Focused on clients,
driven by solutions.
Photo courtesy of Port of Long Beach
PARTNERS IN PROJECT DELIVERY
At the onset of every task or contract, we meet with client managers to understand not only the project’s objectives, but also their expectations. From design development through project closeout, our primary goal is always to represent the interest of the owner. We achieve this by serving as an integral part of the team, implementing a proactive approach, providing cost-effective support and presenting functional solutions to eliminate/mitigate adverse impacts to the project’s success. Following is the range of support services provided by our team of experienced staff:
Delivery Method Selection
Design Consultant Oversight
RE, CCO, CM Manual Development
Submittal and Work Plan Review
Engineering and Inspection
Testing, Commissioning and Turnover
Final Acceptance Walks
Warranties and Guarantees
Finalize As-built Drawings
Coming off of the recent success in delivering statewide services to Caltrans’ METS for materials quality assurance, we have also emerged as leaders in the field of materials engineering, source inspection and testing. Following is a synopsis of the materials related services we provide to the state and other local agencies:
Material (Source) Inspection: Concrete, Piles, Anchors, Masonry, Fireproofing, Welding, Bolting, Structural Steel Fabrication, Pre-Cast Pre-Stressed Concrete Elements, Steel Rocker Bearings, Bearings
Field Technicians: ACI, Pull Testing, ASNT LEVEL II, III and NACE Level II, III
Material Sampling: ASTM, Green Book, CTM
Across California, our project teams implement a lessons-learned approach while seeking innovative solutions to accomplish the essential goals of project delivery — on schedule, within budget and with a positive perception. No project is big or small; we partner with clients to overcome complex challenges throughout the project lifecycle and hold ourselves accountable for its successful completion.
PreScience Corporation traces its lineage to Lim And Nascimento (LAN) Engineering (founded in 1994), with core practice in design as well as construction management of highway, bridge and rail projects. At the time of the LAN-AECOM merger in 2009, LAN, consisting of more than 200 professionals, had established itself as one of the largest transportation consulting firms in California. It had a reputation for working closely with owners and project stakeholders to successfully deliver projects with a high level of community acceptance. In 2013, the former LAN principals established PreScience, a California corporation, based on the same founding principle of ‘placing the interests of our clients and the projects we serve above everything else’.
In a mere 7 years since inception, we have emerged as one of California’s leading Project Management (PM), Construction Management (CM), Construction Engineering and Inspection (CM-CEI) and Materials Engineering (ME) firm, comprised of over 70 professionals (including 20 registered California Professional Engineers) engaged in supporting project delivery with exceptional outcomes.
As we make strides in outstanding project delivery, we are embracing the future by setting goals for innovation. By utilizing digital technology and innovative methods, our construction managers are positively influencing project outcomes, enhancing progress reporting and improving communication. We are also investing in the future by building a workforce replete with recent graduates/interns who bring talent and ideas. We offer them limitless career potential to deploy their education and knowledge in delivering game-changing projects. Having built a reputation for excellence in transportation, we are exploring opportunities to diversify into other infrastructure segments including water, ports and buildings/facilities.
THE PRESCIENCE DIFFERENCE
At PreScience, we firmly believe that ‘people, not companies, deliver successful projects’. Our corporate structure is efficient, non-hierarchical and versatile. From the CEO to the intern, each individual is ‘boots-on-the-ground’, ‘hands-on’ engaged in project delivery. Our efficiency is also reflected in the project teams we assemble for our clients, comprised of cross-trained, multi-tasking individuals who accomplish the project goals. We are known in the industry for our accessibility, responsiveness and flexibility.
We thrive on repeat client business and are always seeking new partners to fulfill their mission of creating and maintaining a safe, sustainable and environmentally compliant infrastructure for transportation of people and goods.
Chuck Tran, PE
Senior Project Manager
Chuck has expertise in all facets of CM-CEI practice, gained from 31 years of experience in highway, bridge and transit construction, including resident engineering and project/program management. As a working Principal, he holds the trust of clients to successfully deliver projects and is passionate about mentoring personnel to function at the best of their abilities. He is driven by his vision to grow the organization by attracting and nurturing industry's best talent.
Peter Ho, PE
Senior Project Manager
Peter has over 41 years of experience in the delivery of complex projects in the transportation infrastructure sector involving complex staging and multiple stakeholder coordination. His diverse background includes Contractor experience as well as Resident Engineering/Project Management for Clients including Caltrans and prominent agencies such as ACTA, OCTA and ACE. Regarded as a grade separation expert, his passion includes solving problems and deriving positive results for client. His outstanding contribution to California's construction industry was recognized in 2013 through an AGC California S.I.R. award.
Bureau Veritas Acquires PreScience Expanding Growth in Transportation Infrastructure Market
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 78,000 employees located in more than 1,600 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its 400,000 clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
Didier Michaud-Daniel, CEO of Bureau Veritas, commented: “Buildings & Infrastructure players must ensure that their assets are high-quality, profitable, and compliant with environmental and safety regulations. At BV, our worldwide network of experts shape trust among construction sector stakeholders by delivering high-quality services across the entire value chain. I want to warmly welcome the talented team from PreScience to Bureau Veritas. Together, we will play a pivotal role in a buoyant US Infrastructure market, and contribute to a safe, sustainable and environmentally compliant infrastructure for the transportation of people and goods.”
Chuck Tran, PE, CEO of PreScience, added: “Today marks an exciting new chapter for PreScience and reflects the collective efforts of our entire team. Bureau Veritas' global footprint and market leadership will allow us to help even more clients overcome the complex challenges in construction management. This is an ideal fit for PreScience and our clients, and we are excited to be the newest member of the BV family.”
PreScience’s service offering will expand Bureau Veritas’ existing Buildings & Infrastructure portfolio of services in North America, which helps clients across a wide range of industries reduce risks, remain compliant, drive innovation and improve performance.
This will also complement the BV Green Line, a wide range of services and solutions dedicated to Sustainability.
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