Planning activities are the most critical, integrated component of any client’s program. A slow start or preventable delays can have a long-term, negative impact on a project or a program. The time spent properly establishing the objectives, the program schedule and building the team is critical and should be well defined to meet the client’s approval.
TCU believes that the first activity for any successful Master Plan is the development of a Management Plan for the activity. The Management Plan development will evaluate the client’s resources, the client’s schedule and budget constraints, the capacity of the client’s team, and all factors (internal and external) that might impact the client’s program. TCU will develop various alternatives, strategies and will make recommendations to the client. The Management Plan will include project strategies, procurement recommendations, program implementation activities and requirements that will be necessary for the master planning process.
TCU utilizes a process that collects and collates data from a multiplicity of sources. TCU analyzes the data, and crafts client recommendations for strategic planning, capital project purposes, energy performance savings contracts, scope and prioritization of initiatives along with other client specified criteria.
TCU leverages its expertise and board experience with the Southeast’s complex socio-political, economic, and educational landscapes to mentor its clients in both process and product delivery.
TCU provides its clients with straightforward candor and recommendations based rigorous analysis, vast experience and independent opinions always bearing in mind what is best for the client, even if it directly clashes with a clients stated preferences
TCU did an excellent job strategically presenting our building program message across various constituencies of the community.
–Barbara W. Thompson, Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent