SPIRE IS GROWING AND HAS ADDED
NEW MEMBERS TO EXPAND OUR PM GROUP
spire and aecom
teamed up for the
$1.05 billion aisd
Austin voters passed Austin Independent School District’s (AISD) $1.05 Billion Bond Program to create 21st-century learning spaces for all students. The key projects in the bond include 18 new or modernized campus facilities, improvements to address overcrowding and critical needs, and district-wide improvements to technology learning spaces. As part of the AECOM team, Spire is excited to provide Project Management (PM) services under the direction of AISD. Spire will provide bidding and procurement management, program controls, A/E coordination, construction coordination, and post-construction management. Projects within the bond will support the District’s vision to reinvent public education by creating learning spaces that include bright, collaborative spaces, state-of-the-art technology, outdoor classrooms and community spaces. Construction is scheduled
to start in the fall of 2018 and
to continue through 2022.
Spire Consulting Group is proud to announce that we are growing and have added two new members to our Project Management (PM) services group. We have welcomed to the Austin office, Mr. Gene Glenn and Mr. Brett Kerr.
With over 18 years of experience, Mr. Gene Glenn, is serving as Project Manager as part of the AISD PM team. He is leading the day-to-day construction management oversight and monitoring the jobsites’ schedules and budget goals. Mr. Glenn is working under the direction of the AISD Superintendent and is managing, coordinating and interacting with all AISD Stakeholders and Departments. Prior to joining Spire, Mr. Glenn served in a leadership role as a Project Superintendent for various construction firms where he managed and provided overall training and development to his team. Mr. Glenn holds a Bachelor of Science degree focused in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
As a member of the AISD PM team and with over 17 years of experience, Mr. Brett Kerr is serving as Budget and Cost Control Manager. He is overseeing $727 Million in design and construction costs across 18 schools which will consist of over 1,599,000 square feet of demolition, renovation, new construction, and additions. Mr. Kerr has a unique, and in-depth understanding of construction procurement, as he has worked both on the owner and contractor sides. He is utilizing his experience to lead the development of both conceptual budgets and quantity takeoffs. Mr. Kerr holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts with an emphasis in Procurement and Acquisitions Management from Webster University in San Antonio, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Mary’s University.
Spire is excited to be expanding its presence in the Austin area by welcoming both Mr. Gene Glenn and Mr. Brett Kerr to the Spire Team! Their experience and expertise will be invaluable on the upcoming AISD Bond Program projects.