Landmark Consulting is the disaster recovery consultant for Xavier University’s 786 Project Worksheets valued at $83,834,505 in storm related damages. Landmark’s Compliance Assurance Program ensures that proper guidelines and procedures for procurement, cost alignment, scope of work, reimbursement, documentation submittal and retention, and project closeout are met, both timely and efficiently, all while strictly adhering to Federal Requirements under the Stafford Act. Landmark closeout services include: individual federal grant project review, compiling required supporting documentation, preparation for final inspections, submission of reimbursement requests, obligated funding protection, eligibility advocacy, and insurance reconciliation assistance for all FEMA Project Worksheets (PWs). Landmark has successfully orchestrated reimbursements to the university totaling more than $76 million and more than 90% of the Direct Administrative Costs have been reimbursed to the university for Landmark’s services. Landmark also wrote a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program plan for Xavier that was approved, without comment.
Within 3 days of the torrential rain and resulting flooding in parts of South Carolina, Landmark Consulting mobilized an emergency management team and hit the ground running. The team consisted of experienced professionals specializing in disaster assessments, municipal administration, governmental relations, engineering, architecture, and Federal policy including Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation and Community Development Block Grants. Working side by side with the City of Columbia’s staff, Landmark’s Program Management team is responsible for design and construction phases, cash flow analysis and tracking of Direct Administrative Costs for reimbursement. Landmark’s Compliance Assurance Program team ensures that proper guidelines and procedures for procurement, cost alignment, scope of work, reimbursement, documentation submittal and retention, and project closeout are met, both timely and efficiently, while strictly adhering to Federal Requirements under the Stafford Act. The team performed assessments of storm damaged facilities which resulted in an estimated project funding amount of $90 million. Project Worksheets are currently being formulated to capture the damages and estimates to obligate Public Assistance and 404 Hazard Mitigation and 406 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding. An Expedited Emergency PW that was formulated, obligated, and advanced in the amount of $7.6 million, was recognized by South Carolina state officials as being one of the largest and most organized projects submitted for funding. Additionally, a Direct Allocation Request was submitted to HUD and granted to the City of Columbia for $19.8 million for CDBG-DR funding.
Landmark Consulting is the prime Architect for the restoration of the Napoleon Transit Station. The Regional Transit Authority will be using this site as a museum to display the history of the transits and its historical operations, and for board meetings. The Landmark team includes a firm specializing in historic architecture, a DBE engineering firm and a DBE environmental firm. The facility was originally built in the 1800s, displaying the Gilded Age Commercial Design. Landmark has designed the facility’s exterior to be restored to its original design with the approval of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). This project is FEMA funded and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant funded. The team prepared an existing condition report detailing the reasons for the adjustment. Landmark created a cost estimating tool that tracked the scope paid by FEMA vs scope paid by FTA. The tool created justification for additional FEMA eligible costs. Landmark strategically developed scope and design to maximize the two sources of federal funding.
Landmark was contracted to assist the Storm Mitigation and Resilience Office (SMRO) with the following: identification and documentation of its specific functions, development of strategies for the long-term assimilation of these functions within the Agency, and assistance with the implementation of programmatic initiatives that will ensure the Agency’s readiness in all phases of future disasters. Utilizing assessments, data collection and report recommendations Landmark’s team created the least intrusive intervention that would improve communication between the SMRO, Finance and Engineering Departments and Project Managers, to ensure compliance with disaster related damages according to funding sources and scope requirements.