Procon is pleased to announce the hire of John Mackay, CFM to lead its growing facility management practice. John brings twenty years of combined facility management and consulting experience to Procon’s broad-based construction management service offerings. John will be leading Procon’s team in assisting the U.S. General Services Administration in transforming the way they manage their facilities, train facilities staff, leverage technology, and align budgets to ensure optimal performance of GSA buildings and infrastructure.
“John adds great depth and expands our ability to add value for our clients across the entire property lifecycle”, says Mark Ilich, Vice President and co-founder of Procon.
John has managed all aspects of national facility programs and consulted with many organizations large and small across multiple sectors on organizational and staffing change, procurements, and technology. Mr. Mackay most recently served as the Director of Facilities for Cognosante where he applied new technology, policy, and procedures to build a scalable support department positioned for continued rapid growth. At Gannett, John helped to introduce performance-based contracts and FM technology.
John is a dedicated volunteer and has taught facility management and real estate courses for the International Facility Management Association and the George Mason University certificate program.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Virginia and lives with his family in Washington, DC.
GSA awarded Procon a contract to provide owner’s representation services for the Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Building located at 155-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY in the borough of Queens. Built in 1988, the 923,200 SF office building is primarily occupied by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It consists of two underground levels for parking and 11 occupied floors with a child care center, public and employee entrances, and secured office spaces for the various SSA operational functions.
The $60 million project encompasses a wide variety of scope from repair and alteration projects to building improvement studies, both interior and exterior. Procon will assist in all stages of the projects, including pre-planning/programming, design, procurement, construction, and closeout. Procon will represent the owner interests of GSA and SSA and ensure that their requirements are being met in regards to scope, schedule, budget, and quality by providing a detailed management plan, maintaining an updated schedule, generating progress reports, and regularly inspecting the construction for quality assurance.
This is the third project awarded to Procon under a Construction Management IDIQ contract for GSA’s Region 2.
Procon will provide construction management (owner’s representation) services for the design, build-out, and relocation of two regional FEMA offices to the Emmanuel Celler U.S. Courthouse in Brooklyn, New York. The project includes the design and renovation of existing office space in the Celler Office Building. The project will be completed while the building is fully occupied and operational.
Procon has been awarded a contract to provide construction management (owner’s representation) services for the design and construction of a new federal courthouse in Anniston, Alabama to be completed in October 2021. The new courthouse will be built on a 3-acre site in Anniston’s historic central business district. The $42.7 million design-build courthouse will include two District courtrooms and three chambers for three judges (one each for active District, visiting District and Bankruptcy). It will also include space for each court’s clerks, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, The U.S. Probation Office, U.S. Marshals Service and GSA Offices.
This courthouse will consist of approximately 63,000 gross square feet and will include thirteen secure enclosed parking spaces. The project will be designed and constructed to achieve LEED Gold certification and will provide a flexible strategy for relocation, expansion, and movement of spaces to address not only 10-year requirements but also the court’s 30-year growth requirements.
Procon has more than 18 years of experience providing construction management services on major construction projects in the national capital region and throughout the country.
Procon has been hired by Jacobs Engineering Group to provide Building Information Modeling (BIM) quality control services for a building systems renovation project at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit, Michigan. Procon will help Jacobs ensure that BIM processes and deliverables on the project meet GSA’s BIM requirements. The goal of the renovation of the occupied federal courthouse is to upgrade infrastructure systems to improve the safety and viability of the facility for federal tenants and public users.
Constructed in 1934, the Levin Courthouse was designed by Detroit architect Robert O’Derrick and clad in Indiana Limestone in a Classical Modern Style. The 10-story building is 771,904 square feet and provides space for multiple judicial functions. The building serves the U.S. District Courts and supporting federal agencies by providing courtrooms, chambers and office space. There are four U.S. Court of Appeals chambers, nineteen District Courtrooms and twenty-two judges’ chambers, three Grand Jury Rooms, and five Magistrate Courtrooms and chambers. Building tenants include the U.S. District Courts, Court of Appeals, Circuit Library, Pretrial Services, U.S. Magistrate, U.S. Probation Office, House of Representatives, U.S. Attorneys, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Marshals, and U.S. Tax Court.
Procon is a national leader in providing BIM services to the A/E/C community with particular expertise in in the application of BIM on major federal projects for GSA and other federal owners. Among other things, Procon’s BIM capabilities include virtual reality (VR) mock-ups, and 2D, 3D, and 4D digital models used in the design, construction, and operation of building. from which construction progress will be tracked to ensure that project schedule and budget remain unchanged. Procon’s BIM team performs clash detection analysis to ensure building discipline systems and components are coordinated and do not conflict with one another as well as performing quality control analyses, facility reviews, and updates of models throughout construction to ensure as-built models meets requirements and are ready to use for facilities management programs.