ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

We as a consulting services group of professionals provide multidisciplinary and diversified services for construction and engineering projects in Africa, and with our partners around the globe. We offer our services to owners, developers, contractors, government agencies, architects, engineers, financial institutions, and insurance companies in all industries regardless of size, scope, or complexity of a project from concept through project closeout.

Our area of operation and services includes (but not limited to) the following:

  • CONTRACT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

    Our services of contract management may include but not limited to accessing the needs of the business or the projects; accessing the market; accessing and managing associated risks; preparing and monitoring contract management strategy; preparing budget and cost estimates; preparing project and work plan; selecting the form or forms of contracts; preparing tender documents and managing the tender processes which includes seeking tender, tender evaluation, contractor selection, negotiating contract conditions, contract endorsement, and execution; managing projects teams, contractors, and suppliers; client representation and relationship management; contract administration and managing variations in contracts; dispute and conflict resolution in contracts.

    Our services can further be offered as a package or in several modules as either Pre-contractual; Post-contractual; or Project close-out.

    Pre-contractual:

    Contract Evaluation, Review, and Approvals; Bid & Tender management; Estimating & Scheduling; Due diligence studies; Contractual & financial risk analysis; Audit of tendering documents/bidding files; Preparation and assistance in connection with preparation of FIDIC tender documents; and Handling of prequalification, tender process, and contract awards; Contract management training of the project team – project managers, buyers, legal advisors, controllers; Contractual assistance to the client’s teams for writing and checking contractual documents; and Defense strategy against overpayment.

    Post-contractual: 

    Claims mitigation, review, and dispute resolution; claims, scope, and contract variations; Progress Assessments & Reports; Materials Testing & Quality Management; Community relations; Assistance with costs and quantity control; Quantity surveying; Cost audit and proposals for corrective actions; Claim files analysis and negotiation process support; Permanent defense strategy against cost overruns; and Pre-contention settlement at the fair cost.

    Project close-out: 

    Settlement of the final account; Commissioning & Asset management; Assistance in dispute resolution; Assistance to lawyers in compiling supporting arbitration files; Commercial settlement strategies and negotiations; and Inter-company dispute resolution.

  • CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES

    Construction management is a professional service that provides a project’s owner(s) with effective management of the project’s schedule, cost, quality, safety, scope, and function. Construction management is compatible with all project delivery methods.

    No matter the contract setting, a Construction Manager’s (CMs) responsibility is to the owner and to a successful project.

    At its core, a capital project is made up of three parties (excluding the CM);

    1. The owner, who commissions the project and either funds the project directly or finances it through a variety of methods;
    2. The architect & engineer, who designs the project; and
    3. The general contractor, who oversees day-to-day operations, and manages sub-contractors.

    The CM represents the owner’s interest and provides oversight over the entire project directly for the owner. The mandate is to work with all parties to deliver the project on time, at or under budget, and to the owner’s expected standard of quality, scope, and function.

    An active construction management service consists of (but not limited to) the following representative areas:

    PROACTIVE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FORENSIC CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING SERVICES
    • Construction Management Consulting
    • Program Management
    • Critical Path Method Scheduling
    • Construction Cost Estimating
    • Constructability Reviews
    • Project Due Diligence
    • Change Order Resolution
    • Management Assessments
    • Project Risk Management
    • Dispute Avoidance
    • Construction Claims Assistance & Preparation
    • Construction Project Training

     

    • Construction Defect Analysis
    • Schedule Delays & Disruptions
    • Damages Analysis & Quantification
    • Construction Productivity Loss
    • Unforeseen & Differing Site Conditions
    • Assessment of Force Majeure Events
    • Defective & Deficient Contract Documents
    • Constructive & Directed Change Analysis
    • Construction Acceleration
    • Standards of Care
    • Wrongful Contract Termination or Suspension
    • Construction & Engineering Expert Witness Testimony
    • Construction Claim Presentation & Negotiation
    • Project/Construction Audit & Reporting

     

  • CONSTRUCTION CLAIMS SERVICES

    Claims avoidance, Best-practice review and drafting of contract terms and conditions, Claims management, Claims drafting, Claims defense, Dispute management and resolution, Commercial settlement strategies and negotiations, Forensic delay analysis, Quantum evaluation, Termination, disruption, extension of time, additional payment and variations-based claims, Mediation, Conciliation, Adjudication & arbitration, and Expert witness.

  • CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SERVICES

    Architects/Engineers/Contractors Selection, Design-Build Services; Contract Risk Analysis, Constructability Reviews, Value Engineering, Cost Management, Construction Bid Evaluation, Earned Value Management, Change Order Reviews, Schedule Oversight, Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling, Total Float Management, Quality Assurance & Control, LEED Consulting Evaluations, Dispute Avoidance & Claims Mitigation, and Performance & Productivity Assessments; Construction engineering & inspection Services; QHSE control & assurance; Contract Review & Negotiations: Change Order Analysis; Construction Design Reviews; Zoning, permitting, and municipality representation/approvals; 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 & Quality Assurance; Construction & Project Training; Planning & 3rd Party Inspections; Design management (planning, designs, scheduling, interior design); Procurement & Supply Chain Management services; Quality control and assurance; Project management; Project planning & cost control; Risk management; Health & safety coordination.