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Cordoba Corporation’s Terrance DeGray and Long Beach Community College District Bond Management Team Earn CMAA Southern California Accolades

Terrance DeGray holding CMAA SoCal CCM of the Year awardCordoba Corporation’s Terrance DeGray, Program Director of the Bond Management Team at Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) was honored as the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) of the Year at the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Southern California Chapter’s 27th Annual Awards Gala on May 15, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach. In addition, Cordoba Corporation’s Bond Management Team at LBCCD was honored at the event with a Project Achievement Award for implementing the District-Wide Surveillance Monitoring System Project.

Terrance DeGray, P.E., CCM, LEED AP – CMAA SoCal CCM of the Year

Terrance is serving as the Program Director for the Bond Management Team at LBCCD, where Cordoba Corporation is responsible the program and construction management of the District’s $1.5 Billion capital bond improvement program (Measure E and LB). Terrance is directly responsible for the oversight the Cordoba team members and such activities such as planning, financing, project controls, project design and construction and long-range scheduling for over 30 large scale projects on two campuses. His work prior to joining Cordoba Corporation includes project management as a general contractor on over $300 million of healthcare facilities projects and $60 million in industrial and government facilities.

Terrance is a Certified Construction Manager, Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional with formal education in civil engineering, along with a strong background in leadership and management. Terrance received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute with Distinction and his M.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.Terrance currently serves as a Director on the CMAA SoCal Chapter Foundation Board. He is the Chair of the CMAA SoCal Chapter Foundation’s Internship program and is also the Chair of the CMAA Annual Hiring Fair.  In 2018, he was recognized by Engineering News-Record as a Top Young Professional (“Top 20 Under 40”).

“It’s nice to see the industry recognize what we’ve known all along, Terrance is an absolute expert in his field,” stated Cordoba Corporation Senior Vice President for Education and Facilities Michael Boomsma. “His continued pursuit to expand his knowledge and understanding of bond program and construction management sets him apart from his peers. In addition, his leadership has made everyone around him better.”

Cordoba Corporation Bond Management Team – CMAA SoCal Project Achievement Award Recipients

Cordoba Corporation’s LBCCD Bond Management Team was honored at the CMAA gala with a Project Achievement Award for its innovative District-Wide Surveillance Monitoring System Project. The project involved the design, construction, implementation and integration of over 400 security cameras at LBCCD’s Liberal Arts Campus and approximately 200 security cameras at the Pacific Coast Campus.

The project included data infrastructure upgrades at both campuses to support the additional bandwidth on the network. Cameras were placed on over 45 buildings ranging in age from 1926 to current construction projects. The security cameras have enabled campus police and the Long Beach Police Department to have additional tools when investigating incidents and provide for a safer environment for students, faculty and staff.

Cordoba’s team members who led the District-Wide Surveillance Monitoring Project include: Program Director Terrance DeGray, Construction Managers John Duong and Noel de Castro, Assistant Construction Manager Josh Beltran, Field Engineers Russell Jones, Aielo Jimenez and Victor Munoz, and Program Coordinator Nicole Soria Velarde, with support from the entire Bond Management Team.

“This project is not the largest dollar amount project our team has worked on, but I’m most proud of this project and team, because it truly exemplifies what Program Management & Construction Management is all about,” stated Terrance DeGray. “This project was a true team effort with all stakeholders through the entire life of the project, from the initial assessment phase to project closeout. LBCCD went from zero cameras to around 600 security cameras within a two-year period.”

Proper planning allowed the Bond Management Team to phase the installation of the security camera support infrastructure in such a way as to not impact the active buildings and make the installation look as though it was part of the original building construction. Effective communication and stakeholder notification were key to the project’s success. Notably, there was only a 0.54% change order percentage on this $2.6 million project.

This year’s CMAA SoCal Chapter Project Achievement Award marks the third such award Cordoba Corporation’s Bond Management Team has earned for its work at LBCCD. In 2018, the team received a Project Achievement Award for the Electrical Technology Buildings Project (QQ/RR) at the Pacific Coast Campus, and in 2017 the team was honored with a Project Achievement Award for the Student Services Building Project (Building GG) at the Pacific Coast Campus.



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About Cordoba Corporation: Founded in 1983, Cordoba Corporation is statewide full-service engineering, construction management and program management firm specializing in the delivery of infrastructure projects in transportation, education, water and energy sectors. Cordoba Corporation has offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, Santa Ana and San Diego, and has been recognized by Engineering News-Record as a Top 50 Program Management  Firm, Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firm  in the nation, and a Top 100 Design Firm in California.