The new $80 million Kadena Shopping Center is located at U.S. Kadena Air Base in Okinawa Prefecture. It is the second-largest shopping mall among U.S. military bases worldwide. The Kadena Shopping Complex was built to replace the existing mall, which was built in the 1950s. The new mall is much larger than the former one and second in size only to a military base shopping mall in Germany. On the second floor of the mall, patrons can choose to shop from clothing stores, music shops, electronic stores, high-end luxury stores, and a variety of restaurants.

Spire’s project controls experts were retained to help the client with schedule analysis, schedule development, and schedule oversight. The multi-million dollar redevelopment project consists of a 30,000-square foot, 2-story structure and includes over 100 storefronts.

Kadena Air Force Base Shopping Center Project Controls

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.