ROV provides comprehensive construction management consulting services that provide the best results for your project. Our experts possess decades of engineering and construction experience and apply this knowledge to the everyday challenges that owners, contractors, engineers, and architects face throughout the construction process. Depending on your specific project needs and requirements, ROV provides the following construction consulting services:
ROV professional are experts in developing, evaluating, and maintaining design and construction schedules. Using primarily Oracle’s Primavera Portfolio Management P6 for planning capital projects, we develop schedules during the design phase for developing an initial schedule and project duration and for planning critical project activities. During construction, we create schedules for monitoring construction activities, analyze changed conditions and delays, and evaluate their impact on project completion, cost construction, we use schedules to facilitate project closeout and analyze claims, if necessary.
While most construction manager, engineer, and architecture firms provide detailed cost information on a monthly basis, it’s critical to develop standardized, owner centric cost reports that summarize critical cost data relevant to the owner. Without a standardized project level report, it is difficult to track cost trends and variances on a level that is meaningful to the overall completion of the project. ROV performs detailed cost estimate reviews at various stages of the design process. Then preparing an estimate, ROV develops strategies that maximize bid benefits through bid alternatives. We also review and evaluate capital and operating cost saving measures, using our extensive knowledge and experience to provide additional benefits to the owner.
Construction processes and contracts are often complex. ROV 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. ROV 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.
ROV 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.
Construction Engineering and Inspection
ROV offers a broad range of construction inspection and contractor quality control (CQC) services for transportation, utilities, environmental, water/wastewater, recreational, and building projects. Competent and thorough inspection is one of the most important elements in achieving a quality construction project. Proper inspection requires not only technical expertise and knowledge of the materials and procedures to be used, but also sound judgment, diplomacy and good communication skills. ROV’s construction engineering and inspection services include:
- Inspection and oversight of construction to ensure procedures and materials comply with plans and specifications
- Contractor’s activity inspection and documentation
- Inspector’s daily report preparation
- Examination of quality of installations for conformity to standards and specifications
- Interpret drawings and specifications and discuss deviations
- Neat, accurate and complete records maintenance
- Active participation in project meetings
- Contractor’s schedule monitoring
- Paint/coating inspection
- Field testing of soils, concrete and asphalt, and materials sampling
- Assistance with change order review and completion
- Monitoring and documentation of materials delivered and incorporated into the work
- Assistance in semi-final/final inspections
- Punch list preparation and completion monitoring
- Assistance with smooth and timely project close-out