Project Controls

Envision Consultants, Ltd. (Envision) has more than two and a half decades of experience in providing project controls services to the design and construction industries.  We have worked as a proven partner on roadway, bridge, mass transit, rail, aviation, educational, wastewater, ports, and commercial and industrial projects throughout the United States.  Our project controls services are customized to the needs of each client and project.  They include CPM Scheduling, Cost Estimating, Construction Claims Analysis, Dispute Avoidance, Document Control, Project Cost and Change Control.  Together, these services provide a strong foundation for successful project management.  By helping to manage a project’s schedule, budget, changes and claims – and by providing the timely, objective information – project teams are able to make more informed and effective decisions.

Project Controls

CPM SCHEDULING


At Envision, we understand that precise and detailed scheduling is vital to the success of today’s increasingly complex capital projects. We work with agencies, contractors and A/E/C firms to develop customized schedules that facilitate progress and efficiency during all phases.

From conceptual design through engineering, construction and close-out, we create CPM schedules that clearly delineate activities, milestones and important inter-relationships, and monitor progress to ensure that projects stay on track. In addition, we also review schedules to determine their accuracy, clarity and feasibility, and pinpoint potential impediments to progress for Owners and Construction Managers.

Our highly qualified schedulers have years of field experience, and work collaboratively alongside project teams to mitigate potential slowdowns and keep work moving. And, our progress reporting, project status meetings and other communication tools ensure that up-to-the-minute schedule information is shared and put into action. Envision also is an Oracle® Gold Partner and certified trainer, and is experienced in both the Primavera product line and comparable scheduling tools. Our team of senior schedulers train junior schedulers both internally and externally.

When confronted with complex construction and design issues, you need a partner with the staff and breadth of experience to give you the support you need, when it’s needed.


Scheduling services include:
  • Project Master Schedules
  • Contractor CPM Schedules
  • Associated Construction Schedules
  • Time Impact Analysis
  • Progress Reporting
  • Project Status Meetings
  • Scheduling Tools and Training
  • Owner/Client CPM Schedule Reviews

CONSTRUCTION CLAIMS ANALYSIS


Disputed change orders and construction claims can undermine even the most carefully planned project. Envision has provided construction claims analysis services to both public and private-sector clients in a variety of industries and for a variety of complex projects. Our team is comprised of seasoned construction managers with vital experience in scheduling, construction, risk analysis, and dispute resolution.


Construction claims services include:
  • Identification of Design Errors
  • Schedule analysis
  • Contract analysis
  • Cost exposure analysis
  • Construction means and methods evaluation
  • Plans and specifications review
  • Delay claim analysis
  • Preparation of expert reports
  • Claim presentation

COST ESTIMATING SERVICES


Envision’s cost estimators work alongside clients to understand their unique needs and requirements, and collaborate with project teams to ensure that goals are met and project deliverables exceed expectations.

Accurate and responsive cost estimating is the foundation on which successful projects are built. Our Cost Estimating Department is comprised of highly qualified professionals with a diverse portfolio of AEC-industry project experience totaling over $2 billion in value. Our staff regularly monitors industry trends and international, national and local economies to provide both public and private clients with the most up to-date information available.

At Envision, we leverage our 25 years of experience and strong relationships with contractors and vendors to build estimates that are on time and concise. We develop order-of-magnitude estimates during project planning, and provide CSI-format Engineer Estimates from concept to final design stages. Additionally, we review and assess the validity of change orders and payment requests, and provide independent evaluations of cost and responsibility when claims or disputes arise.

When confronted with complex construction and design issues, you need a partner with the staff and breadth of experience to give you the support you need, when it’s needed.


Cost estimating services include:
  • Conceptual Cost Estimates
  • Engineer’s Estimates
  • Order-Of-Magnitude Cost Estimates
  • Change Order Evaluations
  • Cost Estimate Reviews
  • Value Engineering
  • Life Cycle Costing

DOCUMENT CONTROL SERVICES


By using proven advanced technologies, our team can efficiently manage the document control process. This provides the necessary visibility and organization for all project stakeholders, allows ample time for quick responses to pressing issues, and simultaneously records an accurate history of events. Overall, with these controls in place, the program will be enhanced with integrated construction management support, controlled document management, comprehensive change management, accurate job cost management, powerful dashboards and reporting tools, consolidated email and correspondence storage, search capabilities, and claim/issue resolution support.


Document control services include:
  • Integrated construction management support
  • Contract management
  • Controlled document management
  • Procurement
  • Comprehensive change management
  • Accurate job cost management
  • Powerful dashboards and reporting tools
  • Project Email Management
  • Search capabilities
  • Claim/issue resolution