Our wealth of knowledge, built up from operating central Project Support Offices (PSOs) including Integrated Independent Owners Project Controls (IIOPC) services for many of our clients, has allowed us to hone our service offerings, constantly innovating and refining our solutions. PaCE Services’ approach to projects encompasses:
The specification of project objectives and plans (the scope), budgets, schedules, performance requirements and the selection of project participants, contractors and suppliers;
The optimal use of resources through efficient procurement of labour, materials and equipment;
Co-ordination and control of the entire process through the proper use of the best available technologies;
Effective communication mechanisms and conflict resolution practices.
- Feasibility Studies
Assisting our Clients in capital and operational cost estimates over concept, prefeasibility and feasibility stages with a focused approach to delivering the requisite value to the Clients’ business.
- Due Diligence and Assurance
Independent third-party reviews on client estimates, assuring compliance with client and international best practice standards, framed by internally developed Accuracy Assessments complete with Probabilistic Contingency modelling and Composite benchmarking.
A sound baseline programme together with a complete supporting network is essential to accurately monitor and assess progress and ensure the precise prediction of project schedule outcomes. We provide commercially aware professional Project Planning Services throughout the project lifecycles incorporating Multi-disciplinary Baseline Schedule Development; Integrated project progress tracking; validating and reporting; proactive benchmark informed schedule forecasting; scenario and mitigation planning.
Our Cost Management services provide peace of mind through scientific principles and techniques supported by an integrated control base, providing our clients with outcome confidence through predictability and visibility across projects thereby maximising return on investments.
Quantity Surveying and Contracts Management
Determining the most suitable contracting strategies, taking into consideration project risk and prevailing market conditions. Implementation by the drafting of tender and contract documents, assisting in contract negotiations and administration by enforcement of the conditions of contract in order to provide our clients with the comfort that they will receive the value in accordance with their contracts. We assist clients with pre and post contract quantity surveying services including drafting tender and contract documents, assisting in contract negotiations and administration by enforcing prescribed conditions, certification of work completed, claim assessments and scope variations, pro-active cost forecasts and final account close-out, thus providing clients with certainty about receiving expected contract value.
Project Control Services
Creating the right delivery strategy for a project is reliant on a detailed preparation stage during which business requirements, risks, constraints, and stakeholder interests need to be identified and clearly understood. Robust controls applied throughout the life of the project ensure change and risks are efficiently addressed and effectively managed to meet the Project time, cost and quality objectives. Our proactive approach reduces risk and helps our Clients’ deliver projects in a consistent and improved manner increasing the probability of project success.
- Commercial and Procurement Management
- Document Control
- Project Administration
- Risk Management
- Integration Management
Project Management Office
Rapid deployment of systems, standards and procedures to enable the establishment of project management offices underpinned by international best practice and where relevant, lean and agile principles. This includes mobilisation of experienced project professionals as an augmentation of the Owners Team or as an autonomous service to the client, ensuring that the project is setup for success with all enablers established, thereby optimising delivery of the investment.
- PMO Setup
- Strategy, Standards and Procedures
- Project, Portfolio and Programme Management
Integrated Project Management Systems
We offer project management and project controls applications which are either provided individually as modules, or collectively as part of an integrated auditable collaborative environment leveraging off a cohesive architecture that will ensure data consistency and congruency.
Our philosophy in capital intensive industries embraces digitalisation and the leveraging of the latest innovative technologies and artificial intelligence in pursuit of project excellence.
- Software/Systems Integration.
- Implementation and Support
- Expert Litigation Services
We have developed an outstanding reputation for providing clear and objective expert opinion, with our core expertise being directed towards the principal issues of claims and disputes – time and money. With over three decades in the industry we understand the importance of planning, implementing control mechanisms and forensic analysis in claims and disputes, with Expert Witness testimony – evidence on time and cost related issues. Our clients appreciate our extensive experience, integrity and commercial awareness, where we assist our clients to effectively minimise programme overruns and clearly demonstrate the consequences of acceleration and delay events.
- Project Funding
Investment programs involve major financial, and potentially reputational, risks. We provide expertise to enable packaging of all projects ranging from mega capital projects, to small refurbishments projects over a wide range of industries including Mining, Infrastructure, Energy, Minerals and Process and Oil and Gas we have a passion for assisting clients in packaging capital projects for purposes of securing funding. We align our processes with institutions such as World Bank and International Funding Corporation whilst packaging these projects in a lucrative and attractive manner to investors.
- Due Diligence and Assurance
A risk informed comprehensive appraisal of a project undertaken by our clients to establish and evaluate its commercial potential in a way that enables them to manage the social, economic and environmental risks.
The PaCE Academy is established with the objective of providing Client centric project controls and related project management training using the broad spectrum of experience we have gained, coupled with the latest thinking in project management and control practice. Our trainers have extensive hands-on experience in the real working world of implementing projects and are therefore in the best possible position to assist clients in the transfer of new skills to the workplace. Our training experience stretches back to 1994, delivering high quality customer-specific project controls training to satisfy both individual and corporate requirements. Our courses are conducted in a participation-oriented style to suit the ability and experience of participants and to ensure that the course contents are readily absorbed.
Our Training Academy
Following on from the adage that a system is only as good as the people who use it, PaCE recognized the need to provide our clients with high-quality, customer-specific project controls training.
Established in 1994, PaCE Academy puts trainers that have extensive hands-on experience in the real working world of project implementation in the best possible position to assist clients in the transfer of new skills to the workplace.
Our ethos of constant innovation, of always exploring the latest technologies in project management and control practice, of being thought leaders in the industry has pushed us to deliver accredited training to satisfy both individual and corporate requirements.
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Planning and Cost Engineering
the experts in Project Management and Control.