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DEA offers a full array of construction engineering and construction administration services that span the planning, design, construction, and operation of a project and facilities program. During each phase, our staff focus on delivering a project that exceeds the owner’s expectations. We do this by working proactively with owners and contractors to avoid pitfalls or deficiencies. Clients benefit from the convenience of a multidiscipline firm offering diverse services, including one-stop construction engineering services for an entire project.

Pre-construction

  • Construction procurement services
  • Assistance in preparing bid documents
  • Assistance in proposal requests
  • Analysis of submitted bids
  • Constructability reviews
  • Review of construction drawings and specifications at several stages of design
  • Assistance to owner and consultant to mitigate potential problems
  • Value engineering
  • Review of design concepts and materials, building systems and equipment
  • Review of field construction techniques and feasibility
  • Advice on alternative designs and/or materials
  • Recommendations on availability of materials, labor and time requirements for procurement, installation and construction
  • Comparison of first-cost versus life-cycle cost
  • Evaluation of alternatives and recommendations for design revisions that result in cost or time savings
  • Review of construction documents at periodic intervals during preparation
  • Independent cost estimates
  • Cost verification

During Construction

  • Surveying
  • Construction staking, and right-of-way and property surveys
  • Contour and topographic mapping
  • Computation of cut and fill quantities
  • Construction administration
  • Contract administration and documentation
  • Field inspection and documentation
  • Inspection/surveillance, testing coordination, change order scoping and negotiations, and review and validation
  • Quality control procedures
  • Specialized inspection services, as needed

Construction Completion

  • Preparation of punch list
  • Checking and confirmation that testing, including operational testing, has been performed and documented
  • Checking and confirmation that complete sets of Operation and Maintenance manuals and required training are provided
  • Claims analysis and negotiation, as needed
  • Expert witness support, as needed

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