Intervention
Management
Consulting

Risk Mitigation

Does your project feel as though it is starting to spin out of control? Are you not getting straight answers while confusion seems to be mounting? If you feel that your project is on the wrong path it is time to engage PARAGON. Our team can perform an assessment to determine whether your concerns are in fact warranted. We will identify any potential liabilities and propose a plan to address them. This plan will put your project back on the path to successful completion. The sooner we engage, the sooner we are able to assist you in addressing any liabilities or exposures.

Turnarounds

PARAGON is extremely knowledgeable in turning around a project by:

  • Assessing the current situation
  • Regaining control of cost and schedule
  • Developing optimum strategy to complete project
  • Instilling accountability at every level
  • Establishing transparency
  • Building key relationships
  • Executing the Plan

Conflict Avoidance

At Paragon, we have a very different approach to project success, which can initially be viewed as a challenge by the teams we are hired to advise. The industry teaches that someone must lose for your team to win, but we believe that could not be further from the truth. The fact is that all team members must cross the finish line at the same time. The Architect can’t win without the Contractor; the Contractor can’t win without the Owner; and so on. Our favorite axiom is that everyone must be successful in order for project to be successful. Approaching the various teams on a given project and trying to inspire this shift in mindset proves a formidable challenge on many jobsites. Despite this challenge, Paragon CC has been able to coax battling departments into a unified team to successfully complete even the most difficult of projects. We will never stop facing this challenge with every new project we take on, but unlocking the potential for common success inspires us at Paragon CC. We believe this challenge will always be worth facing.

Takeovers

PARAGON has years of experience in crisis takeovers. We will develop a concise plan to resume the project. Our highest priority in takeover situations is to work quickly and accurately to assess the situation and create a custom turnaround plan based on the needs of the project. We will immediately incorporate the necessary steps required of a turnaround, as well as ensure all legal requirements are adhered to while protecting the interests of our clients. When necessary, we will execute that plan by supplementing and/or managing current team members. When Paragon is asked to take over a project, the client can trust that the project will be completed

Audits & Claims

Carefully planned and well managed projects can sometimes encounter claims and disputes, but how claims and disputes are handled will make a significant difference in the success of a construction project. Early dispute resolution is the primary goal with Paragon. Here are a few early warning signs that may require review:

  • Excessive change orders
  • Schedule Delays
  • Claims of unforeseen site conditions
  • Site Utility disruptions
  • Requests for scheduled accelerations
  • Contract terminations

Litigation Support

PARAGON is prepared to assist in matters requiring credible and qualified experts to unravel the complexities of construction legal issues and defects. We understand and implement proven methods to bring to light the real reasons for conflict. Our team at PARAGON will provide an assessment of your legal concerns and assist you to properly prepare for litigation when necessary. We have the experience and knowledge regarding construction-related legal issues to put our clients at ease and ensure the conflict is solved smoothly. Our litigation support team will always work hard to minimize conflict and protect our clients.

Risk Mitigation

Turnarounds

Conflict Avoidance

Takeovers

Audits & Claims

Litigation Support

Program Management

Inception To Completion

We understand it takes a disciplined approach to manage and control projects carefully. Our professionals use a systematic and deliberate process that meets strategic objectives through the careful management of a project from inception to completion. We listen to our clients’ objectives and priorities, then work to build consensus among project participants through the risk management process. PARAGON’s program management teams work closely with owners, architects, engineers, and other construction consultants to provide seamless integration between all stages of the construction process. From concept or pre-construction to project closeout, PARAGON’s team leaders provide proactive problem-solving solutions for any construction program.

Preconstruction

Success from the Start

The most critical part of any project is the beginning. The greatest impact to creating the most value happens during Preconstruction. During the Preconstruction phase of a project, we work closely with the Client and design team to help create a comprehensive strategy and plan for success. We know how to listen carefully and deliberately. That helps us understand design parameters, determine the scope of work, quality requirements, and build a schedule and budget. PARAGON will perform value engineering and constructibility analyses to identify opportunities for cost savings to mitigate redesign fees and minimize changes during construction. We will encourage the participation of all members in a collaborate environment to draw on multiple experiences and knowledge to achieve the optimum results. Assessing our extensive network of subcontractor relationships, we can ensure our Clients get the building they want at the cost they expect

Project Management

Disciplined Approach

It takes a disciplined approach to manage and control projects successfully. Given the multi-faceted nature of construction, collaboration is the foundation to our success. Who you choose to have on your team will be crucial to that success. Our team leaders have the proven expertise and ability to provide seamless integration solutions for your construction program. A successful project must start with a clear justification and definition of the project, proceed according to a detailed strategic plan, and deliver demonstrable outcomes. PARAGON professionals use systematic and deliberate processes meeting strategic objectives through the careful management of your project from inception to completion. Our experts carefully balance the many facets of a project that require management including time, cost, quality, scope, risk, procurement, integration of all elements, and most importantly strong communication. Again, the foundation of all great projects is collaboration.


Inspection QA/QC

Building Quality

Competent and thorough inspection of your project is one of the most critical elements in achieving a successful outcome. Proper inspection requires experience, sound judgment, technical and procedural knowledge, effective techniques, and complete and accurate documentation. We provide trained, professional inspectors who carry all necessary certifications and registrations, enabling them to complete each project safely and efficiently. PARAGON inspectors are certified in a full range of construction disciplines, enabling them to cover multiple disciplines, saving you time and money. Many PARAGON inspection team members have worked within the trades and thoroughly understand the construction process. They originate daily documentation, assuring work performed during construction is code compliant and adheres to all plans and specifications.

