Construction Management
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Howe&Hap provides comprehensive construction management consulting services. Our construction management consultants possess the engineering and construction experience to provide real-world, cost-effective solutions to the everyday challenges that owners, contractors, engineers, and architects face throughout the construction process. From the initial concept to project closeout, we assist our clients in facilitating and coordinating the construction process to mitigate complex problems.
Howe&Hap develops construction management teams based on each client's specific needs and project requirements by providing effective project leadership in the following service areas:
• Contract Review and Negotiations
• Change Order Analysis
• Construction Design Reviews
• Staff Augmentation
• Bid Phase Management
• Cost Estimating & Evaluations
• Construction CPM Scheduling
• Productivity Analysis
• Value Engineering
• Earned Value Management
• Dispute Avoidance & Resolution
• Project Control Systems
• Inspection and Quality Assurance
• Construction & Project Training

I. Change Order Analysis
Howe&Hap analyzes requested and proposed change orders for owners, contractors and subcontractors. Whether a client needs a proposed change order priced or validated, we can assist our clients throughout the project’s duration.

II. Construction Estimating
Howe&Hap specializes in construction and engineering cost estimating. Howe&Hap’s construction and engineering cost estimators provide our clients with detailed quantity takeoffs and pricing from a construction project's conception phase to closeout.
Howe&Hap maintains databases of historical and current local, national, and international construction and engineering cost figures including labor, material, and equipment costs. Howe&Hap is equipped to prepare estimates and/or verify proposed construction costs at various stages throughout the construction process for projects around the world. By identifying and analyzing the project's scope, time, cost, quality, and performance, Howe&Hap develops an accurate assessment of how the construction process is unfolding over the course of its duration. Howe&Hap assists our clients in the following areas:
• Conceptual Project Budgets
• Construction Bid Estimates
• Contract Cost Review
• Lump Sum Estimates
• Fixed Price Estimates
• Value Engineering Cost Estimates
• Quantity Take-offs
• Life Cycle Costing
• Change Order Evaluations
• Material Escalation Analysis
• Project Closeout Costs
• Claims Pricing and Evaluation

III. Construction CPM Scheduling
Howe&Hap specializes in providing Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling and project controls. Howe&Hap’s CPM scheduling and project controls consultants are experienced in developing, analyzing, updating and monitoring project schedules and other project reporting procedures. Howe&Hap customizes our CPM scheduling and project controls services to our clients' specific needs.
Howe&Hap utilizes standard industry scheduling methods and software to develop, monitor, and report the progression of construction projects such that our clients are informed quickly and accurately of project events, potential problems, and corrective actions.
• Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling
• Program Management Schedules
• Preliminary Schedules
• Linear Schedules
• Periodic Scheduling Updates
• Planned and As-Built Analysis Schedules
• Resource and Cost Loaded Schedules
• Construction Project Acceleration
• Schedule Delay Analysis and Quantification
• Total Float Management
• Time Impact Analysis
• Monte Carlo Risk Simulations
• "What if" Scenarios
• Window Analysis
• Critical Chain Method Analysis
• Linear Schedule Analysis

IV. Value Engineering
As the monetary cornerstones of contract pricing agreements, accurate construction bid estimates are often the lynchpin of a project’s success. As such, Howe&Hap provides value engineering consulting services. Whether you seek value-added construction estimates for your current project, you need assistance selecting between multiple bid packages or you simply desire validation of a selected bid before entering into contract, Howe&Hap’s professionals have the experience to help you make the right decision.

Developing accurate construction bid estimates requires a comprehensive understanding of project costs and factors that impact project costs, along with knowledge of the estimating process. In the end, our estimating team addresses three primary concerns:
• How many? (quantities)
• How much? (pricing)
• How long? (productivity)
With our methodical, yet practical approach Howe&Hap’s construction bid estimates include quantity take-offs to answer ‘how many’, market-factored pricing to answer ‘how much’, and scheduling services to answer ‘how long’. In addition, our estimating expertise qualifies us to evaluate and analyze submitted bids for possible errors or shortcomings. Regardless of your estimating needs, Howe&Hap has the services to hold the lynchpin in place.

Howe&Hap’s services that may assist in the development of your value engineering efforts include:
• Pre-construction planning and coordination
• Construction cost management
• Construction cost estimating
• Quantity take-offs
• Material escalation analysis
• Risk management techniques
• Risk management assessments

V. Staff Augmentation
Howe&Hap provides cost-effective staff augmentation services to mitigate client's costs while providing the expertise their projects require. Whether you seek value-added consultants to augment your current project or you require an entire team, Howe&Hap can assist you throughout your project's duration.
Howe&Hap's consultants can augment your construction staff in the following capacities:
• Construction Estimating
• CPM Scheduling
• Construction Management
• Risk Evaluations
• Productivity Assessments
• Constructability Reviews
• Claims Analysis
• Financial Assessments

VI. Dispute Avoidance & Resolution
Construction claims are both costly and time consuming for your organization and your clients. Howe&Hap’s extensive knowledge with each phase of the construction project lifecycle allows us to provide insight prior to commencement and during the construction of your project, which will help you avoid issues down the road. Howe&Hap can assist with a variety of activities that will assist in avoiding costly disputes including:
• Contract Reviews
• Pre-project Planning
• Plan Reviews
• Cost and Schedule Validation and Monitoring
• Constructability Reviews
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