Spire’s consultants provided value engineering and cost management services to help identify design and construction alternatives that would reduce the cost of GLNG’s $4.5 billion liquefied natural gas facility in Queensland, Australia.
Spire worked with GLNG and its EPC contractor, Bechtel, to review existing design/construction methods, estimate and evaluate costs, and identify best value options. Spire provided recommendations to optimize the design and construction phases to better balance flexibility in the design criteria and safety standards during the project.
Spire teamed with owners and contractors to develop systems to achieve essential functions at lowest total costs (capital, energy, and maintenance) over the life of the project while staying within budget.
Spire has developed a construction project management approach based on our origin as a claims consulting firm. This background gives us a unique and in-depth understanding of what can go wrong on a project. We use this knowledge to identify potential trouble spots before they develop into problems, and to recommend or initiate preventive action through strategic planning and controls. We vigilantly watch over all aspects of a project, from design review and long-lead items through schedule and budget updates and inspection during construction. As Project/Construction Managers or Owner’s Representatives, Spire has managed all phases of the construction process from pre-design through completion, including cost/budget controls, scheduling, estimating, expediting, contract administration, inspections and control of contractors and suppliers.
Successful construction project management of complex jobs demands a proactive approach, managed by professionals who have the experience, skills, and technical support each project requires. Spire’s professionals have hands-on experience in managing even the most challenging projects.