The Powell Airport Campus project consisted of the construction of a 78,000 SF office building and a 217,000 SF assembly plant on a 28-acre greenfield site located in Houston, Texas, north of Hobby Airport.

Spire was engaged by Powell Electric Systems, Inc. on this project to provide project planning assistance to supplement the existing planning capabilities of the General Contractor (GC) and Project Development Manager. Spire’s responsibilities included composing and/or reviewing the completion schedule, and weekly progress and photo reports; attending weekly site meetings; reviewing schedule updates; and participating in discussions between the Owner, Construction Manager, GC, and Subcontractors of critical items related to the completion of the project.

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.