John Kovacs, 37

January 01, 2009 |

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John Kovacs, 37 

 


SVP, national director of technical services

Tishman Construction Corporation, New York, N.Y.

EDUCATION

BS, Northwestern University

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

PE, LEED AP

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Named national director of technical services in 2008; first person to hold such a position at the firm (2007 total firm billings: $3.55 billion, according to BD+C's Giants 300).

Manages seven pre-construction groups and six regional offices.

Oversees firm's MEP department; manages MEP pre-construction and procurement.

Responsible for estimating, scheduling, purchasing, structural, building enclosures, and sustainability.

Project executive on Freedom Tower and Towers 3 and 4 at the World Trade Center; total construction value: $5 billion.

Heading firm's BIM development and implementation.

Developing procurement module for Tishman Tracker, firm's in-house project management software tool.

OFF THE CLOCK

Aspiration: To run a charter fishing business, one day.

Favorite food: baked clams.

SECRET LIFE

Seeking U.S. Coast Guard captain's license.

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