Construction Management & Supervision

Design Consulting Engineers (DCE) is one of the leading engineering / architectural firms in the Chicagoland Area offering construction management services. DCE is involved in most of the large projects in the Chicagoland Area and several countries, including public, private and international sectors, including highways, streets and bridges; ports, harbors and airports; electric generating stations and power facilities; industrial manufacturing facilities; water supply systems; water and wastewater treatment plants; and commercial buildings.

DCEs’ construction management experts are available to assist clients in-house staff, to supplement the services of other designers, or to assume total project management responsibility. Our services are structured to meet the clients specific needs and concerns.

Administrative Program:

If requested by the client, our management team is able to take total administrative control of the project. At the onset of a project, we develop a comprehensive procedures manual, which then becomes the working tool for managing major aspects of the project.

Schedule Control:

Schedule control may vary from a simple bar chart and logic diagram to sophisticated computer- aided program review and evaluation or critical path methods. We set milestone dates contractually at the time of bidding and establish interface dates, which forms the basis for monitoring work progress.

Cost Control Effectiveness:

DCE has an excellent record for cost estimating accuracy. This task is accomplished through close coordination of our cost estimators, designers, and field staff.

Consultation During Design:

The greatest opportunity to achieve overall project cost-effectiveness occurs during the design phase. We emphasize constructability reviews through the design process.


Value Engineering. Value engineering specialists analyze the project during design for the purpose of challenging accepted practices and reducing project cost and time. Bidding & Contracting Services. Services include bidder prequalification; bid document preparation, evaluation and award recommendation; and contract negotiation. We are experienced with both fast-track, multiple contracts, and conventional general contractor projects. Resident Inspection Services. Experienced resident managers direct field inspection, contract administration, expediting, and scheduling. Start-Up Testing Services. We offer occupancy phase services, which include systems and equipment checkout, initial start-up and testing assistance, and operation and maintenance manual preparation.