Since 2007, TCT’s three long-time partners have been supported by a professional staff that includes Certified Cost Professionals, Quantity Surveyors, and specialists in the architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical disciplines. The firm’s 30 staff members are strategically located in New York and Washington, DC, and our estimating teams take great pride in their in-depth knowledge of the markets we serve locally, nationally and internationally.
David Johnston has recently been promoted to Principal and joined the TCT team in our NYC operations in 2019. With cost management expertise in civil, architectural, mechanical, plumbing and fire protection, David has over 30 years in estimating, cost consulting, and quantity surveying for both cost consultants and general contractors. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Quantity Surveying from the University of Central Lancashire, UK, and began his professional career as a Quantity Surveyor for a UK-based Engineering firm. He further developed his project management skills by serving 10 years with a large international program management consultancy firm, leading projects such as a $500-million pharmaceutical chemical project for Merck in Rahway, NJ. In addition, David has worked for two major General Contractors in New York, and Houston, TX, where he was the Chief Estimator, responsible for leadership of major universities, science + technology, healthcare, performing arts/cultural and commercial construction projects from conceptual documents through completion.
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As one of the founding partners of Toscano Clements Taylor in 2007, Ian Taylor retired as Principal of the firm in 2017. His 50-plus year career included expertise in construction and cost management, and earned him a Fellowship with the London-based Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He spent a bulk of his early career as a quantity surveyor, where he worked on behalf of project owners across the globe to provide guidance and manage project costs through the construction lifecycle.
Nick Maiorana has spent three decades as an estimator within the A/E/C industry working with project owners, contractors and consultants. Throughout his experience, he has become proficient in developing estimates from the conceptual phase through construction documents for all design disciplines. His responsibilities have included bidding, contracting and subcontracting management, budgeting and financial management, quality assurance, and site planning.
As TCT’s Director of MEP, Nick manages the firm’s in-house MEP department and allocates staff to ensure resources remain readily available. He understands that nearly all estimates contain an aspect of MEP design and continually researches the ever-changing MEP systems and technology to better inform his estimates. Nick views each estimate as an opportunity to leverage his diverse experience to positively affect each project. He attributes his track record of successful estimates to his ability to remain flexible and responsive to client needs while maintaining consistent communication.
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Christian Garrido has over 20 years construction industry experience providing project management and project controls for corporate commercial development, federal, institutional, interiors and mixed-use projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Christian possesses comprehensive understanding of the construction process, both in the field and in operations, as he has served in the roles of Chief/Senior Scheduler, Scheduling Manager, BIM Manager/Engineer as well as Project Superintendent for four ENR Top 400 ranked General Contractors. He earned a Masters Degree of Architecture and Urban Planning, Architecture from Universidad Católica de La Plata, and certified through CDP – Oracle Primavera P6 through Microdesk (Autodesk authorized) training programs.
Christian is the Senior Scheduler, as part of TCT’s subconsultant role on the WMATA Consolidation Headquarters Program Management contract. He is providing detailed reviews of contractor baseline schedules and schedule updates, preparation of schedule reports; review of Time Impact Analyses and preparation of reports.
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Vernae works in collaboration with Executives, Senior Team Leaders and Program Managers to provide strategic financial leadership and oversight.
Tema manages the daily office operations and assists with all aspects of TCT’s human resources activities. Recently, she seamlessly transitioned the internal payroll to ADP Total Source and she continuously utilizes her extensive experience in small business financial management to evolve personnel services as the company grows.
Nazeeya (Naz) Abdulcadir recently joined the TCT NYC operations team, bringing more than eight years of accounting management expertise. She has managed the financial activities for multi-million dollar construction projects in New York and throughout the world. As Senior Project Accountant, Naz is responsible for the financial management of all projects throughout the project life-cycle, billing/ invoicing, leads collections efforts, analyzes project profitability, and supports TCT Project Managers in project administration activities. Naz is a graduate of the Rutgers Business School, Newark, NJ, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Contact Naz: firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.809.6194 ext 207
George manages TCT’s information technology and computer systems, ensuring the smooth operation of all of our software and equipment.
