We assist our clients in overseeing and assessing building costs and contracts for construction projects. Additional responsibilities involve working with contractors to decide and implement the building design, noting any environmental issues at the site, and ensuring worker safety. We may also draw up and administer contract negotiations between the contractors and construction firm. Our services include short and long term roles including program feasibility, funding/financing availability to match the planned project scope, contact document review confirming there is a clear understanding of financial and construction requirements.
CCC provides on-site construction inspection services to monitor the quality of work on construction projects. Engineering specifications and project drawings often require special inspection throughout the life of the project. Our inspectors document work and provide recommendations when questions arise. Communication between owner, engineer, architect, general contractor, and subcontractors is facilitated through our inspectors. Our role is to communicate construction progress and problems to the applicable party. When difficult questions are encountered during construction, our inspectors directs the question to the appropriate recipient. Daily reports summarizing work completed and points of interest are also distributed to each party appropriately.
We provide project owners with effective management of the project's schedule, cost, quality, safety, scope, and function. Our construction management services are compatible with all project delivery methods. Our responsibility is to the owner and to a successful project.
CCC represents the owner’s interests and oversees the entire project directly for the owner. Our 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.
CCC is uniquely qualified through combined education and experience to work with the owner, architect, general contractor, and other stakeholders to determine the best possible sequence of construction operations and develop a detailed schedule and budget, while also establishing plans for project safety and security and helping the owner manage risk. This requires using project management information systems and complex planning techniques, like critical path method, as well as knowledge of construction methods. We help clients save money, avoid or mitigate problems, and produce higher quality results by adressing and managing schedule, cost, safety, quality, and scope.
All projects have expectations from the owner and end user. Public contracts may include many requirements which must be understood by all members of the construction team. CCC will assist in review of contracts, monitor progress and payments, and report as required. Good contract administration assures that end users are satisfied with the product or service being obtained under the contract. It involves all activities related to the monitoring of suppliers, contractors and service providers’ performance in the fulfillment of their contractual obligations, and to ensure appropriate actions are taken to promptly remedy any deficiencies observed in contract implementation, scope or terms and conditions.
Diversity Program Consulting
CCC has expereince in assiting agencies with the development and implementation of diversity programs to reduce barriers of contract participation for small and diverse construction and engineering firms. We are committed to ensuring that our clients successfully actualize diversity and incorporate equity and inclusion ideals and programming into their agency's culture. We assess the current diversity goals and programs of our clients and provide recommendations on improvement which may include revising agency diversity policies and programs as well as engaging the public and/or the small and minority construction and engineering community to gather information and to bolster the agency's image.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) created the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards in the year 2000 as a way to differentiate high-performance green buildings from the traditional building stock. Each building that satisfied the LEED requirements would not only become more energy-efficient, durable, and safe but would also go on to earn a “LEED Certification” label for marketability purposes.The LEED AP (Accredited Professional) credential signifies an advanced depth of knowledge in green building practices.
CCC has a LEED Accredited Professional certified for new construction and has worked on LEED-certified projects where site sustainability and recycling of soil, concrete, rebar and asphalt is a requirement on the project.
As owner’s representative, CCC serves as an extension of the owner and a liason between the owner and contractors, vendors and architects. We represent owners throughout the entire process of the project, including site selection, design, entitlements, permitting, and construction to ensure that the owner’s best interests are carried out. CCC monitors various tasks associated with the development including ensuring that the project scope is carried out on time and within budget. We stay in constant contact with owners and report on project issues and progress as needed. We empower owners with the most control of programs, budgets, schedules, and value. CCC's owner’s representative services provide project cost and time savings.
Programs require the management, coordination and integration of multiple, concurrent assignments. CCC's program management services focus on the program as a whole to obtain benefits not available from managing projects individually. We provide a high level of leadership that provides visibility over an entire program. Our technical and administrative services help our clients meet their program objectives. From concept to ribbon-cutting, our program management leadership brings about the required program planning, management, coordination and communication that result in cost control, scope control, schedule management and successful execution.
Construction project closeout is the final phase of a construction project which occurs after physical construction has been completed, but before the project is turned over to the owner. Construction project closeout is a complex process that requires expertise, coordination and attention to detail. CCC's construction project closeout services ensure that the jobsite is ready for the owner to take over, which involves verifiying that all work has been completed according to specifications and that the quality of the work matches project requirements. Project closeout also includes handing over relevant documentation to the owner. All documentation detailing each stage of the project, including what each entity involved in the project has completed and in some cases, their correspondence must be provided to the owner. All financial documentation for the project must also be organized and provided to the owner. We walk the owner through jobsite to ensure that the turnover goes smoothly and verify that any final punchlist items are completed, which often requires coordination between the project manager, general contractor, and any required subcontractors.
Outreach plans are critical components of success for large public projects as they ensure transparency, explain the rationale behind the project, generate public support and build confidence in the leadership behind the project. A project’s success often relies on working closely with affected community members and collaborate with clients to implement incorporate comprehensive strategies for public outreach initiatives that inform and involve the public and community stakeholders. CCC has extensive experience in coordinating and spearheading outreach efforts on behalf of agencies and other stakeholders during major construction programs. CCC may provide an public outreach liaison to attend community meetings and provide timely updates regarding project plans and progress schedules as well as community education and interaction through online message boards, newsletter distribution, engaging the media, social media campaigns, and email blasts.
In some cases, it may make sense to allow the public a seat at the planning table to reduce issues later in construction. The community may be engaged to provide input on certain project elements, including traffic planning, aesthetic features or the construction schedule. Additionally, CCC is highly reponsive to calls and emails from the community about the project. Construction activities may move quickly, and it is important to provide timely and relevant responses to all calls and emails, especially when residents’ emotions can be elevated when quality of life is impacted by construction.