Our company has through the experience of its principal more than 30 years of professional experience working on large-scale infrastructure and architecture programs. We also have extensive experience in the use of the latest information technologies and program management techniques.
Dr. Peña-Mora served as the New York City Commissioner of the Department of Design and Construction, the largest municipal capital construction agency in the nation with over 1200 projects valued at more than $15 Billion undertaken by more than 1400 employees and 1300 consultants. Under his leadership, more than 860 construction projects, valued at more than $9 billion, started or completed; the agency received more than 80 design and professional awards; the agency also committed more than $5.4 billion in new contracts by improving the capital project procurement process, each one of these accomplishments a record for DDC. Through process improvements and strategic resource allocation, DDC was able to increase new contracts commitments for infrastructure by 137%, reduce payment-processing times by 25%, and reduced the duration of change order processing by 20%. The agency also saw a 32% increase in its five-year capital plan funding, more than $1 billion above the 2007 pre-recession high. Dr. Peña-Mora priorities included the creation and expansion of resilient and sustainable infrastructure projects that will protect New York City against extreme weather emergencies and reduce green gas emissions, as well as the successful delivery of mega projects for the City of New York. As part of the New York City East-Side Coastal Resiliency Program, he led the Program Management efforts to procure and manage the design contract responsible for ensuring that the Rebuild by Design principles of not only protecting New York Lower East Side against floodwaters and sea level rising but also provide a community asset with much desirable amenities for the community. As part of the New York City Build-it-Back Program, he led the initial Program Management efforts to procure and manage the three Construction Management contracts responsible for raising, rebuilding, and flood protecting over 1000 homes in the three hardest-hit NYC Boroughs. He set-up and oversaw the program controls operations introducing data analytics and quantitative analysis for schedule, budget, and milestone tracking and reporting to manage the program and meet CDBG-DR Federal Requirements. He also led the successful completion of the award-winning Public Safety Answering Center II to provide redundancy and support to existing 911 services with a state-of-the-art resilient facility. Other successful projects under his supervision included the 750,000-square-foot New York City Police Academy, which almost tripled the training space for New York Finest with hands-on scenario-based tactical village training and the Times Square pedestrian-centric plaza, a New York City crown jewel, visited by more than 130 million a year.
He also created the Program Control office at DDC, where he introduced data analytics and quantitative analysis for scope, schedule, budget, risks, and milestone definition, monitoring, and reporting to manage the vast programs at DDC. He was also committed to building an inclusive city for all. During his tenure, DDC was at the forefront of creating opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE), awarding more than $1.2 Billion worth of contracts to MWBEs, which represented more than a 300% increase from previous years before he started at DDC.