Project Management Consultants Bolster Cleveland Management
Project Management Consultants (PMC) reported that R. Douglas Myers, former Director of Planning, Design and Construction at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), has joined the organization as a Senior Project Consultant.
Myers has experience in campus planning and higher education construction, which includes working at the University Architect's Office at Cleveland State University and at several Cleveland, national and international architecture firms prior to his nine-year tenure at Tri-C.
Myers, a licensed architect, has nearly 30 years of experience in project management and architecture, including project creation; programming and planning; design and review of schematic, design development and construction documents; value engineering and constructability review; construction management/administration; and project close-out. As the owner's project director/manager for two major higher education institutions, he has supervised the work of more than 40 architecture, engineering, construction management and specialty consulting firms.
As Director of Project Management at Tri-C, Myers was responsible for overseeing the Project Management team, construction managers, architects, commissioning agents and testing agents as well as the management of fixtures, furnishings and equipment (FF&E), owner occupancy, prevailing wages and major project and legal issues. Myers lead the program management team during team building, bidding/award and construction during Tri-C phase one master plan execution. During the master plan execution, Myers played a key role in developing all the standards and procedures with which 27 architecture/engineering and 7 construction management firms were required to comply.
Myers has designed or managed projects totaling more than $300 million under various delivery methods, including general contracting, multiple-prime, construction management (agency) and construction management-at-risk (CMR). While at Tri-C, Myers managed the college's first CMR and LEED-certified projects. Having served as owner, project architect and construction manager brings to PMC leadership and substantive industry expertise.
"We are thrilled to have Doug join PMC," said Jeffrey R. Appelbaum, managing director of PMC. "His expertise in the area of campus improvements, specifically at colleges and universities, will be a tremendous resource to our clients. In addition, his experience proves he is adept at successfully managing multiple-capital and locally-funded projects, adhering to the projects' scope-of-work, budgets, schedules and quality. Myers played a key role in planning, facilitating and directing Tri-C's largest building program since its opening and we enjoyed working with him on the project."
Project Management Consultants offers four primary services for the real estate, design and construction industry are owner's representation, public and private financing consulting, project and risk management consulting, and design and construction partnering facilitation and mediation.
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