Program Management

Our program management clients oversee multiple projects simultaneously, and require us to think not just on a project specific basis, but to see things on a global level as they do. d'Escoto, Inc. professionals identify our clients' concerns from ownership to operational staff, and acting as their advocate communicate to those team members responsible for their resolution.

d'Escoto, Inc. has provided program management services for some of the largest public agencies in the Chicago land area, in industries such as transportation, jails, libraries, public housing, schools, and parks. For these clients d'Escoto, Inc. provided services such as:

  • Master scheduling and phasing of potential projects
  • Feasibility studies
  • Analysis of current facilities and recommendations for improvements
  • Allocation of funds based on project needs
  • Development of tools for our clients to manage their operations and facilities

Illinois State Tollway Highway Authority

Congestion Relief Program

d'Escoto, Inc. provided the following Program Management Services to ISTHA:

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Senior Program Scheduler for the creation of the overall master schedule for the Congestion Relief Project

Project Manager for the oversight and coordination between the Construction Manager (CM), the Contractor (GC), and ISTHA departments (Executive, Engineering, Maintenance, Facilities, and Communications)

Review and processing of pay applications, schedules, design revisions, change orders, extra work orders, claims, and performance evaluations using web-based project management system

Review and coordination of the maintenance of traffic (MOT) for each stage of construction with the Tollway staff and any adjoining project staff

Review and processing of CM pay applications and budget oversight, Diversity Program oversight and the auditing of DBE/EEO contract goals

Chicago Transit Authority

Program Management Capital Improvement Plan

d'Escoto, Inc. is directly responsible for managing various aspects of the program including: ensuring proper funding levels, monitoring and reporting on project expenditures, producing and updating the master program schedule, and coordinating the project dependencies.

An important benefit d'Escoto brings to the project is the development of a customized Program Controls system that integrates with the Oracle financial system and Primavera master schedule. The professional application encompasses the entire program scope and includes systems to track and manage: program planning, design review, estimating, budgets, contracts, changes, project updates, meeting minutes, transmittals, lessons learned, and time tracking. The Program Controls system is currently being used to produce all of the monthly status reports. The CTA quickly adopted the new system because of its ease of use and flexibility for reporting.

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Aviation

Program Management

As a JV partner in the Chicago Airports Resources Enterprise (CARE), d'Escoto, Inc. provides complete program management services with subsets of construction management services, for all projects associated with the Capital Improvement Programs of O'Hare and Midway International Airports. The programs' workload includes, but is not limited to, tenant projects, operations and maintenance projects.

d'Escoto Inc. provided the Residential Sound Improvement Program (RSIP) Construction and Program Management for 1000 homes throughout Chicago and the suburbs surrounding O'Hare. Homes have been retrofitted with new acoustical windows and doors, HVAC systems, wall insulation and other sound insulating modifications. Our duties included home owner coordination, preparing bid packages, scheduling, design management oversight, construction contract coordination, construction inspection, coordination of building code inspections, QA/QC, contract administration, asset management, and IT management. Every home was turned over on time and on budget.