Whitson CM was formed in 2002 when it signed a construction management agreement to construct $65 million in roadway and heavy civil projects in San Diego, CA. Three of those projects under the construction management agreement were Caltrans’ permit projects along the Interstate 15 in Rancho Bernardo, CA. For each project under the construction management agreement, Whitson CM acted as the owner’s agent and the agent of the district and/or municipality. Whitson CM represented the interests of all of the project’s customers; the owner, Caltrans, the municipality, the contractor(s), the sub-consultants (geotechnical engineers, special inspectors, etc.) and the public. By utilizing Whitson CM’s vast experience in engineering contracting and environmental compliance alongside Whitson CM’s personnel work style for the project’s customers achieved the project’s goals ahead of the scheduled completion date and below budgeted costs. Thus demonstrating the cornerstone of Whitson CM’s success is understanding all of the customers and providing to them the highest level of satisfaction.
Whitson CM is a Certified Small Business Enterprise (CA DGS#0037019). The company is centrally located in the North County of San Diego and serves all of Southern California. Whitson CM’s staff is entirely composed of certified professionals in Stormwater Inspection, Erosion and Sediment Control, Qualified SWPPP Practitioners (QSP) and Qualified SWPPP Developers (QSD).
Environmental and Stormwater Compliance Mission
Whitson CM has been on the forefront of a construction industry that is undergoing dramatic changes in its day to day operations. No longer can environmental issues be of a secondary concern, they must become an active part of the construction process. They must be integrated into the construction process like vital safety programs. Thus Whitson CM created the Environmental and Stormwater Compliance Division.
Since the division’s development it has added value and understanding to all of its projects and customers. By understanding the applicable laws, regulations, and project requirements, Whitson CM implements a practical cost effective program to obtain full compliance.
Construction Management Role
Whitson CM in construction management acts as an owner’s designated representative on engineering construction projects. As a dedicated and trusted representative, Whitson CM will endeavor the following responsibilities.
– Manage the design and permit process.
– Write all project bid documents.
– Write all contract documents including consultant agreements.
– Manage the construction process.
– Write all the contract change orders.
– Manage Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).
– Manage the design engineers, city and/or Caltrans, geotechnical engineer, surveyors, biologists, paleontologists, archeologists, and applicable utilities.
– Close out the project.
– Assure client, city and/or Caltrans acceptance of the project.
– Obtain bond releases.