K12

10 Ways GIS Helps Schools Make Big Decisions

When school district officials are developing a facilities master plan, not only do they have to make crucial decisions about the fate of their district’s properties, but they must also be efficient and accurate. Technology can aid school planners in district planning. Geographical Information Systems (GIS), for example, is a…
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What Does a GIS Analyst Do?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) were first created to help cartographers and geographers with mapping and surveying methods. In the last 20 years, mapping technologies have become increasingly essential in our everyday lives. Many different industries use these systems to make informed decisions, from analyzing accident locations and improving road safety…
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HPM Bolsters Planning Services Division with Two New Hires

HPM recently appointed Gary Rademacher as director of planning services and Tim Kelleher as GIS analyst as part of a broader strategy to solidify our presence in key markets throughout the US and enhance our planning services division to create more value for clients. “Investing in our planning services arm…
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Preconstruction Success: C.D. Fulkes Middle School

Over the last nine years, HPM has consistently served the needs of Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) in Round Rock, Texas, through the work of our Audit and Contract Services Group. When the district announced its $500+ million capital bond program in 2018, administrators knew they needed a trusted…
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Homewood High School

At Home in a New Classroom

When Homewood High School teacher Melissa Dameron-Vines heard the news that she would be moving into a brand-new classroom, she wasn’t sure how she felt about it. A classroom becomes a sort of home away from home for a teacher, and Dameron-Vines had been in hers for 10 years. Plus,…
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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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Positioning New Schools for Future Growth

“As a superintendent of a school district, I have been involved with three major building initiatives, and there’s only so much debt we can assume. Plus, all schools usually have greater wants than they do resources to back it up. Having HPM to analyze our budgets and prioritize our projects…
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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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