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Services - Specialty Services

PCAs | Redevelopment | Estimates | Grants | Expert Witness & Litigation Support

Because our principals and engineers and scientists come from such a diverse background, we can offer our clients a wide range of specialty services.

Because of our diverse disciplines, we are well equipped to prepare a concise and complete redevelopment package for both public and private owners. From waterfront facilities to commercial downtown properties, we have years of experience to apply to your site.

Cost Estimating
We respect your budget as if it were our own. Our professionals have years of estimating experience. We run cost estimates to make sure that what you would like to do is affordable, constructible, and makes sense, ensuring that the design plan matches budgeted resources.

Value Engineering
We build Value Engineering into every one of our projects because it’s one of the best ways to ensure that our clients will get the best resources and value for their money. We also conduct value engineering peer review of designs performed by others and provide the same critical eye as if this work was our own.

Expert Witness & Litigation Support
CLE provides the support legal teams need. We not only provide expert witnesses for actual testimony, but more importantly we provide expertise in organizing data and underlying support necessary for litigators to pull complex facts and circumstances together with theories all set within the disciplines CLE operates.

  • Contractor/Owner Claims
  • Schedule Delay and Impact Analysis
  • Document Review and Analysis
  • Environmental Permitting Appeals/ Enforcement
  • Design Errors & Omissions Review
  • Differing Site Condition

Property Condition Assessments (PCAs)
We perform evaluations and provide fact-based recommendations. When CLE performs an evaluation of what you currently own, we assess your property from both a technical and a land component standpoint.

Armed with this key information, we can give you fact-based recommendations about your opportunities for the rehabilitation or redevelopment of your property. Our surveys provide information to assist our clients in making sound business decisions regarding renovation of existing facilities, or the design and development of new facilities.

CLE is experienced in conducting property condition assessments on commercial, residential, industrial, multi-family, and office facilities. We apply the same rigorous standards when evaluating waterfront property.

We focus our investigations based on ASTM “Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessments Process” and establish a basic cost estimate or budget associated with the repair of conditions and/or deficiencies found.

We Consider:

  • Restrictions
  • Covenants
  • Age/Longevity Assessments
  • Economic Viability of Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Building Code Compliance
  • Physical Condition & Deficiencies of the property
  • ADA Accessibility Compliance

Grant Writing, Management & Reporting Services:
Successful grant writing is more than merely filling out an application; it is a process of identifying the right funding opportunity to meet our client’s needs and then writing a proposal that can stand-out within a highly competitive environment. CLE recognizes the value of providing our client base with an opportunity to secure project funding as it often can make the difference between a project going forward or not. We have been successful in assisting our clients in preparing state and federal grant applications that are strategically assembled to ensure that it gets the attention of the selection committee.

Our staff has a comprehensive understanding of public funding opportunities available and is extremely knowledgeable in the means and methods for successfully obtaining such funds. CLE also is available to provide grant management and reporting services.

Featured Projects:
• Harbor Development Commission – Mooring Authorizations and Consulting, New Bedford, MA
• AIMCO – The Preserve at Marin Apartments, Corte Madera, CA

For more information, contact one of our offices or call us at 800.668.3220.