Procon Consulting, a leading program and project management firm, has announced the appointment of directors for their expanding Technology, and Planning and Process divisions. 

Danielle Breaux has been named to lead the Planning & Process group. She will be working with clients across the asset lifecycle to deliver effective customized strategies and solutions that best optimize their facilities portfolio and organizational needs. Danielle has over 20 years of experience delivering multifaceted real estate and facilities portfolio planning and development, project management, design review, regulatory process management, real estate development, master planning and strategic planning for over 30M+ square feet in both the public and private sectors.

Stephen DeVito was named to lead the Technology group and will be responsible for continuing Procon’s development of innovative and industry-leading technology solutions. Steve is a technology specialist researching and implementing new ways to improve quality and efficiencies in the A/E/C industry. He is focused on the application of information science and technology to building portfolios to make them more robust and efficient throughout their life cycle phases.

“As part of the growth of our Technology and Planning & Process groups we’ve created two director positions to help us drive that growth and ensure our clients are well supported,” said Kyu Jung, Co-Founder and President of Procon Consulting. “Both Danielle and Steve  are great people who have excelled in their fields. We look forward to their contributions to Procon.”

Procon is committed to growing its teams internally as part of its strategic growth plan. For more information about our career opportunities, please visit: www. proconconsultng.com/jobs

 


Procon Consulting, a leading program and project management firm, has announced its strategic acquisition of Lutz Engineering, Inc of Wilmington, Delaware. Lutz is a mechanical engineering firm that has been providing commissioning, energy, and building automation services for over 23 years

“This acquisition augments Procon’s existing building commissioning practice and supports our growth strategy to expand our service offerings and presence into new market sectors,” said Mark Ilich, Executive Vice President of Procon Consulting. “We are confident that the combination of our two firms, including the exceptional talent Lutz personnel brings to the table, will further diversify our product offerings, broaden our client reach, and enhance loyalty with our existing clients.”

Under the leadership of Robert ‘Bob’ Lutz, PE, Lutz Engineering has established a strong reputation for its commitment to quality in commissioning, mechanical engineering and design, automation design and planning, building automation system services, and energy services. Lutz built a particularly strong portfolio of projects in the education, non-profit, and private sectors.

“Lutz Engineering has always endeavored to be the regional commissioning agent of choice for discerning architects and owners, offering high-quality design and client service,” said Bob Lutz, PE, principal, Lutz Engineering Inc. “We are excited at this opportunity to expand our service offerings along with the increased level of resources and experience that Procon provides. We will continue to serve our existing clients and bring added value to future clients.”

For more information, please visit proconconsulting.com or direct all inquiries to Mark Ilich, milich@proconconsulting.com 

About Procon
Procon is a full service construction project management/owner’s representative firm with technical professionals supporting all phases of planning, design, and construction. Founded in 2000, Procon provides collaborative solutions in program and project management and leverages technology to create better, more holistic, ways for businesses to achieve their goals. Based in Arlington, Virginia, Procon has a national presence with projects across the country. Procon provides comprehensive construction program and project management as well as commissioning, estimating, scheduling, risk management, facilities management, and technology services.

 


As part of its ongoing research partnership with Virginia Tech, Procon Consulting and researchers in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction uncrated Spot the robotic dog on Monday, November 16th at Virginia Tech. Spot, an agile mobile robot, is being used to explore  the automation of remote inspection tasks to capture data safely and accurately. 

“Procon has partnered with Virginia Tech to research the usability and effectiveness of robots for on-site construction progress monitoring,” said Steve DeVito, Director of Technology at Procon Consulting. “We integrate technology into our core consulting practices and we’ve partnered with Virginia Tech because they are pushing the envelope on how to use technology and shaping the construction leaders of tomorrow.” 

Procon and the Virginia Tech research team are working with the school’s Facilities Capital Construction department to test the technology on three active construction projects. The three construction projects include the Student Athlete Performance Center in Jamerson Hall, Center for Autonomous Mining and Robotics in Holden Hall, and the new construction Living-Learning Community residence hall in the Creativity and Learning District.

“We are exploring ways that Spot can allow us to remotely monitor construction progress on these projects,” said DeVito. “For owner’s with a dispersed real estate portfolio, job sites with limited access, or for safety reasons, robotic inspectors can be a real game changer. Our research is not just looking at how Spot can help conduct site inspections via remote control, but perhaps more importantly, also how it can conduct inspections autonomously.” 

The collaborative research project between Virginia Tech and Procon Consulting is expected to conclude in the Fall of 2021 when student researchers at the Myers-Lawson School of Construction will report their findings.  

To see Spot in action on Virginia Tech campus, please click here.

 


Procon was awarded a task order to oversee a feasibility study on behalf of the National Park Service (NPS) by the Volpe National Transportation Center. The feasibility study of approximately 2.4 miles from the DC/Maryland border to the Henson Creek Trail will be used to design additional trail routes along a corridor owned by NPS. 

Procon will provide a range of services and strategic planning support, including analysis of existing conditions, develop conceptual designs, and provide environmental impacts, major constraints, and cost estimates to aid Volpe/NPS in identifying critical factors for the future trail extension. 

“Building on our diverse capabilities, this latest award enables us to bring a full spectrum of services including technical, design, and construction expertise to support NPS and the Volpe Center,” said Mark Ilich, Executive Vice President of Procon Consulting. “By understanding the effects on safety, landscape, and adjacent facilities, we plan to establish a lasting impact on the trail system that enhances sustainable local infrastructure.” 

The project study is anticipated to be completed in the third quarter of 2021.

 


Pam O’Reilly Senior Space Planner at Procon Consulting has joined the Communications Committee as co-chair for the Capital Chapter of International Facility Management Association (IFMA). 

The Communications Committee is responsible for creating content that addresses IFMA’s FM Core competencies, as well as sharing best practices, event highlights, and relevant topics that are important to facility managers right now within the newsletter, blog and on social media platforms. 

“I’m honored and thrilled to serve as a co-chair of the Communications Committee.” O’Reilly said. “We have a truly dedicated board and a strong committee this year, and I’m looking forward to working with everyone to highlight the importance of the role of Facility Managers, Space Planners, and other facilities-related personnel, particularly in our current climate.”

The Capital Chapter of IFMA aims to be a strategic resource uniting the facility management community. Offering the most up to date industry specific information to the Greater Washington area, and hosts monthly educational meetings for an opportunity to learn and network with other facility management professionals.

To learn more about the Capital Chapter of International Facility Management Association (IFMA), please visit: https://ifmacap.org/.