as a trailblazer in the construction industry, METTKO has been conceiving, planning and developing facility projects since 1986 when the firm was founded as Sims Moelich Associates. In 2007, Mo Ettehadieh, an already well-established and respected senior executive in the engineering, project and construction management industry took ownership along with a core group of professional colleagues to form METTKO.
is the balanced combination of professional management discipline and modern technology we bring to project delivery — a practice we’ve refined to an art over three decades and one which has earned METTKO’s longstanding reputation for innovation and quality. METTKO provides the full range of consultancy and construction services spanning the entire capital project lifecycle. We apply a flexible and scalable platform of sophisticated project management methodologies, tools and technologies based on industry best practices, benchmark software and a proven Quality Management System that delivers successful project outcomes. Designed for multidisciplinary teams, METTKO’s Hybrid Delivery Model® is our trademark in the marketplace.
value the depth and breadth of our experience honed from leading highly complex projects and successfully intervening in problematic initiatives. Our reputation is built on consistently eliminating exposure to risk, delivering quality for best value and managing with proven processes within a transparent, collaborative team effort.
What does this mean for METTKO’s Clients?
Our proven project delivery method integrates people, systems, business structures and practices into a collaborative process to optimize project results, increase value to the Owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of design and construction.
We Eliminate Surprises & Improve the Predictability of Capital Project Cost and Schedule
We implement project controls systems to monitor and predict project outcomes. Our effective, state-of-the-art control system quickly identifies deviations from the project plans and commitments early enough to eliminate surprises and allow for corrective action. METTKO’s project team develops detailed program project schedules clearly identifying the project’s critical path, establishing logical relationships, and highlighting significant milestones for deliverables and completion dates that must be met in order to maintain project flow.
We Help Clients Regain Control of Troubled Projects
While project management is used most cost-effectively before construction begins, it can also be used to regain control after projects have been delayed or overrun. METTKO has a proven track record in troubled project turnaround, providing a high level of expertise in the areas of value engineering, peer technical review, risk management, conflict and issue resolution, scope management, time management and budget management. We assemble a team to expediently address the critical needs of the project, create and identify the gaps, make expert recommendations and once approved, implement new plans and procedures to get the project back on track.
We Minimize Waste through Lean Design & Construction
In project design and construction, we use The Lean Approach to design and build while minimizing waste — it transforms the way work is done throughout the delivery process. METTKO trains project participants on how to implement Lean. As a result:
The Lean tools we use:
Choosing By Advantages
Concurrent Set-Based Design
The project and the delivery process are designed together to better reveal and support user purposes.
Work is structured throughout the process to maximize value and reduce waste at the project delivery level.
Improvement of total project performance.
The performance of the planning and control systems is measured and improved.
Project Controls & Oversight
METTKO’s primary objective is to improve the predictability of capital project cost and schedule by implementing project controls systems to monitor and predict project outcomes. Our effective, state-of-the-art control system quickly identifies deviations from the project plans and commitments early enough to eliminate surprises and allow for corrective action.
METTKO’s project team develops detailed program project schedules clearly identifying the project’s critical path, establishing logical relationships, and highlighting significant milestones for deliverables and completion dates that must be met in order to maintain project flow.