SAN DIEGO – (April 29, 2014) – Cumming, an international project management and cost consulting firm, announced today that Managing Principal, Lisa Sachs, was appointed by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) to serve as its Applied Science Commissioner, responsible to the independent ABET accreditation organization for construction management programs, worldwide.

CMAA has recently become a member of ABET, a nonprofit organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology, and is leading the initiative to create a new accreditation for undergraduate construction management programs.

With Lisa Sachs’ guidance, the CMAA and ABET partnership will assure that college and university programs meet the industry’s high standards and prepare students seeking a career in construction management.

“By partnering with ABET and appointing leading industry experts to oversee the accreditation process, we are honoring our commitment to ensure that construction management programs provide the industry with students ready to meet the needs of this challenging and rewarding profession,” said Bruce D’Agostino, CEO and President of CMAA. “We are confident that Lisa Sachs, with her industry knowledge and experience, will help ABET accomplish its goal in maintaining quality assurance in education.”

An award-winning Program, Project and Construction Management professional, Certified Construction Manager (CCM) and fellow with the American Institute of Architects, Lisa Sachs, has more than 25 years’ experience on large building construction programs. Her vast experience includes leadership roles on the Los Angeles Unified School District and Los Angeles Community College District programs, two of the largest school bond programs in the United States.

Specializing in program, project, construction, and cost management services, Cumming’s nationwide portfolio includes work in a broad range of public and private sectors. The firm has more than 100 assignments underway at any given time, and has worked on projects worldwide with a collective value in excess of $100 billion.

For more information about Cumming and past projects, please visit: www.ccorpusa.com

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Cumming is an international project and cost management firm. Since opening for business in 1996, Cumming has provided efficient and cost-effective solutions to ensure that projects in the education, healthcare, hospitality, and gaming sectors are executed on time and within budget. Cumming provides a solutions-oriented suite of services that specifically address its clients’ unique challenges, thus enabling them to achieve extraordinary results. For more information, please visit www.ccorpusa.com.

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