Project and Construction Management
IGCCO Consulting provides
comprehensive construction management services.
management consultants possess the engineering and construction experience
necessary to provide real-world, cost-effective solutions to the everyday
challenges that owners, contractors, engineers, and architects face
throughout the construction process.
From the initial concept to project
close-out, IGCCO assists our clients in facilitating and coordinating
the construction process to mitigate complex problems.
Whether the project entails new
construction or renovation, IGCCO Consulting's professionals provide
the experience and focus to assist our clients in meeting their
Our skilled and experienced team provides proactive management
services in all construction sectors.
IGCCO services allow
owners to reduce risk and uncertainty in their capital programs.
IGCCO Consulting's management professionals work with our
clients to review and analyze the details of a project, establish and
evaluate objectives, plan and manage the process, identify obstacles, and
IGCCO Consulting's construction professionals assist owners with:
- Design/Engineering Review
- Development of appropriate contracts
- Establishment of schedule and cost
- Review of bid packages
- Qualification and evaluation of
- Establishment and implementation of
- Job progress evaluation and monitoring
- Evaluation and negotiation of changes
- Post-project evaluation
Programs management from pre-project
through completion and close-out is a proven means for assuring a project
Project Management IGCCO Consulting's skilled and experienced team of project
management professionals includes technical and administrative
We use our expertise in project development, contract
administration, CPM scheduling, estimating and cost control, inspection,
project close-out, and program review to provide complete project services
to our clients.
IGCCO Consulting develops construction and project management teams
based on each client's specific needs and project requirements.
IGCCO Consulting provides effective project leadership in the
following service areas:
Construction Management Services
- Pre-Construction Services
- Architect/Engineer Selection
- Constructability and Design Review
- Bid Phase Management
- Contract Review and Commercial
- Contract Administration
- RFI and Change Order Management
- Value Engineering
CPM Scheduling and Project Control
Inspection/Quality Assurance and Control
IGCCO Consulting's professionals are
available to staff any type of construction project at any phase, ranging
in duration from days to years.
When an organization's internal resources
prove to be insufficient, our team is available to represent our clients'
interests as well as effectively compliment existing permanent staff based
on the unique needs of each individual project.
Not all organizations have the internal
resources to handle every type of assignment.
experienced project managers, construction managers, engineers,
architects, designers, schedulers, financial analysts, contract
administrators and other professionals are available at a moments notice
to staff virtually any type of project at any phase.
IGCCO Consulting puts together teams
specifically based upon the unique needs of each individual assignment and
IGCCO's construction professionals take a cooperative approach
to meeting our clients' goals, while maintaining a team oriented focus on
Troubled Project Turnaround
Construction Troubled Project Turnaround
IGCCO Consulting is often engaged in
projects after serious problems have caused cost overruns or delays.
these situations, our project management experts quickly take action to
implement procedures to get the project back on track.
highly skilled team works with clients to mitigate and resolve claims
while supporting project progress.
Troubled projects may be plagued with the
- Difficulties in meeting milestones or
- Risk of failure in delivering
- Failure or unwillingness to allocate
resources to the project
- The project is consistently and/or
significantly behind schedule
- Significant and/or critical technical
issues with the project
IGCCO Consulting assists clients with
the implementation of a project review and recovery process to monitor our
clients' projects and identify projects for review and possible
IGCCO Consulting has worked
extensively with clients to understand the root causes of troubled
projects and develop approaches to successfully turn projects around.
Unfortunately, not all projects are
recoverable without addressing disputed issues.
When projects cannot be
turned around, IGCCO assists its clients with documentation and
strategic planning for dispute resolution.
Scheduling and Project Controls
Project management control can
only be achieved when cost, schedule, and technical objectives are clearly
documented, realistically derived, and deliberately managed.
schedule development is one of the most important processes in your
project's overall plan development.
However, a project will generally
never follow the plan exactly and even the most well thought-out project
schedules will inevitably exhibit variances between the planned and actual
Therefore, in order to prevent these variances from
significantly disrupting the project, a process for continual control and
monitoring must be implemented from the project's outset. IGCCO
Consulting is able to assist our clients at any stage of a project, as we
can not only measure current performance status but also forecast
Regulating variances can mean the difference between
the success and failure of your project.
