Engineers Week 2020
The National Society of Professional Engineers has deemed this Engineers Week 2020. According to the organization's website, the week is "dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers". When choosing an engineering career, students and graduates might not initially think of construction management as a path to follow.
At ShapiroCM our President Jay Shapiro is a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer.
Jay holds licenses in New York and New Jersey. He earned his Master's in Civil Engineering in 1980 at New Jersey Institute of Technology and his Bachelor's in Civil Engineering in 1977 from Queen’s University in Canada.
Most of the Construction Management professionals on our staff are either engineers or architects. Some clients require that the personnel assigned to their projects carry those degrees. Some project scopes require that level of expertise. For instance, Jay recently consulted on a project for an area university that involved the placement of a road. Most of our work is what we call "vertical" - which means we do building construction. But Jay's engineering background enabled us to take the road project.
We also have five Mechanical Engineers on our staff. Tousif Ahmed, Ayad Alsamaray, Vadim Asadov, Mark Boatright and Tom Dudycz.
Tousif is working as a Project Manager on a boiler replacement project in New York. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Michigan and his New York registration is being processed. He received his Master's in Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Canada in 2013. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2009.
Tousif joined our firm in the fall of 2019. Tousif's background with heating and cooling systems is key to the project.
Tom Dudcyz is assigned as a Project Manager on a different boiler replacement project in New York. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. His Bachelor's and Master's were both earned at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Tom joined the firm in the middle of 2019. Tom has a lot of experience with heating system upgrades in New York City residential buildings, including projects that have a goal of reducing energy usage, including solar energy projects.
Vadim Asadov earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic University and a certificate in Construction Management from NYC College of Technology.
Vadim joined our firm in the summer of 2018. He is assigned to a team of Construction Project Managers that handles projects in leased office space.
Vadim's past experience includes a 38-story residential rehabilitation project in New York and the construction of a mixed-use condominium/hotel building in Brooklyn.
Ayad Alsamaray is a Mechanical Engineer who works on the boiler project with Tousif Ahmed as a Superintendent.
Ayad doesn't just hold a Mechanical Engineering degree. He also teaches it at a local college. Ayad joined our firm in the summer of 2019.
While the number of mechanical engineers on our construction management staff is about half that of the number of civil engineers we employ, their knowledge of building systems and the components of those systems is utilized in the field as well as in cost estimating in the design phase and construction phase of projects.
Mark Boatright is a mechanical engineer assigned to a client in the Washington, DC area. He works with Project Management teams that oversee construction on campuses across the US.
Mark is a certified energy manager and serves as Senior Mechanical Engineer. Mark has 30 years of experience including HVAC System Design in the A&E environment and in Facility Assessment, and has served as Resource Energy Manager at Naval Station Norfolk.
Our Civil Engineers pictured above: Omar Yousif, Abhi Gunjal, Amjed Alzanga - who also has a Master's in Hydraulic Structure Engineering, Paul Kimball, Scott O'Neil, Sergia Ventura, Ajay Muraleedharan, Ketaki Agale, Jose Cardenas and Howard Youmans. Not pictured is Mohamed Amer. These professionals work on projects in Washington, DC, New York City and Upstate New York.
We have hired students working on their engineering degrees as interns. We don't currently have any on our staff.
For more information on Engineers Week, check out the NSPE website.