Joint Center of Excellence for Battlefield Health and Trauma Research, the new $92 million research, office, and education facility constructed in San Antonio, Texas, consists of approximately 110,000 square feet and was part of the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) $2 billion San Antonio Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program. The Corps was concerned about the potential impact on labor and material costs of this facility and other substantial construction taking place in the Central Texas region.
Spire’s scope of work included an evaluation of current and anticipated construction activity within San Antonio and the surrounding markets to assess the potential impact this activity may impose with regard to construction costs during the development of the project, and identify the risks associated with those impacts. Spire’s evaluation included a trend, Monte Carlo simulation, and supply/demand analysis; and was completed on time and within budget.
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.