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Program controls

The primary goal of every construction project is to end up with a high-quality product while staying within budget and on schedule. Atkins’ in-house program controls expertise keeps projects on track from start up to completion.

Atkins has been providing program controls and program management services for decades. Our national group of program controls specialists consistently provides quality services to our clients. Through their collaboration, training, and thorough understanding of processes and procedures, this group offers services and recommendations that result in project success.


Atkins’ cost consultants develop cost estimates from planning through construction for a wide range of projects and agencies. As we prepare design development estimates and perform constructability reviews, we evaluate potential errors, omissions, and document coordination problems that may impact the schedule and budget after contract award and bring those issues to the attention of the designers and owners. Our estimating professionals evaluate the cost impacts of design alternatives based on their relative economy and life cycle.


Atkins provides scheduling services during design and construction phases. Our professionals have a thorough understanding of scheduling software including Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management and Microsoft Project. We diligently adhere to established procedures for the development of reliable construction time determination schedules and for the performance of comprehensive reviews of construction schedules. Our services allow owners to proactively identify and resolved potential issues that could affect timely project completion.


Claims management is a key element of any successful construction project or program. A good claims management strategy works on many different levels. In the preconstruction phase, Atkins can assist with risk analyses, constructability reviews, project and program scheduling, cost estimates, and contract provisions. In the bid phase, we perform bid analyses and unbalanced bid reviews. In the construction phase, we provide schedule reviews, dispute resolution support, and claims analyses, and make claims mitigation recommendations. Our dispute resolution experience includes all types of project delivery methods such as design-bid-build, design-build, and construction manager-at-risk.

Other program controls services that Atkins provides include:

  • Risk management
  • Document controls
  • Change management
  • Technology solutions
  • Construction management
  • Value engineering


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