The Fort Jackson National Cemetery consists of 585 acres adjacent to Percival Road in Columbia, South Carolina. The project was completed in multiple phases and included the addition of 5,000 full-casket gravesites, 4,200 preplaced crypts, 5,000 in-ground cremation sites, and 2,000 columbarium niches. The project also consists of several structures, including a 4,500 square-foot administration and public information center, 5,266 square-foot maintenance building, two committal service shelters, 10 double-sided columbarium walls, flag plaza, and memorial walk.

Spire assisted a subcontractor with the preparation of a request for equitable adjustment (REA) to substantiate issues and quantify impacts related to the construction of Phase IB of the project. Spire’s scope of work included performing a schedule delay analysis, cost and change order analysis, and quantification of damages. These analyses included review and evaluation of change orders, schedules, and additional contemporaneous documents.

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.