The Hargrove Engineers + Constructors team has a sophisticated system based on Construction Industry Institute (CII) best practices to monitor and manage every phase of each project.
These tools allow us to efficiently and accurately develop and edit schedules, estimate projects, monitor work progress, track costs, allocate resources, and communicate project health using key project indicators.
In the process of estimating a project, the front end estimate is typically conceptual (order of magnitude). Hargrove develops an estimating plan and basis document prior to performing a risk analysis based on the data available in order to estimate a project's total cost. As the project progresses and the scope and information becomes more defined, additional risk analyses are conducted for better accuracy with less contingency. Depending on the level of accuracy and complexity of the project, estimates are quantity-based and account for major scope items, equipment, construction quantities, significant risk items, field and home office cost, procuring and delivery of all materials and equipment, all professional services, and an estimate of the owners cost. Project management, discipline engineers, the client, and the estimator work together to ensure that all elements of the estimate, in addition to the discipline provided quantities, are accounted for and accurate. Hargrove utilizes MC2 Estimating software (ICE), Timberline, Microsoft Project, and client-designated software for capital cost estimates.
Our project controls team devises and maintains resource loaded critical path schedules using Primavera P6 Professional and other scheduling platforms. Each schedule is tailored to fit client needs and typically follows the project's work breakdown structure, defining milestones by object. Schedulers hold interactive planning sessions and work closely with project management, material management, construction, estimating, and engineering teams to maintain accurate schedules.
Cost Control + Reporting
Depending on the project requirements, Hargrove's project controls team can set up a cost and commitment report, TIC report, productivity/earned value report, engineering status report based on work breakdown structure, project change notice log, cash flow analysis, manpower graph, progress curve, and contingency drawdown curve. Project managers typically give a monthly project progress report or presentation with this data to the client's project leadership team.
Key Project Indicators
Hargrove will meet with you to determine the right key performance indicators (KPIs) in both a tracking and a leading mode to monitor team effectiveness with capital project portfolios. We are engaged with several active long-term KPI programs where quality metrics for each project are agreed upon by the client prior to a project or program of projects. We recommend establishing in four categories: safety, schedule, cost and quality. Typical KPIs include: schedule performance index of earned engineering hours vs. actual (cumulative by project); milestone performance (milestones achieved vs. milestones due; project or program cost performance index (earned engineering hours vs. actual cumulative by project, estimate accuracy); actual TIC vs. approved estimate TIC; percent rework (direct cost of engineering errors vs. total construction cost); and other measures including project goals, client survey, proactive safety methodology, etc.
Areas of Expertise
- Key Project Indicators
- Scope of Work
- Work Breakdown Structure
- Risk Assessments
- Conceptual Estimates (+/- 50%)
- Detailed Quantity-Based Estimates
- Material/Labor Rate Forecasting
- Project Planning + Scheduling
- Analysis of Critical Path
- Planned vs. Actual Progress
- Cost + Commitment Reporting
- Productivity/Earned Value
- Cash Flow Analysis
- Resource Management
- Change Management
- Claims Management
- Turnover Coordination