Ascent Consulting Ltd believes that all projects, including site specific MOC’s to small, month long, single discipline jobs, and larger, year over year, multi-disciplinary projects, require some written scope definition in whichever format is appropriate. Project scope gives insight to the big picture and should drive the DBM format, not the reverse as is common in many EPCM companies.
Ascent recognizes the importance of financial accountability and rigorous cost control. To this end, we’ve developed a proprietary in-house system. Rather than starting from scratch on each project, Ascent looks to similar projects and uses templates to keep costs down. Ascent can integrate client cost control account codes within its program to allow up-to-date cost reporting to help our clients make informed decisions throughout the entire process.
Criticism of the EPCM industry revolves around missed opportunities for getting production underway as soon as possible, making realistic scheduling a high priority for us. We treat critical path items with high priority and separately from routine items, while still maintaining competitive momentum on all our projects.