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R. L. Townsend & Associates, LLC

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EXPERIENCE

Our firm has been performing construction cost control and construction cost verification consulting services for Owners since 1984.  During the last three years, our firm has been involved in assisting Owner's control construction costs on projects with contract values totaling approximately $5 billion.  The average construction contract value of the projects we are involved with is approximately $65 million  The contract values range from a low of approximately $1 million to a high of approximately $750 million.

Examples of Services
  • Review of MEP Subcontracts for a Cost-Plus Stadium

  • Contract Language Consulting for a Large University System

  • Payment Application Review for a $300M Hospital

  • Audit CMaR Self-Performed Concrete Work for a Stadium

  • Review RFPs for University Projects

  • Review $2M Delay Claim Pricing Submitted by the CMaR

  • In-House Support for Audit Departments

  • Review of Labor Burden Submitted by Subcontractors

  • Review of Closeout Documentation for FEMA Projects

Industry Experience
  • Public & Private University Buildings

  • Hospital, Research, and Healthcare Facilities

  • Retail Stores

  • Real Estate Development Projects

  • Apartment Complexes

  • Corporate Headquarters

  • Mixed-Use Developments

  • Oil & Gas Pipelines

  • Government Office & Infrastructure Projects

  • Mining & Manufacuring Plants

  • Corporate Offices, Warehouses, and Renovations

  • Disaster Rebuilding

Examples of Cost Recoveries

Office/Administrative Complex 
 $280MM GMP

DB Fee Calculation was Overstated.........................   $208,883
Pre-Construction Cost was Overstated.....................   $52,656
Overbilling of General Conditions............................   $1,501,227
Subcontractor Allowance True Up...........................   $5,200
Questionable Costs................................................   $34,825
Reconcilliation of Labor Billed to Actual Cost............   $825,615
Fee Corrections.....................................................   $6,784
P&P Bond Rebate..................................................   $855,496
Equipment Purchases............................................    $17,985

CMaR Self-Performed Work Overcharges................    $110,543

Subguard Reconcillation........................................    $66,689

Subcontractor Change Order Overcharges..............    $862,381

Final Payment Application Overbilling .....................   $371,226

Total Amount Credited On Pay App.............$4,919,475

Interior Build-Out​
 $34MM GMP

Credits for OCIP Coverage were not Deducted from Subcontracts.................................   $132,004
Labor Burden Billed Exceeded Actual Cost...................................................................   $131,121
Credit Due for P&P Bonds Included in Subcontracts that were not Purchased................   $36,167
P&P Bond Rebate......................................................................................................   $48,036
Subcontractor Change Order Overcharges..................................................................   $419,374


Total Amount Credited On Pay App................................................................  $766,702

Apartment Complex​
$28MM GMP

Labor Burden Billed Exceeded Actual Cost.........................................   $188,120
Mechanical Subcontract used Unaccepted Credit Alternate.................    $48,000
P&P Bond Rebat..............................................................................   $49,936
Credit Due on Builder's Risk Policy....................................................   $28,703
Non-Reimbursable Costs in General Conditions .................................   $18,795

 

Total Amount Credited On Pay App.............$343,554

Electrical Scope​
$1.2MM GMP

Job Cost vs Bill Amount Difference.....................................   $127,088
Job Cost Reconcillation Difference......................................   $7,950
Estimated Excessive Labor Burden Billed.............................   $15,562

Total Amount Credited On Pay App.......................  $150,600