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Airbus in the U.S.

One of the most anticipated capital building programs in recent aviation history, Airbus entered North America with its first US manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama and chose HPM as the local experts to lead the construction of its final assembly line. The company made history at the Mobile Aeroplex at…
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Restructured for Service & Growth

More than 20 years ago, HPM got its start as a division of Hoar Construction to provide comprehensive program management services to clients who lack design and construction expertise. However in 2012, HPM became its own business entity – a limited liability company (LLC) — in order to position itself for growth in separate industries…
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6 Ways Program Management Helps Schools

Most school districts don’t maintain design and construction experts on their staffs.  But when a capital bond program becomes available for growth and renovation, school administrators and board members must arm themselves quickly with a proponent who can seek out efficiency from every dollar allotted and from every hour on…
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5 Tips for a Successful Trip to the 2017 International Airshow

The International Paris Air Show is a great opportunity to see the latest technological innovations in the aerospace industry and interact with industry professionals and economic and business delegations from around the world. Here are five tips for making your trip to the show enjoyable and successful. The first four…
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HPM attends the 2017 International Airshow

Starting June 19, HPM is represented at the 2017 International Paris Air Show by President Mike Lanier, Vice President Jay Daily and Marketing Director Andi Sims. Presented bi-annually by the French Aerospace Industries Association, the Paris Air Show brings together aerospace industry professionals, economic and business development recruiters, and city,…
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Why the Alabama Bid Law Matters

At HPM, we’re accustomed to quizzical looks from clients when we explain the difference in services, advantages and price we provide as opposed to lifting a hammer to actually build a facility — like that of a general contractor. In fact, it almost sounds too good to be true. (Watch the…
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What is Program Management?

Simply put, program management is the most efficient, most effective way to manage a capital building program from beginning to end. Mike Lanier, HPM President, explains, “HPM sits on the owner’s side of the table to provide flexible and professional staffing, precise management, best practices and innovation for savings to…
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Where do you turn when you are drowning in decision making?

If you were given hundreds of millions of dollars of someone else’s money and asked to make many highly technical and unfamiliar decisions on how to spend that money knowing you would be accountable for the successful investment in the end — would you even know where to begin? You…
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Caring for the Smallest Client

When it comes to construction projects, little surprises may pop up along the way. Yet no one thought one of those little surprises would come in the form of honey bees. During the demolition phase of the downtown Birmingham intermodal facility in 2015, workers were surprised to find a large…
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