Construction management (CM) is a professional service that uses specialized, project management techniques to oversee the planning, design, and construction of a project, from its beginning to its end. The purpose of CM is to control a project's time / delivery, cost and quality—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 (commercial real estate, transportation infrastructure, industrial facilities, and military infrastructure), called capital projects.
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 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.
Since 2000, ACE has ranked among the top 45 Construction Management-for-Fee firms in the United States as rated by Engineering News-Record. We tailor every team to fit your specific project needs. Parallel to our program management expertise is our mission to serve as your advocate in achieving specific project goals in providing complete or select construction management services.