Irvine CA — Qasim Nawab has joined Suffolk Construction’s West Coast office as Director of Preconstruction Services. A senior construction professional, Nawab brings 30 years plus experience as an estimator, over 20 of those in Southern California where he has earned a reputation for excellence.
"Qasim has a strong track record among clients and sub-contractors for the quality and integrity of his work," says Dave Cavecche, Suffolk’s West Coast General Manager. "As an estimator with formal training in structural engineering, he brings a special perspective at the preconstruction phase, especially on complex projects. His recruitment confirms our commitment to attract the best talent in the market."
Nawab shares Cavecche’s enthusiam. "The Suffolk culture with its focus on professionalism and hard work is the right fit for me," he says. "I am an estimator to the bone, guiding clients through every step of the process — from conceptual design until we have a GMP (guaranteed maximum price.) With no surprises clients are able to make the most informed and timely decisions."
Having spent the last few years building Suffolk’s reputation in the region with projects for clients such as Marriott, The Related Companies, the LA Jewish Home for the Aging, LAUSD and Cal Poly Pomona, Cavecche is taking advantage of the economy to strengthen his team. "Attracting talented professionals like Qasim is the best investment we can make," he says. "In a competitive environment, those clients who have the capability to move ahead with projects will be able to pick and choose — we want to be the contractor of choice with the best people and the best processes in the market."
Nawab holds a Master of Science in Structural/Civil Engineering from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Baroda, India. He is LEED Certified, and a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators.
Suffolk Construction is one of the leading privately held building contracting firms in the country, with main offices in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and West Coast regions. Suffolk provides preconstruction, construction management, design/build and general contracting services, and has a strong reputation for delivering challenging building construction projects. Since 2000, the West Coast division has been steadily building its regional portfolio, with completed projects exceeding $2 billion. www.suffolkconstruction.com.