While program management provides clients with managers versed in the "process" of executing a project, Technical Program Management offers managers specialized in directing the technical details of that project. As in the medical field, the technical program manager is a specialist (not a general practitioner) in infrastructure planning, technical project execution, energy analysis and site reliability. Technical Program Management focuses on the technical aspects of the project, providing leadership from the initial system assessment through to the final commissioning at completion.
The scope of work can include the following:
- Creation of owner project requirements and one-line diagrams.
- Design team selection.
- Establishing project budgets and schedules.
- Procurement of service providers.
- Administration of subcontracts.
- Design review and value engineering.
- Construction observation and change order management.
- Commissioning and project startup.
The technical program manager role may continue beyond typical project completion to include system operator support/monitoring, training, capacity planning, while providing ongoing facility stewardship.
SPECIALIZED AREA OF SERVICES
- Critical Service Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Disciplines.
- Campus Utilities and Infrastructure including Alternative Energy Sources.
- Building Controls and Energy Monitoring.
- Low Voltage Systems including Communications, Data, Fire Alarm and Security
- Building Structure and Envelope Performance.
MENU OF SERVICES
EEI currently offers the following service lines:
1. Engineering / Program Setup
Theassessment will evaluate existing system conditions. During the appraisal, a deeper understanding of the past, present and future system strengths and weaknesses will evolve. The assessment may include interviews with key staff to gain knowledge of system performance.
System Master Plans:
The technical systems master plan will support and provide the necessary infrastructure and utilities for the overall master plan.
The technical owner project requirements will outline the MEP scope of design and stress the key components of the project. We can prepare initial project one-line diagrams for major systems.
The plan review process begins with review of the schematic design including one-line diagrams and layouts to verify the plan intent meets the OPR. Additional reviews at the design development and construction document stage can prevent design flaws from reaching the field.
Providing MEP budget estimates during design can assure the Owner that the project will stay within the budget constraints of the project.
A project or program is expected to deliver a certain value to the owner at completion. Value can be preserved, lessened or increased depending upon how the project is managed from design through construction.
2. Construction Administration / Field Observations
- Purchase representation of large equipment.
- Change order management.
- Validation (Functional testing / problem resolution)
3. Operations and Maintenance
- Training / systems and operations.
- Preventative maintenance program setup.
- Systems manuals.
- Remote system monitoring and fine tuning.
4. Retro-Cx Program Management
- Problem resolution
- Service / retrofit contraction management
5. Plant / Infrastructure/ Construction Administration
- Plant upgrades
- Control upgrades
- Low Voltage System upgrades
6. Continuous Cx
- Off-site monitoring (web based instrumentation required)
- System performance evaluations
- Corrective action work order origination
- Service / retrofit construction management
How We Can Assist The Owner in Managing Project/Program Value
- Provide an independent assessment of the existing site and utility conditions to uncover unused capacity.
- Create a common sense OPR or scope of work for engineered systems.
- Set the conceptual project one-line diagrams and conceptual budgets.
- Assist in design team selection.
- Select and price large engineered products during design.
- Verify design content and budget during the preconstruction phase.
- Bid, evaluate and assign major subcontractors.
- Procure engineered products.
- Manage budget, expenditures, schedule and contingency.
- Manage the response and cost of changes during construction.
- Validate and commission the completed project.