Construction Management

If you want a successful construction project, build the right team. Start with Harris & Associates' construction managers—experts at keeping project partners focused on managing risk, budget, scope, and timeline.


For education, municipal, transportation, and water projects, we represent our clients’ best interests at every step and promote partnering among all project stakeholders. Our construction managers serve as leaders and moderators to help move projects forward by fostering a culture of collaborative partnership around project objectives and by working closely with you, the general contractor, and the design team. We can guide agencies through the advantages of alternative delivery methods such as Design-Build (DB), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and Public-Private Partnerships (P3) to achieve maximum results.

Results from Reliable Information

One of our fundamental goals as construction managers is to deliver reliable cost and schedule information to decision makers, so they can make informed decisions on project scope and delivery. Through effective public outreach and stakeholder communication, we help manage public expectations, minimize disruptions to neighbors of the project site, and promote a positive image of the project.

Early Returns

Experience shows that the earlier you involve a construction manager in a project, the better the value of dollars spent. Our leadership encourages the team to explore creative options and promotes early identification and proactive resolution of potential problems. This approach saves you schedule and real dollars on your project.

Our recent work on the Holman Highway Roundabout project included schedule acceleration concepts to counter days lost to winter weather, along with anticipating constructability issues to mitigate impacts to the budget or schedule.

Related People

Glenn Suitor, PE

Glenn Suitor, PE

Division President / Program + Construction Management


Christopher Dunne

Christopher Dunne

Vice President / Program + Construction Management


Vijay Desai, PE, QSD/P

Vijay Desai, PE, QSD/P

Sr. Director / Program + Construction Management


Jules Feher

Jules Feher

Senior Project Manager / Program + Construction Management


Brandon Hays, PE, QSD, PMP

Brandon Hays, PE, QSD, PMP

Director / Program + Construction Management


Eric Jackson, CCM, QCM, SMS, CHST

Eric Jackson, CCM, QCM, SMS, CHST

Sr. Construction Manager / Program + Construction Management


Lara Jennings, PE, CCM, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA

Lara Jennings, PE, CCM, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA

Director / Program + Construction Management


Mario Rebholz, PE

Mario Rebholz, PE

Director / Construction Management


Daniel Sicile-Kira, CCM, ASID, LEED Green Associate, CM-BIM

Daniel Sicile-Kira, CCM, ASID, LEED Green Associate, CM-BIM

Senior Construction Manager / Program + Construction Management


ENR Top 100

Harris & Associates consistently ranks in Engineering News-Record's Top 100 Construction Management Firms and is one of the Top 50 Design Firms in Trenchless Technology.

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  • Pre-Construction

    Pre-Construction

    During pre-construction, the Harris team will work closely with you to develop and deliver projects that fully address your goals, efficiently and economically. We will stretch your dollars further by streamlining the process and reducing potential problems, delays, and claims through proactive actions:

    • Master scheduling
    • Design consultant oversight
    • Cost estimate review
    • Value engineering
    • Biddability/constructability (and maintainability) review
    • Construction delivery strategies/methods
    • Permit acquisition
    • Contractor pre-qualifications
    • Procurement and bidding assistance
  • Pre-Construction

    During pre-construction, the Harris team will work closely with you to develop and deliver projects that fully address your goals, efficiently and economically. We will stretch your dollars further by streamlining the process and reducing potential problems, delays, and claims through proactive actions:

    • Master scheduling
    • Design consultant oversight
    • Cost estimate review
    • Value engineering
    • Biddability/constructability (and maintainability) review
    • Construction delivery strategies/methods
    • Permit acquisition
    • Contractor pre-qualifications
    • Procurement and bidding assistance

  • Construction

    Construction

    In the field, we are problem solvers, administrators, managers, and members of the quality assurance team. Effective management requires the ability to understand and critique the contractor’s schedule; anticipate and solve problems; inspect and identify non-compliant work and scope; negotiate changes, and most of all provide clear communications. Among our many responsibilities during construction:  

    • Documenting of pre-existing conditions
    • Schedule management
    • Change order management
    • Document control via state-of-the-art project management software, like Newforma Management Software
    • Dispute resolution/claims avoidance
    • Quality assurance
    • Construction inspection
    • Labor compliance monitoring
    • Public outreach
    • Monitor contractor quality control and safety programs

  • Post-Construction

    Post-Construction

    The close-out phase of any project begins on day one. Harris establishes the required close-out documents up front and continually monitors the gathering and collection process. We verify that all punch list corrections are completed and all systems tested. We verify completion of training on new equipment, gather all guarantees and warranties, and negotiate all contractual money issues. Harris provides complete documentation for future review. We will set the stage for a smooth and efficient turnover as we:

    • Conduct punch walks
    • Coordinate manufacturers’ training sessions
    • Review as-built drawings for accuracy
    • Turnover all operations and maintenance