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OUR MISSION

To provide project owners and industry partners with proven and creative solutions to construction management challenges.   Through our client-centered approach that leverages technology and industry expertise, KUMI will add value and innovation to those projects that allow us to evolve to become a much more sustainable society.

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about us

KUMI is a Construction/Program Management firm providing Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling, Cost Estimating, Construction Inspection, Quality Assurance, Claims Analysis and Constructability Review services in the federal, state and municipal sectors, for both public and private clients in the transportation, educational, aviation, water/wastewater, healthcare, and sports/recreation arenas. At KUMI every project regardless of size, is a priority from inception through completion. We have an advanced computer support system that includes the latest version of project management and estimating software applications.

our process

planning

During the Planning phase of the project KUMI will assist the owner in establishing a budget based on current market conditions.

coordination

KUMI will coordinate with the design team from conceptual, design development and construction document phases by way of preparing various levels of cost estimates that fall within the established budget.

control

In controlling project cost, KUMI will ensure all alternatives have been explored before a project overrun is accepted.

We have a thorough understanding of the required capabilities needed to successfully accomplish multiple task order assignments.

meet a cross-section of our team

Our goal is to add value to the communities we serve. We bring a passion for innovation and a commitment to quality to every job we do. Our team is dedicated to personal and professional integrity. We deliver outstanding quality and value to all of our clients. Our team, a cross-section of which is presented below is made up of professionals with internationally recognized credentials in Construction Management, Project Controls and Cost Estimating.

Charles Kumi
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kiana Smith
Marketing & Business Development
Danielle Harrison
Administrative Assistant
Jella Kaspa, P.E., M.ASCE
Senior Project Manager
Godwin Larbi
Senior Cost Estimator
Emmanuel Foseh, CCM
Senior Project Manager
Manjit Singh
QA/QC Manager
Segun M. Lana
Senior Scheduler/Claims Analyst
Charles Kwame Kumi
Cost Estimator
Scott Lingo
Electrical Inspector

our experience

Our engineers and cost /construction management staff keep current with technical, regulatory, and legal developments to ensure that our clients receive practical, innovative, and cost-savings solutions. We utilize the latest computerized systems to ensure that our clients are current with available technological advances. We constantly invest in our people to provide the latest and most innovative technical approach. Our teams’ focus is on the overall picture; establishing priorities and coordinating activities and participants to ensure quality projects that are delivered safely, on time, and within budget.

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SOME OF OUR TRUSTED CLIENTS

our services

KUMI is dedicated to providing competitively priced services to its clients in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. We have extensive industry relationships established which assist in ensuring that each project is completed on time and to specification.

  • Construction Mgmt01
  • A/E Support Services02
  • INSPECTION03
  • Claims Services04
  • CPM Scheduling05
  • Cost Estimating06
  • Value Engineering07

Construction Mgmt

KUMI provides administrative, management and related services throughout the entire project. We assist in establishing, maintaining, and helping to enforce adherence to project costs, time and quality controls. Our services are tailored to provide specific construction related services for each of the major project phases. These include:

1. Pre-Construction (Bid) Phase Services
2. Construction Phase Services
3. Post-Construction Phase Services

• Bid Preparation
• Contract Administration
• Contract Negotiation
• Cost Management
• Inspection Services
• Manpower Evaluation
• Project Controls
• Quality Assurance
• Quality Control
• CPM Schedule Review and Analysis

A/E Support Services

Our team understands that when providing constructability review services, it is important to build the project by way of going through the construction process methodically. Various systems that interface with the project are fully reviewed and analyzed to make sure they are in line with the design intent.

Our Constructability Review exercise will normally start during the design phase of a project so that the review comments may be incorporated in the design documents prior to bidding the project.

KUMI has the capacity to assist the A/E team with reviewing bid documents for a wide variety of construction projects. On a typical project, we will review various bid documents that include, but are not limited to the following; bidding requirements, bid security, performance bonds, award or rejection of bids, post-bid information, proposals, substitutions and interpretations.

• Constructability Review
• Bid Documentation Review

INSPECTION

KUMI provides three (3) primary construction inspection services:

1. Owner’s Representative Services: We work for owners to ensure that the construction process follows the plans and specifications.

