Located in the heart of the South Austin neighborhood, Greystar’s South Lamar Plaza is a mixed-use redevelopment consisting of 445 apartment units, and 90,000 square feet of eclectic dining, shopping, and entertainment. The iconic urban development also features the historic Alamo Drafthouse and Highball Lounge.

As the construction consultant for the $70 million project, Spire Consulting Group was awarded the project planning, project controls, and schedule development and oversight scopes of work to support Greystar’s construction management team. More specifically, Spire developed the WBS structure of the project, and built teams to elaborate the work execution plan and sequence. The Plaza had a number of turnovers and critical delivery milestones that delivered critical revenue streams to Greystar’s partners and investors.

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.