Education Project & Program Management

Houston Independent School District


Houston, TX
Program Management and Construction Management
Four Capital Programs
170+ Projects

CBRE Heery, Inc. and the Houston Independent School District (HISD) have enjoyed a highly productive working relationship for nearly two decades, beginning in 1990 with “Phase A” of the district’s eight-year project renewal program. Since that time, our team worked on the next two bond issues, which were passed by Houston voters to renew facilities district-wide. We are proud of our successful, team-oriented relationship with HISD. With three programs under its belt, and one currently underway, the team conducted formal and informal lessons-learned sessions to continually improve its process, regularly reviewing the district’s published design standards to identify better, more cost-effective ways to accomplish its goals.

In 2012, we were selected to provide HISD with program management services for its 2012 Bond Projects. We have provided services in the design, pre-construction, construction, and post-construction phases for 15 major projects totaling $990 million. The program management duties include responsibility for coordination of all work associated with these projects and controlling the projects budgets and schedules.


In addition to performing program management services on selected projects, our team provides program-wide staff augmentation for certain tasks requested by HISD—specifically for program oversight, educational facility planning, design reviews, furniture advisory services, contract administration, and program controls. As HISD’s prime program manager, other program-wide duties have included items such as development and on-going management of a comprehensive, interactive procedures manual, development of a real-estate database for all property assets, development of program-wide master schedule and budget, and the execution of a furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) fair to review and show new developments for FF&E products to be considered in the new facilities. The total 2012 Bond Program included 40 major projects totaling $2.12 billion.