Construction Management

 

LCI has managed many construction projects with different levels of complexity, but all involving tight budgets, difficult deadlines and complex scope issues. We use our insight on behalf of our clients to pro-actively reduce factors that result in design errors, delays and budget overruns.

 

 

Our experts have the foresight to proactively identify challenges and employ scheduling, design and cost containment strategies as a means to reduce risk to our clients. Pre-planning is the basis of our management approach. Sufficient planning will allow the on-site construction work to go smoothly with costs and schedules being more predictable. Attention to detail and plan review reduce the risks to our clients.

 

Depending on your specific needs and requirements, LCI provides effective project leadership and management in the following service areas:

 

 

Key Benefits:

 

  • Independent and impartial review of design professionals and contractors
  • Utilize highly experienced professionals that you may not be able to hire as employees
  • Utilize external experience for Projects to enhance in-house technical knowledge
  • Reduce employee costs for major Projects by use of a consulting firm for a fixed-term contract

 

Project Schedule Review

Our schedule management and project control services developing, analyzing, updating and monitoring project schedules and other project reporting procedures  As with all of LCI’s services, we customize our scheduling and project controls services to our clients' specific needs.

 

LCI utilizes standard industry scheduling methods and software to develop, monitor, and report the progression of construction projects such that our clients are informed quickly and accurately of project events, potential problems, and corrective actions.

 

Change Order Management

Resolving change order situations early minimizes your costs and avoids contractor and project schedule disruptions. LCI has extensive experience developing and managing the change order process for owners, contractors, and subcontractors on multi-million dollar projects.

 

Constructability Review

LCI is often asked to assess the accuracy and completeness of construction plans and specifications and to validate schedules and budgets. A constructability review looks for document inconsistencies and completeness, potential liability, coordination issues, and missed details, among others. It also identifies and eliminates ambiguities and contract language that contribute to unnecessary construction change orders, disputes, and adversarial relationships between the contractor, owner, designer, and project stakeholders.

 

Cost Estimating

LCI Consultants specializes in construction cost estimating. We canoraccurate pricing

 

LCI is equipped to prepare estimates and/or verify proposed construction costs at various stages throughout the construction process. By identifying and analyzing the project's scope, time, cost, quality, and performance, LCI develops an accurate assessment of how the construction process is unfolding over the course of its duration.

 

Value Engineering

Whether you seek value-added construction estimates for your current project, you need assistance selecting between multiple bid packages or you simply desire validation of a selected bid before entering into contract, LCI has the experience to help you make the right decision.

Developing accurate construction bid estimates requires a comprehensive understanding of project costs and factors that impact project costs, along with knowledge of the estimating process. In the end, our estimating team addresses three primary concerns:

 

  • How many? (quantities)
  • How much? (pricing)
  • How long? (productivity)

 

With our methodical, yet practical approach LCI’s construction bid estimates include quantity take-offs to answer ‘how many’, market-factored pricing to answer ‘how much’, and scheduling services to answer ‘how long’. In addition, our estimating expertise qualifies us to evaluate and analyze submitted bids for possible errors or shortcomings.


LCI’s services that may assist in the development of your value engineering efforts include:

 

  • Pre-construction planning and coordination
  • Construction cost management
  • Construction cost estimating
  • Quantity take-offs
  • Material escalation analysis
  • Risk management techniques
  • Risk management assessments
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Whether you are an owner, program manager, contractor, architect or construction manager, LCI is equipped to supplement your team’s expertise with additional insight to ensure your project’s success. Regardless of the stage of your project, LCI’s value engineering services can assist with conceptual budgets, preliminary estimates, quantity take-offs, bid estimates or contract pricing.

 

Dispute Avoidance & Resolution

Construction claims are both costly and time consuming for your organization and your clients. LCI’s extensive knowledge with each phase of the construction project lifecycle allows us to provide insight prior to commencement and during the construction of your project, which will help you avoid issues down the road.

 

LCI can assist with a variety of activities that will assist in avoiding costly disputes including:

 

  • Contract Reviews
  • Pre-project Planning
  • Plan Reviews
  • Cost and Schedule Validation and Monitoring
  • Constructability Reviews

 

Whether you are an owner, program manager, contractor, architect, construction manager or subcontractor, LCI’s consultants have the knowledge and know how to help you avoid disputes and mitigate claims.

 

Inspection and Quality Assurance

LCI provides independent quality assurance and implements procedures, conducts audits of on-going activities, document review, construction quality control management, field inspection and all quality documentation. We provide surveillance of contractor’s programs and completed work. Our team routinely interfaces with owners, owner representatives, general contractors, subcontractors, environmental teams, and safety and traffic control personnel.

 

Elements of Quality Assurance program include:

 

  • Design  Quality Procedures
  • Construction Quality Procedures
  • Forms/Checklists
  • Document Control Plan
  • Construction Inspection and Testing Quality Assurance Plan
  • Construction Quality Training Manual
  • Laboratory Quality System Manual