Other Services

Other services offered include:

Dispute Resolution:

The construction industry isn’t perfect. Unfortunately things happen that are either unforseen or simply the result of several more complex situations. We can offer assistance in resolving these issues. As an alternative to a lengthly and costly legal battle, we can develop a plan in cooperation with all parties to resolve evolving conflicts. Sometimes an outside professional influence, offering new perspective and a reasonable solution, is what’s necessary. We can assemble the expertise to resolve these potentially escalating situations.

Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling

CM&F Inc., trusts and believes in the use of CPM scheduling. Beginning with the earliest planning stages through to closeout, industry studies continue to show increased project performance and efficiency when a CPM schedule has been properly implemented. Our services include development of your schedule, ongoing analysis and regular updates to that schedule and timely progress reporting based on tangible project progress. We utilize industry standard software such as Merlin, Ms Project, Sure Trak and Primavera Project Planner.

Cost Management and Estimating:

CM&F Inc., services contractors, owners, designers lenders and insurance companies with a wide range of estimating services. These include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Program, pre-development and project budgets

  2. Value engineering cost estimates

  3. Contractor progress payment analysis

  4. Cost to complete analysis

  5. Claims analysis and damage calculations

  6. Bid analysis and bid evaluation

  7. Quantity take offs

Distressed Project Turnaround

CM&F Inc., assists lenders, owners and contractors with difficult projects that are behind schedule, over budget or have encountered construct-ability issues. We will immediately assess the current situation and implement strategies and procedures to return your project back to schedule and budget. CM&F Inc., works with our clients to understand the underlying problems and issues that may have led this and other projects to delay and budget issues. Our project recovery process does not end at our project completion, but is designed to leave our clients with procedures and process‘ in place aimed at prevented similar problems in the future.

CM&F Inc., takes the lead position during this phase to ensure the engineering, design and development meet every goal and expectation of our client. We have established relationships with top industry professionals to facilitate success.

Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL):

in Washington State, the Construction Stormwater General Permit requires that site inspections be conducted by a CESCL. CM&F has staff that meets certification requirements of the General Permit, and BMP C160 Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) in Ecology’s stormwater management manuals for eastern and western Washington. We can provide necessary inspections and document processing to maintain your site compliance requirements.