Cordoba Corporation’s Long Beach Bond Management Team under the Education Sector was awarded with the 2023 Construction Management Association of America Project Achievement Award for Building M at Long Beach Community College.
Building M is a new three-story multi-disciplinary building that houses academic areas such as Language Arts, Foreign Language, Reading, Computer & Office Studies, as well as the Disabled Student Programs and Services program.
The design-build team consisted of HPI Architecture as the building architect and C.W. Driver as the general contractor. Cordoba Corporation oversees and manages all Measure E and LB projects.
This was also the first state-funded design-build project, which ultimately led to significant time and cost savings throughout the construction process. In a design-build project, the architectural design and construction services are provided by a single entity, streamlining the process and fostering collaboration between the design and construction teams. This method is in contrast to the traditional design-bid-build approach, where the design and construction processes are contracted separately.
The Construction Management Association of America is an industry association dedicated to the practice of professional construction management. CMAA represents more than 16,000 members including federal/state/local government and private sector owners, construction consultants, technology suppliers, academia, and legal organizations all with a common goal: to improve our nation’s infrastructure.