The project is a 31-story building located at the corner of Cesar Chavez and San Jacinto and will offer spectacular views of the University of Texas campus, the State Capitol and downtown Austin’s skyline. This project will complement the existing JW Marriott Austin. The Austin Marriott Downtown will have 588 rooms of full service in addition to 64,000 square feet of meeting, exhibit and entertainment space, three bars and a street-level full-service restaurant. It will also feature an exhibit hall with floor-to-ceiling windows along a 170-foot glass wall.
Preparation and development of baseline schedule including review of plans and specifications, identification of scope of work and scheduling requirements, development of sequence and crew logic and comparison to general contractor schedule.
Spire was retained to develop a baseline schedule for the client’s scope of work on the project. This included the review of plans and specifications to identify the scope of work and scheduling requirements for the project, facilitation ofa planning session with project personnel to discuss production rates, sequence and crew logic, and preparation of a fully detailed schedule with activities for mechanical and plumbing efforts on the project.
As a result of Spire’s efforts, the client was able to develop a baseline schedule reflecting the planned sequence and duration for its scope of work on the project that could be used to track progress and minimize impacts.
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.