Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
CPPI is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within our company and on all of our projects. We take pride in partnering with businesses that understand the value of a diverse workforce as well as support their local communities. CPPI understands our role in the economic growth of small businesses in the markets we serve, and we take that responsibility seriously.
To accomplish this objective, CPPI utilizes a mentorship program. This program was designed to provide business owners the opportunity for contractual awards, while simultaneously training their management staff in all aspects of operating and managing construction projects in which the minority contractor cannot, or has not, had the opportunity to serve as prime contractor. Each mentor relationship is based on the needs and the opportunities of the specific project. Our Mentorship Program is helping to eliminate the “lack of experience” obstacle that many of these organizations are facing. Our Internal Mentorship Program involves affiliations with other firms as well as subcontractor participation, while our External Mentorship Program involves forming official partnerships with firms to pursue work for specific entities. CPPI has successfully implemented the mentorship program with multiple partners.
Virtual Design & Construction
Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) allows for the digital visualization of construction projects from start to finish through the use of a variety of tools including CAD, BIM, and augmented reality. The VDC process adds value by identifying potential constructability issues, increasing team collaboration, eliminating field errors, and reducing safety hazards, all of which can save time and money.
Building commissioning is a practice that ensures that a project is designed, constructed, installed, and operating in such a way that it conforms to the expected quality standards or requirements of the owner. This process helps to improve building performance, lower operating, maintenance and energy costs, reduce warranty issues, and maximize capacity. CPPI often utilizes commissioning even if our clients do not require it.
Continuing Service Projects
CPPI has maintained a dedicated division within the company since 1996 that focuses solely on providing continuing service for projects under $4,000,000. Our continuing service division consists of personnel with expertise in occupied campus construction and the ability to remain lean and flexible to best suit the needs of each project. CPPI has held contracts of this type with more than 40 different clients.
CPPI strives to implement the most cutting-edge technology available if it adds value or increases quality for our clients. Our Information Technology department monitors innovations within the industry and works with our field staff to implement new technology on our projects when appropriate.
CPPI can explore the value of pre-fabricating various building elements off-site. Instead of sequentially construction facilities, CPPI, and its trade partners, has the ability to deliver multiple project elements at the same time to streamline schedules. With some of the most technical work performed off-site in a more controlled environment, safety is improved as well. Combining pre-fabrication with 3D BIM, project teams avoid potential conflicts regarding the use of building space. CPPI has prefabrication experience ranging from basic components to full building prefabrication.
CPPI provides in-house MEP/FP coordination on all of our projects. Our dedicated staff provide support with equipment and material selection, constructability review, submittal review and installation. Upon installation, this same staff is responsible for facilitating systems start-up, commissioning, and owner training.
Our initial primary objective is to establish a budget that will provide our client with a project that meets their goals. Our in-house preconstruction team consists of experienced staff throughout the Southeast that bring specialized knowledge and relationships to help facilitate the development of a budget that will enable the construction of a project without sacrificing scope or quality.
CPPI is committed to an aggressive, results oriented safety program based on strong management support and effective job site implementation and enforcement. A safe job site has proven to be a productive job site. CPPI has continuously maintained a safety record that exceeds the industry standard since 1968.
CPPI’s scheduling approach begins during the preconstruction phase as we identify materials and equipment with long lead times. From there, our in-house team will work to properly sequence the project in order to balance manpower and materials. This approach provides maximum value for our clients and minimizes delays. We utilize scheduling techniques such as pull-planning to foster buy-in and accountability from our trade partners throughout construction.
CPPI is committed to the construction of projects that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. Sustainable buildings provide benefits that keep operating costs lower while reducing waste. We have completed more than 60 sustainable projects including those that meet LEED, Green Globes, Georgia Peach, and Florida Green Building Coalition standards.
At CPPI, we firmly believe in giving back to the communities we serve. We take pride in our active involvement in the regions that we serve through volunteer opportunities, community partnerships, mentorships, and charitable organizations.
CPPI’s athletic facility experience includes new construction and renovation projects for men’s and women’s NCAA Division I programs, including baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, and many others. This collegiate project experience includes facilities for national championship programs as well as the first LEED Platinum athletic facility in the country.
CPPI has provided construction services for commercial clients ranging from office renovations to state-of-the-art facilities for publicly-traded international companies. Commercial projects have included automobile dealerships, biomedical manufacturing, retail, food service, distribution centers, religious facilities, and corporate office buildings. Many of our commercial clients have utilized CPPI’s services to build multiple facilities on their campuses as their companies have expanded.
CPPI’s government experience has included projects for local, state, and federal entities. Facilities have included justice centers, government agency offices, emergency operations centers, libraries, non-profits, and community support service providers.
CPPI has delivered hundreds of higher education projects for both college and universities. Our experience includes new construction and renovation projects completed with minimal disruption to heavily occupied campuses, often with minimal area for staging and laydown. Our higher education work has included classrooms, administrative areas, teaching laboratories, medical simulators, auditoriums, infrastructure, counseling, retail, food service, and training facilities.
CPPI’s housing and mixed-use facility project experience includes senior living, student residence halls, apartments, luxury condominiums, multi-use developments, and hospitality facilities. Our clients for this market include national brands, regional developers, healthcare providers and private owners.
CPPI has completed hundreds of millions of square feet of healthcare construction for over 50 different entities in multiple states. Our experience includes phased campus expansion, emergency departments, vertical expansion, free standing facilities, cancer centers, acute care, and many other specialized areas of health services. We have worked extensively with regulatory agencies such as AHCA and have infection control programs specific to working in healthcare facilities. CPPI has many dedicated management and supervisory staff members who work solely on healthcare construction projects.
CPPI has provided construction services for more than 23 different school districts in the Southeast. Our K-12 experience includes new construction as well as additions and renovations to occupied facilities. Our safety program for K-12 projects includes background checks, badging and adherence to all Jessica Lunsford Act requirements. Additionally, our staff carefully coordinates with each school to minimize any impact to the daily lives of students, parents, and the facility’s staff.
CPPI has been on the forefront of the construction of innovation, research, and life sciences facilities. Our project experience includes facilities that house technology incubators, biomedical development and production, research labs, teaching labs, veterinary clinics, and medical simulators.
CPPI’s Diversified Projects Division is dedicated to the completion of projects with budgets under $2,000,000 that are delivered under continuing service contracts. CPPI currently holds continuing service contracts with a variety of clients in many different markets, including K-12 education, higher education, government, and healthcare.