The following projects illustrate examples of Keville Enterprises’ experience in the Facilities market.
DCAM Program Management Assistance
KEI was selected to provide DCAM with program management support services on a task order basis. Under this $1.5 million on-call contract, KEI services may include review and management of: cost estimates, design and construction scheduling, complex staging, and development of recommendations for alternatives to maintain or recover cost and schedule. Task orders to date have included:
- Review of the Contractor’s Initial Baseline and Monthly Schedule updates in connection with the construction of the new UMass Amherst Laboratory Science Building, a 304,000 sf facility valued at approximately $122M. The project delivery method is CM-at-Risk under MGL c. 149A.
- Development of a preliminary pre-construction schedule and review of the Contractor’s Initial Baseline and Monthly Schedule updates in connection with the construction of the new UMass Amherst Academic Classroom Building, a 171,000 sf facility valued at approximately $72M. The project delivery method is CM-at-Risk under MGL c. 149A.
- Review of the Contractor’s Initial Baseline and Monthly Schedule updates in connection with the construction of the new UMass Boston Integrated Science Complex, a 220,000 sf facility valued at approximately $124M. The project delivery method is CM-at-Risk under MGL c. 149A.
- Development of a Master Schedule incorporating key milestone dates and activities for DCAM major capital construction projects.
- Development of cost estimates for various roof systems related to a cost benefits analysis.
- Resident Engineering support services in connection with the construction of the new Salem Trial Courthouse/J. Michael Ruane Judicial Center in Salem, MA, 195,000 sf facility value d at $106.5M. The project delivery method was CM-at-Risk under MGL c. 149A.
Boston Public Facilities (Estimating)
Under a Task Order Contract, Keville Enterprises, Inc. (KEI) is providing cost estimating services in support of the design development and execution of the City of Boston’s Public Facilities Department’s Capital Construction Program. KEI provides independent cost estimating services to assist the City in its design and budgeting efforts. KEI also reviews design documents at various stages of development (i.e. 30%, 60%, 90%) and offer input and assessments on costs and opportunities for savings. Using KEI’s detailed approach to estimating, we typically identify the scope of work for each estimate down to the finest possible level of detail. We then perform a detailed take-off of plans and specifications to determine quantities, and develop a detailed work breakdown structure. From this point we determine the crews, equipment, and production rates that a reasonable contractor would use in performing the work, and develop an estimate which is fundamentally based on the way that a reasonable contractor would actually build the work. By using this approach to estimating, we can provide estimates that are not only accurate, but also contain a built-in confidence level that the work can actually be built for the estimated price.
Projects on which have provided services have included but are not limited to: Lee & McCormack Schools Window Replacement – $3.5M; Renovations & Addition to Burke High School – $16M; Fire Alarm Upgrades at seven schools – $8.3M; Flooring Replacement at South Boston High School – $360,000; Orchard Garden School Window Replacement – $1M.
