We are proud to announce that CCS International, Inc., and its teammates, V T Associates, Inc., CCPCS, and JBJ Business Group, comprising 100% MBE participation, were recently awarded one of (3) of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Project Management Services Retainer Contracts. The award represents a significance to not only our value providing Construction Cost and Project Management to the UIC; but also, to exceeded their Affirmative Action goals, via our firm commitment to Inclusion. These project management services retainers have an option for three additional one-year periods through June 30, 2023.
CCS Employee Spotlight - Jim NuckollsCCS proudly brags about one of our own, Jim Nuckolls CPE, who was chosen to speak at the May Houston Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects Chapter Luncheon (I-LinCP), with a presentation on Advancing Cost Estimating for Better Budgets. The luncheon was held at the CannonDesign/FKP office in Houston Texas. I-LinCP is a non-profit organization serving the Texas region committed to the capital projects industry, offering educational and leadership growth opportunities, co-learning between students and professionals, piloting initiatives and research and development projects leading to effective and sustainable processes, tools and techniques. Jim specifically spoke about cost estimating, project management, budget preparation, scheduling and how his over 25 years of experiences can help others advance in cost estimating. Jim can be reached at email@example.com.
Time to dine and shop at the new Willis Tower complex
Two years ago, work on one of the most recognized buildings in the Chicago skyline, Willis Tower, (formerly the Sears Tower) began. The Catalog, now partially open to the public, is an inviting and interactive 300,000 square foot, 5-level public retail and entertainment annex that wraps around the base of Willis Tower and will eventually have a revamped and expanded Skydeck experience. Even though the project is still in progress, the large pink wall on Jackson Boulevard has now been transformed into a wall of glass that provides pedestrians the ability to look inside and feel more invited into Willis Tower. The concept behind Catalog, designed by the Chicago Office of Gensler, was to create a place for people to congregate around great food and entertainment. The name was chosen to honor the former tenant, Sears Roebuck and Company who built the tower back in 1973.