About McCleskey Consulting, Inc.
You cannot afford to “stub your toe” on a convention center project. They are high profile projects that are usually governed by public works. Frequently they are one of the largest projects that a jurisdiction has ever undertaken. The public watches each step with careful scrutiny.
McCleskey Consulting, Inc. was formed to assist owners, architects, engineers, contractors and facility owners understand the mechanical and electrical engineering related issues. There are several firms in the business of consulting to the convention center industry. However, I know of no other firm to consult on mechanical, electrical and plumbing/fire-protection engineering issues.
Mr. McCleskey has been a LEED™ Accredited Professional, since 2002. McCleskey Consulting can assist in the process of achieving LEED™ certification.
There is a growing trend by Owners to use the design/build project delivery method. The Design/Build Institute of America (DBIA) offers a profession certification of competence in design/build called the Professional Designate Program. Mr. McCleskey was in the first graduating class in 2004.
McCleskey Consulting, Inc. offers consulting services for conceptual, programming and schematic design, cost review based on historical data, value engineering, plan and specification peer review during and assistance during construction phase services. By helping engineers-of-record understand how this unique building type works, systems can be designed to be less expensive. By reaching the appropriate design criteria sooner, the cost of design can be lowered. By helping building officials understand, simpler systems can be used to meet code requirements. By helping the design team and building officials, the Owner benefits from reduced construction costs and fewer change orders.
D. Michael (Mike) McCleskey, President of McCleskey Consulting, Inc., has designed convention centers and other public assembly and public works projects for many years. He is service oriented and pro-active. Since 1986 the majority of his work has focused on some of the highest profile convention center projects in the country. As project principal, project manager and/or project engineer and consultant for the mechanical and electrical systems for over $6 billion of construction costs, he has the knowledge and experience needed to bring solutions together quickly. The depth and breadth of his experience gives him the vision to see past the superficial question to offer solutions and roadmaps to solutions while less experienced personnel are still feeling overwhelmed.