Allison White joined TCT’s Huntington office as a Marketing/Proposal Coordinator in 2016. Allison has more than 20 years’ experience as a marketing professional in the A/E/C industry. In her role, Allison coordinates the proposal preparation, teaming opportunities, presentation preparation and Minority certifications as well as assists in market research for TCT’s New York, New Jersey and District of Columbia offices.
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Sara joined TCT as a Marketing/Proposal Coordinator in 2018, bringing a range of marketing skills in RFP/RFQ preparation; marketing win strategies; event and conference planning and social media campaigns. During her time in the AEC industry, she has learned the ins and outs of marketing within the professional services environment, as well as the importance of client responsiveness, quality and creativity.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / phone: 631.392.1400 x111
Linda Lee’s approach to cost estimating has remained steadfast through three decades: remain detail-oriented and methodical while working at a pace that puts projects on or ahead of schedule. She pairs this approach with an array of experience, which allows her to gain an in-depth understanding of each project and has resulted in a track record of delivering successful estimates.
Linda’s technical expertise and leadership has made her one of the firm’s key estimators, and she is currently the project manager for on-call cost estimating contracts with NYU Langone Medical Center and the NYC School Construction Authority (SCA). In addition, Linda is responsible for managing a team of estimators and utilizes her knowledge of the estimating process and software to increase her project team’s proficiency.
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Himanshu joined TCT’s New Jersey team in 2020, bringing over 15 years of experience providing a wide range cost management services
to a variety of public and private construction projects in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. He has extensive experience developing conceptual and feasibility cost model estimates, utilizing historic benchmarking information and industry experience to prepare complete early stage cost estimates, creating QA/QC models and interfacing with clients, owner’s representatives, contractors and suppliers. Himanshu manages several of the firm’s civil and infrastructure projects throughout New Jersey and New York. He earned a M.S. Civil Engineering, Rutgers University, and Bachelors of Engineering, Civil, L.E. College, India.
You can reach Himanshu at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 732.399.9450
Pallav join TCT NYC in 2020 and has 10 years of experience in cost management for horizontal and heavy civil construction, also including ground-up construction and renovations in the greater New York area with project costs ranging from $5M to $5B. He has supervised a multi‐discipline team of estimators while managing resources and project profitability. Pallav has assisted owners and project management teams during contract negotiations and has provided change order management. He has also participated in risk assessment, mitigation and value engineering workshops. Pallav earned a Bachelor of Technology (HONS.), Civil Construction, Cept University, Ahmedabad, India.
You can reach Pallav at: email@example.com or 631.760.1834
Akshay Joshi (AJ) joined TCT’s NYC operations with 10 years of project controls and cost estimation expertise. AJ holds an MScEng from Rowan University and a B.C.E. from S.P. College of Engineering, Mumbai University, India. He has a wide range of project experience throughout the Tri-State region including Public Agencies – NYCHA, DASNY, NYCDEP, MTA, and NYCEDC; Healthcare facilities such as NYC HHC; Higher Education – SUCF, Rutgers University and K-12 Schools such as NYC SCA and the Maryland Stadium Authority. He has lead project teams through concept to bid phases, including value engineering and has evaluated contractor’s bids, assisted owner during reconciliation and negotiations.
Reach AJ at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.809.6183
Adam Peterson recently joined the TCT DC team as Project Controls Manager. He is an experienced project controls professional, with a focus in developing Primavera (P6) CPM project baselines, RFPs, and monthly project updates; resource and cost loading, time impact analysis, claims analysis and overall means and methods of construction. With more than eight years of expertise, Adam has worked with Project Superintendents, Project Managers, Owners, and Stakeholders, in managing a portfolio of various projects. He holds certification as an AACE Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP), and a B.S. in Engineering – Construction Management from the University of Nebraska.
