Spire provided cost estimating and schedule risk analysis services for Pacific Gas and Electric’s K-2 Compressor Replacement Project at the Delevan Compressor Station in Delevan, California. Spire developed a preliminary cost estimate and supporting basis of estimate in accordance with the Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering International’s (AACEI) Recommended Practice No. 34R-05. Spire’s evaluation included quantification and pricing of major equipment and facilities, and identification of potential schedule risks associated with procurement. Pacific Gas and Electric and Processes Unlimited utilized Spire’s findings to validate existing cost estimates, negotiate contracts and schedule procurement activities.

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 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.