Brandon Poindexter, Project Manager for Branco Enterprises Inc., has achieved the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) designation issued by the Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI). CMCI administers the CCM® program, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the International Standards Organizations (ISO) 17024 Standard. Brandon is only one of 12 people in the state of Missouri to hold this certification. Brandon has been with Branco since 2016 and has been the project manager on several projects including the new Goodman Elementary for the Neosho School District, Noel Primary Safe Room Project for the McDonald County School District and the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center in Springdale, Arkansas.
“Since joining the Branco team in 2016, Brandon has continued to grow and develop his skills in order to better serve our clients,” President of Branco Enterprises, Justin Branham said. “He is a key member of our team and we are extremely proud of Brandon for obtaining this prestigious accreditation.”
CCMs are individuals who have voluntarily met the prescribed criteria of the Certified Construction Manager Program with regard to formal education, field experience and demonstrated capability and understanding of the CM body of knowledge. The CCM designation is awarded to those who have met the professional standards and have demonstrated a commitment to and interest in providing the highest quality professional CM services available.
The criteria for certification are based on both formal academic training and professional project management field experience. Key to the program is the mandatory 4-year Responsible-in-Charge (RIC) construction manager experience. The applicant requires verification of the experience that was realized during project execution as a part of a project delivery team; further, this experience must be in the roles and functions of a construction manager throughout all phases of construction as defined by CMAA.
Applicants for the CCM must complete a comprehensive and rigorous process including completion of the application with client references that is reviewed by CMCI staff and evaluated by the CMCI Board of Governors, and passing a comprehensive 5-hour exam based on the CMAA Standards of Practice and the CII Best Practices Guide. Certification is renewable on a three-year basis with mandatory continuing education requirements.
The CCM program is a wholly owned subsidiary of CMAA (Construction Management Association of America), an association that supports professional CMs in enhancing their performance and capabilities. The CCM program demonstrates CMAA’s mission to promote professionalism and excellence in the management of the construction process and its own mission to recognize through certification individual knowledge and experience that meet established practices of construction management. For more information on CMCI’s certification program, visit the website at www.cmcertification.org.