We observe, document, and advise.
Market conditions are constantly evolving and may impact the project while in construction. When you invest in an onsite project cost control agent, you have professional in the field to act as your advocate. Our degreed engineers’ significant field experience with contractors provides a solid foundation for change order estimates and negotiations. Our schedulers are high-level strategists capable of providing current time impact analysis. Our document control specialists synthesize and manage the information flow to facilitate progress. Our inspectors and office engineers provide quality control during the course of construction. We are your trusted advisor and partner to deliver a true reading of your project’s performance.
Equipping you with what you need to move forward with confidence.
We manage the change order process and negotiate, estimate, and schedule any deviations from established budgetary and contractual obligations. We manage and coordinate requests for information, as well as change orders involving scope modifications impacting the budget and schedule. We have a proven track record of resolving change order requests in an efficient and effective manner, ultimately, saving clients a significant part of the budget by avoiding delays and cost overruns.
On a daily basis, all parties are affected by construction scheduling. The usefulness of establishing a baseline for project controls can be measured in terms of accuracy, completeness, and realism. VJA can play an important role in keeping you on track: understanding exactly how variations will have an impact, why they occurred in the first place, and what to do to recover the schedule.
Using Primavera or Microsoft Project, we are methodical about highlighting in our schedules potential delays, slippage, and upcoming critical tasks. Time and costs must be simultaneously estimated to establish a true reading of a project’s progress and a contract’s performance.
Document controls are an integral part of the management of a project. Information ideally flows in both directions, and it is the responsibility of document controls to make sure that the right people receive the right information in a timely manner.
When the process is done properly, a client can be confident in the quality of the information used to make decisions at every step of a project. VJA personnel establish a clear and comprehensive set of procedures early in the process for information flow and distribution.
Our OSHA-trained construction inspectors and construction office engineers bring a lifetime of experience inspecting projects under real-world conditions. Their vast knowledge includes an in-depth understanding of materials performance but also encompasses current labor and global market realities. They can assess whether a contractor is complying with the standards established in your documentation and specifications.