2. Contractor/Architect Support: We provide on-site services during the project to ensure that the construction follows the plans and specifications.

3. Pre-Construction Services: We review plans and specifications and advise clients prior to the commencement of construction.

We assist clients by reviewing a project and implementing a recovery process that monitors and identifies the need for possible intervention. KUMI’s inspection expertise includes architectural, engineering and field construction expertise. Our blend of professional experience provides a unique ability to execute design, engineering and/or construction inspections effectively.

Claims Services

KUMI provides construction claims management, dispute resolution, and litigation support services. We assist our clients in the construction industry with preparation, analysis, and resolution of construction claims. KUMI provides professional services to owners, contractors, engineering firms, architects, government agencies, and legal counsel.

CPM Scheduling

Industry studies have confirmed that whether a project is in the conceptual planning stage, bidding stage, or during construction, an improvement in project performance is achievable with the implementation of Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling. Whether our clients are fulfilling contractual requirements or simply executing management practices, KUMI provides essential CPM scheduling and progress management service tools. Our services include schedule development and preparation, schedule updating and progress reporting, and CPM schedule analysis on complex projects.

KUMI’s experienced professionals provide comprehensive program management and project management services, and also provide targeted services when specialized support is needed.

• Critical Path Method (CPM) Schedule:
- Development and Building Initial CPM Schedules
- Monthly Progress Updates
- Review, Analysis and Reports
• Claims and Change Order Analysis
• Time Extension Review, Analysis and Reports
• As-If CPM Schedules for Planning and Decision-Making
• Final As-Built Schedule

Cost Estimating

KUMI has the ability to estimate from both digital and printed media. Having the ability to use digital quantity take-off software, as well as the ability to complete estimates the old fashioned way, we utilize the best of the old and new to provide our clients with detailed estimates in the most timely and economical fashion possible. KUMI is here to be an extension of existing staff and be used as another tool to manage the projects’ risks.

• Cost Benefit Analysis
• Cost Effect of Project Variations
• Cost Estimating
• Cost Modeling
• Cost Scheduling
• Independent Market Analysis
• Life Cycle Cost Analysis
• Monitor Expenditures
• Performance Measurements
• Project Cost at Various Stages of Construction
• Total Project Cost
• Valuation Studies

Value Engineering

KUMI conducts Value Engineering (VE) studies on construction projects to develop creative alternatives for possible project improvements. The VE study is conducted by specialists, trained in the VE methodology and understand the entire design and construction process, to determine if budget dollars are spent efficiently, and to ensure that the functional requirements of the project are attained at the lowest life cycle cost.

The VE study is facilitated by a certified value specialist (CVS). The team follows the Society of American Value Engineer’s (SAVE) Five-Step VE Job Plan which is an organized approach that help experts analyze a design and understand the purpose and function of a facility.

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OUR DEDICATION

We strive to provide both uncompromising service to our customers and a rewarding workplace for our employees.

Projects

Repair of L’Enfant Promenade | Washington, DC 17 Nov project_L_Enfant2

KUMI is providing Construction Management and CPM Scheduling services for the repair of the L’Enfant Promenade bridges and approaching roadways, from Independence Avenue to Benjamin Banneker Circle. The Scope of Work includes repairs to deck, asphalt block pavers on the bridge and the approaching roadways, deck joints, parapets, structural steel, superstructure and substructure concrete spall […]

MTA Edgewood MARC Station | Baltimore, MD 17 Nov project_mta

KUMI was contracted to evaluate the CPM Schedule prepared by the Design Architect, and provide an objective third party perspective of the expected construction time for the completion of the Edgewood MARC Station for the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). The first phase of construction involved the demolition of the old post office building, rehabilitation of […]

Maryland Transportation Authority | Electronic Tolls Commission 17 Nov project_toll

KUMI provided CPM Scheduling services to review and analyze the three (3) year project schedule for the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MdTA) Electronic Tolls project. The Scope of Work involved replacement of existing toll booth equipment, as well as toll lanes and toll plazas at several bridge and tunnel locations throughout the State of Maryland. KUMI […]

