J Cohen, PE
Manager, Projects and Engineering at Duke University
- Durham, North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area)
J Cohen, PE's Overview
- Manager, Projects and Engineering at Duke University Facilities Management Office of Project Management
- Program Director Libraries Unit at NYC Department of Design and Construction
- Associate Director at Buro Happold
- Engineer at PARADIGM Structural Engineers, Inc.
- Engineer at J. A. Paquette and Associates
J Cohen, PE's Summary
Director of capital projects with extensive experience in the private sector, consulting to design architects and private institutions, and in the public sector, directing one of the largest capital project portfolios at the New York City Department of Design + Construction. Has found great success in project delivery utilizing a combination of technical expertise, professional engineering judgement and an integrated approach to management.
J Cohen, PE's Experience
Manager, Projects and Engineering
Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry
July 2014 – Present (3 months) Durham, North Carolina
Direct, supervise and coordinate the planning, execution, and inspection of new construction and building renovation capital projects at Duke University.
Program Director Libraries Unit
Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Construction industry
December 2011 – April 2014 (2 years 5 months) NYC
-Directed and led one of the largest design and construction management units in the agency and was responsible for a $350m capital portfolio for three client agencies; New York Public Library (87 libraries), Brooklyn Public Library (60 libraries), and Queen Public Library (62 libraries) Systems.
-Delivered capital projects in the range of $500k to $35m with work scopes that ranged from building system upgrades to major capital improvements, additions and new construction. Numerous projects involved work within landmarked or landmark quality Carnegie Libraries as well as work coordinated with continuous occupancy during construction.
-Directly responsible for a team of professional architects, engineers, and construction project managers whose responsibilities include project management and supervision of private consultants and contractors during all phases of scoping, design, bid, construction, and project closeout.
Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Construction industry
December 2000 – November 2011 (11 years) Greater New York City Area
-Directed integrated multidisciplinary engineering consulting project teams in the public, commercial, high-rise and residential sectors from early concept stages through construction administration and through traditional design bid build as well as design assist and design build procurement methods.
-Developed expertise in seismic design methods and technology in steel and concrete while exploring atypical building materials such as cardboard, bamboo and shipping containers as structural building elements.
-Involved in teaching structural engineering technology at the university level.
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Civil Engineering industry
January 2000 – September 2000 (9 months) San Francisco Bay Area
J Cohen, PE's Skills & Expertise
- Construction Management
- Project Management
- Multidisciplinary Design
- Capital Project Planning
- Structural Engineering
- Lean Construction
- Integrated Project Delivery
- Seismic Design
- Reinforced Concrete
- Steel Structures
- Integrated Design
- Design Assist
- Design Management
- Building Design
- Facade Design
- Timber Structures
- High Rise
- Structural Analysis
- Residential Homes
- Civil Engineering
- Feasibility Studies
- Value Engineering
- Sustainable Design
- LEED AP
J Cohen, PE's Education
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December 2010 Civil Engineering Magazine -cover article
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