Successful projects begin when proper planning and procedures are implemented systematically with an ultimate goal of achieving predetermined objectives. A project management plan should be supported by project control processes that monitor work and identify whether the work is proceeding according to plan. To make that determination, project controls personnel assess the data and determine actions to prevent or correct issues.
Cost & Schedule Control
Our project control experts have extensive experience in developing and tailoring master cost and schedule management procedures that provide a global view of related, concurrent projects. These procedures facilitate efficient retrieval of global and individual sub project information to produce integrated project and subproject progress reporting.
ROV develops project controls systems that include integrated spreadsheets and specialized applications for numerous industries. Our consultants often work on the owner’s project team to provide comprehensive project cost and schedule controls services. We assist the project manager in utilizing a forward-looking approach by identifying upcoming opportunities or threats that impact project costs and schedule goals and by recommending corrective actions.
Earned Value Management
Earned Value Management (EVM) integrates project scope, schedule, and cost parameters. Our expertise in project management and controls provides a more accurate measurement of performance throughout the life of the project. We promote collaboration and partnering that allow for better visibility and understanding of project data.
Program management is our passion. We manage the entire program and construction process, from pre-design through project delivery and closeout. Our services make projects more eﬃcient, controlling costs, schedules, and work scope without compromising quality. Our capabilities combine our expertise and experience in planning, engineering, and management and include:
- Multifaceted construction programs have complex challenges that require successful team integration.
- Building the right team to manage your project is crucial to your success. Our consultants have the proven ability and expertise to manage the most complex projects.
- Identify issues and resolve conﬂicts before they become problems using established procedures and processes that consistently yield excellent results.
- Focus on the big picture, establishing priorities and coordinating activities and participants to ensure that your projects are delivered safely, on time, and within budget.
As your representative, our approach includes minimizing design and construction costs, project delivery time, and facility life cycle costs while maximizing project ﬂexibility and value through strong communication and process development. Our talented staﬀ can increase your existing staﬀ or team to work on your behalf when no staﬀ is available. We collaborate with you to tackle the day-to-day responsibilities, while minding the bigger picture.
Cost & Schedule Management
ROV is unparalleled in providing cost, planning, and scheduling management services on projects in multiple industries. We provide owners with constant feedback and information to ensure successful project execution. To accomplish this, we develop and maintain custom reports that graphically depict project cost and schedule status in a timely manner. This leads to enhanced cost and schedule management and increases the likelihood of achieving your cost and schedule goals.
Effective program management requires developing and maintaining detailed program schedules for all program phases. In fact, schedule management starts well before construction begins, ideally in the planning phase where each task associated with design, bidding, construction, and commissioning is scheduled to avoid construction delays. Our schedule management services include developing master, objective, design phase, construction, and commissioning/close-out schedules; reviewing contractor schedules; setting time and liquidated damages; and providing values scheduling. Using a critical path method (CPM), we prepare and update master schedules that portray summary level activities for each phase of large, complex construction projects.
Our cost management processes actively control cost at all project stages, giving project participants a clear ﬁnancial picture at any time and allowing team members to make timely, informed decisions. In addition, integrating cost and schedule data from each project identiﬁes potential interferences with, impacts to, or competition for limited resources, often before program/project milestones are impacted.
Project Delivery Consulting
Choosing the correct project delivery method is an important step toward ensuring successful results. While there are advantages and disadvantages to each method—depending on schedule and budgets restraints and project complexity—ROV ensures that each method is carefully considered when developing an overall implementation strategy. We have extensive experience working with a wide range of project delivery methods, including CM at-risk with GMP, CM for-fee, design-build, lump sum design-bid-build, cost reimbursable, and others.
Model Contract Documents
ROV has developed a wide variety of proprietary or customized form contracts, including contracts for design professional services, design-build, ﬁxed-price construction, job order (IDIQ) contracting, construction management, and program management-at-risk. Our staff also has extensive knowledge of model contract documents provided by organizations such as the American Institute of Architects, Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee, among others.
Project Reviews & Audits
ROV performs the following audits:
- Contract documents quality and completeness
- Design/construction change orders and claims reasonableness
- Project cost and analysis
- Cost and schedule impact resolution
- Change order and claims procedural compliance
- Design/construction contract compliance
- Design/construction organizational performance