Morgan State University, CBEIS | Baltimore, MD 17 Nov project_morgan

Morgan State University—Center for the Study of the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS)  KUMI was contracted to provide independent cost estimating services for the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS) building, which encompasses 126, 000 gross-square-feet of space on the Morgan State University campus. This project was performed under the auspices […]

Program Management Services for DC Public Schools Revitalization | Washington, DC 17 Nov project_Janney_Middle

Program Management Services for DC Public Schools Revitalization KUMI has been contracted to provide QA/QC and Cost Estimating services for the following 20 public schools in the District of Columbia:  Langdon Elementary School, Payne Elementary School, Plummer Elementary School, Stanton Elementary School, Kramer Middle School, Hyde Addison Elementary School, Shepherd Elementary School, Dunbar High School, […]

DDOT FY2013 Federal Aid Pavement Restoration National Highway System (NHS) Routes | Washington, DC 17 Nov 16th_st_nw

KUMI was selected as a Prime to provide Construction Management and Inspection Services to the Asset Management Division at the District Department of Transportation for the FY2013 Federal Aid Pavement Restoration National Highway System (NHS) Routes contract. As the Project Engineer, KUMI provided the following services: Overall project management that included identification and marking out […]

University of MD Eastern Shore | Princess Anne, MD 17 Nov Easternshore_EACMSBldg

Design of the Engineering, Aeronautic, Computer, Mathematics and Science (EACMS) Building for the University of MD Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD.  KUMI was contracted to provide Independent Cost Estimating services for the design of this new 165,694 gross-square-foot addition to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s campus. KUMI’s involvement entails the development of Cost Estimates […]

Prince George’s County Animal Shelter | Prince George’s County, MD 17 Nov project_animalshelter

KUMI was contracted to provide Construction Management and Cost Estimating services for this 36,000 gross-square-feet  animal shelter facility. KUMI was responsible for tracking schedule progress, evaluating and resolving issues for differing site conditions, as well as field changes. KUMI also performed change order research and preparation, specification research and interpretation, cost estimating,  engaged in negotiations […]

Join Us - We’re Hiring!

KUMI ensures non-discrimination at every level of our business, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please contact our Corporate Office at 202.684.8858. Kumi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Announcements

KUMI is seeking highly motivated Construction Inspectors to join our Construction Management and Inspection team. We have current openings for construction inspectors with experience in the following disciplines; roads, bridges and culverts, paving, drainage and storm water facilities, water and sewer utilities and building construction specifically mechanical/electrical installations. Project assignments would be predominately with public clients located in central Maryland and Washington, DC.

Job Opening: Inspectors 20 Nov

QUALIFICATIONS: Years of Experience:   Minimum of 5 years of specific field construction inspection experience (preferred) in the specified areas listed below. Educational Requirements:   High School Diploma or State Equivalency Certificate. Inspection Skills: Applicants must have demonstrated inspection experience in one or more of the following categories: 1) Building construction (New & Renovations) including […]

Job Opening: Mechanical Inspector 20 Nov

A Construction Mechanical Inspector conducts on-site inspections of mechanical installations in new construction or renovation projects for contract and specification compliance. Work involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities. Incumbents receive moderate supervision from a technical superior. • Hold a master plumber license issued by the State Board of Plumbing, the Baltimore County Plumbing Board, or […]

Job Opening: Electrical Inspector 20 Nov

SCOPE:  Construction Management and Inspection Services on Projects mainly involving electrical, electronics, electrical substations, high tension work, A/C utility service, controls and SCADA, security and camera systems, fire alarm monitoring systems, fire suppression systems, building management systems, intercom systems, radio systems, microwave systems. Some mechanical, civil, structural and plumbing knowledge is beneficial. DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT […]

Job Opening: Scheduling Specialist 17 Nov

A Scheduling Specialist will work with project personnel to prepare project schedules and project tracking methods and reports (earned value, work breakdown structures, project costs to date, cost variance, schedule variance, resource allocation and utilization, other special reports as requested) for issuance to Project Managers. Key Activities and Position Responsibilities: • Assist with preparing detailed […]

For more info, please call (202) 684.8858 or write to info@kumicm.com.

Contact us

DC Office: 4530 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20016 | (202) 684-8858

Baltimore Office: 36 South Charles Street, Suite 1504
Baltimore, MD 21201 | (410) 244-8041

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