Studies performed by the Business
Roundtable have determined that whether your project is in the conceptual
planning stage, bidding stage, or during construction, that an improvement
in project performance could be realized with the implementation of
Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling.
Whether our clients are fulfilling
contractual requirements or simply executing good management practices,
IGCCO Consulting can provide the essential CPM scheduling and progress
management service tools necessary.
Our services include schedule
development and preparation, schedule analysis, schedule updating, and
progress reporting based on actual project progress.
Our work products and deliverables are
prepared using the latest versions of the established industry software
such as Primavera, Project Planner (P3), SureTrak, and MS Project.
IGCCO Consulting provides
complete cost estimating services.
Our project estimating experience
includes virtually all sectors of the construction industry as well as
domestic and international projects.
We have prepared detailed estimates
construction and remediation.
Our estimating experience includes
projects ranging from a few hundred thousand to hundreds of millions of
dollars in construction costs.
We have up to date access to costs in
specific specialty areas and regions around the United States and
In addition to serving contractors,
IGCCO Consulting provides estimate review and analysis services to
owners and lenders seeking verification of project estimates.
IGCCO Consulting's estimating services include:
- Preparation of conceptual, rough order
of magnitude (ROM) and pre-bid estimates
- Quantity take-offs
- Preparation of project/program budgets
- Cash flow modeling and trending
- Value engineering cost estimates
- Value and construction cost analysis
- Bid analysis and bid checks
- Progress payment assessments
- Change order estimates and checks
- Cost to complete
- Check estimates
- Damages calculations for claims
analysis and preparation
Cost Accounting and Control
It is important for contractors
and owners alike to keep current on a project's cost by maintaining a
reliable cost control system.
Changes in labor costs, labor shortages,
increased materials costs, delays, inclement weather conditions, and other
foreseeable and unforeseeable events can affect both the cost and schedule
of a construction project.
Maintaining a reliable cost control
system enables a contractor to analyze the productivity of workers, the
performance and efficiency of equipment, the cost of materials, and the
proper allocation of overhead expenses.
A reliable cost control system allows for
changes as a project progresses.
If construction costs are running higher
than the contract budget, or are different than scheduled, corrections can
be made while the project is still in progress, therefore increasing the
chances that a project will be financially successful.
IGCCO Consulting is experienced in
project cost control. Our cost control professionals are familiar with
common systems and practices.
We have assisted with the implementation of
cost control systems, trained individuals and companies in cost controls
practices, advised on cost control policies and procedures, and analyzed
costs on troubled projects.
ProcurementThe balance of risk relative to
quality, time, and cost is a key component of construction procurement.
IGCCO Consulting provides clear and
focused procurement advice at critical stages of project development.
initial inception of the project through the award and performance of the
contract, our construction specialists assist with key procurement issues.
IGCCO Consulting's construction experts provide consultation on overall
procurement policy to ensure that the desired commercial outcome is
achieved in terms of time frame, target costs, and risk allocation.
IGCCO Consulting provides the
following procurement services:
- Advise on procurement strategy for
construction and engineering contracts
- Advise on the regulatory framework
applicable to the industries in which our clients operate
- Assess and advise on risk management
and on risk profiles of particular projects
- Assist with commercial preparation and
negotiation of key project terms
- To advise on procurement policies and
- Assist in the analysis, negotiation,
and resolution of procurement related disputes
Engineering and Design Development
While the design phase of a
construction project can be a fraction of the life-cycle cost of owning
and operating a facility, decisions made during the design phase
ultimately determine the majority of operations and maintenance costs.
Builders, operators, and facility users often have suggestions that can
improve the constructability, operability, and long-term usefulness of a
IGCCO Consulting's engineering and design professionals assist
clients with design development and design review.
We work with design
professionals, owners, developers, financial institutions, and contractors
to verify that the design meets the intent of the parties.
The design review process is a mechanism for ensuring design standards,
alignment, and diligence throughout the course of the project design
This process includes ensuring that designs meet appropriate
standards and consistency.
The design review process also ensures that the design meets commercial
objectives and business goals.
An additional objective of design review is to minimize late-stage
changes and associated costs and delays that could be avoided with
front-end analysis of the design documents.
