Part 3: Building a Resilient Community Amidst Growth

Part 3: Building a Resilient Community Amidst Growth

The pulsating heartbeat of a city is its community—the weave of stories, cultures, and interactions that give it life. Amidst...
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Part 2 Leadership in Times of Rapid Expansion: Roles and Responsibilities

Part 2 Leadership in Times of Rapid Expansion: Roles and Responsibilities

Rapid urban expansion is not merely a test of infrastructural resilience but also a reflection of the strength of its...
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Infrastructure 101 Part 1: Anticipating the Needs of Tomorrow

Infrastructure 101 Part 1: Anticipating the Needs of Tomorrow

Introduction Cities on the precipice of rapid expansion confront an undeniable reality: the challenges that accompany exponential population growth are...
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Four-Part Series: Staying Ahead of the Curve: Navigating Exponential Population Growth in Cities

Four-Part Series: Staying Ahead of the Curve: Navigating Exponential Population Growth in Cities

In the throes of urban expansion, cities throughout Texas are grappling with the complexities of exponential population growth. Such growth,...
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8 Key Ingredients for a Successful Capital Improvement Bond Program

8 Key Ingredients for a Successful Capital Improvement Bond Program

Capital improvement bond programs are indispensable mechanisms that municipalities, school districts, and other public entities deploy to fund extensive infrastructure...
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How Chesterfield Improved Their Bond Rating & Lessons for Other Local Governments

How Chesterfield Improved Their Bond Rating & Lessons for Other Local Governments

In the ever-evolving financial landscape of local governments, Chesterfield Township has achieved a commendable feat: a credit rating upgrade. With...
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How Program Management Consultants Save Money for Local Governments

How Program Management Consultants Save Money for Local Governments

Introduction Program management consultants play a crucial role in helping local governments save money on capital infrastructure bond programs. These...
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The Dual-Edged Sword of Inflation: Navigating Its Impacts on Capital Improvement Bond Programs

The Dual-Edged Sword of Inflation: Navigating Its Impacts on Capital Improvement Bond Programs

In the ever-evolving realm of capital improvement bond programs, inflation emerges as a pivotal factor, wielding a double-edged influence. For...
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Strategic Separation: The Merits of Distinct Program Management  Consultant (PMC) and General Engineering Consultant (GEC) Roles

Strategic Separation: The Merits of Distinct Program Management Consultant (PMC) and General Engineering Consultant (GEC) Roles

In capital improvement bond programs, distinctly separating the roles of the Program Management Consultant (PMC) and the General Engineering Consultant...
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Strategies to Stay Proactive in Addressing the Four Financial Pillars of Capital Improvement Bond Programs

Strategies to Stay Proactive in Addressing the Four Financial Pillars of Capital Improvement Bond Programs

Capital improvement bond programs serve as pivotal financial mechanisms to propel large-scale projects and vital infrastructure developments forward. At the...
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Understanding Capital Infrastructure Bond Programs and Their Scope

Understanding Capital Infrastructure Bond Programs and Their Scope

A capital infrastructure bond program operates as a paramount financial instrument, frequently utilized by public entities, including municipalities. Its function...
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Creating a Capital Improvement Bond: A Strategic Guide for Successful Approval

Creating a Capital Improvement Bond: A Strategic Guide for Successful Approval

When it comes to establishing a capital improvement bond that stands the best chance of garnering voter approval, it's not...
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The Primacy of the Program Master Schedule in a Capital Improvement Bond Program

The Primacy of the Program Master Schedule in a Capital Improvement Bond Program

In the vast expanse of project management, especially in the domain of capital improvement bond programs, there arises a crucial...
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The Expansive Role of an Owner’s Representative

The Expansive Role of an Owner’s Representative

An Owner's Representative typically provides a broader range of services than a traditional construction manager, making them invaluable in scenarios...
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The Critical Questions Every School Board Director Should Ask When Selecting a Program Management Consultant

The Critical Questions Every School Board Director Should Ask When Selecting a Program Management Consultant

Selecting the right program management consultant for a school bond construction program is no small feat, especially when it's in...
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Strategic Planning for Capital Infrastructure Bond Packages Amid Economic Challenges

Strategic Planning for Capital Infrastructure Bond Packages Amid Economic Challenges

In light of the emerging economic landscape punctuated by escalating interest rates, heightened inflation, and labor and logistical shortages, municipalities...
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Unraveling the Complexities: A Deeper Examination of Overruns in Capital Infrastructure Bond Projects

Unraveling the Complexities: A Deeper Examination of Overruns in Capital Infrastructure Bond Projects

Capital infrastructure bonds are pivotal financial instruments for ambitious public projects. However, the recurring theme of these ventures overshooting both...
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Navigating a Bond Program through the Maze of a Rising Interest Rate Environment: An Effective Guide

Navigating a Bond Program through the Maze of a Rising Interest Rate Environment: An Effective Guide

The specter of rising interest rates often casts a long shadow over municipalities, especially when it comes to managing capital...
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The Legacy Park Debacle: Unraveling the Pitfalls of Conduit Bonds and Ways to Sidestep Them

The Legacy Park Debacle: Unraveling the Pitfalls of Conduit Bonds and Ways to Sidestep Them

The world of municipal bonds, long considered a safe haven for investors, has recently been jolted by an unfolding saga...
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Understanding Capital Improvement Project Timelines

Understanding Capital Improvement Project Timelines

As a specialist in the management of Capital Improvement Programs, we find that the question most frequently raised by stakeholders...
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Managing a Construction Manager within a Capital Improvement Bond Program: A Guide for Government Agencies

Managing a Construction Manager within a Capital Improvement Bond Program: A Guide for Government Agencies

As municipalities map out their long-term infrastructural blueprints, capital improvement bond programs emerge as paramount in the funding ecosystem. These...
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