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Second Avenue Subway

Billions and billions are being spent in the Big Apple, more than $7.2 billion for East Side Access (ESA) and $4.4 billion for the initial phase of the Second Avenue Subway (SAS). These massive efforts are two of the largest public works projects ever built. The SAS is the first new subway in New York City in more than 50 years.

Keystone Corridor Amtrak Service

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East Side Access

Credit: image © Metropolitan Transportation Authority P. Cashin. Used with permission
Program Management

Urban’s experience is unmatched in providing Program Management Oversight (PMO) services for major federally funded capital programs. Our strong combination of engineering, construction, and project management talent has overseen, managed, and supported assignments totaling more than $50 billion in the New York area alone.  

Precise execution of the project development process, from the planning stages through construction and activation, is key to providing quality projects on time and within budget.


We take responsible charge of the process, serving as an extension of your staff or providing oversight to support your cost, schedule, and quality goals. 

National Construction Consulting

We tailor teams of consultants, planners, construction managers, and engineers to support your project. Our national construction consulting practice offers the management and management support services below:


  • Management oversight
  • Risk analysis, mitigation, and management
  • Claims avoidance, monitoring, and analysis
  • Critical Path Method scheduling and analysis
  • Value engineering
  • Forensic engineering
  • Constructability review
  • Cost estimating and control
  • Dispute resolution
  • Partnering facilitation
  • Design review
  • Commissioning 


We develop accurate and easily understood schedules to help you control construction time and cost. We use best-in-class scheduling software and have saved clients millions by keeping projects on schedule.


Our scheduling specialists use Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling as a tool to plan, monitor, and react to project elements, protect the assets of key project players, and prevent delays. They can also provide:


  • Preliminary project schedules
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Duration estimating
  • Allocation of resources
  • Budget control
  • Progress updating
  • Risk analysis
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Vice President, Deputy Manager for Construction Support Services 215.922.8081

Quality Assurance

Quality is critical in design and construction, especially in our industry, since the facilities that are designed and constructed are used by the public. Everything that follows in the life of a project is based on its design, therefore quality in design is paramount. 

Buy America

Our Program Management Oversight team determines if your project is complying with standards set forth by the Federal Transit Authority (FTA)’s Buy America requirements.  We verify that the steel, iron, and manufactured goods used in your project are produced in the United States and comply with FTA guidelines.  


We have a full-time claims department and more than 30 years’ experience providing claims support services. This includes counsel support with litigation strategies, interrogators, depositions, and exhibit preparation. Urban can guide you through the process of avoiding, developing, and resolving claims. Tort liability analysis relating to witness and liability cases is also available, as well as:


  • Claims mitigation and preparation
  • Bid document and contract review
  • Negotiation support
  • Expert witnesses
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Construction and repair cost estimates
  • Damage assessments and inspections
  • Settlement support


Program Management Oversight

We have overseen, managed, and supported Program Management Oversight (PMO) assignments totaling more than $50 billion in the New York area alone. Our experience with PMO services for major federally funded capital programs is unmatched by most firms. 


We offer the following PMO services:

  • Scheduling
  • Value engineering
  • Cost confidence reviews
  • QA/QC
  • Partnering
  • Capital programming
  • Claims analysis
  • Document control management studies
  • Organizational review
  • Safety program review
  • Training
  • Cost estimating
  • Financial and budget analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Project management plan development
  • Construction cost compliance
  • Contract compliance reviews
  • Job cost audits
  • Internal control reviews
  • Special investigations 
Get in Touch
Senior Vice President, Market Leader for Rail & Transit, President and CEO of Urban Engineers of New York, D.P.C. 212.736.9100
Get in Touch
Vice President, Practice Leader, Program Management 212.736.9100