Project performance is crucial to success, as such RSPS is keenly focused on cost and schedule performance as relates to overall project execution. Routinely, RSPS will perform audits to determine conformance with contract language; specifically with respect to resource performance as they relate to cost, schedule and progress. RSPS also reviews original versus current estimate and how they track to overall physical project performance.
RSPS has provided owner and contractor advisory services for both public and private markets for over 15 years. RSPS has performed contract specification development, implementation, and training. Further, RSPS has deep experience in training and workshops for risk and delay management. Routinely RSPS is engaged for expert advice as well as input to processes and best practice by their clients. This aids in ability to create information and workflow processes, minimize risk exposure, enhance project team relationships including design consultants, owners, contractors and sub-contractors. RSPS moderates many planning sessions including banks, developers, owners and contractors encouraging communication, early coordination and a pro activity management approach.
Founded in heavy industrial experience, RSPS cost control approach is strongly focused on accurate reporting and forecasting of all direct and indirect costs for your project. Timely budget management, including processing of change orders, actuals, and early identification of potential trends and deviations make RSPS cost management services one of the most reliably in business. Accurate reporting of field and design labor, material procurement, equipment costs, subcontractor costs on routine basis allow for management team to quickly assess on budget conditions.
RSPS provides a multitude of claims avoidance, dispute resolution and claims management services to clients across nation. Our success in recognizing, documenting, preparing, presenting and negotiating construction delays has helped many public owners avoid, mitigate and defend claims for years.
RSPS team able to fulfill document control needs, in order to help manage owner meetings, submittal processes, RFI and change order log management, as well as full reporting to meet the projects’ needs. Further, RSPS can provide computerized document control software to record and manage the flow of paperwork throughout the project, typically used by support staff in logging incoming and outgoing documents. RSPS can provide access to owner and key parties, as well as training, to provide an open line of traceable communication between parties and to always keep the owner and project team informed.
RSPS develops independent cost estimates and capital cost estimates on projects ranging from the thousands to the millions. We collect vendor quotes, local material costs and regional productivity rates, current building trades labor costs, as well utilize RS Means, On Screen Take Off and historical estimating records. Many as sold project estimates are used to develop cost code specific cost control budget detail for project execution, as well as resource loading.
Planning and Scheduling
RSPS team is industry leader for effective planning and scheduling management. Team leads are certified as Planning and Scheduling Professionals (PSP) by AACE International. Each member comes from contracting background, each with experience working for both owners and contractors. This makes the RSPS team ideal to help successfully manage a project as they have field credibility, as well an understanding for overall project design and contract performance requirements.
RSPS is prepared to take a leadership role, responsible for any and all issues that relate to scheduling. Our effectiveness and development of our many years of combined unique experience, translates our ability to produce through efficient management and coordination of all scheduling activities. Some of these tasks can include: review of critical path, identifying potential risk areas, providing a monthly schedule narrative identifying change notices, change orders, problem areas, progress, execution changes, cumulative progress curves and accrued costs. Our effectiveness and development of our many years of combined unique experience, translates our ability to produce through efficient management and coordination of all scheduling activities.
Entire RSPS team come from construction backgrounds, making RSPS one of best in business for on -site physical progress audits, as well as pay app verification services. Customized reporting typically includes maximum detail that rolls up to summary level for easy communication to all project players including investors, owners, and contractors. Project specifications and conformed construction drawings are reviewed in accordance with all site inspections. RSPS can perform reviews of progress payment requests on commercial, industrial, residential and specialty projects.
RSPS provides training seminars ranging from schedule development to the implementation of best practices to clients around the world. Our strict regard for risk management and claims avoidance processes are the foundation for Critical Path Management as it relates to early resolution for any type and size of project.
Our instructors’ enthusiasm in training, project controls, and application usage is demonstrated in topic discussions, review sessions, and supporting exercises. Each instructor has over 20 years construction experience which translates into enhanced applicable learning of best practices partnered with their deep understanding of software functionality using real-world examples, encouraging discussion and participation while constantly reviewing the key principles set forth by the organization and implemented in the application. Courses cover scheduling fundamentals related to project setup and configuration of details and Work Breakdown Structure, resources, and cost accounts. The definition of scope breakdown through activity development incorporates calendars and coding and encourages techniques to expedite sequencing and overall project setup to maintain the flow of the project schedule.
Lessons related to publishing reports and customization through programs’ reporting utilities standardizes data entry and timely updates of project information. We encourage constant analysis through short interval filters and baseline evaluation to track job performance. Advanced lessons cover importing/exporting data, manipulation of data through global changes and filters, advanced costing techniques and resource loading, creation and customization of layouts, earned value analyses, and schedule forensics. Our methodology of a structured approach and steady paced instruction guides students from the beginner levels to the more advanced levels of schedule development and maintenance.