Project Management Services

Project Management at SFDC assists owners to implement facility development projects. After having completed the development of a strategic plan or needs assessment study, the owner often asks SFDC to analyze alternative ways to implement the project and to help manage the selected implementation process.

SFDC Project Management Services provide the user who infrequently develops a new building, or who has limited in-house resources, with Jim Steinmann’s 39 years of experience assisting more than 400 clients with projects that encompass over 30 million square feet of space. SFDC has worked with architects and contractors throughout the United States, and have developed a strong understanding of the alternative ways to engage further assistance from architects and contractors to implement a project on time and within budget.

Project management services help owners initiate a project and establish an implementation organization and plan of action. Construction managers, architects or developers may then be engaged to provide continuing services while SFDC provides owner representation services. SFDC concentrates on project management services at the beginning of a project, including the overview of design and the development of documents depicting the technical and design characteristics of the project.

Tasks often included in Project Management Services include:

Evaluate alternative implementation strategies • Evaluations are necessary to determine whether the project is implemented using traditional design, bid, build methodologies or one of the increasingly popular design/build or design competition methods • Establish project implementation budgets • Develop schedule and cost options for achieving project completion • Prepare RFQ and RFP documents to solicit qualifications and proposals from architects, contractors, and/or developers • Assist in developing contracts and negotiating terms and fees for services by others • Develop scopes of work for design/build or architectural firms • Develop project programs and design criteria • Review of design and construction progress • Monitor project progress to assure the design conforms to program and design criteria • Review and negotiation of change orders • Value engineering.

Usually, the Project Management Services we provide begin prior to the owner contracting for design services. Often, our services are provided in conjunction with a full-service local project management firm, whose team can benefit by adding Jim Steinmann’s unique expertise.


Jim Steinmann, Founder and President of Steinmann Facility Development Consultants, has 39 years experience in directing large-scale facility programming, planning, and management studies, and providing Project Management and Owners’ Representative services for government and corporate clients throughout the United States.


B.S. Industrial Management, Honors
Minors, Finance, Civil Engineering
Purdue University, 1966


Jim Steinmann's technical participation on consulting assignments includes: program management, strategic planning, forecasting, financial cost analysis, operations research, design/build and design competition management, architectural programming and space planning. He has provided facility management consulting services, which are central to his continuous consulting practice, for over 400 clients.

His professional experience includes facility programming and planning, real estate, and facilities management, development consulting, space planning, and industrial engineering. Jim has assisted 35 corporations develop major corporation facilities of between 150,000 and 1,600,000 square feet, providing services ranging from strategic planning to relocation coordination, project management, and site selection.

Jim has directed facility master planning and architectural programming studies for over 60 multi-facility complexes and special use buildings that total over 30 million square feet. Eleven projects were in excess of 1,000,000 square feet each. He has significant expertise in design/build development, design competition management, and space planning for civic centers, corporate offices, data centers, laboratories, government campuses, courts, detention, and law enforcement.

Since 1994, Jim has directed design or design/build competitions for stadiums, arenas, convention centers, 15 state, county, and city government buildings, 2 university academic and housing projects, and 5 public schools. He is a leading authority in design/build applications.

Recent projects have included a number of 250,000 square foot or larger development projects where Jim directed studies of beginning with forecasting requirements, site selection, and the development of a program and performance specification, through administering a design or design/build competition, project management and space planning services for Clark County (Las Vegas), San Joaquin County (California), the City and County of Denver, the State of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, and the City of Oakland.

Mr. Steinmann developed civic center master plans for North Las Vegas, Nevada, Beverly Hills, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Maricopa City, Arizona; and provided project management services for development of a $110 million San Joaquin County Administration Center and the $50 million U.C. Davis Graduate School of Management and Conference Center.

He is currently providing project management assistance to the City of San Diego, California for the 498,000 square foot New Main Library, developing a facilities master plan for Denver Water, and developing a space program and providing project management services for the 911,000 square foot expansion of the San Diego Convention Center.

Project Management Project List

If a project below is Linked Red there are project descriptions and downloads available. Links coming soon…

Number of square feet, or seats is shown.

• United States Courthouse, Cape Girardeau, MO - 160,000

• Clark County [Las Vegas] Government Center - 290,000

• City and County of Denver Municipal Office Building – 704,000

• City of Oakland Administration Building - 475,000

• San Joaquin County Administration Center – 240,000

• San Diego Convention Center – Phase II Expansion - 900,000

• San Diego Convention Center – Phase III Expansion - 911,000

• San Diego Qualcomm Stadium Expansion - 72,000 seats

• San Diego Padre Petco Ballpark - 43,000 seats

• State of Minnesota Department of Revenue - 360,000

• State of Colorado Ralph L. Carr Justice Center – 800,000

• San Diego Animal Shelter - 38,000

• San Diego Infrastructure Development - 26 blocks

• San Diego New Main Library - 498,000

• Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences – 40,000

• U.C. Davis Graduate School of Management – 140,000

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