Preconstruction

The Art and Science of K-12 Facilities Master Planning

It is often expected that the process will be “data-driven” when a Board of Trustees begins facilities master planning. This request immediately raises two questions. First, what data should be used to make informed facilities decisions? And secondly, how should the data be combined to ensure that all facilities’ needs…
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How Does HPM Help School Districts Like Yours?

By Anna Sullivan, Senior Program Development Manager When a capital bond program becomes inevitable due to growth or change, school districts seek out an advocate who will work with them, teach them, and support them through the entire process. HPM is ready to assist and, as K-12 advisors and managers, we're…
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HPM’s Jesse Montgomery Promoted to Senior Preconstruction Manager

Jesse Montgomery didn’t wade into the water when he joined HPM as a Preconstruction Manager in July 2018. He dove headfirst into three complicated programs and hasn’t slowed down since. Jesse is dedicated to serving our clients in every sense of the word, and we are proud to announce his promotion to Senior Preconstruction Manager.  “Jesse is very dedicated and has a strong work ethic,” said Del Buck, HPM Vice…
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Breaking Down the Acronyms in Building Cell and Radio Antenna Systems

Kyle Talley Kyle Talley, HPM Electrical Preconstruction Manager Confusing Acronyms? We have plenty. With so many, it seems that the construction industry could rival the military for having the most extensive and confusing set of specialized vocabulary terms. DAS, BDA, ERRC: what are they and how do they affect your…
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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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A Q&A with HPM’s Electrical Engineering Expert

HPM is committed to high-quality preconstruction services, offering a variety of services to meet our clients’ needs. One of the reasons we stand out in the industry as leaders is that we have mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering (MEP) expertise in house. Electrical Preconstruction Manager Kyle Talley focuses on the electrical and low voltage aspects of our clients’ programs. Before joining…
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The Value of Preconstruction Services

Preconstruction Services evolved out of cost estimating to incorporate the many activities typically involved in planning a project, including scheduling, constructability reviews, phasing and logistics, materials and systems analysis, value engineering, life cycle cost analysis and more. Preconstruction sets the stage for a successful build. It’s also an effective strategy for adding value to…
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Saving Money Through Preconstruction Expertise

By Michael Eskew, Mechanical Preconstruction Manager Eskew HPM’s experienced preconstruction team can identify value engineering opportunities that will cut costs for your project, and the sooner we are involved, the better. We can point to preconstruction value stories across the many unique industries we serve, but one recent example comes…
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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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