Heery and the Houston Independent School District (HISD) have enjoyed a highly productive working relationship for nearly two decades, beginning in 1990 with “Phase A” of the district’s eight-year Project Renewal program. Since that time, Heery worked on the next two bond issues, which were passed by Houston voters to renew facilities district-wide. Heery is proud of its successful, team-oriented relationship with HISD. With three programs under its belt, and one currently underway, the team conducted formal and informal “lessons learned” sessions to continually improve its ability to serve HISD. The team regularly reviewed the district’s published design standards to identify better, more cost-effective ways to accomplish the district’s goals.
In 2012, Heery was selected to provide HISD with program management services for the HISD Group 1 assigned 2012 Bond Projects. Heery is providing services in the design, pre-construction, construction and post-construction-phases. The projects include 29 high school replacement projects totaling more than $600 million. The program management duties include responsibility for coordination of all work associated with these projects and controlling the projects’ budgets and schedules.
In addition to the PM services on selected projects, Heery is providing staff augmentation for certain tasks requested by HISD – specifically for educational planning, program controls, and design reviews. As HISD’s prime program manager, other program-wide duties have included such items as development and ongoing management of a comprehensive, interactive procedures manual, development of a real-estate database for all property assets, development of program-wide master schedule, and the execution of a FF&E fair to review and show new developments for FF&E products to be considered in the new facilities.
Four Capital Programs / 171 Projects