Project Control & Supervising
Keeping job costs under control is as important to the construction process as is preparing the bid.
Setting up a job control budget is the first step in maintaining job cost control. The budget can be established to track labor, material, equipment and subcontract values. These budget amounts are then used in comparing cost to date, costs this period and forecast at completion.
PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
Knowing where labor, material and equipment costs are headed is a vital forecasting ability.
Labor man-hours are potentially the largest variable on a project. Early in the project this information is tempered by the “learning curve” experience and forecasts made for completion. As the project advances, the forecasts are refined to reflect the experience gained on the project. When changes occur they are incorporated into the forecasts.
Productivity variances can be the most rewarding experience or the most frustrating event on a project.
Productivity evaluations range from being performed in a matter of minutes to in-depth time and motion studies. Evaluations include labor and management forces, equipment applications, difficulty or ease of the work, and other project conditions affecting productivity.
COST AND SCHEDULE CHANGES
Changes can involve both time and cost. A change can involve a disagreement over how much time and how much cost—even within your own organization.
Teknik Ofis Company compares the existing condition to the changed condition to determine the scope. Considerations are given to the procurement status, construction completion and other factors relevant to the change. In this manner cost and schedule variations can be determined and readily solved.
CLAIMS EVALUATION AND PREPARATION
When a claim situation arises, it needs to be evaluated to determine its’ validity before the preparation of the claim begins. The evaluation will result in a recommendation of the merits of the claim.
The evaluation and preparation of a claim can be a time consuming process. Not all of the facts are initially available, some may never be determined. However, at Teknik Ofis, we believe disputes can be resolved.
Should a claim situation arise, documentation consisting of contract documents and job records, along with cost and schedule information, is assembled, analyzed and prepared for presentation. The analysis of a claim considers all areas of contention. Claim issues typically involve disruption, delay, acceleration and impact in addition to the direct work scope.
Teknik Ofis’ estimate of the claim amount itemizes the issues and amounts involved. Our as-bid evaluation estimates are used to determine a reasonable starting point for the original bid conditions. Actual productivity’s are compared to estimated amounts. The total estimate package provides documented, trackable cost information for the project.
As-built and Retrospective schedules are prepared to graphically represent the events as they occurred or as they might have been. Comparisons are made to the original schedule. The differences are pinpointed, along with the reasons for the variances.
LITIGATION SUPPORT / EXPERT TESTIMONY
Experts abound in this world, each one has an opinion. At Teknik Ofis Company our opinions are supported by facts with comprehensive support information on the issues.
Construction practices and procedures are an integral part of our knowledge. These include estimating and bidding, project management, project controls, along with subjects such as marketing and business operations.