George F. Brodish
416 River Renaissance East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Home 973-458-9268 Cell 973-223-5491
Results-oriented senior construction executive with a proven track record of completing projects on time and on, or under, budget. Expert in a broad range of construction areas including, but not limited to, the maintenance and rehabilitation of residential and commercial buildings, faade restorations, elevator modernization projects, NYC Landmark projects, oil to gas boiler conversions, new (ground-up) construction; power plant construction, and environmental engineering that includes Phase I and II assessments, asbestos, lead, PCB, mold, underground storage tank and soil remediation.. Maintains a reputation of developing positive working relationships in a career spanning more than thirty years.
The Olnick Organization, Inc. New York, NY October, 2007 - Present
Vice President of Construction
Delivered all capital construction projects and cost forecasting required to maintain over two million square feet of commercial and residential real estate in New York City and New Jersey. Noteworthy achievements included:
o Coordinating the structural repair ($8M over a four year period) of an operating parking garage with over 700 cars. Managed the project activities so that the garage was able to remain open for business while the repairs were performed.
o Directed the replacement of all cooling/heating pipe risers in a fully occupied, 30 story, residential building in midtown. The two year project required over 25,000 man-hours.
o Oversaw the replacement of cooling towers, heat plate exchanger and electrical risers in a 30 story, residential building and 15 story commercial office building in midtown.
o Headed the Local Law #11 faade restoration on a 15 story, New York City Landmark, commercial office building that involved the complete demolition and rebuild of the north wall from the 6th floor up and restoration of all bulkheads.
o Supervised the replacement of boilers, including converting from #6 fuel oil to gas and the installation of a stainless steel chimney liner in a fully occupied 31 story residential building and a 15 story, New York City Landmark, commercial office building.
Executed property condition assessments (facades, electrical, elevators, mechanical equipment, etc.) for potential portfolio-wide real estate acquisitions including: budget estimations for the upgrade of building systems, review of Phase I/II environmental assessments, and the remediation of potential environmental problems.
Achieved over $2M in cost reductions by minimizing the use of general contractors and managing projects and contractors individually.
Professional Service Industries, Inc. New York, NY October, 2003 - October, 2007
Headed the 30 employee New York City office with P&L responsibilities. Increased office revenue from $1.5M in 2003 to over $4M in 2006.
Developed and marketed lead-based paint inspection services to property managers and owners of residential buildings based upon New York Citys Local Law #1 of 2004. Grossed over $750K of new service fees in less than two years.
Acted as Program Director, for the New York City School Construction Authority on projects at over 90 schools involving roofing, window and door replacements, faade restoration, boiler conversions, chiller and cooling tower upgrades, HVAC modifications, elevator change outs, auditorium, gymnasium and classroom renovations.
Oversaw mold remediation, structural repairs, replacement of roofs and cleaning of HVAC ductwork in operating mechanical rooms for the Dormitory Authority State of New York at the City College of New York.
Coordinated the asbestos abatement, demolition and rehabilitation construction of Eisner and Roosevelt Halls at Brooklyn College.
Code Engineering Jersey City, NJ February, 2002 - September, 2003
Resident Construction Manager for Port Authority of NY and NJ 9/11 Re-Construction Project
Responsible for the renovation and re-construction of Exchange Place Station (Jersey City, NJ) and the PATH tubes under the Hudson River after the collapse of the World Trade Centers (WTC) on 9/11.
Led and managed a team of approximately ten environmental professionals who conducted the environmental remediation of lead and asbestos, as well as air quality monitoring inside the PATH tubes and at Exchange Place Station for over 500 craft personnel.
Remediated 1,500 lineal feet of lead laden stone ballast under the existing tracks in both tubes from Exchange Place to the WTC site.
TRC Engineers, Inc. New York, NY January, 1999 - January, 2002
Maintained P&L and marketing responsibilities for a $5M branch with over 50 professionals.
Acted as Program Director for projects with the New York City School Construction Authority,
the New York Power Authority, and the New York City Department of Design and Construction involving faade restoration and boiler conversions, boiler, chiller, cooling tower and piping modifications, and the rehabilitation of schools, police stations, libraries.
Successfully negotiated a $3M task order contract for preliminary environmental engineering in stations, shops and yards involving HVAC and mechanical retro fit projects with New York City Transit, Capital Program Management.
Coordinated the New York City Economic Development Corporations landmark preservation of five buildings on Staten Island for the light house museum near the Staten Island ferry terminal.
GA Environmental Services New York, NY May, 1997 January, 1999
Supervised a $2.5M branch with 28 staff members performing asbestos/lead surveys, asbestos/lead project monitoring, environmental assessments, indoor air quality surveys, underground storage tank and soil remediation projects.
Increased revenues from the New York City Department of Design and Construction contract ($600K) by 100% within six months.
Grew employment-staffing contract ($1.5M) with the Port Authority of NY & NJ by 67%
GEO Industries Fairfield, NJ April, 1993 - May, 1997
Director of Operations
Managed a $5M, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) chiller expansion project for the University of North Carolina. The project included a custom designed 3 cell, bi-level cooling tower with a capacity of 34,200 GPM.
Chaired a Value Engineering Committee, for New York City Transit Authority, to reduce construction schedule delays of its capital projects as related to asbestos removal.
Participated in negotiations between the Power Authority of Puerto Rico and the EPA for a mandated contract to prevent thermal pollution in the Port of San Juan.
Authored specifications and terms and conditions for building condition surveys (e.g. roofing, HVAC, mechanical equipment, etc) for projects associated with the New York City Agency for Child Development
Law Engineering New York, NY November, 1987- April, 1993
Directed a staff of 35 Project Managers and Engineers for a New York City consulting engineering firm with direct P&L responsibilities for a $4M department.
Oversaw the upgrade of mechanical (e.g. cooling towers, chillers and air handlers) and electrical equipment rooms, replacement of elevators and ADA bathroom compliance for the retrofit of 45 Wall Street and 20 Broad Street.
Directed a $1M lobby renovation of a NYC Landmark building at 551 Fifth Avenue.
Coordinated the renovation of over 2M square feet in the Met Life Building, including asbestos removal, demolition of existing floors and ADA compliance and rebuild of core bathrooms.
Produced most profitable department for Law Engineering over a 4-year period.
American Electric Power Service Corp. Columbus, OH January, 1980- November, 1987
Senior Construction Contract Administrator
Chaired committee to modularize construction of Flakt precipitators ($40M) in the conversion of a 97% complete nuclear plant to fossil fuel, decreasing on site construction time by 25%.
Prepared and administered a $40M B&W boiler erection contract. Responsibilities included coordination of all in house design disciplines, formulation of contract documents, analyzing all bids, recommendations to upper management and conducting monthly progress meetings.
Prepared and administered contract documents for the erection of 2, $28M Wheelabrator precipitators with associated insulation and low voltage electrical package.
Acted as Contractor Administrator/Project Manager for a complete $2M condenser retubing project at AEPs Cook Nuclear Plant during a 60 day outage.
1971-1975 A.S. Civil Engineering, CCBC. Attended Youngstown State in pursuit of B.S.