The Concord Group

Summer 2022 Newsletter

When we began providing Facility Condition Assessments (FCAs), we already were ahead of our competitors because of our in-house cost estimating group. But we knew we needed to do more. So we invested in a leading FCA software and our assessments are now digitized! Learn more.

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Digital Facility Condition Assessment software

Facility Condition Assessments and the Importance of a Digital Platform

In today’s world, where everything seems to be operated by a “smart device,” it only makes sense that a Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) should follow suit.

The FCA process provides a necessary foundation for capital planning that helps clients make educated decisions to improve their facilities by optimizing and maintaining the physical condition and value of the facility’s assets; developing capital budgets; and prioritizing resources. The FCA will evaluate each asset and provide our clients with a thorough understanding of near- and long-term capital planning needs. More specifically, the FCA will identify the following items within the facility:

  • Remaining useful life of all major building systems and components.
  • System deficiencies.
  • Prioritization of building repairs.
  • Total building replacement cost.

When Concord began providing FCAs, we already were ahead of our competitors because of our in-house cost estimating group. With their support, we can provide realistic budgets to our clients based on our FCA findings.

But we knew we needed to do more, so Concord invested in the Facility Assessment Condition Toolset (FACTs), a dashboard resource unlike anything our competitors provide.

FACTs is a digitized, customizable, interactive tool that presents the assessment results in a manageable deliverable that includes asset locations, asset scores, descriptions, estimated replacement dates, and estimated replacement costs. Additionally, the tool provides the customer with links to all relevant asset documentation, such as maintenance manuals, drawings, and inspection reports.

All in all, this tool allows future updates to be performed in accordance with a working capital improvement plan — meaning your FCA can change in real time as your building conditions evolve. 

Digital Facility Condition Assessment software

Market Update and the AIA Billing Index Update


AGC has recently reported that the producer price index (PPI) for material and service inputs to new construction fell 1.3 % during July but the PPI for new non residential construction as a whole increased by 5.4% during July. The bid price index however rose by a record 23.9% compared to the same time last year showing continued significant escalation in the bid cost of construction.

Current Market Trends

Recent moderation of material prices include lower costs for diesel, copper and aluminum. Material pricing of insulation, plastics and concrete have risen slightly during the summer. Labor costs continue to rise and job openings for June are at their highest level in 22 years. This leads to continued pricing pressure in the subcontractor market as labor availability remains a significant issue for all sectors of the industry.

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Employee Promotions

Justin Johnson 
Sr. Project Manager, Technical Services

New Hires

Mike Davis
Sr. Project Manager, Technical Services

Paige Davis
Assistant Project Manager, Ohio

Josie Hastings
Assistant Project Manager

Todd Hill
Project Manager

Robert Kempa
Senior Cost Estimator

Ryan Lent
Project Executive

Joseph Obeid
Project Manager

Oisin O’Callaghan
Cost Estimator I

Russell Tilley
EC/LS Specialist and Project Manager

Sam Wilshire
Assistant Project Manager, Technical Services

Significant New Projects

Cost Estimating

Southeast Missouri State (SEMO)
South Sideline Stadium Renovation

Daley Center
27th Floor Renovation

Capital Development Board
East Moline Correctional Center HVAC/Roof Upgrades

Northwestern Medicine Healthcare, Grayslake
Lab Relocation and Expansion

General Mitchell International Airport
FY23 Budgeting Assistance

Devils Lake Regional Airport
Terminal Expansion

Kalamazoo Country Club

General Services Administration
John C. Kluczynski Federal Building – Dept. of State

General Mills
Capacity Expansion

Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Consolidated Rental Car & Ground Transportation Center

United States Geological Survey
National Wildlife Health Center

Westerville Edge Adventure Park

Ohio State University
Lincoln Morrill Student Housing Study

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Renovation

Brown Township Fire Station

Dublin Scioto High School
Addition and Renovations

Facility Condition Assessments

Village of Richton Park


Atlanta Public Schools

Hy-Vee Construction

Health First
– Merritt Island Hospital & Wellness Village
– Melbourne Campus Wellness Village

Two Manhattan Restaurants

Mercy Health, Muskegon

Racine County
Young Defenders Center


Health First
– Merritt Island Hospital & Wellness Village
– Melbourne Campus Wellness Village

Owner’s Representation

Columbus State Community College
Capital Program

Columbus Downtown Development Company
High Water Alley Development

Arcadia Development
Golden Bear Redevelopment

City of Whitehall
Policy Department Expansion and Renovation

Grandview Heights Schools
Athletic Facility Master Plan

KLS Martin
Medical Manufacturing Expansion

City of Racine
Lincoln King Clinic & Community Center

City of Cudahy
New Fire Station Project

Milwaukee County
– Capital Program Management
– Zoo Penguin Exhibit
– Coggs Building
– Center for Forensic Science & Protective Medicine “V2” Project

Brown County
– Central Library
– Pulaski Library

St. Camillus
San Camillo Finish Upgrades

– Oconomowoc Medical Group Buildout Project
– Waukesha Memorial Hospital NICU


My Auto Group
Sears Building Acquisition

Joe Recker
Light Manufacturing Addition

United Civil, Inc.
New Office Building

Loan Monitoring

Mercantile Bank
Apartment Building

HJ Sims
Assisted Living Addition

About Concord

Guiding you through the complexities of construction projects, one decision at a time.

Concord is a group of skilled engineers, owner’s representatives, project managers, cost estimators and technical construction advisors.

We offer a fully integrated suite of project management controls that mitigate risk throughout the lifecycle of a project or program, giving you the tools to make informed decisions to reduce risk, drive collaboration and streamline efficiencies across the entire project team.

From concept to creation, our development and construction consultants leverage technology and experience to deliver exceptional results on the most complex of projects.

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