Construction Management

Feature Project

San Joaquin Region Transmission System

Project Details

Our comprehensive construction management consulting services provide the best results for your project.

We have decades of engineering and construction experience and apply this knowledge to your everyday project challenges.

Since 2000, PMA has ranked among the top 50 Construction Management-for-Fee firms in the United States as rated by Engineering News-Record. Our experts understand the challenges that owners, contractors, engineers, and architects face throughout the construction process. To address your specific project needs and requirements, PMA provides the following construction consulting services:

  • CM agency
  • Construction oversight
  • Constructability review
  • Contract administration
  • Construction scheduling
  • Cost estimating
  • Change order management

CM agency

As your CM as Agent, PMA provides independence and transparency. We bring an unbiased perspective that allows us to work proactively with the owner and contractors to rapidly and effectively resolve the issues that inevitably arise in any complex construction project. By handling the day-to-day details, we relieve the owner of distractions and worries and allow them to make informed decisions.

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Construction oversight

Construction oversight requirements vary depending on the project’s degree of complexity, its importance, political sensitivities, citizen interest, and contractor competence. From feasibility studies, to developing and maintaining project schedules and budgets, to construction contract and change order administration, PMA provides the appropriate level of oversight for your project.

Constructability review

PMA assesses the accuracy and completeness of construction plans and specifications and validates schedules and budgets. An effective constructability review looks for document completeness and inconsistencies, potential liability, coordination issues, and missed details. The review 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.

Contract administration

Contract and procurement management are core services PMA provides at the onset of a project or program. Our experience includes upgrading contract documents, preparing requests for proposals, and participating in or facilitating contractor bid review and selection. We also assist in developing a contract/procurement strategy designed to capitalize on market condition advantages without compromising the overall project timetable. When these efforts occur during the early phases of a project’s life cycle, PMA’s input can add tremendous value to the project.

Construction scheduling

PMA keeps projects on schedule. We are experts in developing, evaluating, and maintaining design and construction schedules. Using Oracle’s Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, and NetPoint for planning capital projects, we develop schedules during design to determine the initial schedule, project duration, and critical project activities. We create schedules to monitor activities during construction, analyze changed conditions and delays, and evaluate their impact on project completion. Post construction, we use schedules to facilitate project closeout and analyze claims that arise.

Cost estimating

From planning estimates and detailed design estimates to independent cost estimates and change order reviews during construction and closeout, PMA specializes in construction cost estimating. In addition to traditional estimating methods, PMA has led the industry in using state-of-the-art techniques to assess contingency by evaluating the uncertainty level in each portion of the estimate. PMA can also perform more detailed estimates that provide owners with a range of costs and the probability of remaining below a particular cost ceiling.

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Change order management

Resolving change order situations early minimizes costs and avoids schedule disruptions. PMA develops and manages the change order process for owners, contractors, and subcontractors on multimillion-dollar projects, including labor rate compliance, change order metrics, and contract entitlement.


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