Commissioning

Fully Operational

For a building owner, the design and construction process can be overwhelming. It is difficult for your A/E team not to consider the impact on their design schedule and costs when presenting options. It is equally difficult for Contractors not to consider the impact on their construction schedule and GMP when doing the same. As your commissioning agent, PARAGON will be your sounding board for difficult decisions. In doing so, we become the voice an owner can rely on throughout the entire design and construction process. Our experienced team of commissioning specialists can perform any level of commissioning services your job requires. Registered Professional Engineers, certified building commissioning professionals, LEED Accredited Professionals, licensed master plumbers, master electricians and code inspectors comprise Paragon's commissioning team to support all your commissioning needs.

Multi-prime Contracting

Transparent Control

A fast track option for certain types of projects is multi-prime contracting, in which the owner holds separate contracts with the required subcontractors. One advantage of this delivery system is it allows our Client to have more control over the project schedule, since the Client sets the timeline for bidding individual portions of the work. Using this approach, PARAGON manages the overall schedule and budget. Work in each construction discipline is bid separately, allowing the flexibility of awarding construction contracts on the first portions of the project as soon as the respective aspect of design is completed. This fast-track approach can be a highly desirable option when time of performance is critical. Another advantage of this system is that the Client has the potential to realize savings by directly procuring major material items, such as structural steel or major mechanical equipment, and avoiding contractor mark-ups. The multi-prime option is a great option for certain applications. Contact PARAGON to discuss whether you project would qualify for this approach.

Program Management

Preconstruction

Project Management

Inspection QA/QC

Commissioning

Multi-Prime Contracting

Owner Representation

Your Advocate

Some organizations lack the experience necessary to properly manage the development of complex projects and related investments. At PARAGON, our team is made of expert veterans of the construction industry that any organization can depend on to get their job done and done well. We are prepared to earn the trust and confidence of organizations facing difficult and challenging projects. As your advocate, PARAGON will step in in place of the owner to help manage the project effectively. We know that for our firm to be successful, our clients must first be successful. Our mission is to Empower our Professionals to Serve & Protect our Clients”— and it is our priority to deliver.

Strategic Project Planning

A Strong Start

Any new construction is the extension of a well-defined operational plan to secure a successful future. A critical part of any organization’s strategic planning is the inclusion of “outside” qualified expertise. The right strategy requires a collaborative process to distinguish between the “wants” and the “needs” of different stakeholders. From current conditions to the goals and objectives of the organization, PARAGON can help our clients create proactive strategies to achieve the highest value for the resources committed to the project. We ask the hard questions while you preserve goodwill with your stakeholders. We provide an objective review of the pending project and challenge assumptions to thereby determine options that not have otherwise been considered.

Feasibility Studies

Predicting Outcomes

Feasibility Studies are conducted prior to implementation of a project. Typically used to determine the likelihood of a project’s success, feasibility studies can influence an owner or investor’s decision to acquire a property. A Feasibility Study will address whether a project should proceed and includes components such as an impact analysis, regulatory analysis, technical/engineering analysis, risk analysis, economic analysis, financial analysis, and financial mechanism analysis. Paragon professionals will listen as client expectations are set forth and ensure all stakeholders have participated in setting those expectations. From cost assessments to determining the most likely project duration, PARAGON can assist any owner or investor throughout the acquisition process.

Transaction Review

Defining Expectations

Our seasoned experience as “construction interventionists” tells us that most problems have been a result of poorly defined expectations of the parties in contracts. Most projects have multiple stakeholders with differing agendas that need to be understood and managed. If this is not accomplished at the beginning of a project, it is imperative to quickly recognize the potential risk of a poorly structured deal and immediately mitigate the impact. PARAGON can review all the facets of pending or existing agreements to validate client assumptions on a project. PARAGON does not replace the role of legal counsel, but instead can quickly ascertain what areas of the transaction that are out of norm and in need of attention. We are the “boots on the ground” experts to gather the facts of your transactions and help protect our clients from future losses.

Constructibility Review

Plan Validation

PARAGON can review your project plan to ensure that a design is buildable while also cost-effective, biddable, and maintainable, with the goal of reducing overruns and delays. For the purpose of objective results, this service is conducted separate from and independent of the design team. This will include a review of contract documents to identify errors, omissions and conflicts in plans, specifications, quantities, work items/activities, operational constraints, and appropriate basis of payment. Our team members are experienced in managing the assembly and analyzing the data necessary to create a Building Information Modeling (BIM) model of your specific project. From complex acute care hospitals with a myriad of support systems to the structural challenges of unusual architectural designs, BIM will identify potential issues prior to any construction providing a faster and lower cost solution to your project.

Coaching

Leaders Are Learners

Our team at PARAGON is hired by development or contracting groups with internal issues to coach the team toward building consensus and improving moral. We help clients manage complex development projects by:

  • Providing expert advice about project risk and investment criteria
  • Identifying critical assumptions
  • Helping teams communicate project strategies effectively

We not only understand the challenges of a complex development project, but also the dynamics that surround this type of endeavor and how to address them in an organizational setting. The PARAGON team will help you determine the best communication strategy and how to formulate effective presentations for board members reviewing project goals.

Owner Representation

Strategic Project Planning

Feasibility Studies

Transaction Review

Constructibility Review

Coaching