Spire’s consultants assisted the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) and the architect by providing a basis of estimate for the security upgrades to the SCVWD Administration and Headquarters Building in Santa Clara, California. The scope of the estimate involved three areas of construction; (1) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 parking modifications at the Administration Building and the Headquarters Building, (2) lobby security renovations at the Administration building, (3) security upgrades at the Headquarters building at the main lobby and two other entrances. The purpose of the interior renovations at both buildings was to provide a more secure facility with card readers required for access to separate employees from public access.

Spire produced a  basis of estimate report for the owner that included a design development cost estimate, preliminary construction cost summary, detailed elements cost breakdown, as well as several alternates. Spire also evaluated the impact of alternates to the project schedule.

The SCVWD used Spire’s findings to evaluate a number of alternatives, identify cost savings opportunities, validate contractor bids, and negotiate contracts.

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.