The $90 million Hotel Van Zandt is a 16-story Kimpton Boutique Hotel located in the Rainey Street District of Austin, Texas. The 368,000 SF hotel consists of 322 guest rooms, a 6,800 SF pool deck and indoor-outdoor bar, a 1,300 SF fitness facility, and four levels of underground parking. The hotel also features a three-meal restaurant, lobby walk-up café, and 12,000 square feet of meeting space that includes a ballroom, board rooms, and meeting rooms.

Spire’s consultants re-baselined the existing construction schedule in Primavera P6 after the original schedule built in MS Project was no longer representative of the construction process. Additionally, Spire’s consultants helped the client develop several insurance claims related to schedule delays and disruptions as a result of damages to a man-hoist as well as water intrusion.

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.