What We Do
Cobb and Associates (CA) believes in a servant-leader model where we become a champion for our clients’ needs. We offer comprehensive Business Process Improvement Services, Project Controls Services and Program/Project Management Services. Cobb and Associates is a woman and minority-owned entity recognized for our ability to provide flawless delivery of capital improvement programs, AHCA-certified healthcare facilities, energy-efficient schools, high/mid-rise condominiums, luxury garden apartments and renowned work for the ninth largest transit agency in the United States.
CA is comprised of three primary business units:
Business Process Improvements
Project Controls Services
Program / Project Management Services
Business Process Improvement
Changes in the global environment have made business process improvement an imperative for organizations challenged with doing more with resources that have been permanently reduced. When designed and implemented effectively, business process improvement initiatives can deliver substantial benefits to your organization, including greater strategic value, more efficient resource utilization, and higher quality projects.
We help our clients improve their processes on several fronts:
- Enterprise Process Mapping
- SOP Construction and Process Controls
- Process Re-Engineering and Lean Six Sigma
- Performance and Process Management System
To determine the level of control your project needs, CA considers the project’s complexity, organizational maturity, team experience, cost and project hierarchy in your capital improvement plan as factors. To ensure the work is proceeding according to plan, project controls personnel continuously access the data and determine corrective action whenever necessary. As your agent, we listen to your needs to proactively control costs, schedules and scope of work to ensure quality outcome. Our project controls services include the following:
- Cost Estimating
- Cost Management and Control
- Schedule Management and Control
- Change Order Management
- Earned Value Management
- Value Engineering
Program / Project Management Services
Cobb and Associates’ services make projects more efficient by controlling costs, schedules and work scope without compromising quality. Our project management professionals formally study many aspects of program and project management and have contributed significantly to their advancement. Within our ranks are licensed professional engineers, Project Management Professionals, and holders of advanced academic credentials. Our capabilities combine our expertise and experience in planning, engineering, and management to include the following:
- Capital Planning
- Program Management Organizations
- Project Portfolio Management
- Program Reviews and Audits
CA’s servant-leader approach means our clients can count on us to keep our focus on their needs. We believe customer service is delivering what we promise by being attentive to the client’s environment, utilizing our proven technical expertise to achieve targeted outcomes.
Cobb and Associates Consulting provides our clients with peace of mind by having a clear understanding of our clients’ needs and expectations while delivering quantifiable value.
Services We Offer
Cost Estimating Analysis
Our estimating process is forward-thinking and predictive in nature. There are many factors that influence construction cost estimate reports such as including current labor rates, material prices, and site constraints. Additionally, there are external factors such as macroeconomic trends and current political landscape that can influence the construction cost estimate report. We also consider market volatility, commodity prices, and the current availability of labor for a given project location. our approach is built upon the rigorous guidelines set forth by the American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) to create objective, reliable, and defensible assessments of probable construction costs.
Change Management and Training
Change management is a collective term for all approaches to prepare, support, and help individuals, teams, and organizations in making organizational change. Developing organizational capabilities that foster rapid adaptation has therefore become a requirement for success. Our clients need to constantly identify and react to signals of change from the external environment, remain competitive and adjust and align to their internal environments. As a result, organizations need people who can lead people through this changing environment and this training program aims to equip these individuals to do just that. CA provides Prosci-certified personnel to conduct the activities necessary to ensure a smooth transition to implemental cultural change in the workplace.
Without a thorough review of a project’s constructability, unexpected obstacles can have a significant, negative impact to a project. Delays due to limited access to key project areas or equipment can quickly cause schedule deadlines and cost forecasts to be missed. Increases to cost estimates can be mitigated through proper analysis of a project’s constructability before construction work begins. CA’s industry experience provides realistic evaluations of the necessary construction activities and preparation needed to complete a project successfully.
Value Engineering allows a client to analyze the functions of a project to improve the value of the same. Cobb and Associates provides high-quality, expert value engineering services at a competitive rate. Our unique process can help you enhance the functionality of your core operations. The simple yet effective process followed by CA to deliver value engineering design services helps in identifying various design constraints, facilitates a better understanding of design variables and determines areas that can be improved considerably.
Configuration Management and Document Control
Configuration Control is the process of systematically controlling and managing all steps of configuration throughout the project lifecycle. To effectively handle project Configuration Management, it is important to use a process which ensures only necessary configuration changes are made. Additionally, like any change management efforts, configuration change decisions must be made with the understanding of the impact of the change. Configuration control is an important part of the Configuration Management Plan.
CA performs construction project feasibility studies to assess the viability of a project. Feasibility studies are typically used to determine the likelihood of a project’s success and can influence a clients’ decision to move forward with a project. From cost assessments to determining the most likely project duration, Cobb and Associates can provide the information necessary for our clients to make informed decisions.
Owner’s Representative Services
Project Management and Contract Administration Services
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