Excellence In Management
CPM Logistics' founder, Abbigail Brown, has worked as a Program and Project Manager on publicly funded and heavy civil infrastructure projects for almost two decades. She has significant experience in project and construction management, and specializes in project communication and transparency. She is dedicated to team building, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) processes, public bid processes, and scaling scope for small contractors to ensure project success and participation.
CPM works with Dragados-Flatiron, JV (DFJV) as the project’s Small Business contracting expert on the CAHSR Construction Project 2-3. This is a 65-mile route located within the counties of Fresno, Tulare, and Kings and the cities of Hanford, Corcoran and Allensworth. To achieve the 30% goal for Small Business participation, CPM and DFJV provide ongoing training and monthly outreach events for small businesses and DBE/SBE/DVBEs.
CPM also assists with Public Information Officer outreach efforts to engage community stakeholders affected by the project. We also provide project information, updates and events to local communities.
Granite Construction hired CPM as the Jobs Coordinator to support the project’s Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with the CAHSRA. CPM partnered with local unions, building trades and agencies to establish a workforce development program and worked with local businesses to meet project requirements. CPM’s services focused on developing relationships with local workers and minority/disadvantaged businesses, communities, unions, hiring agencies, and faith-based organizations.
CPM was a resource to prime contractors to successfully meet the 10% project DBE goal established by CCTA and FHWA. Services include outreach, communication with DBEs and primes, and coordination for the agency on the Interstate 80/San Pablo Dam Road Interchange Improvements.
CPM was brought in as FKJV’s Small Business expert for the project’s UDBE/SBE program to work on the state’s largest, and only, P3-funded transportation project. CPM created and managed a successful Small Business and minority compliance program that engaged Small Contractors and successfully complied with contractual requirements.
The 40-acre landscape effort consists of team building and design management between several agencies, FKJV and the Presidio Trust. CPM implements organizational tools that allow for increased information flow and progress tracking.
Based on their prior management experience, CPM also oversaw landscape design and soil management coordination services. Soils management includes programmatic support, analyzing extensive project requirements and creating over 500 pages of management plans based on site project needs.
CPM assisted Flatiron-Kiewit, JV with construction and contract oversight at the Palace of Fine Arts. This included generating and managing project design and bid documents, quality control plans and responding to bidder and field questions throughout the project's lifecycle.
Partnering with Caltrans District 4 Small Business Program, CPM addressed chronic issues facing working relationships between small and large contractors on large, transportation and infrastructure projects through the PDC. The PDC program provided by-monthly educational workshops and networking events for Small Contractors, encouraging better communication and responsiveness between all stakeholders. The program successfully increased contracts between it’s Prime Partners and Small Contractors by almost 40%.
Participants include Caltrans, Teichert Construction, Ghilotti Brothers, Shimmick, and Flatiron Structures.