Emerging Leaders: A Q&A with a Preconstruction Co-Op Student

Emerging Leaders: A Q&A with a Preconstruction Co-Op Student

As a professional services firm, we teach our co-op students more than construction. The Emerging Leaders program exposes students to business acumen, accounting, marketing, and business development in addition to all aspects of construction management. Co-op student Rachel Bengert spent her fall semester working in our Preconstruction Services department. A…
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Preconstruction Services: A Best-Practice Strategy to Save Time and Money

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted construction projects around the world, causing many to be significantly delayed and over budget. Developers are searching for strategies to address the dilemma, with many turning to third-party program management companies like HPM that offer the industry expertise required to create efficient timelines and budgets.…
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Predicting the Future on a Project Before a Shovel Hits the Ground

Wouldn’t it be nice if a crystal ball could show you the success or shortcomings of your construction budget and schedule before you begin? You could foresee whether it would be completed on time and within budget. While we do not have a crystal ball, we do offer the next best thing-- HPM Preconstruction Services. HPM Preconstruction Services gives the owner a clear picture of the project scope that can be supported by the budget and what it will take to achieve success. HPM will identify potential…
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Education Talk Radio

HPM’s Tracy Richter on Education Talk Radio

America’s public schools have long been confronted with financial challenges, but the need for proper funding has become even more apparent in the face of a pandemic and an aging infrastructure. HPM’s Vice President of Planning Services Tracy Richter recently joined host Larry Jacobs of Education Talk Radio to discuss…
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Making Old Schools New Again for a Growing Student Population

Like many public school districts across the U.S., Homewood City Schools was faced with aging buildings and a growing student population. Administrators and school board members benefitted from a $55-million bond issue obtained through the City of Homewood and added to the monies the school district had in its reserves.…
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College Career Fairs in the Time of COVID-19

HPM’s Medora Gaddes has found the silver lining in virtual recruitment. The coronavirus pandemic has affected college campuses in countless ways. There are the obvious changes—mask requirements, smaller class sizes, and an increase in virtual learning opportunities—but dig a little deeper and you will discover that the need for social…
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Facility Planning Tool: Demographics Studies

By Tracy Richter Richter A demographics study is one of the most effective tools organizations can use to plan for a capital expenditure program or to develop or update a comprehensive facility plan. Knowing who uses your facilities and how they use them makes choosing the right path for your…
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