Project Leadership

Why is our expertise in project management important, and where is the value for our customers – what is the relevance?

Quite simply, understanding and practicing PM fundamentals exceptionally well makes us better able to serve our clients’ endeavors and protect their interests, while maintaining a constant operating framework to contribute steadily to inherent growth in knowledge and capability.

Regimented Project Management procedures, combined with technical competence and organizational skill, enables Paragon to add value starting at initiation of projects to clearly define goals, means, roles, responsibilities, planning, and design, and then carry out the work in a controlled project framework that diligently manages execution, resources, time, quality and risk – all helping to create the best possible value.

We thoroughly enjoy the collaborative “visioning” process at the initiation / conceptual planning stage, and we know that we add the greatest value to our projects when our influence begins at their conception, in terms of cost savings & earned value, schedule improvement, risk avoidance, functional increase and and streamlined processes. Not to mention this is the first opportunity to begin to really get to know our clients – which is 'one of our favorite things'.

Paragon's leads successful projects by establishing a project program that ensures strategies and objectives are as effectively integrated as possible, proactively managing communications and deliverables between stakeholders, providing design oversight & process continuity, selection of appropriate delivery methodology, procurement methods and & availability of resources. We also consider the effect of schedule on project goals, provide iterative cost reviews concurrent with design, and risk avoidance strategies.

  • Define project goals, objectives and methods and begin to collect relevant planning data; consider project feasibility and alternate solutions,
  • Manage the gathering, coordination and dissemination of all project information: with owners, authorities, design firms and all project resources,
  • Manage planning as defined by project goals, functional statements and architecture, through regulatory parameters and site specific constraints, consider availability of resources relative to schedule of other construction activities,
  • Design to accommodate functional needs, spacial requirements, operational interdependencies, environment, site constraints, anticipated future needs, and long-term performance,
  • Establish and verify the project budget and carry out planning and design within the approved budget,
  • Life Cycle Considerations: durability and ease of operation and maintenance, expanability, layout and accessibility, architecture, building systems design, power requirements, access to equipment, all are considered,
  • Design development, working drawings, specifications, code & regulatory compliance, design and value engineering are integral processes,
  • Selection of appropriate contract methods – Fixed Price, Construction Manage, Design-Build, other methods,
  • Quality Management and Risk Avoidance are integral, through pre-qualification and selection of resources, quality inspections during construction, and completion of deficiency corrections.
  • Procurement and cost management from preliminary budget development through tendering, and project cost administration.
  • Schedule management for multiple deliverables, starting with preliminary scheduling as part of preliminary planning and resources selection, through to progress monitoring.