Boston Public Facilities (Scheduling)
For over 12 years, Keville has been providing on-call independent cost estimating and scheduling services in support of the design development and execution of the City of Boston’s Public Facilities Department’s Capital Construction Program. Notably, Keville was re-selected by the City to provide these same services for a fifth consecutive 3-year term (2015 to 2018). Under the cost estimating contract, Keville provides independent cost estimating services to assist the City in its design and budgeting efforts. Keville assists with review of change order proposals, we independently review cost estimates developed by designers at various stages of development (i.e. 30%, 60%, 90%) and offer input and assessments on costs and opportunities for savings. Under the scheduling contract, we provide detailed schedule analysis to assist with project planning efforts and contract time determinations, as well as identify schedule and cost impacts associated with construction activities, including cumulative impacts and recovery methods. Our assignments to date have included but are not limited to:
Independent Review of the Designer’s Estimates for:
-Energy System Improvements Charlestown High School $21.5M
-Renovations to Burke High School $16.8M
-Renovation to East Boston Stadium Phase III $3.9M
-Construction of New Area B-2 Police Station $20.3M
-Renovation to the Grover Cleveland School$40.3M
-Elevator Addition to East Boston High School $450,000
-Renovations to the Brighton Branch Library $2.8M
-Building Envelope Repairs to Six Community Centers $2.8M
-North Bennett Street School Renovation Estimate Review $20.3M
-Public Works Electric Light Pole Storage Yard Estimate Review $8.6M
-Beethoven School Accessibility Upgrades Bid Review $2.1M
-Area A-7 Police Station Renovations Bid Review $1M
-Uphams Corner Municipal Building Bid Review $2.4M
Change Order Estimate Analysis for:
-East Boston Stadium Renovations Phase II –Review of 55 change issues valued at $131,000
-Fire Alarm Upgrades at Three Schools – Fire Alarm Wiring $385,000
-Hyde Park Community Center Renovations- Fire Protection Sprinkler $85,000
-Burke High School Renovations – Fire Protection Credit $537,000
-Wheatley School CO #14 Fire Alarm $55,000
Schedule Analysis for:
-New Mattapan Branch Library – Base Line Schedule Review, Monthly Update Analysis, Recovery Input
-Burke High School Renovations – Base Line Schedule Review, Monthly Update Analysis, Recovery Input
-Burke High School Renovations – Steel Erection Delay Claims Analysis
-Hyde Park Community Center Renovations – Contract Time Determination
-Construction of New Area B-2 Police Station– Contract Time Determination
-Energy System Improvements Charlestown High School- Contract Time Determination
-New East Boston Branch Library – Base Line Schedule Review, Monthly Update Analysis, Recovery Input
“Keville’s responsiveness and detailed cost analysis in connection with a disputed change order on a major fire alarm upgrade project greatly aided the City in reaching a favorable resolution.”
-Thomas Leahy, Senior Project Manager
New High School, Medway, MA
Client: Town of Medway
Location: Medway, Massachusetts
Services: Construction Management
Completion Date: 2005
Keville Enterprises provided construction management and inspection services as the Owner’s Representative for the construction of a new 204,000 square foot, $40M High School for the Town of Medway, MA.
During construction, Keville’s construction manager and resident inspectors oversaw all aspects of the project and worked together with the contractor, the architect, and the Town to ensure that each component of the work was completed in conformance with the requirements of the contract documents.
Keville assisted the architect in improving and enhancing early identification of potential claims; documentation of changes, claims and disputes; and the resolution of change orders, claims, and disputes without resorting to costly litigation. Keville monitored the work and analyzed the schedule and costs throughout the entire construction phase and into the fit-out and final completion phases.
UMass Boston Campus Program Management Services
Client: University of Massachusetts Building Authority
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Services: Program Management Support Services
In 2016, Keville Enterprises, Inc. (Keville) was selected by UMBA to provide Program Management support services in connection with the ongoing capital construction program for the University of Massachusetts Boston Campus. UMass Boston is a nationally recognized model of excellence for public urban universities and this excellence is reflected in its robust and ambitious $1 billion+ ongoing and future capital program, which includes the following projects:
- Utility Corridor and Roadway Relocation (UCRR)
- 1,440 space West Parking Garage
- New 1,077 bed Residence Hall
- Substructure Demolition and Quadrangle Development
- Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
- Integrated Science Complex
- Harborwalk and Shoreline Stabilization
- Elevator Replacement Program
- Renovations to Existing Academic Buildings
- Roof Replacement and Repair for Wheatley Hall
- Clark Façade and Roof Replacement
Currently the campus capital program is at its peak with six active capital projects having a combined budget of over $500 million. The projects are highly interrelated on a complex urban campus and present numerous scheduling, interface, contractual and regulatory challenges. Keville was retained to direct and coordinate this complex program. Key responsibilities include: directing ongoing coordination among individual project teams to avoid delay, meet project milestones and insure scope coordination; negotiating resolution of significant construction changes and claims due to unforeseen conditions, environmental contamination and required scope changes to meet campus needs; capital budgeting and reporting to senior leadership of the campus, the UMass System and Board of Trustees; cost control and value engineering; negotiate and approve amendments to professional services contracts; and procurement of construction and professional services.