During the period July through October 2000, BCS was part of a team that conducted a Business Process Reengineering (BPR) Study of the Capital Construction Services Administration (CCSA) for the Office of Property Management (OPM) of the Government of the District of Columbia.
Initial efforts in the study focused on an assessment of the CCSA mission, organization, and the processes and procedures being followed in carrying out CCSA’s responsibilities. These efforts involved staff interviews, assessment of existing directives and instructions, budget document reviews, job site visits, and discussions with customer agencies.
BCS integrated into the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Office of Real Estate Service (RES) Headquarters Project Management support staff in Arlington, VA to act as TSA liaison between the TSA tenant, GSA, local governments, airport authorities, airlines, and commercial landlords on multiple nationwide build-out and renovation projects. In this capacity, BCS also provided extensive support in developing project management processes in the area of scheduling, including developing and implementing a Microsoft Project Schedule Training Program for TSA RES staff.
BCS led several training sessions for the Federal government staff. Training focused on creating initial schedules using the TSA baseline schedule, updating the schedules and tracking progress, and generating various types of reports.
BCS conducted a series of training sessions to review the information contained in the Training Manuals and later to review basic skills; address issues, problems or concerns from the class participants; and present methods to manage multiple project schedules concurrently. These training sessions served as a hands-on opportunity for the TSA staff to perform all of the tasks shown in the training manuals. BCS staff also provided on-site support services related to the development of project schedules, schedule review, and general problem solving and guidance.
BCS provides cost estimating and scheduling support during the project planning and development process, and post-construction claims support. Our experienced staff of construction professionals includes certified cost engineers and proficient schedulers. These services are outlined below:
BCS offers a wide range of services for clients who are building new facilities or renovating existing ones. Our experienced staff of construction professionals provides superior start-to-finish services tailored to our clients’ specific requirements. BCS is committed to completing every project on time, within budget, and to the highest degree of quality possible. Our primary construction project management services include CPM scheduling, construction cost estimating, quality control and general oversight. These services include:
BCS’s engineers and architects are well versed in all aspects of construction methods and materials. We provide building evaluations and detailed facility inspections for owners and purchasers of buildings and supporting infrastructure. Deliverables typically include an inspection report summarizing the condition and estimated remaining life of each major building component and system, and repair list for each deficiency. Cost estimates for repairs and future replacements are typically included.
BCS, Inc. is a subcontractor to Miller Dodson Associates to conduct reserve studies and transition defects studies for various home owner and condominium associations throughout VA, MD, DC, NC, SC, FL, and GA. BCS personnel have performed hundreds of studies over the past 10 years. A description of the services provided is as follows:
Items that are classified as “defects” have safety or code compliance issues; were constructed below industry standards; restrict the normal use of all or part of the structure; or requires repair, renovation or replacement. BCS Engineers thoroughly review the drawings, inspect the buildings and site improvements, and annotate differences in installed vs. specified products, and deficiencies in the workmanship or material installed.
The Report contains a summary of the financial data calculated by the Replacement Reserve Analysis, a general description of the community, a summary of the conditions observed during the site evaluation, and information about the Replacement Reserve Inventory. Photographs of major components and noted deficiencies are incorporated into the report.
The Analysis is a tabular and graphical presentation of the recommended Reserve Funding, calculated by standard funding methodologies. The Analysis establishes an annual contribution to reserves that is determined based on the age, condition, and replacement cost of the individual components. The Report includes a calendar visual showing forecasted replacements over the life of the facility.
The Inventory lists the common components of the community evaluated by the Analyst and includes estimated replacement costs, normal economic life, and the remaining economic life for each component evaluated.