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Adom Calliste has worked as a quantity surveyor in the real estate and construction industry
for over nine years, gaining experience in various industries such as commercial, corporate
real estate, residential, retail, healthcare, leisure, education, and he has worked in certain
heritage sectors. He has taken on a number of roles during his career including Quantity
Surveyor, Commercial Manager, Cost Manager, and Cost Consultant. During his career,
Adom has been able to work independently, managing projects from their inception to
completion while assisting both clients and contractors during this process. He is a firm
believer in expanding his ever-growing knowledge of the industry and project management
so he can deliver each project more efficiently than the last.
Shaji joined the TCT New Jersey team in 2020, and is a mechanical cost estimating professional with more than 27 years of experience in the design and construction industry, out of which, the past 15 years have been in the New York/New Jersey region. He has worked in design as well as construction stages, on various projects, having led the development of numerous cost estimates for airports, hospitals, university campuses, commercial and residential buildings, research laboratories, pharmaceutical and manufacturing plants, metro- transit projects, cogeneration plants, transportation & water tunnels, data centers, correctional facilities, aviation fuel oil projects, parks, infrastructure and utility projects. He received a Bachelors of Technology, Mechanical Engineering from TKM College of Engineering of Kerala University, India.
You can reach Shaji at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 732.399.9451
Dhaval joined the TCT New Jersey team in 2020 and has over 16 years of experience in the A/E/C industry developing and managing project estimates, value engineering estimates and change order estimates. He has extensive experience developing a full range of construction cost estimates from conceptual design parametric, to 100% final design and construction bid estimates, as well as construction phase change order estimates. Additionally, he has filled manager managerial roles leading and training employees to on the critical elements of electrical cost management. Dhaval earned a M.S.Electrical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, L.E. College – Gujarat, India.
You can reach Dhaval at: email@example.com or 732.399.9452
Kirk Knott joined our Washington, DC office as a Senior Electrical Cost Estimator in 2019. Kirk brings to our team more than 35 years of experience with estimating and managing projects that include Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing systems. He has knowledge and experience in construction plan review; change recommendations and evaluations; change order review/negotiations; and cost monitoring, reduction and avoidance solutions.
Contact Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.417.3771
Dave Halpern, PE, LEED AP, Project Lead Cost Estimator, brings over 17 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry to TCT’s DC and NY operations. Dave has worked in the Institutional, Military, Embassies/International and Federal market sectors. Some of his experience has included working with the National Institutes of Health, US General Services Administration, National Park Service, United States Army Corps of Engineers, and he worked a Field Engineer on a Natural Gas Pipeline running from the Bronx to Huntington, NY. Dave holds a Professional Engineer license in both DC and New Jersey.
Mr. Legesse has almost 30 years of experience in the cost estimating field. He has worked in multiple softwares including Timberline Estimating Software, Screen Take-off, MC squared estimating soft ware, Success, MCACES, and Excel. Ayich has a history with quantity take off & pricing for different trades, Value Engineering and Competitive bidding & Scope development. He has managed an estimating department and Preconstruction services and has experience with
change order evaluation and negotiation.
With over 15 years in the AE industry as a cost estimator, Monique Walton brings her skills and passion for her work to every job she takes on. She is adept at creating project estimates and build trade scopes of work, performing quality control checks of drawings and other specs provided by the architects. A true team player, Monique has worked with management on the creation of various change orders and trend logs when required, maintaining and updating monthly financial reports, and has handled project manager and superintendent reviews.
