The POL (petroleum, oil, and lubricants) Andersen AFB is a project intended to provide for the construction of hardened structures around existing and new POL structures, expand the hydrant loop system, and provide additional system redundancy. The project consists of four sites located in Guam.
“More than 75 Airmen and civilians work 10- to 12-hour shifts 24/7/365. The career field is broken down into two sections and seven elements, each playing a vital role in fuel-related operations. The first section, Operations, contains the fuels distribution, maintenance, fixed facilities, and cryogenics elements. The second section, the Fuels Information Service Center, contains the fuels laboratory, training and support, and the fuel service center elements,” says Senior Airman Shane Dunaway, 36th Wing Public Affairs.
Spire assisted the client by performing a technical schedule review and baseline schedule development. Additionally, Spire performs monthly schedule updates and develops progress reports describing the work performed during that period. The activities that are on the critical path that could impact project completion are identified and the client is made aware of the activities to focus on during the upcoming month. This helps them stay on track and under budget.
Spire’s project controls experts bring a comprehensive suite of skills and extensive field experience to the job site. We help project teams and management determine how far a project has progressed at any given time regarding schedule, cost, productivity, and risk and compare against contractual expectations, scope, performance criteria, and milestones. Controls can be applied to all phases of a project, from preconstruction to closeout.
Here are just some of the services our construction project controls consultants can bring to your next project:
- Project Planning
- Schedule Development
- Schedule Oversight and Reporting
- Schedule Analysis
- Cost Estimating
- Cost Analysis
- Value Engineering
- Budget Management
Project controls are essential to keep complex construction projects on budget and on time. They help teams and stakeholders identify emerging risks early, before they become expensive, time-consuming problems. With advance warning, these issues can be mitigated or avoided altogether. Project controls also give leadership the data they need to set realistic expectations, manage subcontractors, and plan with confidence.
During the course of a project, program and project managers use controls to monitor time and cost expenditures and compare them to project lifecycle forecasts. They also rely on them to coordinate onsite execution with the milestones established during the design, procurement, entitlement, and pre-construction stages.