Architecture & Engineering

Architecture & Engineering

Designing business excellence. Through our extensive knowledge and active involvement, we have a solid commitment and real understanding of the architecture and engineering industries. In addition to traditional accounting services, we focus on providing value-added services to improve systems and controls, identify key performance indicators, set benchmarks and develop performance-based compensation plans and business succession plans.


  • Cash flow projection models
  • Joint venture consulting and accounting
  • Benchmarking and analytic review
  • Job cost efficiency and profitability analysis
  • Budgeting and cash flow analysis
  • Performance-driven compensation plan development
  • Business valuation services
  • Management advisory services
  • Project manager impact on profitability training
  • 3M assessment: measure, manage and monitor your business
  • Ratio, trend and value benchmarking


  • Cost and price analysis in government contracts
  • Business systems and internal controls
  • Cost accounting standards and disclosures statements
  • Preparing and defending contract claims
  • Rate computations
  • Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB) disclosure statement preparation
  • Indirect rate structuring and assessments and incurred cost submissions
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)/Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) audit support


D.L. Purvine and Somerset have teamed up to help A/E firms succeed in their goals. We have experience with Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and Part 31 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Our team’s combined experience has given us an unparalleled level of trust among state DOTs nationwide. Our extensive knowledge comes from team members’ years of experience directly in these industries, significant involvement in industry organizations, focused continuing education and successful consulting with over 200 similar A/E businesses.



Overhead Rate

Performance Management

179 D



Interested in contacting someone in our architecture & engineering group? Connect here.