ST. LOUIS, MO – Craig Lucas, vice president, and Anthony (Tony) Simmons, project manager of Kwame Building Group (KWAME), Inc. have received the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) designation by the Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI). The CCM program is a subsidiary of the Construction Management Association of America and is accredited by the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Personnel Certification Accreditation Program.The CCM designation is awarded to individuals who meet the professional standards of the industry and demonstrate a commitment to providing the highest quality professional construction management services available.

To achieve the designation, applicants must meet prescribed criteria regarding formal education, field experience, and demonstrated capability and understanding of construction management.

Applicants must complete a comprehensive and rigorous process including an extensive application, client references and a five-hour exam. Key to the CCM program is a mandatory minimum requirement of four years experience as a responsible-in-charge construction manager, realized through project execution during all phases of construction as part of a project delivery team. Certification is renewable on a three-year basis with mandatory continuing education requirements.

Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) is an employee-owned pure program and construction management firm providing estimating, scheduling, project planning, value engineering and other project management services as an independent advocate for owners and developers. KWAME was named a 2013 “Construction Management-for-Fee Firm” by Engineering News Record, the construction industry’s leading news and analysis publication; and was selected as one of RCGA’s “Top 50 Companies in the St. Louis Region.”

KWAME’s public and private sector projects include educational facilities, major airports nationwide, light-rail systems, hospitals, wastewater treatment facilities and government facilities. KWAME is headquartered in St. Louis with division offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Seattle. For more information, visit or call 314.862.5344.

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Source: Kwame Building Group – News