Consulting Services

Sakonnet Associates understands that some Owner’s simply need a good consultant who can assist with specific phases of a building project, like construction planning, risk management, project monitoring or claims and litigation issues. Sakonnet Associates will tailor a specific scope of consulting services to fit the needs of the Client and project.

Planning Services

With some thoughtful planning you can ensure your project’s success before it begins. By establishing scope and viability, budget, schedule and team requirements, process implementation and ongoing evaluation, Sakonnet Associates can help tailor a plan for your project needs. This includes gauging risk and developing mitigation strategies that will help you save time and money. From concept to closeout, we’ll help you develop a plan you can build on.

Menu of Services

  • Strategic Project Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Project Due Diligence
  • Front End Planning
  • Strategic Asset Management
  • Sustainability Consulting
  • Project Scope Development

Risk Management Services

As the complexity of construction and engineering projects changes, the magnitude of risk involved for owners, contractors, architects and engineers increases the possibility of negative impacts and damages on projects. Sakonnet risk management services can identify, prevent and mitigate potential costly delays and disruptions before breaking ground or during project execution. Our construction experts understand the changing engineering and construction industries and draw upon years of experience to provide cost-effective solutions that work. We’ll be there throughout the construction process, helping you to make informed decisions and keep your project moving forward.

Menu of Services

  • Risk Identification
  • Disaster Prevention & Relief Planning
  • Constructability Review
  • Cost Escalation Analysis
  • Risk Monitoring
  • Schedule Forecasting
  • Cost Forecasting
  • Delays & Disruptions
  • Decision Risk Analysis
  • Damage Assessment

Program Management Services

Given the multi-faceted nature of construction, integration is the name of the game. Who you choose to have on your team will be crucial to its success.

Sakonnet Associates consultants collaborate with you to tackle the day-to-day responsibilities, mindful of the bigger picture. We work closely with owners, architects, engineers and other construction consultants to provide seamless integration among all stages of the construction process.

Menu of Services

  • Architect/Engineer Selection
  • Contract Risk Analysis
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Value Engineering
  • Cost Management
  • Construction Bid Evaluation
  • Change Order Reviews
  • Schedule Oversight
  • Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling
  • Total Float Management
  • Quality Assurance & Control
  • LEED Consulting Evaluations
  • Dispute Avoidance and Claims Mitigation
  • Performance & Productivity Assessments

Construction Management Consulting Services

Sakonnet Associates provides comprehensive construction management consulting services. Our construction management team has the construction experience to provide real-world, cost-effective solutions to the everyday challenges that owners, contractors, engineers and architects face throughout the construction process. From the initial concept to project closeout, we assist our clients in facilitating and coordinating the construction process to mitigate complex problems.

Menu of Services

  • Contract Review and Negotiations
  • Change Order Analysis
  • Construction Design Reviews
  • Staff Augmentation
  • Bid Phase Management
  • Cost Estimating & Evaluations
  • Construction CPM Scheduling
  • Value Engineering
  • Dispute Avoidance & Resolution
  • Project Control Systems
  • Inspection and Quality Assurance

Construction Claims Services

Challenges arise. How you resolve them makes the difference. Sakonnet has the experience in identifying, analyzing and preparing construction claims and disputes. Should a construction claim occur, we can assist you in assessing or validating entitlement and quantification of damages, thus promoting a successful resolution in an efficient and timely manner.

We are equipped to provide ongoing support in assessing or validating a party’s entitlement and quantification of damages to promote resolution. By analyzing the construction contract and the parties’ performance throughout the construction duration, our consultants can identify liability, quantify damages, and assist in resolving the dispute in a timely and cost effective manner.

Menu of Services

  • Claims Identification
  • Construction Means and Methods
  • Risk Evaluation and Quantification
  • Unforeseen and Differing Site Conditions
  • Damage Assessments
  • Change Order Impacts
  • Schedule Delay Analysis
  • Time Impact Analysis
  • Construction Defect Evaluation
  • Disruption Assessments
  • Productivity Impact Evaluations
  • Acceleration Claims
  • Claims Mitigation & Avoidance
  • Claim Preparation & Presentation
  • Construction Mediation, Litigation & Arbitration Support

Construction Litigation Support Services

For a dispute to be resolved, you need information that is clear, concise and objective. Our experienced consulting and testifying experts analyze individual dispute situations and provide the objective and technical assessment needed to reach resolution. From mediation, arbitration and litigation consulting to expert testimony, we have the services to support you in every phase of the dispute resolution process.

Menu of Services

  • Discovery Support
  • Quantification of Damages
  • Schedule Delays & Disruptions
  • Standards of Care
  • Construction Defect Analysis
  • Demonstrative Evidence
  • Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation Support
  • Consulting and Testifying Experts