Contact: 202.315.8944 x309 or by email at email@example.com
Marina is a Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Cost Estimator with estimation and engineering expertise in building renovation and construction projects. In her career, Marina has been responsible for takeoffs for interior and exterior trades, site development, and value engineering activities. Additional duties include providing cost estimating services for New York City’s Office of Management & Budget Hurricane Sandy Recovery Projects, as part of an on-call contract. Under this contract there were a wide variety of repair projects for municipal, commercial, and recreational buildings, which included work on parks, waterfront buildings, offices, fire and police stations, plazas, museums, and aquariums that were damaged by the storm. Scopes of work have included total building replacement, flood walls, coastal remediation and mitigation, emergency communication equipment, and foundation construction for the elevation of buildings.
Edmundo (Ed) Marquez joined the TCT DC team in December 2021 as a Mechanical Cost Estimator. He brings more than 16 years of HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection design engineering and cost estimating on projects for public agencies such as NYC School Construction Authority, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, NYC Housing Authority, and NYC Health & Hospitals. Ed holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila Philippines.
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Solomon Asomaning is a qualified quantity surveyor with over four decades of cost management experience throughout the United States, Canada and West Africa. His tenure as a quantity surveyor, during which he managed construction costs and contracts on behalf of owners throughout a project’s lifecycle, provides him with the insight necessary to scrupulously develop detailed and well-informed cost estimates.
In his role as a Cost Estimator with TCT, Solomon is working onsite at Long Island Rail Road offices preparing estimates through each phase of design, estimate change orders, and provide reconciliation and value engineering services. For TCT, he has estimated an array of projects for various municipal, state and federal agencies, and employs his proficiency with an assortment of computer-based estimating programs to produce estimates in a timely manner.
Aishwarya (Ash) Kondapalli is a full-time Cost Estimator in our New York City office. Ash completed her MS in Construction Administration at Columbia University. Prior to joining the firm, she was an assistant manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Construction Dispute Resolution and Claim Management, Risk Advisory Services in Mumbai, India. Ash is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and holds a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from Jawaharla Nehru Technological University in Hybderabad, India. She also holds a Post-Graduate certificate in Advanced Construction Management from the National Institute of Construction Management and Research in Pune, India. New York City marks the sixth city in which Ash has resided over the last ten years, which she believes has refined her personality to make her very adaptable and flexible.
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Jeffin Aby Mathew, joined in 2019 as Associate Cost Estimator, in our NYC office. He has 10 years of experience in engineering, design and implementation. Jeffin served as Mechanical Engineering Specialist with Trelleborg India Pvt Ltd, a global materials manufacturing company serving the aerospace, renewable energy, healthcare and construction industries. As an expert CAD engineering specialist, he produced mechanical engineering documentation and drawings for mechanical products, systems and processes. Prior, Jeffin worked for General Electric as a Mechanical Design Engineer in Bangalore. Jeffin earned his B.E. Mechanical Engineering, from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bangalore, India.
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Krutika Mahadev Sawant has joined the TCT NYC cost team, as an Associate Cost Estimator. She brings more than two years of experience in developing detailed cost estimates, performing quantity take-offs, maintaining and managing change orders, and working with engineering and construction teams throughout the preconstruction process for projects in New Jersey and New York. Krutika holds a Master’s in Construction Engineering and Management, from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering, Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Mumbai University.
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Smit Shah’s responsibilities as one of TCT’s Associate Cost Estimators include reviewing contracts, evaluating and procuring quotes, attending and presenting at site meetings, and producing detailed estimates for projects at various stages of design.
Mr. Shah is a resourceful, result-driven estimator with a zest of solving complex problems and willing to translate design, project management skills into application, contributing to project completion taking into consideration cost and schedule constraints.
Contact: 917.388.3535 x215 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: 917.388.3535 x220 or by email at email@example.com
Stroodle is a founding member of Toscano Clements Taylor and currently works part-time in our Long Island office as a greeter. Her responsibilities include keeping track of visitors, The UPS Guy, and lunch deliveries; employee engagement; and making announcements.
In her free time, she enjoys long naps in the sun, short walks in her stylish jacket, and scavenger hunts.