HOUSTON — Engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) recently announced the formal launch of its Facilities Program Management Business Group.
Officially launched on March 1st, the new endeavor will initially help K-12 clients implement all phases of a school bond program, including project identification, planning, design, construction and close-out. Over the next two to five years, the group will expand these services to clients in other markets such as higher education, federal and healthcare.
JP Grom, AIA, LAN’s vice president, will lead the 23-member group that over the past five years has managed nearly $1 billion in construction projects for notable K-12 school districts throughout the State of Texas. Among these standout projects are the $267 million bond program for the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District (ISD), Sheldon ISD’s $285 million bond program, Tomball ISD’s $275 million bond program, Marshall ISD’s $109 million bond program, Stafford Municipal School District’s $62 million bond program and a portion of Aldine ISD’s $785 million bond program.
“Almost every school district in Texas has experienced rapid growth over the last decade,” commented Wayne Swafford, P.E., LAN’s president. “To accommodate this growth, school districts are passing massive bond programs so students will have the environment and infrastructure needed to succeed in the 21st century. Creating this group will allow us to invest more resources and expertise to help K-12 school districts implement their bond programs efficiently under budget and ahead of schedule.”
LAN is a full-service consulting firm offering planning, engineering and program management services for major civil infrastructure needs across the nation. With more than 350 employees across the U.S., LAN is a national leader in the engineering industry and is consistently ranked among the “Top 100 A/E Firms” according to Engineering News-Record. LAN is a LEO A DALY company, an international architecture and engineering firm.