Aviation

Construction Management

Chicago Department of Aviation

O'Hare Modernization Program

d'Escoto Inc. Senior Staff Members, Resident Engineers, Inspectors, Office Engineers, Schedulers and Administrative staff work to support construction management offices for the North Airfield and South Airfield Site Management as part of the City of Chicago's $6.6 billion O'Hare Modernization Program. d'Escoto, Inc. personnel are responsible for the following:

  • Development of policies and procedure for schedule and contract management
  • Contracts administration, contract compliance, change management.
  • Coordination of the Contract Schedules with the Program Master Schedule
  • Developed the Performance Measurement System for tracking contractor progress in the field. Also responsible for training the Construction Management personnel on this system and maintaining throughout the life of each project
  • Schedule time impact analysis, delay claim analysis, and claim mitigation and negotiation services
  • Contractor compliance with the Programs General Conditions for Critical Path Method (CPM) baseline, progress, and as-built schedules
  • Developed the Performance Measurement system for tracking contractor progress in the field. Also responsible for training the Construction Management personnel on this system and maintaining throughout the life of each project
  • Advise the Construction Management team on the implications of changes and delays on their respective projects, and the review of time-extensions and milestone modifications
  • Management and Oversight of all Policies and Procedures for this team of professionals

P6 and Primavera Project Planner, trained personnel for primary scheduling functions. Routinely train and advise staff and contractors on the use of P6. They are highly proficient in Prolog, ProjectTalk proficient, and Microsoft Suite.

Dedicated personnel provide inspection services of all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. d’Escoto Inc. was recently involved in the updating of schedules and the processing of pay requests for ARRA funded projects at O’Hare.

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Midway Redevelopment Project

d'Escoto, Inc. provided architectural and document control functions to the architect for the new Chicago Midway Airport Terminal Development Program. The Document Management Plan for this project entailed the development of a decimal system for document filings, with drawings filed by bid package number. There was no scanning of records involved in this project, but all documents were archived on microfilm. Documents generated by the design team were kept on a back-up network drive to be easily retrieved. Drawing lists were kept for each bid package. Logs were maintained for Shop Drawings, Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Design Changes (RFDC), Bulletins & Addenda and Design Issues. Blueprints, artwork and document transmissions were handled by the Document Manager.

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