In today's business environment, few owner companies can afford to staff large estimating and project controls departments, and therefore rely on engineering and construction contractors to supply a large portion of these needs. In many cases, owners have gone too far in outsourcing their estimating and cost engineering functions, leaving them with limited in-house estimating experience and capabilities. As a result, owners have often faced inaccurate and poorly documented estimates, and poor control of project engineering and construction performance. CCG can help these owners in establishing right-sized estimating and project control organizations that are capable of preparing strategic and conceptual project estimates for early business decisions, providing for effective review and validation of estimates prepared by others, and establishing effective management and control throughout the project lifecycle.
We assist owner companies in all facets of project cost estimating and cost engineering by:
- Preparing project cost estimates
- Reviewing and validating project cost estimates
- Preparing comprehensive risk analysis studies for contingency determination
- Preparing project readiness and performance reviews
- Developing comprehensive estimating, project controls, escalation and risk analysis procedures and standards
- Consulting on which estimating and project control activities to keep in-house versus outsourcing
- Assisting in the selection and implementation of estimating and project control tools and software
- Developing and/or implementing cost estimating databases
- Implementing historical project databases
- Providing training in estimating, project controls, and risk analysis techniques and methods
CCG services are available in whatever combination is required to meet the customer's cost engineering requirements. Our services can be scheduled on an as-needed basis, or we can interface with the client's internal project resources to provide integrated estimating and project control solutions. CCG can also form strategic alliances with our clients to help improve their estimating and project control capabilities. Through these alliances, we can become part of your in-house staff to handle some, or all, of your cost engineering needs.
One of CCG's strengths and passions is estimating. CCG can prepare project estimates and estimate risk analysis studies for owner companies. We also provide independent estimate reviews and validation studies for estimates prepared either by owners or their contractors. CCG is totally dedicated to the estimating profession. Our customers have the assurance that they will receive expert estimating services from our knowledgeable professionals. CCG estimators are committed to providing cost-effective, accurate estimates so that higher value project results are achieved.
CCG is equally adept at assisting owner companies with project control services for monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting cost and schedule performance throughout the project lifecycle. We assist owners in achieving the financial, functional, safety, and operability goals established at project sanction.
CCG consultants represent a variety of design and construction disciplines with years of experience that enables the right team of professionals to be assembled for any project. Our consultants' diverse industry experience in fabrication and construction can offer important benefits in serving the estimating and cost engineering needs of our process owner clients.
Our philosophy is to provide consulting services primarily to process industry owners. We are not interested in engineering or constructing your projects; our goal is to help owners achieve world-class estimating and project control capabilities and performance. We often partner with engineering and other project management consultants to provide a full complement of business, financial, cost engineering, and project control services to support our client's capital project investments.
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