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Program Executive Summary • April 2016

Executive summary

The 2013 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) continues with full operations on multiple active sites. 

Three campuses remain either fully or partially in the permit process (Central Campus, North Forest, and Coleman)

The Alief Hayes Road Renovation is wrapping up the final punch list items. West Loop Garage is nearing final completion with the Courtyard slab and outdoor furniture installations continuing.  The Acres Homes Campus construction continues with focus on exterior and interior walls installation.  Brays Oaks Campus building close-in and mechanical electrical and plumbing installation is progressing.  The Central South Campus steel erection completion anticipated next month.  The Coleman Campus Level 2 slab and columns and deck being poured.  The Eastside Campus Workforce interior close-in progressing with the Student Center steel erection progressing.  The Felix Fraga chiller yard generator in place, masonry wall installation in progress.  The Northline Campus Academic Building foundation preparation in progress.  Central Plant, work continued inside the building finalizing MEP equipment systems.  The Missouri City sit utilities, detention pond preparation and building foundation prep underway.  The Stafford Campus continues installing interior systems including electrical, security, mechanical and finish work.  Finally, the West Houston Institute Steel structure erection completing, exterior and interior wall installation progressing.

Throughout this program, the Bond Team has actively pursued opportunities for Small Businesses to participate and have provided the following link for interested SBE subcontractors: 

http://www.hccs.edu/district/departments/procurement/bond2013/sbs/

HCC continues quarterly information briefs to local neighborhood groups affected by the bond program.  This active information campaign was implemented in August 2015 in an effort to inform the public about progress (successes and challenges) of campus construction projects in local neighborhoods.  An informed public is vitally important to Houston Community College, and community updates from this campaign will continue until each project is completed. 

The Bond team will continue to finalize all of the major logistics and mobilization requirements to achieve successful start-up of the remaining projects as well as begin an efficient closeout of completed projects as they conclude.  Our core strategy includes performing best value analysis, “real time” budget verification, constructability reviews and careful review of competitive bids on all projects.  We also remain focused on ensuring project delivery in a timely manner, within budget and constructed for LEED Silver Certification.

The CIP Bond team continues with reporting coordination efforts with designated members of the HCC Bond Oversight Committee (BOC).  This reporting document will be used to provide quarterly updates and event sharing information with and by the HCC BOC.  At the discretion of the HCC Board of Trustees (BOT), the committee members will support the Bond team in all forthcoming Community engagements.  The Bond team remains engaged to keep the Chancellor, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Facilities officer current on all critical matters related to the CIP Bond Program.

What's Next

Improve active communication between the contractors, A/E firms and Project Management firms in order to facilitate coordination of design requirements, site constraints, HCC-procured items (such as furniture and equipment), and lessons learned to share amongst the larger group.

Focus on safety and quality as we transition from the design to construction phases on our projects, with an understanding that our students, staff, construction workers and visitors are to be protected at all times.

Continue to develop ways to provide cost savings to the program without sacrificing quality or safety, while constructing elegant facilities that will enable active and effective learning for many decades to come.

Program Details

A/E Firms

HDR, Kirksey, PBK, PDG, PGAL, and SHW Group

Services provided:

Designs for new and renovated facilities and technology in academic areas associated with medical/healthcare, health sciences, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Workforce Centers. All programs in CIP total approximately 1Million square feet of academic space

Program manager

Jacobs Program Management Co.

Services provided: 

  • Overall Program Management
  • Master Scheduling
  • Master Planning Management
  • Overall Design Management
  • Construction Process Management
  • Overall Master Budget
  • Overall Cost Estimating
  • Overall Budget Controls
  • Overall Procurement Support
  • Real-time Web Reporting Support

Project management firms

Freese & Nichols, Heery, and Jones, Lang & Lasalle

Services provided:

  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Level Design Management
  • Construction Process Management
  • Project Level Budgeting
  • Project Level Cost Estimating
  • Project Level Procurement