Project Advisory Owner’s Project Management Services

Owner’s Project Management

A qualified and experienced Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) can be instrumental to the successful completion of a construction project, especially for Municipalities, building owners and developers who are all too often faced with limited budgets, stringent scheduling requirements and/or insufficient staffing.  Our qualified and experienced Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers apply their diverse experience to each and every client. 

Owner’s Project Management (OPM)  

SOCOTEC’s comprehensive program management services allow owners to reduce risk and uncertainty in their capital programs. Our program management professionals work closely with our clients to review and analyze the details of a project, establish and evaluate objectives, plan and manage the process, identify obstacles, and resolve problems. 

SOCOTEC develops construction program and project management teams based on each client’s specific needs and project requirements. Our construction professionals assist clients with the services below 

Construction Consulting 

SOCOTEC’s project and construction management consultants have assisted a wide range of clients on a multitude of domestic and international projects. 

Our consultants have experience in many industries and projects across North America and throughout the world; including Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. From project management to construction claims and disputes, SOCOTEC’s consultants have successfully provided proactive and cost-effective project support on some of the world’s most complex projects. 

SOCOTEC relies on its consultants’ extensive experience and diversified engineering and construction backgrounds as well as on its innovative technology solutions to provide ongoing support for both private and public projects. 

SOCOTEC’s experienced project managers, construction managers, engineers, architects, designers, schedulers, financial analysts, contract administrators and other professionals are available at moment’s notice to support virtually any type of project at any phase. 

We put together teams specifically based upon the unique needs of each individual project and client. Our construction professionals take a cooperative approach to meeting our clients’ goals, while maintaining a team oriented focus on results. 

Construction Inspection 

SOCOTEC’s clients have long recognized the need for independent, experienced inspection and quality control services on complex projects. Our process is to verify that the product furnished by the contractor is in full compliance with the plans, specifications, and other contract documents. Our sound inspection procedures lead to a measure of quality control with the purpose of reducing costly construction delays and subsequent servicing and maintenance costs. 

SOCOTEC’s inspection expertise includes architectural, engineering, and construction expertise. Our blend of professional experience provides a unique ability to execute design, engineering, and/or construction inspections effectively. 

SOCOTEC provides three primary construction inspection services: 

  • Owner’s Representative Services: We work for owners to ensure that the construction process follows the plans and specifications. 
  • Contractor/Architect Support: We provide on-site services during the project to ensure that the construction follows the plans and specifications. 
  • Pre-Construction Services: We review plans and specifications and advise clients prior to the commencement of construction. 

We assist clients by reviewing a project and implementing a recovery process that monitors and identifies the need for possible intervention. 

Standard of Care 

Our professionals have extensive architectural, construction management, and construction experience, and apply the knowledge gained from this experience to our analysis of design impacts and related construction matters when preparing a certificate of merit, or conducting analyses of claims. 

Our expertise in standard of care services includes: 

  • Architect Contract Administration Services 
  • Betterment through Shop Drawings, Bulletins and Supplemental Instructions and Request for Information (RFIs) 
  • Contract Compliance 
  • Construction and Management Practices 
  • Cumulative Impacts Associated with Design Changes 
  • Administration of Design Changes 
  • Punchlist and Project Closeout 
  • Reasonable Standard of Care 
  • Substantial Completion 

 

Talk to our experts

Peter VAN DER SCHANS

Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President

peter.vanderschans@socotec.us 281.598.1190

Wayne LAWSON

Principal

Principal

wayne.lawson@socotec.us +1 617 464 6937

Jennifer DOS SANTOS

Associate

Associate

jennifer.dossantos@socotec.us +1 617 464 6965
 Pre-Construction Services

Pre-Construction Services

SOCOTEC’s team of experts have decades of Project Management experience and know what it takes for a project to kick-off successfully. Proper preparation is essential in ensuring a project is properly designed, planned, scheduled and that our client’s best interests financially and otherwise are protected. 

  • Constructability and Design/Engineering Review 
  • Architect/Engineer Selection 
  • Development and Review of Contracts 
  • Risk Management 
Budget & Financial Controls

Budget & Financial Controls

Our OPM Team can assist with reviewing and analyzing contracts, providing our clients with cost-effective solutions, manage estimates and proposals all while ensuring your project stays on time and on budget. 

  • Bidding & Procurement 
  • Cost Estimating 
Project Management

Project Management

Change is inevitable, and our Owner’s Project Management Team is experienced in managing project timelines, managing change requests, budget monitoring, and avoiding unforeseen delays. 

  • Establishment and Implementation of Project Procedures 
  • Project Cost and Schedule Control 
  • Schedule Development & Management 
  • Change Order Management 
  • Job Progress Evaluation and Monitoring 
FF&E Move Management

FF&E Move Management

Once construction of a project is complete, the next phase can begin: furniture, fixtures & equipment (FF&E). Our OPM Team can assist in the managing and coordination of tenants moving into the building and installing furniture, fixtures & equipment. 

Project Close-Out

Project Close-Out

As a project comes to a close, our Team is dedicated to ensuring the project is closed out as contractually expected. A punch list is created of tasks not completed during the project to be followed up. In certain circumstances, if a dispute or contractual disagreement is present, SOCOTEC can also provide Claims Mitigation services. 

  • Closeout Management 
  • Punch List 
  • Claims Mitigation 

Additional OPM Services 

A qualified and experienced Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) can be instrumental to the successful completion of a construction project, especially for Municipalities, building owners and developers who are all too often faced with limited budgets, stringent scheduling requirements and/or insufficient staffing.  Our qualified and experienced Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers apply their diverse experience to each and every client.  

  • Designer Selection Laws & Procedures 
  • Fee Negotiation  
  • Contract Negotiation and Preparation 
  • Design Peer Reviews 
  • Value Engineering Assistance 
  • Bid and Contract Dispute Resolution 
  • Clerk-of-the-Works Services 
  • Pre-Qualification Assistance 
  • Scheduling and Schedule Management 
  • MA Bidding and Procurement Laws & Process Management 
  • Testing and Commissioning Agent Procurement, Management & Oversight 
What makes SOCOTEC unique? 

SOCOTEC’s OPM team has the capabilities to make a greater impact on the technical components of a project.  As designers ourselves, we have the knowledge and experience to review the design documents and design decisions, and to consider items such as cost/budget implications, long-term maintenance requirements of specified materials, and the constructability of proposed installation details.  We believe this offers our clients an additional advantage over some traditional OPM firms. 

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peter.vanderschans@socotec.us

Talk to our experts

Peter VAN DER SCHANS

Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President

peter.vanderschans@socotec.us 281.598.1190

Wayne LAWSON

Principal

Principal

wayne.lawson@socotec.us +1 617 464 6937

Jennifer DOS SANTOS

Associate

Associate

jennifer.dossantos@socotec.us +1 617 464 6965