J Cohen, PE

J Cohen, PE

Manager, Projects and Engineering at Duke University

Durham, North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area)

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J Cohen, PE's Overview

  • Engineer at J. A. Paquette and Associates

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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

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

July 2014Present (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

NYC Department of Design and Construction

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Construction industry

December 2011April 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.

Associate Director

Buro Happold

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Construction industry

December 2000November 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 2000September 2000 (9 months) San Francisco Bay Area


J. A. Paquette and Associates

19971999 (2 years)

J Cohen, PE's Skills & Expertise

  1. Construction Management
  2. BIM
  3. Project Management
  4. Multidisciplinary Design
  5. Capital Project Planning
  6. Structural Engineering
  7. Constructability
  8. Lean Construction
  9. Integrated Project Delivery
  10. Seismic Design
  11. Reinforced Concrete
  12. Steel Structures
  13. Integrated Design
  14. Design Assist
  15. Design Management
  16. Building Design
  17. Facade Design
  18. Timber Structures
  19. Steel
  20. Concrete
  21. High Rise
  22. Structural Analysis
  23. Residential Homes
  24. Civil Engineering
  25. Feasibility Studies
  26. Value Engineering
  27. Sustainable Design
  28. LEED
  29. Construction
  30. Submittals
  31. Revit
  32. Procurement
  33. Engineering
  34. LEED AP

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J Cohen, PE's Education

University of California, Berkeley

MS, Structural Engineering


Carnegie Mellon University

bs, Major Civil Engineering, Minor Archictecture


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December 2010 Civil Engineering Magazine -cover article

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