CPS Program Management
IEI has a long history of providing civil site services to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for their Capital Improvements Program (CIP) through the Program, Planning & Design Management Services team (PPDM). IEI’s history of excellence in services provided to the PPDM team has resulted in IEI participating in the management of the Capital Improvement Program for many years on multiple program teams.
Our current role on the PPDM includes on-floor program planning, project coordination and project management. This task includes the following major items: assessment reports and data requests, preparation of capital plans, special program or project planning, annual program management, management of contracts (including board conducted projects, Public Building Commission conducted projects, third party projects on independent sites, and review/coordination of individual projects. Our on-floor design manager, Mark Kozlowski, is an integral and trusted member of the program. His personal and continuous coordination between CPS staff, PPDM staff, City of Chicago agencies, and the IEI in-house staff provides a broad understanding of the program goals, administration and funding, integration and an in-depth knowledge of multiple city agency requirements and objectives, and allowed for IEI in-house expertise for civil design and construction administration. Mark’s programming and coordination skills have resulted in IEI leading and coordinating the CPS civil site in-house projects, in addition to coordinating outside funding programs such as the Kaboom Playlots Program and the Space to Grow Program.
IEI also performs in-house reviews of Architect of Record (AOR) projects along with in-house site design and construction administration. Harish Goyal brings more than 20 years of civil site engineering on urban site developments, and nearly a decade of participation on the CPS program management team. His expertise combined with IEI’s talented in-house design staff results in the delivery of turf field designs, playlot design, parking lot design, and ADA ramp and sidewalk design. IEI’s team has delivered more than 20 playlot designs per year for the current program, along with multiple turf field projects. IEI designed seat walls at the playgrounds and also designed the exterior accessible ramps to the school buildings. IEI’s program management and construction administration of these projects has resulted in significant savings to project costs and timely delivery on aggressive project schedules. Our experience in delivering this program is leveraged in our civil site design process and project delivery company-wide.
- Civil Site
- Program Management
Chicago Public Schools