Key Services - Office of Construction & Facilities Management
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Office of Construction & Facilities Management


Key Services

The Consulting Support Service (CSS) is committed to providing professional, courteous and timely services to our customers. We provide architectural and engineering support, and claims and risk management services, including the following: 

  • Facility Condition Assessments
  • Conceptual Project Planning and Evaluation
  • Project Quality and Code Compliance
  • Project Construction Review
  • Joint Commission Compliance Assistance
  • Expertise on Architectural and Engineering Issues:
    • Architectural
    • Boilers/Steam Distribution
    • Electrical
    • Elevators/Automatic Transport
    • Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
    • Landscaping/Environmental/NEPA
    • Plumbing/Sprinklers/Medical Gases
    • Structural/Seismic
  • Claims Analysis/Support/Negotiation
  • Time Extension/Impact Analyses
  • Developing Project Phasing Plans
  • CPM Specifications
  • Contract Duration Assessments
  • Developing, Reviewing and Revising Project Schedules
  • Scheduling Software Support/Training
  • Litigation Support

Examples of Services

Project Requirements and Scope:

  • Develop alternative conceptual space layout
  • Evaluate existing building systems for future use
  • Analyze technical issues and recommend solutions


Project Design and Code Compliance:

  • Review specific design issues
  • Assist to meet life safety and other national requirements
  • Assist in selecting building systems, design approach and equipment
  • Assist in project schedule phasing requirements and phasing impact items


Project Construction:

  • Assist with contractor submittal reviews
  • Review specific construction problems and technical analysis of contractor claims
  • Recommend corrective actions on critical issues
  • JCAHO compliance assistance
  • Provide support for determination of contract length considering its phasing
  • Develop Network Analysis System (CPM) specifications
  • Develop phasing drawings and narrative for contract documents
  • Review contractor schedule submittals and contract time extension requests


Facility Condition Assessment:

  • Conduct site visits and analyze building systems
  • Enter data (conditions of existing systems) into database
  • Prepare report for each building (condition, remaining life and correction and replacement costs for various building systems)


Claims and Litigation Support:

  • Review and analyze contractor claims
  • Provide VA analysis of construction contract schedule impacts
  • Assist in contractor claim negotiations
  • Provide expert testimony at trial
  • Provide litigation support and exhibit preparation


Training Support:

  • Provide CPM scheduling training seminars
  • Provide time extension analysis and evaluation training
  • Provide scheduling software training