The Capital Construction Division of the Property and Construction Management Department provides professional project management services to various City of Boston departments. The CC division includes a staff of 58 construction professionals who perform all planning, programming, design and construction of capital-funded building projects. They must ensure not only that these projects are completed on time and within budget, but that they are also built to last, are architecturally appropriate and are designed to support the city department's mission, as well as accommodate building occupant's needs, activities and goals.
Capital Construction participates in the community process related to its projects and provides site selection management for some new facilities. The Division also ensures that necessary improvements to city buildings adhere to health and safety codes, provide access to disabled citizens, and provide energy and other operating cost savings.
The design and construction processes that Capital Construction employs are governed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30, Chapter 7 (Designer Selection) and Chapter 149 ("filed sub-bid" law). You can search the laws at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' website.
Capital Construction is organized into two components:
Planning and Management: which tracks projects; maintains information on schedules and budgets; manages the annual Capital Planning and Master Planning processes and the Management Information System (MIS).
Operations: which manages capital construction projects from inception through design and construction to completion.