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Sectors

Municipal

CCS helps governments, big and small, build with excellence and give their constituents something to be proud of.

From village boards to state agencies and projects ranging from public tollways to regional libraries, museums to transit hubs, CCS understands how important it is to manage capital budgets appropriately and get results the community can be proud of. CCS understands the diversity of stakeholders represented in municipal projects. We work with everyone from novices to experts in the public procurement process and connect the team with the appropriate government agencies along the way.

CCS specializes in accurate budget forecasting. We don’t play favorites; we look for the best path to success and lead. We can help design a process for project procurement, find opportunities to maximize value, bring in the right consultants, meet code and regulatory requirements.

Highlights

  • Have done both cost and program management for municipalities

  • 600 vertical, horizontal, and civic projects for municipalities nationwide worth in excess of $6 billion

  • Experience includes new construction, additions, and complex renovations of transportation, transit/rail, aviation, infrastructure and streetscape, low-income, landscape, parks, wastewater, and public housing

  • Owner Representative track record ranging from $5 million to over $550 million in value

Our process

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Fiduciary responsibility and timeframe

State and local governments are entrusted to deliver long-lasting value in capital spending for their communities. CCS helps control costs from project inception on. Our process encompasses feasibility studies, design evaluations and reviews, construction management selection, and accurate total project budgeting. With an awareness of market conditions nationally, our experts can assess risk and evaluate municipal projects for their potential economic impact. We can help cities make the right decisions on the bidding process and project procurement method.

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Transparency

A new public structure is highly visible. We understand the importance of information sharing and accountability. CCS helps set up a project for success and information sharing from public hearings to defining project scope, pre-design, and selection of design partnerships.

CCS can serve as liaison and translator between public stakeholders and the project team. CCS rebalances information sharing during design and construction and manages monthly reporting. We can help municipal governments to get the most from their capital budget, and importantly, show the value to the public.

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Connect with experts

CCS has certified experts who can ensure that building projects meet code as well as sustainability requirements. We have experts with the formal certifications required to navigate government requirements.

CCS’ municipal experience includes coordination of intergovernmental agreements and permits with state, local agencies, airports, and railroads. We can assist in the selection of consultants. CCS helps clients ensure they’re getting value from their architect, engineer, and construction management team.

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Day one

The ultimate validation for a sound management, design, and construction process is when a municipal client can take control of a valuable, operational structure on day one. From inception until opening day, CCS experts and consultants have this goal in mind.

CCS is committed to staying current on all the developments and dialogues that are affecting the municipal sector. This is critical so that we raise any issues that may affect a project’s design or cost in a timely manner so that both the Owner & Architect/Engineering teams are able to effectively respond.

Municipal sector background & challenges

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  • State and local government revenues from taxes and fees, like the general economy, was constrained over this last economic cycle. Federal relief eased the pain, and after a dip, public construction spending is expected to rise again. Investment in public infrastructure has bipartisan support. As a result, many local governments are poised to take projects off the shelf and put them in motion.

    When it comes to capital spending, state and local governments have great responsibility. They hold the public purse strings and work hard to balance their budgets. Today, the pressure is to build for tomorrow, to create assets and places of lasting value to communities that have social and economic ripple effects. Significant capital projects are always highly scrutinized, but today’s municipal sector promotes an even higher degree of transparency and robust dialogue with their constituents.

State and local government revenues from taxes and fees, like the general economy, was constrained over this last economic cycle. Federal relief eased the pain, and after a dip, public construction spending is expected to rise again. Investment in public infrastructure has bipartisan support. As a result, many local governments are poised to take projects off the shelf and put them in motion.

When it comes to capital spending, state and local governments have great responsibility. They hold the public purse strings and work hard to balance their budgets. Today, the pressure is to build for tomorrow, to create assets and places of lasting value to communities that have social and economic ripple effects. Significant capital projects are always highly scrutinized, but today’s municipal sector promotes an even higher degree of transparency and robust dialogue with their constituents.

Client Feedback

  • I cannot imagine taking on a major building project without an owner’s representative and I would not want to use anyone other than CCS. Our board is certainly convinced that CCS saved us far more in costs than what their fee eventually came to. Hiring them was one of our first and best decisions.

    Robert Lyons, Chairman of the Building Committee

    Schaumburg Township District Library Board

  • CCS has an excellent understanding of the building process and has consistently put us in the right place at the right time.

    Sharon Wsol, Library Director

    Orland Park Public Library

  • The decision to hire CCS was one of the best we ever made.

    Marilyn Genther, Executive Director

    Mount Prospect Public Library