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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Gilt and Sarah Jessica Parker Unveil SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal Collection for Spring
Sarah Jessica Parker, in partnership with Gilt, kicked off the exclusive launch of SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal, Gilt’s first foray into bridal ready-to-wear that would have Carrie Bradshaw swooning.
The collection includes dresses, skirts, bodysuits and other pieces, ranging in price from $295 to $2,395 and from sizes 0 to 14.
"Collaborating with Gilt on my first bridal ready-to-wear collection was an opportunity I couldn't pass up," said Sarah Jessica Parker. "The team there is brilliant and allowed me to be imaginative and take risks as I was designing for the non-traditional bride. It has been quite fun to play around with colors, fabrics and details to create unique pieces for all kinds of brides." The collection, comprised of ten styles, is inspired by Parker's vision of a modern, non-traditional bride, and is designed to dress a woman for a variety of wedding milestone moments; from her bridal shower through her wedding reception. Styles offered are a unique mix of classic dresses and gowns, modern bodysuits, full skirts, and a jumpsuit. The color palette includes traditional bridal white, sleek black, plus pops of blush, poppy, light gray and blue.
Designed in collaboration with Gilt, the collection was produced in New York City utilizing fabrics like cashmere and stretch crepe sourced from Spain, Italy and France.
The pieces all feature carefully curated details like elegant bows, sophisticated cutouts, feathers, intricate embroidery and beautiful hand-stitched beading.
The actress and style icon is no stranger to chic bridal wear. Carrie Badshaw, famously played by Parker, took part in an elaborate bridal photo shoot in Sex and the City: The Movie. The shoot featured gowns from designers like Christian Lacroix and Lanvin. Parker famously wore a black wedding gown for her own wedding to Matthew Broderick in 1997.
"Not only is Sarah Jessica Parker's style known around the world, her point of view is one-of-a-kind," says Tom Ott, Chief Merchant of Gilt. "Sarah Jessica brings her impeccable taste and fashion sensibility to life in this collection. We think our customers will be delighted with the offering which is stylish and well-priced in the bridal category."
As part of the bridal launch, Gilt will also offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear line, each of which are complementary to the bridal collection.
To correspond with the bridal collection launch, Gilt City will present offers from some of Sarah Jessica Parker's favorite places in New York City.
The offers were each chosen as a way to help brides plan for and celebrate the big day with highlights including, Leather Spa, Lars Nord Studio Tailoring, Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery, among others.
Tea Forté Introduces ‘Matcha’ Collection
Convenience meets tradition in Tea Forté’s new Ceremonial Matcha Bowl Set and the Matcha Single Steeps.
The company said its spring harvested, shade grown, stone ground, organic matcha tea is best served in a centuries-old Japanese tea ceremony called chanoyu: a preparation technique known for its centering meditative qualities.
"The launch of Tea Forté's Matcha collection represents our continued commitment to wellness and cultivating all the potential mental and physical health benefits of tea," says Tea Forté CEO Michael Gebrael. "In addition to our high quality Pure Matcha, we've also blended four distinct flavored Matcha varieties. Prepackaged in pouches measured out for a single serving, our Single Steeps Matcha is ideal for the office, travel, or to keep with you for a boost anytime."
Tea Forté noted its handcrafted ceremonial tea bowl, handmade bamboo whisk and measuring ladle “encourages serene enjoyment of our premium Kosher, gluten-free and vegan matcha blends.” These include: Pure Matcha, Chocolate Matcha, Coconut Matcha, Ginger Matcha, and Chai Matcha.
According to a release, in addition to its distinctive taste, matcha is prized for its health benefits. Steeped green tea contains only the antioxidants that can be extracted in water, while with matcha, the whole leaf is consumed.
Available now in select stores and online at teaforte.com.
Expedia.com has released a year-end look at U.S. traveler behavior and trends for 2017, analyzing data to identify the most in-demand destinations, hotels, activities and more.
Among other insights, the roundup revealed:
- Labor Day was the busiest weekend for car rental
- Disney Theme Parks topped the list of things to do
- The average hotel stay was two nights
- Top destinations based on 2017 air travel included major global cities like New York, London and Bangkok
- Popular tourist destinations included Orlando, Cancun and Las Vegas