Program Management 2018-06-22T00:54:23+00:00

We Expertly Manage Your Construction Program

Clients faced with a large building program may find their capacity and resources stretched thin. Our Program Management services help owners to manage multiple concurrent projects with an intense focus on the program’s full budget, scope and schedule.

J.M. Cope’s Program Management team provides the needed technical and administrative resources to manage, coordinate, and integrate each project, creating a cohesive and systematic program. Our team members bring expertise in management, construction, design, and accounting that allow us to create economies of scale that drive costs down across the program. Our team has provided client representation on over $20M annually.

The program manager functions as an agent for the owner and establishes budgets, schedules, procedures and policies for a multi-­project building program. These services are applied to projects that may require early program consultation, designer selection guidance, relocation management, program budgets, infrastructure management, post­-occupancy functional review and more.

J.M. Cope understands the challenges of Program Management. We have experience managing multiple projects in various stages of design and construction while addressing the needs of various stakeholders. Balancing budget constraints and programming needs, maintaining tight construction schedules without interfering with operations, and keeping construction workers and the public safe are common challenges we manage daily. Our mission is to be your eyes and ears on the ground and help you stretch your budget to maximize your building program.

Rock Hill School District 3, Rock Hill, SC

110,000 Million | 30,000 SF | Completion: 2020

This $110M bond program is comprised of 54 projects. The scope of work includes:

Safety and Energy Efficiency consisted of upgrades to district-wide campus security, video surveillance, access control and fire alarm systems; security fencing at strategic campus locations; public address, intercom, emergency radio and other communication upgrades; environmental restorations to sewer and storm-water systems; energy efficiency retrofits to reduce annual costs.

Repairs and Replacements consisted of critical building components including roofs, exterior walls, plumbing, and HVAC systems at selected schools; upgrades to building automation systems, furnishings and other equipment at all campuses.

Buses and Grounds included repairs and upgrades at selected sites for enhanced access and safety: parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, playgrounds and athletic fields.

Technology Upgrades consisted of complete implementation of “iRock” digital transformation, including 1:1 mobile computing for all high school grades and third grade.

Building Renovations included renovations to the oldest campus buildings at ten elementary schools, including replacement of undersized cafeterias and conversion of existing space to flexible learning “studios”; architectural renovations to original buildings at the five oldest secondary schools; upgrade to selected elementary media centers to “learning commons”; modernizations in support of school choice programs.

New Construction consisted of classroom additions to selected elementary schools or other sites based on capacity analysis; one new elementary school for emerging high growth area; and a new District office building.

“JM Cope has done a great job of supporting us making sure that we are on time, within our budget, and that we have quality buildings and quality renovations.”
– Dr. Kelly Pew: Superintended of Rockhill School District

“What made JM Cope different – they are part of our community and they had to succeed in this bond program. The teamwork approach between our construction management firm, JM Cope and Rock Hill Schools has been flawless.”
-Brian Vaughan: Executive Director of Facilities, Rock Hill School District