ACi‘s project management approach is designed to support our culture of delivering excellent client service and high quality architecture/planning.
We employ a tiered or phased process composed of assigning key team members with project specific experience, conducting weekly scheduling and staff allocation meetings, and following Quality Control/Quality assurance and peer review/cross discipline reviews. A Living Checklist of key project components and procedures is used to guide performance. Office Document Standards and Standardized File systems along with the use of the latest industry software and technology increase managers and staff efficiencies.
Meetings with consultants and our core team allow us the opportunity to identify potential issues, fine tune workflow, and increase project team communication. Project meetings promote an organized sharing of knowledge, codes, and technology. Regular communication aids in the ability to adhere to schedules and to minimize project document issues.
Effective management of each project requires working with Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), city staff, and construction professionals. Early in the design process ACi meets with the AHJ to include them as a team member. Contact is maintained throughout the life cycle of the project.
As the project moves into the construction phase our Construction Administration phase process begins with a project lead being assigned. Construction Administration assistants support the lead and track submittals and work to provide quick turnarounds for reviews and pay apps. Site Visits are conducted at client approved/appropriate intervals and Close Out procedures and a Lessons Learned session is conducted to finalize the project.