California State University (CSU) System – Long Beach, California

California State University, Northridge, was approximately one mile from the epicenter of January 17, 1994, Northridge Earthquake, suffered the greatest amount of damage ever experienced by a university campus. The campus’ buildings and facilities were extensively damaged ranging from plaster cracking and other cosmetic damage to major structural damage and partial collapse. CMTS served as the University’s Construction Manager from the initiation of the recovery program until the end of 1994.

CMTS was responsible for complete program management, construction management, quality assurance, and inspection services. CMTS worked to ensure the proper coordination of the many separate user groups and University departments to complete a project with a challenging schedule having a host of consulting professionals and contractors. Beginning in 1995 CMTS delivered system-wide construction management services to the Physical Planning and Development division of the California State University (CSU).

Services included all aspects of construction management for projects at 19 of 22 campuses in the CSU system. As the CSU’s representative, CMTS was responsible for overseeing the contractor’s activities including reviewing schedules, processing pay applications, daily inspections of the construction work, directing all material testing, reviewing and processing all contract change orders, and coordinating the closeout of the construction contract.

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