Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) in Florida has chosen AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the world’s most reputable infrastructure consulting firm, to provide program management services in support of its capital facility program. In keeping with OCPS’ strategic objective of raising expectations for learning through spaces that support students’ social and emotional well-being, create a positive climate and safe environment, and enable an engaged and invested school community, the district-wide program includes remodeling, renovations, and additions to existing schools and facilities as well as the construction of new schools and facilities.
According to Drew Jeter, CEO of AECOM’s global Program Management business, “AECOM has managed programs for many of the largest school districts in the U.S. We’re excited to continue this legacy of success in partnership with OCPS.” Our local team of program management experts are proud to support the district’s capital facility program goals by utilizing our technology-oriented best practices and extensive global knowledge base because “delivering transformational change for our clients starts with our people.”
Program and project planning, procurement, and contracting support, schedule development and control, design management, cost estimating, management of construction and project closeout, and the implementation of software solutions for program management and facility condition assessments are all expected duties of AECOM under the five-year base contract.
Dan Faust, chief executive of AECOM’s U.S. East & Latin America region, said, “We look forward to partnering with OCPS on this time-sensitive program to implement an outcome-driven approach that aligns its educational goals with a streamlined delivery of facility improvements.” “OCPS is continuing to change how young minds are educated for decades to come, and we’re immensely proud to support the district as a trusted program manager that is aligned with its mission of creating enriching and diverse pathways that help lead its students to success,” said one district official.
With more than 206,000 students enrolled in 202 schools, OCPS is the ninth largest public school district in the country and the fourth largest in Florida. From 1999 to 2015, AECOM managed the $2.5 billion capital improvement program for OCPS, overseeing the completion of more than 125 new school construction and renovation projects while collaborating with district staff.
The most reputable infrastructure consulting company in the world, AECOM (NYSE: ACM), offers expert services all along the project lifecycle, from planning, design, and engineering to program and construction management. Our public and private sector clients rely on us to handle their most challenging problems on projects in the areas of transportation, buildings, water, new energy, and the environment. Our teams are motivated by a shared vision to create a better world using our unmatched technical expertise, innovative thinking, commitment to environmental, social, and governmental priorities, as well as our culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Professional Services division of Fortune 500 company AECOM generated $13.3 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2021. Visit aecom.com and @AECOM to see how we are leaving behind sustainable legacies for future generations.
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