UCLA Pauley Pavilion - NBBJ Architects

UCLA Pauley Pavilion - NBBJ Architects

Effective Cost Management

C. P. O’Halloran Associates provides comprehensive construction cost management services to design professionals, institutions and developers. 

Our practice is efficient, because we focus solely on construction cost estimating. We continuously participate on multiple projects, enhancing our capabilities to accrue in-depth knowledge of alternative materials, building systems, market conditions, constructability and risk. Our integrated understanding of the construction process enables us to balance the needs of each project to attain stated functional, programmatic and design goals. We assist with optimizing the choices at hand to achieve the best possible result.



Get the Building You Want
at the Cost You Expected

C. P. O’Halloran Associates uses a consultative approach to communicate the cost impact and risk of complex design, program and technical choices when undertaking a construction project. We begin most projects with a cost model that evaluates prices by both building component and building program. This enables the project team to make consensus decisions about cost with confidence, based on a clearly defined set of cost parameters and goals.

Know the Costs and Risks before the Documents are Complete

In addition to understanding supply and demand market conditions for labor and construction materials, our construction cost management includes the evaluation of project elements before drawings are complete. Our years of experience and extensive portfolio of projects give us the knowledge and insight to provide project teams confidence in the cost management process and to deliver tangible value.  

Our approach to construction cost management is guided by three principles:

  • Anticipating costs by understanding building programs, risk and design development.
  • Forecasting future costs, market conditions and risk
  • Communicating with a report format that is understood by people with varying degrees of familiarity with design and construction.

Field Experience Improves Accuracy

CPO’s track record and successful results in anticipating, forecasting and communicating construction costs set us apart from other estimators. Our professional staff are trained as cost engineers and have both field and office experience; all are continuously augmenting their skills with ongoing training in conceptual and detailed estimating.

Close Oversight Provides Continual Quality Control

Ciarán O’Halloran, who brings more than 30 years of experience with cost management services, leads all of our projects and supervises quality control through careful evaluation of the assumptions underlying our costing data as it is prepared. This close oversight and team effort is integral to our successful track record.