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Arnie featured on the ValueTale Podcast

Arnie Silverman was interviewed as a 2018 Turknett Leadership Character Award winner about his upbringing, early professional career, and owning a business considered a leader in the Atlanta construction community. Listen to the ValueTalk podcast to learn more about Arnie’s life and hear some funny anecdotes along the way. ValueTale: Continue reading

May 19, 2020


Our Sustainable and Philanthropic Office Relocation

Everyone who has ever relocated knows the entire process of moving is a challenge – especially if you aren’t taking everything with you – and even more so if you are deeply passionate about sustainability and reuse. All of us at Silverman are proud of our dedication to philanthropy and Continue reading

February 27, 2020


Silverman CPM Moved to Ponce City Market!

We have exciting news to share: our office moved! Silverman Construction Program Management is now located inside Industrious, an innovative 70,000 square foot co-working space located on the west side of Ponce City Market (above West Elm) on the 8th floor. Please update your records with our new address. Silverman Continue reading

January 21, 2020


Silverman CPM is Moving!

The holiday season is fast approaching and during this time of the year we like to express our gratitude and appreciation for you, our friends and clients. We are fortunate to continue the work we believe in – helping to build a strong and cohesive community through caring, contributing, and Continue reading

November 26, 2019


Art Clement Interviewed on Historical Atlanta Buildings

The entire team at Silverman has a special love for old buildings. We love working on projects that preserve and renovate historical structures. Art Clement, one of our Senior Project Managers and licensed Architect, has a particular interest in the history and architecture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Continue reading

January 18, 2018


Happy Holidays & New Year Greetings!

One of the joys of the holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and wish you all the best in the coming year. It is truly a privilege to do work we believe in — helping to build a strong and cohesive community through caring, contributing and constructing. Continue reading

December 21, 2017


Designing the Spelman Seminary Grounds

“Designing the Spelman Seminary Grounds,” an article by Art Clement, Senior Project Manager, was recently published in View, the magazine of the Library of American Landscape History. After many years of working on both private and public HBCU campuses either as an architect, campus planner, and construction program manager, Art Continue reading

November 10, 2017


The Auburn Avenue History & Cultural Project is Moving Forward!

Silverman has been working with Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (CAP/ADID) to enhance Auburn Avenue. This pending project has been in the drawing books since 2013 and is finally moving forward. The Auburn Avenue Historic and Cultural Information Project includes two major components. The first is Continue reading

October 3, 2017


Post-Construction Phase & the 11 Month Walk-through

Attention to every detail is important even when the construction work is finished. The Silverman CPM closeout procedure protects the Owner, and provides all the information and training necessary to operate the new/renovated buildings. We also engage in a thorough review process to make sure there are no loose ends Continue reading

August 10, 2017


Silverman CPM Announces Promotions

Silverman CPM, a leader in Construction Program Management in Georgia, announces the promotions of Phil Meador and Art Clement. Meador, a Senior Project Manager has been promoted to Principal and Market Sector Leader of Infrastructure Projects, and Clement has been promoted to Senior Project Manager.    “Phil and Art have Continue reading

May 16, 2017


Our House & Genesis Shelter: Stronger Together!

Our House offers children and families experiencing homelessness the tools, skills, and resources needed to break the cycles of homelessness and poverty. Designed to enrich the lives of children and families, their programs include: Family Support Services, Early Childhood Education, Housing Services, and Employment Training. In 2014, Our House and Continue reading

March 23, 2017


The Season of Giving

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year when Silverman Construction Program Management celebrated our 20th year in business. It is truly a privilege to do work we believe in – helping to build a strong and cohesive community through caring, contributing, and Continue reading

December 21, 2016


CHRIStal Ball – Big Changes & New Growth!

