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Project Risk Management, Owner Representation Services

BRG offers a range of comprehensive and customized consulting services—from the initial planning phase through completion—designed to minimize risk and optimize results on your construction project



Best practices and lessons learned.

Delivering a project on time and within budget requires a combination of technical and management expertise; a sound and sustainable strategy; and proven project development, design, and construction administration practices. When applied throughout the life of a project, this approach enhances process transparency and performance accountability and optimizes results.

Berkeley Research Group experts have developed and implemented a proven framework addressing project challenges like effective contemporaneous project progress analysis, performance, and risk monitoring to timely and accurately status the project, allowing the owner to make informed decisions to optimize results while containing and mitigating potentially contentious issues and claims. BRG offers a range of comprehensive and customized consulting services, from the initial planning phase through completion, designed to minimize risk and optimize results on your construction project.

The project risk management consulting strategies recommended by BRG are based on best industry practices from our extensive practical design and construction experience, coupled with lessons learned from our dispute resolution practice. Our strategies support effective project development, design, and construction administration while helping to minimize the likelihood of delays, disruptions, cost overruns, claims, and disputes.

Who We Are

BRG's construction team of 40-plus professionals can support or evaluate the process for project development, design, construction administration programmatic standards, work practices, and systems. BRG also has extensive experience providing guidance regarding project governance, contracting strategy, project staffing, and development of an effective organizational structure.

Our well-traveled team includes many construction professionals with extensive hands-on project experience as owners as well as designers, contractors, estimators, cost accountants, schedulers, project control experts, project managers, and construction business managers. Our construction practice professionals also have decades of dispute resolution and expert testimony experience.

What We Do


  • Independent evaluation of development, design, administrative policies, work processes, systems, and tools
  • Corporate governance requirements
  • Stage-Gate project approval process/execution
  • Corporate organizational structure/staffing
  • Alternative contracting strategy analysis and advice


  • Refinement and definition of project scope
  • Assemble master project budgets/estimates
  • Compile/analyze master project schedule
  • Development and implement contracting strategies
  • Project team organization/staffing
  • Interdisciplinary constructability/bidability review
  • Assessment of capabilities and qualifications of vendors, designers, and contractors
  • Refinement of requests for qualifications (RFQs) and bid and contract documents
  • Evaluation of bids and award recommendations

During Construction

  • Independent monitoring of progress and performance
  • Formal and independent risk management programs
  • Independent schedule monitoring and analysis
  • Independent cost validation and analysis
  • Data collection, integration, and analytical methodologies
  • Evaluation of change orders and time extension requests
  • Claims management, containment, and mitigation
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution support

Staff Augmentation

  • BRG personnel have significant hands-on strategic and construction experience in all project phases 
  • Highly qualified personnel can be made available for long-term staffing assignments on an as-needed basis

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