Cost Control/Estimating

M.A. + A understands that cost estimating and control are fundamental pieces to the effective management of any project. The cost estimate is important to sufficiently budget and track construction activities. Integrating the cost and schedule estimating tools into the project control system is essential to pricing change orders, evaluating the costs of project acceleration and delays, estimating cost-to-complete, scope changes, and other prime factors.

Value Engineering

M.A. + Associates, LLC conducts value engineering studies on construction projects to develop creative alternatives for possible project improvements. The VE study is conducted by highly trained specialists, trained in VE methodology. Our specialists understand the entire design and construction process from start to finish. They determine if budget dollars are spent efficiently, and ensure that the functional requirements of the project are attained at the lowest life cycle cost.

CPM Scheduling

M.A. + A will work as an extension of staff to perform customary assignments and tasks in support of overload cost estimation, CPM scheduling, and claims analysis, as well as undertake special analytic projects.

Construction Claims

Claims can be the most troublesome and time consuming aspect of managing any construction project. Claims are expensive to process and are often detrimental to both the Owner and the contractor. Therefore, claims are best avoided or minimized at an early stage by resolution through less drastic approaches. For example, M.A. + A is experienced with the use of Dispute Review Boards and other dispute resolution instruments to resolve claim issues.

Building Information Modeling(BIM)

The M.A. + A team understands BIM and is incorporating these processes for improved cost and quality control. BIM embodies the future of design. It is the result of owner demand for better, faster, and more cost-effective buildings. By using 3D models in place of paper renderings, information reuse, collaboration, and exchange is promoted among design teams in a real-time environment.

Proven Construction Management & Cost Effectiveness

Contruction Project

Build more efficiently with project management, cost estimating, and construction management services from M.A. + Associates, LLC. M.A. + Associates, LLC (M.A. + A) is a small minority-owned business headquartered in Laurel, MD.

Founded in 2000, M.A. + A provides a broad range of consulting services to government agencies, commercial businesses, architectural/engineering firms, and developers. Our technical staff, with over 20 years of combined experience, has provided project management and cost effective services for over 700 projects with value in excess of $20 billion.