Rich leads PMA’s New York and New Jersey offices with extensive experience in the construction industry. He has expertise in all aspects of construction with emphasis on estimating, scheduling, and contract administration. Rich has provided construction management advice to a variety of public and private sector clients, and he has served as the deputy director of claims and changes on what has been called the largest, most complex highway construction effort in the United States. His experience covers power plants, cogeneration plants, transportation, hazardous waste, and architectural projects. Rich has authored papers on construction management and has lectured at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Brown University’s plans to increase its teaching, research and living space required an updated infrastructure to support the planned expansion. This $72 million initiative includes the campus-wide renewal, addition, and upgrade of existing utility systems. The systems utilize an underground high-temperature hot water piping system, an underground medium-voltage electric distribution system, a central heat plant, and a chilled-water satellite district system.
PMA provided planning, scheduling, project controls, and mitigation services. The PMA team prepared and maintained a detailed CPM schedule, monitored budgets and change orders, and provided Brown University with a monthly progress report. PMA also developed and maintained a project website that updated the community on construction progress and activities. PMA worked closely with the contractor and Brown University on a phased construction approach that included working off-peak hours to mitigate potential disruption.