Spire assisted Texas Southmost College (TSC) by executing a performance review of TSC’s $120 million bond program consisting of eight capital projects including libraries, classroom buildings, a performing arts center, a recreation center, and a student union building.

Spire’s scope of work included a review of the program funding, planning and management processes and procedures, comparison of those procedures against industry standards, and developing recommendations for improvements on future programs. Spire’s consultants conducted an analysis of the overall program management and controls process from the development and project planning phases to the final close out processes. This included the review and analysis of processes and procedures related to procurement solicitation, scoping, budgeting, staffing, reporting, contingency management, payment applications reviews, schedule management, quality assurance and control and closeout and maintenance.

Spire delivered a report of findings outlining recommendations for corrections and / or enhancements to improve TSC’s organizational structure and program management processes for future programs.

Spire has developed a construction project management approach based on our origin as a claims consulting firm. This background gives us a unique and in-depth understanding of what can go wrong on a project. We use this knowledge to identify potential trouble spots before they develop into problems, and to recommend or initiate preventive action through strategic planning and controls. We vigilantly watch over all aspects of a project, from design review and long-lead items through schedule and budget updates and inspection during construction. As Project/Construction Managers or Owner’s Representatives, Spire has managed all phases of the construction process from pre-design through completion, including cost/budget controls, scheduling, estimating, expediting, contract administration, inspections and control of contractors and suppliers.

Successful construction project management of complex jobs demands a proactive approach, managed by professionals who have the experience, skills and technical support each project requires. Spire’s professionals have hands-on experience in managing even the most challenging projects.