Mentor Graphics is an industry leader in electronic design automation. As the firm continues to grow, its facilities needed to expand to facilitate the increased business. This manifested itself in the form of a year-long project to create a new cutting edge 20,000 sq.ft. data centre for Mentor Graphics at its Wilsonville campus. This development was completed as a tier 2 + facility, incorporating a careful selection of elements commonly associated with tier 2, 3, and 4 data centres. Given our team’s extensive experience on data centre projects, we were appointed by the client to oversee these works.
Full cost management services to expand capacity
The team provided full cost consultancy services, from the analysis of pre-purchase bids and validation of financial and contractual agreements, to the preparation of monthly cost reports, to including cash flow forecast and commits schedule. We assisted in putting together contractual documents for the project, the re-measuring and agreement of scope of works enabling agreement of the contractor’s guaranteed maximum price, the re-measuring of subcontract works packages, and the negotiation and agreement of final accounts.
Accommodating program variations
- Our team oversaw the assessment and review of proposed changes, with negotiation and agreement of values
- We undertook spend reconciliation against contingency expenditure analysis/PCR management
Benchmarking for value engineering
- Our domain expertise meant that the team was capable of benchmarking, against similar facilities and our past experience
- This allowed us to achieve value for money and optimum outcomes