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Program & Construction Management

PACO’s Program and Construction Management (PM/CM) services ensure your projects are delivered within agreed to budget, schedule and quality performance standards. Our PM services integrates each phase of the construction process – planning, design, construction.
While our CM services focuses on the execution and delivery of specific activities within the project such as budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation, and quality control and hand-off – with expert multidisciplinary oversight, leadership, and visibility across the entire program. Effective PM/CM is critical for the successful completion of any project, but especially true when it involves a multi-phased, multi-contract complex project. Given the infinite complexities of delivering a project, the multiplicity of organizations and individuals involved, and the magnitude of the dollars at risk, it is perhaps not surprising that the construction industry has been characterized by an adversarial operating environment that generates disputes and claims. Serious disputes are estimated to arise in 10 to 30 percent of all construction projects, and one in four construction projects has a claim. Disputes can arise over schedule targets, performance guarantees, or deviations from the original contract terms. Claims typically fall into two categories: (1) contractor/consultant requests for compensation not anticipated in the terms of the original contract, and (2) owner requests for compensation for the contractor/consultant’s failure to meet contractual terms.

Project Management & Controls

PACO is committed to utilizing the latest innovative trends in project controls that helps transform the way client’s plan, monitor, and manage their projects. One such trend is the use of advanced data analytics and visualization tools. These tools enable project managers to analyze large volumes of data in real-time, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions.

Another trend is the adoption of cloud-based project management platforms, which provide a centralized hub for collaboration, document sharing, and communication among project teams. This streamlines project workflows, improves transparency, and enhances overall project efficiency. Furthermore, the use of mobile applications in project controls enables real-time data collection, progress tracking, and communication on the go. These innovative trends in project controls are enabling teams to deliver projects more effectively, and achieve better outcomes.

Our teams work closely with owners, architects, engineers, and other construction consultants to provide seamless integration between all stages from concept or pre-construction to project closeout, PACO consultants provide proactive problem-solving solutions for any construction program. By assigning individuals with specialized project-specific knowledge, PACO serves as an integral part of each project team, working hard to ensure the projects come in on time and within budget. Applying this philosophy PACO strives to serve as a strong partner to our clients to help them achieve their project goals while managing risks along the way. PACO’s experienced and knowledgeable personnel provide a full range of services including:

  • Project Controls
  • CPM Scheduling
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Management/Control
  • Document/Records Management

Project RISK Management

PACO Group’s Risk Management Approach is aligned and anchored to global best practices. The Risk Management Approach is aligned and anchored to global best practices including the PMI “Project Management Body of Knowledge” (PMBOK), PMl’s global standard entitled “The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs and Projects”, AACE’s Recommended Practices including #72R-12 “Developing a Project Risk Management Plan” #57R-09: Integrated Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis Using Risk Drivers and Monte Carlo Simulation of a CPM Model, #62R-ll: Risk Assessment: Identification and Qualitative Analysis among other standards and CMAA “Risk Management Guidelines” among others.

The overall Risk Management Framework involves six (6) primary processes that includes; 1) Risk Management Planning, 2) Risk Identification, 3) Risk Analysis, 4) Plan Risk Responses, 5) Implement Risk Response, 6) Monitor & Control Risks.

One prominent trend in project risk management is the increasing use of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) in risk identification and analysis. PACO leverages advanced algorithms and machine learning techniques, to assist project manager identify potential risks more accurately and proactively. Additionally, we integrate cloud-based project management platforms that enables and significantly enhances collaboration and communication among team members, allowing for better risk assessment and response planning. Furthermore, with the adoption of agile methodologies, such as Scrum and Kanban, which have revolutionized project risk management by promoting iterative and adaptive approaches that enable faster identification and mitigation of risks. These innovative trends not only improve the effectiveness of project risk management but also foster a proactive and forward-thinking culture within the project team.

Configuration Management

Changes are and will continue to be an inevitable part of the design and construction of most projects. Even the best set of design plans and detailed contract specifications are no guarantee that a particular project will not experience numerous changes.

This is particularly true when it involves a large-­‐scale, multi-­‐contract, multi-­‐phased complex project. As a matter of fact, research shows that most projects, whether public or private, domestic or international, experience schedule slippage and cost overruns due to changes.

