One of the industry’s premier construction advisory firms
A track record that spans in excess of 10,000 projects over 40 years.
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CCS’ long list of blue-chip clients includes the United States Department of State, Presidential Libraries, The Peninsula Hotels group, Pritzker Realty Group, the University of Chicago, Texas A&M University, the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., DOW Chemicals, the Smithsonian, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Argonne National Laboratory, and the United States Olympic Committee.
The Ripple Effect
CCS assists the client by establishing a budget and addressing all the issues, tangible and intangible, to get a true and clear understanding of potential project cost and risk issues. Our process also helps the client to find the best architectural team to perform design work as the project evolves.
CCS works with the client & design team to review budgets and schedules to ensure that, as design evolves, the construction documents are maintained and the client's best interests are protected. We also work to help establish a list of potential GC’s and contractors qualified to undertake the construction of the project.
CCS reviews bids and prepares a bid analysis for the client and design team to review and consider during interviews and discussions with candidate GC’s and contractors. The Ripple Effect works to ensure that the bid covers all the elements and issues relating to the given project, to mitigate change orders and additional costs later in the construction process.
CCS works to assist the client in regular meetings with the entire project team to ensure that the project schedule and deliverables are being addressed in a timely and cost-efficient manner. We participate in and report on monthly meetings and progress meetings with the team to give clear guidance and recommendations to the client as needed.
Fields of expertise
Acting as the owner’s advocate and steward, we integrate the different facets of the construction process to shepherd one or more projects from inception to completion.
Program & Project Management
With our expertise in process and cost, CCS proactively and rigorously forecasts factors impacting project cost and schedule and helps clients strategize to minimize risk, engineer value, and prevent budget overruns.
For large complex projects or programs, CCS provides dedicated on-site project control teams to deal exclusively with cost and schedule issues, including monitoring, updating, negotiating, processing, and reporting as needed to support your project team.
CCS’ expert advisory offerings straddle the areas of total budget development, master project schedule development, risk management, value engineering, contract and schedule auditing, project dispute intervention, and litigation support.
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17 December 2021
Congratulations on 40 years of service, Ian
Recently, Ian Parr, CCS’s President, received his 40 years of service pin from the American Society of Professional Estimators, ASPE.
29 November 2021
Clive Bransby at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo
CCS’ Vice President, Clive Bransby, will be attending the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo next week on December 6-8, 2021, in Austin, Texas, at the Austin Convention Center.
16 November 2021
CCS Celebrates L’Arche Chicago
L’Arche Chicago was started in 2000 by Sr. Maria Zeimen, who opened her home on the West Side of Chicago to two individuals with disabilities.