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  2. 2. Preface The continuous evolution of the process for techniques presents the building Owner the design and procurement of construction with an array of choices and inherently emphasizes the need for a distinct and difficult decisions in the early stages of the independent professional discipline with development of a project. The Owner is expertise to provide constructive cost confronted with early choices in which containment and project management various obscure conceptual implications measures during the design and may later produce problems during construction of building projects. In construction if not identified and addressed responding to the demands of modern at an early stage. Time delays, cost design and the requirements of building overruns and expensive litigation can be Owners, this profession has a primary goal the unfortunate result of any misstep. The of assisting the design team and the Owner need is clear for an independent in implementing cost control, project professional who, from the strength of strategy and management techniques prior experience, can help to circumvent respecting the Architect’s design these problems by representing the objectives, and the Owner’s functional Owner’s interests and advising on the requirements. The current trend in diverse advantages and disadvantages of all the contracting procedures and project available options. management
  3. 3. Our Strategy Construction Technologies & Our strategy is to identify and Associates, LLC provides necessary provide Building Owners and assistance as both a design team design teams with cost, schedule member and as an Owner’s and contracting options. Just as representative. We estimate, you operate your business with monitor and control costs, budgetary controls, and a plan based manage schedules and serve upon your knowledge of previous Building Owners and Architects in costs, our services provide you an intermediary role. We provide with detailed projections of cost,Mid-rise and flex knowledgeable advice recognizingoffice space the concerns of Owner, Architect and Contractor, advice that can result in prompt resolution of emerging problems. We offer services throughout both design and construction to minimize your cost and the time required for the completion of your project. These are our cost and schedule management and con- tract administration services, and the earlier our involvement, the more effective our contribution to the project. Five star level assisted living quality
  4. 4. time and contract administration contractor claims, to name but a few.issues associated with your project, The continuous and constructive costbased upon our experience on planning, estimating, value engineeringmany previous projects. Our advice and project management services whichhelps you achieve your requirements we provide help you to address thesewithin the constraints of your issues.budget. Our broad range of construction The planning and construction of management experience can help you toany major project is comprised of decide where to spend your moneya complicated series of interwoven within the various building elements. Weevents and, at any step along the provide you with alternatives and optionsway, there is the potential for to optimize your projects budget andproblems. As the Owner or schedule. High quality, High tech,responsible party, you may have to High rise projects.deal with situations such as budget We can save you money and time by We can advise you on theproblems, schedule slippage, alerting you to your options and by anticipated cost of eachmaterial shortages, adverse bidding helping manage the cost and schedule of space and each floor inconditions, labor difficulties and your project. You have the opportunity your building. to avoid potentially expensive problems We can advise you on the before they are literally “set in stone”. construction economics of comparable schedules, building configurations, number and sizes of floors, choice of finishes and quality levels and relative costs of alternative structural, architectural, mechanical and electrical systems. State of the art medical facilities
  5. 5. Our Project ManagementServices Construction Scheduling Project Management And We can provide construction and design Bid Evaluations phase scheduling and reporting services We offer a wide range of management which include network analysis of the services. These include gaining an in- construction and design activities for your depth understanding of your ultimate project. We can use the network to assess goals and the development of a plan project time and critical path activities, to for achieving those goals through estimate manpower and cash flowLarge modern high school selection of contract type, contractor requirements, to report actual site progressconstruction selection criteria and bidding format. and for advance procurement of materials. We will also assist you in the This process gives you your own unbiased informed comparative evaluation of monthly record of construction progress and bids leading to recommendations for the means to identify potential problems the award of the construction before they occur and before you would contract. otherwise be apprised of them by the Contractor. This information can also be used to combat subsequent claims. Many contractor claims are resolved in favor of the Contractor due, in large measure, to the absence of factual information and record keeping by the Owner during the construction process.
  6. 6. Cost and Schedule Monitoring Construction AdministrationAnd Auditing We can provide the day to dayWe provide regular reports and construction administration requiredrecommendations relating to to ensure your project stays onconstruction progress; cost budget and on schedule. Thismonitoring to make certain that includes activities such as changethe established budgets are adhered order administration, RFIto or consciously adjusted to accom- administration, schedule review, Municipal police stationmodate approved changes; and cost budget review, daily projectauditing for monthly progress oversight, the chairing of progresspayment evaluation and forecasting meetings, shop drawingsto ensure that your expenditures administration, and general problemare appropriate. solving, to name but a few of the items needed to ensure a successfulSpecial Investigations project.Our general consulting services Interior high qualityinclude special investigations for Negotiations And finishesbuilding Owners or funding insti- Technical Assistancetutions. They include analysis of We can assist you in final settlementcontracts, fire insurance estimates with contractors and evaluation andand fire loss assessments. negotiation of contractor claims. If required, we can also serve as an expert witness in litigation proceedings and provide technical Must the design fit the budget, assistance to your legal experts in or can the budget follow the contract disputes. design? In either case, you wantSpecialty health care maximum value for your money.facilities
  7. 7. Energy – The Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant We have expertise in working on the nuclear power plant on Turkey Point on the Southern tip of Florida. We were involved with CPM schedule control and cost monitoring during outage fuel rod replacement conditions. These are some of the most critical scheduling exercises in the industry. Turkey Point contains two 1,240 mega-watt nuclear units and two conventional coal burning units.
