Construction Management (CM) is a professional service that uses specialized project management techniques to oversee the planning, design, and construction of a project, from start to finish. The purpose of CM is to control a project's time/delivery, cost, and quality. This is sometimes referred to as a project management triangle or "triple constraints". CM is compatible with all project delivery systems including design-bid-build, design-build, CM At-Risk, and Public-Private Partnerships. Professional construction managers may be reserved for lengthy, large-scale, high budget undertakings called capital projects. (Commercial real estate, transportation infrastructure, industrial facilities, and military infrastructure)
Construction processes and contracts are often complex. ACE provides comprehensive oversight to make sure the project is constructed according to your plans and specifications. We provide general advice and counsel from assisting with contractor selection to updating you on project status. We protect your interests by reviewing and verifying contractor applications for payment along with any claims that may arise.
Change Order Management
Resolving change order situations early minimizes your costs and avoids contractor and project schedule disruptions. ACE has extensive experience developing and managing the change order process for owners, contractors, and subcontractors on multimillion dollar projects and includes labor rate compliance, change order metrics, and contract entitlement.
ACE 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, completeness, potential liability, coordination issues, and missed details. 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.