- Perform financial oversight and identify areas of potential financial risk
- Evaluate potential for fraud and develop preventive measures
- Evaluate potential over-billing
- Develop enhanced financial oversight systems and controls
- Cost Planning, Estimating and Budgeting
One of CCD's strengths and passions is Project Scheduling. In today's complex construction environment, project scheduling is crucial to completing a project on time and within budget. As a
contractual requirement or a management tool, an updated and accurate schedule helps control resources and increases the accuracy of schedule projections. As an Owner’s Rep, CCD can review and
analyze project schedules submitted by contractors to ensure they are realistic, take into consideration known operational constraints, and are created to meet the required contractual completion
dates. Once reviewed, CCD provides comments to the Owner as well as the contractor and work with them to accommodate the project with minimal impact to both.
Although most contractors are able to build a schedule that can be used to manage construction, a large number of construction schedules have serious inaccuracies that reduce the schedule's use as a management tool and as a tool for measuring delay. Whether you are presenting project status updates to senior management, your customer, or reviewing upcoming work with team members, an accurate project schedule provides an objective method of communicating schedule progress, as well as highlighting the potential impacts of project issues.
Without an accurate schedule, it is difficult to assess the schedule, resources and cost ramifications of a project change. Not only can a schedule improve the quality of impact analysis, it also provides a means of simulating the impacts of different approaches to a proposed change.
CCD’s professionals have over 20 years in construction scheduling, using Primavera P3, P6, Microsoft Project, and other schedule software. We have worked with government agencies, construction managers, general contractors, and specialty contractors in preparing and maintaining CPM schedules. CCD has the ability to take over a contractor created schedule or create a schedule from scratch and can perform updates according to the project’s needs.
Scheduling Services We Offer:
- Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling
- Program Management Schedules
- Preliminary Schedules
- Periodic Scheduling Updates
- Planned and As-Built Analysis Schedules
- Resource and Cost Loaded Schedules
- Schedule Delay Analysis and Quantification
- Total Float Management
- "What if" Scenarios
- Master Schedule preparation and maintenance
- Contractor CPM Schedules
- Review of Construction Schedules
- Progress Reporting