Services: Cost Estimating
Technical Support Services
Since 2005, PT&C has partnered with Fluor Corporation on a Technical Assistance Contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide disaster recovery and technical support services for the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program, which provides direct assistance and grants to state, tribal, and local governments, as well as certain private non-profit organizations, in the wake of major emergencies and natural disasters.
PT&C cost engineers assess and estimate damage so that FEMA can award grants to provide PA funding for debris removal; emergency protective measures; and the repair, replacement, or restoration of eligible disaster-damaged facilities, such as medical facilities, schools, roads, bridges, and utilities.
For example, PT&C supported New Orleans by performing fair and reasonable estimates of repairs to universities, schools, churches, and other public buildings that had been damaged during Hurricane Katrina. PT&C’s estimates for these repairs totaled $300 million. Due to the nature of the work, the PT&C team is required to be accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, often for several months at a time, and typically reports to the assigned field office within 48 hours of notification.