  8. 8. Avoiding theClassic Dilemma A major dilemma in which Owners and It is rarely possible to alter the majortheir Architects find themselves with design components where most of thegreat frequency, and which we can help money could be saved, such as changingto avoid, can be best illustrated by the the basic shape or structure. So, in thefollowing scenario: time available, there must be superficial alterations in design. There is an approved design with itsattendant lapse of time and expenditure Such emergency type design changesof fees. When bids are received, they usually rob the project of many of theexceed the budgeted costs and the features which gave it its desiredproject cannot proceed until reductions character in its original form. The resultare made to the project’s scope and cost. is a clinical and not necessarily satisfactory compromise. The Architect must redesign and thescheduled opening of the facility will be The compromise of redesign, delays indelayed, time that can never be delivery dates and the negative impactrecovered, with consequent loss of resulting from the lack of earlyincome and/or use. The momentum and planning can cause significant difficultiescredibility of the project are lessened. for all concerned. We believe ourThe design team’s position is made even services will help avoid these problems.more difficult because everyone likedthe original design; the Owner approvedit. Now the designers must compromisethat design, often at their own cost.
  9. 9. Our Project ManagementServicesMaster Plan Evaluation And Our estimates are a constructive,Research Studies integrated part of the design process,We offer early master plan evaluation for not after-the-fact or retrospective. Wedevelopments for evaluating the financial work with you to help prevent thefeasibility of a project, including cash flow many hours of wasted design timeprojections. We conduct research studies into which occur when subsequent bidsthe cost significance of differing methods of exceed the budget due to a lack of cost Institutional facilitiesconstruction, alternative materials and planning.products, equipment utilization, labor-savingtechniques, local costs and building customs Leading Edge Technologyand alternative design solutions. We utilize the latest technology in the production and delivery of our product.Cost Planning And Estimating This technology includes computerizedFrom the earliest stages of design and as you systems, digitizers and plotters withmove through the design process, we will custom software for preparation of ourprovide you with cost planning and estimates estimates, reports, and schedules.for every aspect of your project at strategicpoints in the design phase. Our budgetaryadvice may encourage alternative designsolutions by the Architect and Engineers. The irritation of compromised design will be remembered long after the fees for cost planning would have been forgotten. Commercial Development Cost Planning Study
  10. 10. Managing Projects with Government Entities such as the Corps. Of Engineers We have extensive experience working with the Corps. Of Engineers on multiple projects on military bases across the country. We can offer expertise to Owners, Designers, and Contractors relative to conducting business in this unique and sometimes challenging environment.Strong management of Corps. Of Engineers processes suchas Dr.-Checks, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, thesubmittal process, REA and claims administration,Commissioning, and the ability to navigate the Corps. OfEngineers hierarchy are all necessary to ensure success onthese types of projects.
  11. 11. Construction Technologies and Associates, LLC (CTA) is:CTA is an innovative and results driven leader focused on achieving goals in highly competitive andchallenging environments that demand continuous improvement.We have extensive experienced in building partnerships while driving production and expeditingcritical schedule performance.We excel in team building and communication skills with different industries or factions required foroverall project completion.CTA is proficient in timely problem solving and solution generation required to deal with constantlychanging parameters.We are capable of negotiating major contracts and purchase orders.We are known for building and motivating cross-functional teams that exceed corporate expectations.Areas of expertise include:Budgeting and Forecasting Litigation AdministrationProblem Solving Financial Review and AnalysisProject Management Risk AnalysisOperational and Strategic Planning Company StaffingProductivity Improvement ProcurementClient Relations and Representation Claims AnalysisProcess Optimization Total and Complete Accountability
  12. 12. Many of your most serious andirrevocable decisions are made at atime when you have the leastamount of information. Communication, organization,Therefore, it is essential to apply expedition, and execution are fourimpartial expertise to identify the of the most important ingredients ofcost and contractual impact of thesedecisions at the earliest possible a successful project.time in project planning. It is imperative that all of the project participants understand and contribute in each of these areas to the fullest extent possible. Paul R. Smith President
  13. 13. To SummarizeToday, we help the Project Owners andArchitects develop management strategies tohelp ensure the success of their projects.This is accomplished through the management ofthe basics of the design and construction processwith the full involvement of all the project team Private education and athletic facilitiesmembers.Our extensive experience in the actual designand construction of significant commercialconstruction projects serves as the foundation ofour management expertise that we makeavailable to Owners and their designprofessionals for the betterment of their projectsand the protection of their business interests.We look forward to the opportunity to contributeto the success of your next project.Our goal is to help you all the wayfrom preliminary planningthrough the satisfactory occupancyof the completed building.
  14. 14. Construction Technologies and Associates, LLC4940 Nautilus PlaceWoodbridge, Virginia 22192Phone 703-987-3919Email paulsmith@constructiontechnologiesandassociates.com