DAY CPM Hired As Owner’s Representative for Multiple School District Projects
DAY CPM, a division of Otak, has established an ongoing working relationship with school districts throughout Oregon and a strong track record of completed projects for K-12 schools. The past two years, in particular, have included a number of schools projects of note including:
- The Judson Middle School remodel and expansion for the Salem Keizer School District
- Construction of a new Seaside High and Middle School, renovations and seismic upgrades to Seaside Elementary School.
- Nestucca Valley School District K-8 conversion
- Renovations and safety improvements for the eight schools in the Central Point School District
- Technology, seismic, security and safety upgrades, repairs, and expansions throughout the Tigard-Tualatin School District
- Conversions, renovations, expansions, and new construction within the North Clackamas School District
These projects are in large part due to the passage of various bond measures within the districts in 2016, 2018, and 2019. DAY CPM, acting as the owner’s representative on behalf of the respective districts is helping to guide these projects through to successful completion. While some projects will be ongoing, others are on track to be completed ahead of schedule this year, or in early 2021. The Nestucca Valley School District project, for example, was started in June of 2019 and, despite COVID challenges, is 4.5 months ahead of the original project schedule, according to senior project manager, Brian Hardebeck.
DAY CPM’s experience with coastal projects has been another key factor in their work with the Seaside School District, which is committed to the safety of school children and moving the schools out of the Tsunami zone. Jim Henry, senior project manager, has been actively involved in various projects for the district, drawing on the DAY CPM team’s experience in wetland mitigation and working with the Army Corp of Engineers and Oregon Division of State Lands Cooperative. “One of the advantages of being a multidisciplinary firm is the breadth of knowledge and expertise we can offer to help guide projects through well-informed decision making,” Jim asserts.
The firm has also provided project management and owner’s representative services on several campus projects for some of Oregon’s colleges and universities including Portland Community College, Oregon Health Sciences University, and Oregon Coast Community College. Henry Alaman, Sr. VP at DAY CPM states, “we are proud to partner with our clients in support of projects that serve our community.”