Silverman CPM was a proud sponsor of the 16th Annual CHRIStal Ball, a fundraiser for CHRIS Kids. For 35 years, CHRIS Kids has healed, strengthened and recovered our community. At this year’s CHRIStal Ball, an exciting surprise was unveiled for the continued growth of this vital organization. CHRIS Kids is Continue reading

September 8, 2016


Construction Term of the Month: Greensward

Greensward is a fancy way of describing grass-covered ground, but it has come to mean much more than its simple definition. When construction professionals, landscape architects, and others in the industry refer to a Greensward, it typically indicates a very large public park or green space. The famous “Greensward Plan” Continue reading

August 29, 2016


Construction Term of the Month: Building Envelope

In construction, the physical enclosure of a building and environmental separator is referred to as the building envelope. It is the physical separator between the conditioned and unconditioned environment of a building including the resistance to air, water, heat, light, and noise transfer. The building envelope of a usually consists of its roof, Continue reading

July 8, 2016


Silverman CPM Wins Two Project Achievement Awards for Ponce City Market!

For their work on the Ponce City Market project, Silverman CPM was honored with two First Place Project Achievement awards from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) South Atlantic Chapter. Private Building Renovation/Modernization/Retrofit – Constructed Value Greater than $20 Award Private Building Renovation/Modernization/Retrofit –  Program Management Award Ponce City Continue reading

June 20, 2016


Construction Term of the Month: Vapor Intrusion

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines vapor intrusion as “the general term given to migration of hazardous vapors from any subsurface contaminant source, such as contaminated soil or groundwater or contaminated conduit(s), into an overlying building or unoccupied structure via any opening or conduit.” In other word, volatile chemicals that Continue reading

June 7, 2016


Construction Term of the Month: GMP – Guaranteed Maximum Price

GMP – Guaranteed Maximum Price – is a misunderstood yet widely used contract form of agreement.  A GMP represents the guaranteed maximum price based upon a certain set of contract documents (e.g. plans, specifications). GMP is also based upon certain assumptions, clarifications and allowances assumed by the general contractor in his Continue reading

May 31, 2016


Construction Term of the Month: The Two GCs

In the construction industry, there are two different meanings of the acronym GC: GC – General Contractor GC’s – General Conditions Most people are aware of the term General Contractor (GC). The GC is the main contractor who is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of a construction site and hiring Continue reading

May 17, 2016


Construction Term of the Month: Commissioning

Welcome to the newest addition to the Silverman CPM blog: Construction Term of the Week! Every industry has technical lingo that can feel like a foreign language to outsiders. We thought it would be helpful (and fun!) to explain common terms and their history. Commissioning In construction, the Commissioning (Cx) Continue reading

May 3, 2016


Children’s Museum Ratchets Up Play

Silverman CPM was very pleased to be a part of the original project for the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, which opened to much fanfare in 2003. We were equally honored to be asked to return to manage the renovation project that concluded with a grand reopening in December 2015. Great Continue reading

January 22, 2016


Silverman Client Works to End Childhood Poverty

Though Silverman CPM works in many sectors, the vision for the company is rooted in community service. We are enormously proud of our involvement with wonderful partners over the years that share our belief in enriching the lives of others. Currently, we are honored to be working with Families First, Continue reading

January 19, 2016


Cookies For Lunch

Silverman CPM celebrated its annual holiday luncheon with a cookie cook-off at The Cook’s Warehouse last week. Everyone was victorious (and on a sugar high!) by the end of the event. Check out some photos in our website gallery or on our Facebook page.

December 13, 2015


How To Survive a New School Building Process

Recently, Arnie Silverman and Paul Bianchi (founding Headmaster of Paideia School) co-hosted a webinar for MISBO (Mid-South Independent School Business Officers). Using their shared experience with Paideia as an example, Arnie & Paul engaged viewers in an interactive, informal, interview-style discussion on how to survive an independent school building program. Continue reading

November 20, 2015


Celebrating 20 Years

Friday, September 25, 2015, Silverman Construction Program Management (CPM) marked its 20th anniversary by doing what it’s been doing since day one — work it believes in. President and founder Arnie Silverman says, “I really want people to understand the importance of doing something you believe in. We believe in Continue reading

September 25, 2015