Project Start-UpA project's start-up phase can
ultimately determine the successfulness of the project.
often undertake projects that cannot achieve desired or stated objectives.
Projects are often undertaken with unrealistic technical, financial and
scheduling goals due to conceptual rather than proven data.
provides assistance in the evaluation and assessment of proposed project
We can bring more certainty to an uncertain project by
employing a methodology that evaluates technical feasibility, project
plans/estimates, financing/insurance structures, and identified project
IGCCO provides management with the ability to evaluate potential
projects with a complete understanding of potential risks and issues as
well as assist in the assessment of the overall business care/return on
A project's close-out phase is often
overlooked in the execution of the project.
Project teams usually move on
to the next engagement, and an organization is left with completing the
final deliverables and financial obligations.
In some cases, the project
close-out can have serious financial considerations.
clients with experienced support in the commissioning and the closing out
IGCCO provides a resource to ensure that your projects are
completed cleanly, by working through intricate issues of contract and
schedule close-out, along with positioning for potential claims.
IGCCO Consulting's clients have long
recognized the need for independent, experienced inspection and quality
control services on complex projects.
Our process is to verify that the
product furnished by the contractor is in full compliance with the plans,
specifications and other contract documents.
Our sound inspection
procedures lead to a measure of quality control with the purpose of
reducing costly construction delays and subsequent servicing and
IGCCO Consulting provides three
primary construction inspection services:
- Owner's Representative Services:
IGCCO works for Owners to ensure that the construction process
follows the plans and specifications.
- Contractor/Architect Support:
provides on-site services during the project to ensure that the
construction follows the plans and specifications.
- Pre-Construction Services:
reviews plans and specifications and advises clients prior to the
commencement of construction.
Risk Management IGCCO consulting assists
clients with balancing the contingencies of risk with specific
contractual, financial, operational and organizational requirements.
risk analysis and management process entails identifying construction
risks and exposures, and formulating an effective risk management strategy
to mitigate the potential for loss.
There are several types of risk that an owner or lender should consider as
part of a risk management program. These include:
- Schedule risk
- Cost risk
- Technical feasibility
- Risk of technical obsolescence
- Dependencies between a new project and
- Physical events beyond direct control
Operations Management The importance of operations
management has increased dramatically in recent years.
competition, shorter product and service life-cycles, better-educated and
quality-conscious consumers, and the capabilities of new technology have
placed increasing pressures on the operations function to improve
productivity while providing a broader array of high-quality products and
With the globalization of markets, firms are recognizing that
the operations function can be used as a competitive weapon to strengthen
their position in the market place.
IGCCO Consulting's financial and
management experience allows us to efficiently and effectively advise
clients on optimal operating system commitments such as equipment, labor,
tools, facilities, materials, energy, and information and how these inputs
can best be obtained and used to satisfy the requirements of the market
IGCCO also advises on critical activities such as quality
management and control, capacity planning, materials management,
purchasing, and scheduling.
IGCCO also advises on critical
activities such as:
- Quality management and control
- Capacity planning
- Materials management
Initial Decision Maker
With the 2009 revision of the
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Form A201, the concept of an
"Initial Decision Maker" (IDM) was introduced.
Traditionally, the Architect has performed the contractual function of
deciding disputes between Owners and Contractors.
For various reasons the
parties are often uneasy with this situation:
- Owners do not want their Architects
deciding against them.
- Contractors perceive the Architect as
being biased to the Owner, and
- Architects are uncomfortable being in
the middle of disputes between repeat clients.
- There is concern among the parties
that the traditional decision process will be untimely.
In a contractual situation, the parties can choose an IDM to resolve
disputes prior to mediation, arbitration, or litigation (disputes
regarding aesthetics are left to the Architect, not an IDM).
"According to the drafters, the purpose of this change was to maintain
fast and impartial solutions to common problems, to allow contractors and
owners to choose a third party IDM with whom they feel comfortable, and
give freedom to select an appropriate IDM based upon the particular
If an IDM is not identified in the contract, the Architect serves as the
default decision maker.
IGCCO's team of Architects, Engineers, and Financial experts make us
uniquely qualified to serve as an IDM in contractual situations.
extensive experience in complex construction situations enables us to be
consistent in reviewing facts and apply standard industry practice to the
unique situation at hand.
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