Land Development Support Services

KCM Group has a successful track record providing pre-construction consulting and project management service for complex land development projects. Our staff of construction management professionals provides a range of project management services to developers and investors. We are able to provide our clients with a variety of services at any stage of a project from due-diligence through closeout and bond exoneration. We act in a variety of capacities and excel as a project leader or extension to an owner’s in-house team.

Cost Estimating / Project Budgeting

KCM Group develops full spectrum estimates based on designs at any stage, ranging from conceptual to schematic to detailed. Our expertise in infrastructure and building development cost data is useful for anticipating and managing costs. Easy-to-read and well organized formats utilizing up to date cost information allow for the estimates to be working documents useful for managing costs. Comprehensive budgets showing the full array of project costs can also be tailored to individual project assignments.

Project Scheduling

KCM Group provides in depth scheduling services for both site development and building construction projects. Development of detailed construction sequencing and activities are included as well as site-specific logistical constraints. Agency processing or other owner-driven milestones and constraints are also included as needed. KCM Group’s approach involves an easy to read, logical structure and format for maximum benefit to clients.

Grading Analysis & Takeoff

Site development issues can pose a huge risk to many projects. Due to uncertainties in various site conditions, subsurface conditions, and technical challenges in satisfying grading requirements, it is important to identify and resolve grading challenges ahead of time. KCM Group has extensive expertise in performing this critical grading analysis, with the aim of reducing costs and risk exposure for our clients. We perform a detailed and accurate quantification of various strata, and we have a commanding understanding of grading operations and practices, exceeding that of services currently offered by civil and soils consultants. Our proven track record in performing such analyses has saved our clients millions of dollars in costs.

Construction Review & Value Engineering

KCM Group’s constructability review provides a thorough examination of construction documents for potential conflicts, errors and omissions that without evaluation, might increase costs during construction. This analysis is performed at critical junctures during design to avoid interdisciplinary conflicts and other design issues. KCM Group also provides ongoing value engineering services that are founded on experience-based guidance throughout the design process. Undergoing a value engineering process can help clients achieve cost savings through the use of alternate building materials, systems and processes, saving time and money before construction. KCM Group’s value engineering process will also identify scope issues requiring clarification to maximize bid quality and avoid change orders as a result of vague design elements or specifications.