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CM Solutions Awards Its First Scholarship

2018 CMS awards first scholarship

CM Solutions awarded its first scholarship through WTS Los Angeles, an international organization dedicated to advancing women in the field of transportation. Robyn Coates, CM Solutions’ founder and CEO, presented this scholarship of $2,500 to Mia Ford at WTS Los Angeles’ Annual Awards Dinner on November 8, 2018.

CM Solutions created this scholarship to help young women with natural abilities in math and sciences to overcome barriers to great careers in STEM fields. “Girls are still underrepresented in the science and technology fields,” says Ms. Coates. “I was the only female in a lot of my engineering classes, and even this year at my son’s college I noticed there was only 1 girl in an orientation of 40.”

Ms. Coates believes women have a lot to contribute to the field of engineering with their interpersonal and leadership skills. Yet in spite of the natural ability many women have, they still often lack exposure, encouragement and/or resources to pursue these careers.

CM Solutions is pleased to support Mia Ford in her educational goals. Ms. Ford is a senior at Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets High School who plans to eventually earn her master’s degree in math. She especially enjoys learning physics, math, and digital arts. As she accepted her award, Ms. Ford expressed that she is inspired by her mom and her sister.

CM Solutions partnered with WTS Los Angeles for the scholarship because WTS-LA is a vibrant organization with many great models for young women. It is committed to advancing women, and the field of transportation has many great math and engineering careers.

About CM Solutions

CM Solutions is a certified small, woman-owned business that specializes in project controls for large, complex construction projects, providing cost, schedule and risk solutions to public agencies, construction management firms, and contractors. CM Solutions’ clients trust their best-in-class consultants to maximize profitability through effective strategic planning and project controls.

CM Solutions’ CEO, Robyn Coates, Advocates for Small Business

Robyn Coates, founder and CEO of CM Solutions, was featured in an article by the WTS-Los Angeles, the association for Advancing Women in Transportation. Robyn is the WTS-LA Board liaison with LA Metro’s TBAC, which is Metro’s platform to give small and disadvantaged businesses a greater voice in working with one of the largest transportation authorities in the US.
Robyn Coates, Founder and CEO of CM Solutions

Robyn Coates, Founder and CEO of CM Solutions

CMS Changes Name to CM Solutions; Launches a new logo

Construction Management Solutions has changed its name to CM Solutions and updated its logo.


Logo - Construction Management Solutions is now CM Solutions


“Our new name and logo are both more contemporary,” said Robyn Coates, CEO. “In our work, we use sophisticated methods and tools for controlling project costs and schedules for complex construction projects. We wanted our name and logo to reflect that.”

Our new name focuses on providing Solutions – our specialized expertise in construction management.

We specialize in project controls solutions:

  • Scheduling solutions to help keep complex construction projects on time
  • Cost engineering and estimating solutions to help keep projects on-budget
  • Project controls solutions to help avoid and/or resolve disputes

CM Solutions is a DBE / WBE / SBE certified firm specializing in project controls and claims resolutions. Since 2001, CM Solutions personnel have provided expertise as schedulers, cost engineers and estimators for engineering construction projects, as well as project managers, engineers, and superintendents. We offer direct services to agencies or contractors, as well as supplementing our clients on and off-site project control requirements by providing experienced professionals. For more information, please visit our website at