The integration of PACO’s Configuration Management methodology, into the project management process, during the planning, design, construction and even the operation and maintenance phases of a complex project will, if implemented correctly, will mitigate the impact that changes will have on project’s schedule and cost performance.

PACO’s Configuration Management methodology consists of a discipline of systematically defining the various baselines, contract deliverables and capturing and storing all project documents, records, written communications, and decisions and their respective relationships with one another as tied to a particular project from initiation through completion, for the purpose of facilitating project progression, accumulating a complete unbiased project history, and providing a means for reexamining all baseline changes, schedule impacts, and cost changes throughout the project lifecycle.

Our Configuration Management methodology can be expressed as five distinct core processes: Baseline Management; Risk Management, Change Management, Cost Management, and Document Management. In practice each of these processes is dependent upon (and linked to) the remaining four.

Automated Workflow/Submittals & Document Management

The construction industry generates large volumes of records and documents during each phase of a project’s lifecycle: planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance.Innovative automated submittals and document management workflows revolutionize the way project teams handle and process documents.
These workflows leverage advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate the entire lifecycle of document management, from creation to archiving. With automated submittals, organizations can streamline the process of receiving, reviewing, and approving documents, eliminating the need for manual intervention. These workflows also incorporate intelligent document recognition capabilities, allowing for automatic categorization and indexing of documents based on their content. This not only saves time but also improves accuracy and reduces the risk of human error. Furthermore, innovative document management workflows enable seamless integration with other systems and applications, facilitating efficient collaboration and information sharing. Overall, these automated workflows empower organizations to optimize their document management processes, enhance productivity, and drive project success.

Land Acquisition/Right-of-Way

Collaborative and efficient Land Acquisition & Right-Of-Way (ROW) services are delivered purposefully to ensure every project is completed on time, on budget and is an overall success. PACO has a proven track record of excellent right-of-way knowledge and experience which works hand in hand with the ever-changing industry standards and requirements to ensure impacted parcels within a project study area are all efficiently researched.

Our team reviews new or potential projects, works with various engineering, survey, environmental, and construction staff to receive and provide initial input to ensure that realistic construction and financial projections are established. Our project approach includes careful planning, goal setting, client/stakeholder collaboration to ensure project success. We provide the highest levels of support and services for every project type including but not limited to public works, roads, bridges, railroad tunnels, airports, general infrastructures, etc.

Our Land Acquisition & Right-Of-Way (ROW) Services include but are not limited to the following:

  • Records Research and Title Research
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Line List Development & Database Management
  • Research on As Built Drawings, Soil Reports, etc.
  • Due Diligence on procured lots in project study area
  • Land / Property / Right-of-Way (ROW) Acquisition
  • Construction Support
  • Engineering Support
  • Easement Research
  • Metes & Bounds Description Research

Construction Inspections

PACO’s staff of multi-discipline inspectors are responsible for activities such as measuring, examining, and validating to determine whether work and deliverables meet requirements and product acceptance criteria.Our inspectors review the completeness of a project or its components and verify and ensure contractor’s conformance to all contract requirements including reviewing quality of construction and conformance to safety requirements.

Because we conduct inspections at various stages of constructions, our inspectors first review construction plans and specifications to thoroughly understand project requirements to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications, and applicable codes and regulations. This requires that all of our inspectors stay updated with the latest construction codes, regulations, and industry best practices.

We verify the quality and proper installation of structural components, electrical systems, mechanical and plumbing systems, fire safety measures, as well as the installation and quality of finishes. We also inspect construction site itself to ensure adherence to safety standards and proper implementation of safety measures.

PACO inspectors document inspection findings and prepare detailed reports including preparing daily work reports with site photos, videos or sketches, control inspection reports, daily material records as needed to maintain accurate records of inspections conducted. The inspection results are communicated with recommendations to project managers, contractors, and other stakeholders to collaboratively resolve any construction-related issue and ensure compliance.

Our inspectors have national and local certifications issued by International Code Council, National Institute of for Certification in Engineering Technologies, NYYDOB Special Inspections, Concrete Testing, American Welding Society, FDNY, American Concrete Institute among others.