OEC provides construction expertise and knowledge in the following areas:
Dependable cost estimating is fundamental to the planning and design of a construction project. Accurate estimates provide vital feasibility and budgetary information from project inception through to completion of the design process, preventing over-expenditure or under-utilization of your construction dollars.
OEC provides a consistent and auditable cost estimate and basis which is complete and accurate within the range that reflects the level of engineering completed. Our knowledge and expertise provides the owner with a sound cost basis and level of comfort so that proper decisions can be made on your project.
OEC experienced estimators carefully quantify all material, labor and equipment resources required for your project. Unit rates are then researched and calculated using data gathered from various other projects in Alberta plus current pricing from contractors and vendors performing the work.
Our involvement in estimating ranges from quality checks on completed estimates to the development of an all inclusive owner’s project TIC estimate which includes but is not limited to such things as an estimate basis, owner’s costs and indirects.
Project controls is not simply the task of monitoring cost and schedule on a construction project. Instead it is the creation, management and control of budgets and schedules from inception of the project through to project close out.
Depending on the clients specific requirements OEC can either create or implement an existing work breakdown structure which will tie costs, progress and schedule together for the project. This framework along with OEC’s intimate involvement in cost estimating and construction management provides a solid base for developing comprehensive budgets and realistic schedules.
OEC experienced project controls personnel provide timely and accurate information to the project team for proper management and control of the costs and schedule. This is done through integration with accounting and procurement, involvement at the workface and implementing a proper change management system.
Our involvement in project controls ranges from the provision of one or two experienced people on our client’s team to a project controls team responsible for implementing systems and controlling a project.
Effective construction management is fundamental in producing a project that is completed safely, fully operational, on time and within budget. Safety, budget constraints, time constraints, permitting, environmental impacts, community concerns and contractor relationships are all crucial issues that must be managed properly in order for the project to be successful.
OEC provides experienced and knowledgeable construction personnel during the front end planning phases of projects to address constructability issues such as modularization and plot plan configuration and to develop construction execution plans and contracting strategies.
Once the project is sanctioned, OEC provides a construction management team to ensure the project is executed as planned, deviations, if required, are worked into the plans, all risks are managed appropriately and the turnover to operations is relatively seamless.
Our involvement in construction management ranges from individuals brought on as part of the owner’s team to a full construction management team responsible for all aspects of construction on and off site.