|CKSA’s proficiency in acquiring funding and facilitation of projects in a manner that is timely and cost-effective allows flexibility and local participation, which in turn leads to greater accountability and less overhead. By recognizing that each project presents unique challenges and opportunities, CKSA tailors its teams and management approach to meet each of these fundamental differences and our clients’ needs.
With 29 years experience, CKSA specializes in implementing projects through detailed coordination. Coordination between owner staff, elected or appointed officials, stakeholders and funding agencies. Coordination between the design consultants teams, engineers, hazardous materials specialists and construction contractors. CKSA maintains a reference library which includes federal, state and local government implementation manuals, federal forms and instructions for inclusion of construction specifications, DBE preparation kits, and all the necessary forms for managing government grants and funding. Through close association with the various governing agencies, CKSA continually remains current with industry changes and trends. Our hands-on experience combined with working knowledge of mandatory federal requirements and sponsor guidelines, as well as our sensitivity to the community, assures our clients of a cooperative program management and administration effort with proven results.
A California corporation, C. Kell-Smith & Associates, Inc. is a woman-owned and operated business which is certified as a DBE/WBE with CAL TRANS and other governing agencies. We are an active member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), the Southwest Chapter of AAAE, and the Airport’s Consultant Council.