It is the philosophy of Eden & Associates, P.C. that construction management services are equally as important as that of the planning and design phases. This enables us to offer our clients a full service product from concept through construction. The training program for our design personnel requires them to perform as a resident engineer on a complete construction project prior to moving into a senior design position. It is our belief that those who are most familiar with its concept and design best oversee the project. To accomplish the objective during the construction phase, the design engineers continue to monitor the construction operations and are a part of the construction management team. Our approach is to utilize field inspectors who meet the education, training, and experience goals required.
With ten years of experience as a designer responsible for a large general contractor's design-build programs, Clark Eden had great insight into construction costs. In addition to directing the design effort, he prepared all cost estimates for company operations. We continue Clark's tradition by maintaining close contact with area suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors when preparing cost estimates for your project. We create designs that give cost-effective solutions in a competitive environment. Purchasing for these designs and monitoring field performance add to knowledge of area construction industry capabilities and local soil conditions.
Important to any development effort is the marketing of new facilities. Eden & Associates, P.C. moves through the planning process with an eye toward preparing effective marketing materials for the client's use.
Land evaluation frequently involves change and its effects: with change in the use of land and in some cases change in the land itself.
Assessment takes into consideration the economics of the proposed enterprises, the social consequences for the people of the area
and the consequences, beneficial or adverse, for the environment. Thus land evaluation should address the following questions:
- How is the land currently managed, and what will happen if present practices remain unchanged?
- What improvements in management practices, within the present use, are possible?
- What other uses of land are physically possible and economically and socially relevant?
- Which of these uses offer possibilities of sustained production or other benefits?
- What adverse effects, physical, economic or social, are associated with each use?
- What recurrent input are necessary to bring about the desired production and minimize the adverse effects?
- What are the benefits of each form of use?
If the introduction of a new use involves significant change in the land itself, then the following additional questions should be answered:
- What changes in the condition of the land are feasible and necessary, and how can they be brought about?
- What non-recurrent inputs are necessary to implement these changes?
The evaluation process does not in itself determine the land use changes that are to be carried out, but provides data on the basis of which such decisions can be taken. To be effective in this role, the output from an evaluation normally gives information on two or more potential forms of use for each area of land, including the consequences, beneficial and adverse, of each.
Land acquisition services include understanding and application of:
- Real property law concepts,
- Environmental concerns,
- Property descriptions,
- Appraisal of real property,
- Acquisition / negotiations,
- Relocation due to acquisition of real property interest,
- Asset (property) management,
- Principles of Right of Way Textbook (desk reference).
We apply our knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. Our strategic competency enables us
to connect project results to business goals allowing our clients to better compete in their markets. Our PM processes fall into
- Monitoring and Controlling,
Project management knowledge draws on ten areas:
Integration / Scope / Time / Cost / Quality / Procurement / Human Resources / Communications / Risk management / Stakeholder Management
Financial planning and modeling involves long-term analysis to identify important linkages that exist between revenue, costs, capital investments and financing. We'll analyze future impacts of certain courses of action as part of the overall business plans. By building a long term model of your development in terms of finance, we'll assist you with analyzing exactly how such a business plan will impact your cash flows and value and plan for future funding needs. The results from the forecasts will help assess financing needs and allow you time to plan to acquire such resources.
Site and subdivision plans are show the layout and design of a residential, commercial, or industrial sites or subdivision projects including necessary public improvements. We develop the preliminary and final development plans and guide our clients through the local, state, and federal (as necessary) approval process. Attention is given to the arrangement, location, and width of streets and travelways; arrangement and size of structures; feasibility of water supply and sewage disposal; general handling of site drainage, lot sizes, and arrangement; the relationship of adjoining vacant and developed lands; the guidelines of existing locality comprehensive plan; and Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance regulations.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-131 requires Federal agencies to apply VE procedures to all new projects and programs with estimated costs of at least $5 million or such lower dollar threshold as determined by the Senior Accountable Official and identified in the agency's VE guidelines. E & A can perform the VE services in compliance with agency guidelines to assist with streamlining projects and ensuring cost efficiency measures are implmented as part of the overall construction.
The capital cost for a construction project includes the expenses related to the inital establishment of the facility as well as the
other costs associated with the project including:
- Land acquisition, including assembly, holding and improvement,
- Planning and feasibility studies,
- Architectural and engineering design,
- Construction, including materials, equipment and labor,
- Field supervision of construction,
- Construction financing,
- Insurance and taxes during construction,
- Owner's general office overhead,
- Equipment and furnishings not included in construction,
- Inspection and testing.
We'll develop the overall program budget and detailed construction cost estimates to ensure we design to the established budget.