PMA People

Q&A with our People

Chad Crittenden

, Boston

What current project(s) are you working on?
Dudley Square Bruce Bolling Municipal Building ($126M). New Carver Elementary School (~$55M). Massachusetts Gaming Commission oversight of Wynn Everett Casino (~$1.7B). New Somerville High School (~$150M).

What is your career highlight so far?
There are a number of distinguishable events that come to mind. I would say one of the most personally rewarding highlights of my career was a surprise “thank you” ceremony from the students and staff upon completion of the Rochester Memorial Elementary School. The entire building population gathered in the gymnasium and surprised the project team with a few kind words, and they performed a song they had written and rehearsed for weeks to express their appreciation for the PMA and Gilbane team.

What is something new or innovative happening in your industry?
One ongoing innovation I’ve always found interesting is the incorporation of evolving technology into day-to-day project management applications. I believe that touchscreen technology, software enhancements, and web-based file share systems may soon entirely eliminate the need to print out contract documents, including addendums, bulletins, and other changes. The change to an electronic format and a designer-administered, web-based protocol will ensure that owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, and subcontractors are always working from the same and most current set of documents. This technology would also allow for integrating and linking other project documentation, such as shop drawings, submittals, change orders, etc. and will undoubtedly have a dramatic impact on the efficiency of the entire project team.

What university or college did you graduate from?
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Construction Management Program.

Fun Fact!
Although I’ve worked in construction since the age of 16, I started my college career in Wentworth’s Computer Science Program. But I quickly realized my passion was in the high-paced world of construction, so I changed my career path.

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