Senior Construction Manager, Alison Stilwell, CCM represented Procon at The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) and The National Association of Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) joint celebration of National Women in Construction Week. The event, Women Breaking the Mold in Construction, featured a dynamic panel of speakers who provided an analysis of the current position of women in the construction industry as well as shared how their past experiences have shaped who they are today and offered insightful guidance for the continued success of all women in construction.
The attendees were treated to a sneak preview of “Hard Hatted Woman”; Lorein Barlow’s documentary film about women in the construction trades prior to the panel discussions. The speakers, Jennifer Bognet, Monique Holley, Tara McCarthy, Natalie Mogrovejo, and Jennifer Sproul represented a broad spectrum of occupations within the construction industry.
“This evening was a wonderful opportunity to continue demonstrating how women are making positive and prolific changes in the construction industry,” Stilwell said. “Events such as these help engage and invigorate women’s participation in the field of construction and strengthen relationships across the broad range of disciplines within this industry.”
Both NAWIC and ASA are organizations that aim to increase personal growth within the industry by providing educational opportunities, networking events, member support and positive business environments.
Procon is helping provide canned food to local food banks by participating in CANstruction at the National Building Museum. CANstruction is a nationwide charity event that pits A/E/C firms against each other in building the most impressive structures made from unopened cans of food that are later donated to food banks. The local CANstruction build was organized by the Washington Architecural Foundation and took place on November 18, 2018.
This year’s theme was “Can’t Stop the Beet”. Procon’s group of volunteers designed and engineered a sculpture called “Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice” that consisted of 1,212 cans of food that will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank. Visitors to the exhibition at the NBM from November 19-25 can donate cans of food as well and vote for their favorite sculpture. One can=one vote.
(Photo Credit: Meredith Somers, Federal News Network)
Procon has been awarded a contract to provide comprehensive construction project management support services for the consolidation of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Headquarters in Camp Springs, MD. The 574,767 square foot building will be located at One Capital Gateway Drive and will house 3,656 personnel.
The new headquarters is a lease project between the U.S. General Services Administration and One Town Center LLC. When completed, the facility will increase space utilization rates and help reduce the government’s overall real estate footprint. CIS will be able to consolidate operations from five leased locations into one headquarters and that will reduce the agency’s footprint by 128,000 square feet and save the government about $21 million annually.
Procon will serve as GSA’s owner’s representative on the project and provide project management, cost estimation, and inspection services for this two-year project which will be completed August 2020.
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.