GLOSSARY

 
 

Constructability Review:
The process of evaluating the construction documents for clarity, consistency, completeness, and ease of construction to achieve overall project objectives.

Construction Management:
A professional management practice consisting of an array of services applied to construction projects and programs through the planning, design, construction and post construction phases for the purpose of achieving project objectives including the management of quality, cost, time and scope.

Labor Compliance:
Ensuring Public Works projects are built within the guidelines, rules, and regulations of the funding source and as outlined in the state and federal labor codes. This includes the monitoring and enforcement of prevailing wages, apprenticeship, and all reporting functions that go along with these requirements.

Project Management:
The use of integrated systems and procedures by a team of professionals during project design and construction. As applied to a construction project, Project Management can be used synonymously with Construction Management.

Program Management:
The practice of professional construction management applied to a capital improvement program of one or more projects from inception to completion. Program Management provides additional benefits such as standardization, leveraged purchasing and economies of scale.

Quality Assurance:
The application of planned and systematic methods to verify that quality control procedures are being effectively implemented.

Quality Control:
The continuous review, certification, inspection, and testing of project components, including persons, systems, materials, documents, techniques, and workmanship to determine whether or not such components conform to the plans, specifications, and applicable standards.

Value Engineering:
A specialized cost control technique, which utilizes a systematic and creative analysis of the functions of a project or operation to determine how best to achieve the necessary function, performance, and reliability at the minimum life cycle cost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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