AREAS OF EXPERTISE
We manage a wide range of capital projects
Project Control’s experience covers over $3.0 Billion in the management of the design and construction of hospitality, commercial, civic, municipal and health care facilities for owners in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona and California. The following pages highlight some of PCI’s long-term relationships, feature projects as well as an overall project listing.
PCI’s program management services assist you to keep various, interconnected projects in sync, within budget and on-time. We help owners, banks, stake-holders and others reduce the ambiguity and risk in their capital programs. We review the details of all projects, collaborate with you to set-up goals, objectives and a management plan that meets your priorities to manage, control the process, including identify and resolving problems. We will work with you to implement and integrate every facet of each project in the program. When managing an entire multi-disciplinary program, our management service improves schedule, cost and quality. You will benefit from having a single point of management responsibility from concept-to-completion of each project in the program.
Designing and constructing projects are complicated! With so many moving parts and team members involved to coordinate a successful project, it is no wonder that construction projects are one of the most difficult undertakings to pursue, the bigger the project the bigger the risk! Financial stakes being so high, it is critical that every step of the project be managed prudently – from planning, programming, design, through construction and occupancy – we see that best practices and sound management principles are implemented at all phases. As your third-party project manager, we become an extension to your staff, ensuring that your interests are covered and time, cost and quality goals are attained.
When acquired as the construction phase manager, PCI assists you to engage the most qualified construction team to implement your planning, programing, and design with quality construction. Our construction managers will stay in the details on a day-to-day basis so you can focus on other parts of your business. You can have peace and confidence that your project is being managed correctly with your interests being protected. Turning construction phase management over to anther conflicted party has too many risks and minimal rewards. Whether it’s meeting minutes, change order and schedule compliance or conflict resolution, we will do the heavy-lifting and tee-up issues for your decision at the appropriate times.
Project Management Oversight
In some instances you may not choose to engage a full service program, project or construction management service. In this case, PCI will consult with you and provide support and over-sight services. If you simply need assistance with developing a request for proposal, sitting on a selection committee, constructability reviews, inspections, or a trusted advisor that is only a phone call away – we are flexible and will be there for you! Whether it is scheduling, estimating, program, project or construction management services we have staff ready to support and give you as much or as little oversight as you desire.
trouble project turnaround
Every projects goal is to provide proper management at all phases of the project and certainly before construction begins. However, for various reasons some projects management goes side-ways. If you find your project team “in a hole”– many times the best solution is to “stop digging” retain a trusted advisor and “get out of the hole”. A trusted 3rd Party PM Advisor that has not lived through the emotions of the project, allows for sound objective decisions and direction to be given. PCI can be that trusted advisor to help mediate and establish a direction to get the proverbial train back on the tracks. Root cause analysis, followed by necessary change implementation with the insert of sound cost, schedule and quality initiatives can allow a project to get-back-on-track and regain the necessary momentum for a strong finish.
Some organizations do not have the internal resources to handle every type of construction assignment. PCI can augment your construction team with specific expertise based upon the unique needs of each individual assignment. We offer experienced professionals that can assist you with time-frame flexibility – if you need our staff augmentation for a few days or several years – we are here for you! We staff virtually any type of project at any phase. Our professionals are results-driven, yet cooperative and flexible.
The initial capital construction cost typically is dwarfed by the on-going operations and maintenance cost of the building life cycle. PCI takes great pride in designing and constructing a quality building that allows for good Facility Management (FM) to be implemented. Our FM solution starts during the design and connects all stake holders including the FM and End User Team into the pre-construction phase to allow for best FM practices to be implemented. Our staff not only has experience in managing the capital construction phase but also has successfully implemented the same sound management principles as Facility & Interim Facility Managers. We can continue to be an extension to your staff during the operational phase as you look for the right Facility Manager or be a resource to your current Facility Manager to track and manage work-orders and FM projects. Our Axsys Global, LLC software management solutions will be a great resource for the success of proper Facility Management.
estimating cost management
A lack of information going in is not an excuse for escalating costs throughout the project. Our years of managing projects combined with cost estimating roots going back to 1968 enable us to dive into the details in developing conceptual, programmatic, detail estimates and change order reviews. PCI’s estimates are comprehensive and all-inclusive, not only construction costs but design, equipment, furnishings, information technology, consultants, land, etc. PCI outlines precisely what is required to run pro-formas and project feasibility analysis allowing you to bring your vision to life – line item by line item. As changes are sometimes required: PCI maintains a current cost database allowing for quick and accurate change order cost reviews. Contractors who know their change orders are reviewed tend to provide reasonable pricing throughout the life of the project. Change happens – at PCI, we’ll see that the change does you good.
Whether you need an early, conceptual schedule to guide the project, or a detailed construction schedule to manage the day-to-day activities: PCI has been providing CPM (critical path method) along with Last Planner pull planning on hundreds of projects. A well-organized and managed schedule establishes the “ground rules” necessary to assure the project is completed on time. Our scheduling clients include owners, but also general contractors that are looking for objective schedule management. Understanding the owner’s perspective helps general contractors develop and manage schedules successfully and gain repeat business.
Energy & Life Cycle Management
Whether you need to analyze the first cost of a capital project or want to understand the total life cycle cost of an asset, PCI can manage the team to assure a complete analysis is completed. We see this as the right way to value engineer a project in lieu of aggressive cost cutting. Effective energy and life cycle management will help an owner decide when it is appropriate to invest more in the first cost in order to save ten fold over the life of the asset. PCI has also worked on several projects that have incorporated smart building concepts in order to optimize and maintain system controls and continuous commissioning of the building. To be done effectively, a consistent approach from the initial planning stages of a project through operations has to be implemented and managed.
In today’s fast moving world of construction, when terms like “shovel ready” seem to be everyone’s objective, it is important to remember that the design team is still responsible for giving direction to the construction team. Too often, a design is put out for bid before it has been put through a rigorous “check” process to make sure that it can be built in a way that will meet the owner’s objective without incurring excessive change orders. PCI’s professionals have lead large constructability review programs, which have prevented costly change orders and delays in construction – let us lead this effort in digging into the details before the shovels hit the ground.
Software Management Solutions
Axsys Global is the next generation software that is quickly customizable to not only fit your current workflow and processes but to also assure compliance with your policies and procedures. Axsys Global is an operations management software that automates and streamlines business processes from start to finish. It is a cloud-based software that allows you to easily input data and access real time reports to help you make better time sensitive business decisions and learn from how these decisions impact the efficiencies of an operation.