Project Controls

Project Controls

ABZ, Inc. provides our clients with a solid foundation to develop full project and management controls. These project controls include; estimating, an integrated schedule, procurement, financial and accounting, and cost controls. ABZ has the professional expertise to provide our clients with all of these functional area services.

ABZ, Inc. believes that the project estimate is the cornerstone of oversight and project control functions, and therefore has structured the output of its estimating system to provide our clients with a solid foundation for developing full project and management controls. The project controls elements that that we typically include as companions to the project estimate are; an integrated schedule, procurement, financial and accounting, and cost controls.

ABZ has the professional expertise to provide our clients with some or all of the following services:

Project Cost Estimating

These services include professional oversight and cost estimating for any phase of a project. ABZ uses a cost estimating suite of tools and library of benchmark information to prepare our cost estimates based on our clients’ specific needs.

Estimating Services

ABZ provides experienced personnel to work with their clients on developing cost estimates. Each project and client have unique cost estimating requirements. ABZ has experience and benchmark data in all funding, bid, change control and bottom-up detailed project estimates.

Scheduling and Planning Services

These services include professional oversight, planning and scheduling for any phase of a project. ABZ uses Primavera and a suite of other scheduling tools, based on our clients’ specific needs. ABZ has a proven boot camp training program for Owner’s team Project Management, Primavera scheduling and project estimating.

Risk and Contingency Management

ABZ has a methodology to value contingency and project risk. ABZ assigns a unique accuracy score based on the maturity of the project. ABZ recommends this calculated value to stay included with the project budget. To establish management reserve, we manage unidentified risks to identify that part of the project budget that is not in the cost baseline. This work includes the risk management methodology, identifying high risk priorities for specific monitoring, and recommending risk mitigation plans with specific action items.

Independent Project Oversight

ABZ provides client oversight to ensure scope, schedule, budget and quality standards are met.