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.
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.
David Johnston 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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Albert joined TCT in 2020, bringing more than 10 years of accounting operations and human resource management expertise. He has worked with a variety of professional service firms in the New Jersey and New York region, performing a range of accounting principles and day‐to‐day management of financial statements, profit and loss analysis reports, project budgeting, job costing, WIP audits, payroll, A/P and A/R accounts, as well as administering healthcare plans and 401(k) accounts. Albert attended Rutgers University earning a B.S. in Accounting, and a B.S. Labor & Employment Relations.
You can reach Albert at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.351.0663
Candance James, Human Resources Specialist, has recently joined the TCT team. She is certified as a Global Professional in Human Resources and brings 5 years of professional experience in recruitment, retention, and HR generalist activities. Candance received her BA in Communications from Montclair State University and later went on to acquire an MBA from Montclair. When she is not catering to the needs and wants of her beautiful daughter, and two adorable family dogs, she likes to travel and has been to Dubai, Singapore, Guyana and a few other Caribbean islands.
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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.
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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.
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TCT welcomes Luis Ramos, CCP, who joined our firm as Senior Cost Estimator. Luis has over 25 years of experience, having worked with nationally recognized construction management and engineering firms such as Parsons and US Cost on projects across the world. He has performed project management, and developed estimating and scheduling deliverables in the transportation, healthcare, federal and institutional market sectors. Some notable accomplishments include: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Sewer System Improvement Program; WMATA On-Call General Architectural and Engineering Consultant Services; Amtrak Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel Replacement; NYS DOT I-81 Viaduct Environmental Impact Statement in Syracuse; DHS Saint Elizabeths Historic Campus Redevelopment Program in DC; and Aeropuertos Y Servicios Auxiliaries, New International Airport of Mexico City. Luis holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a M.S. in Business Administration. He is also an AACE certified Professional.
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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
Tianyang Yu is a Project Lead Cost Estimator in our New York City office. Tianyang has experience preparing and producing estimates for projects across a diverse group of markets. Including transportation, federal, municipal, public agencies and higher education. He is able to perform in time-critical environments and supports the firms project managers on a number of on-call contracts.
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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.
Pallav join TCT NYC in 2020 and has more than 7 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 and DASNY; 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.
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Prakash Sampath recently joined TCT’s Washington, DC team. He brings 5+ years of progressive construction work experience and proficiency in preparing complex large-scale cost estimates for various transportation and infrastructure clients. He has earned a Master of Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor of Engineering – Civil Engineering from Anna University in India.
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Welcome Veronica Campbell, Project Controls Manager, who just recently joined the TCT Washington, DC team. Veronica is an experienced management professional in project management, contracts administration, project scheduling, and budgeting for multi-million dollar projects in construction engineering industry. Her experience ranges from serving as Project Controls Engineer for a British full-service contractor managing a two-year $120M Vacuum Unit Revamp project in the UK, to Scheduler, Cost Planner, and Project Manager for top construction companies in Northern California and Washington, DC. Veronica earned a B.S. in Microbiology (Hons) from Queens University, Belfast, N. Ireland, and Masters in Business Merchandising and Buying, Polimoda International School, Florence, Italy.
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James (Jim) Tideman joined the TCT team in July, providing his disaster recovery expertise to our Government of Puerto Rico Department of Housing CDBG-DR cost management contract. He bring over 24 years of experience in large project management, project planning, and program management. Jim has been directly responsible for initial planning, design and management of facility and campus repair and improvement projects ranging from $10-900 million in construction costs after natural disasters. He holds a Master Degree in Product Design, North Carolina State University, and a B.S. in Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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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.
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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TCT welcomes Nina Manguiri, MBA, who has joined our Washington, DC office as the Director of Business Development. She serves as the primary point of contact for pursuit identification and capture plan development for TCT’s cost management services throughout the DC, MD, PA and VA greater metropolitan regions. Nina brings 20 years of experience in the architectural, construction and engineering industry and a can-do attitude to our DC operations. Her sales/business development career has included serving as an Area Sales Manager for top ENR-ranked consulting firm, Arcadis North America. She also spearheaded business development efforts for a commercial general contractor.
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Allison White joined TCT’s Huntington office as a Marketing/Proposal Coordinator in 2016. Allison has more than 15 years’ experience as a marketing professional in the A/E/C industry. In her role, Allison assists the sales & marketing department with proposal preparation, teaming opportunities, and 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. Before her adventure into the A/E/C industry, Sara led marketing activities for a commercial real estate firm. She attended York College of Pennsylvania, majoring in Public Relations and Sociology, and completed an internship with Suffolk County Police Department’s Public Information Bureau.
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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.
Deb Raw rejoined TCT as our Contracts Administrator. She has 35+ years of diverse business experience and previously was an employee of TCT from 2008 to 2013, as Director of Marketing and Operations. Prior, Deb served as the Vice President of Administration for Conservation Solutions, Inc., in District Heights, Maryland. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, crafts and golf.
George manages TCT’s information technology and computer systems, ensuring the smooth operation of all of our software and equipment.
Ankita Anil Manmodey, CMIT, joined our New York City office in 2019 and serves as a Cost Estimator. She has 8 years of extensive knowledge and insight into cost estimating, contract administration and project controls within the engineering and construction industry. Prior to joining TCT, Ankita served as a cost estimator with a cost consulting firm, where she provided cost estimating and project controls for the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Enhancement Station Initiative and LIRR New Track Project. She also has project experience with the Port Authority NY&NJ and NYC Housing Authority. Earlier in her engineering career, Ankita was part of the construction cost estimating and contract’s administration team for Kalpataru Ltd., a leading real estate developer in India. Ankita holds a Masters, Construction Management from the University of Texas, and a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering, from Walchand College of Engineering. She also holds certification as a Construction Manager in Training (CMIT) from the Construction Management Association of America.
Necol Habib is currently working onsite as a Project Administrative Coordinator, supporting the Project Management activities for the LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment Program. She initially joined Toscano Clements Taylor, LLC as a Summer Intern in 2013, and became a full-time Associate Cost Estimator of the firm in May of 2015.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Hofstra University. During her studies, she specialized in Operations Analysis. At TCT, her duties include preparing takeoffs and estimates for the architectural and general construction trades. She has worked on various projects in the higher education, healthcare, and commercial markets.
Allen joined TCT in 2020 with over 6 years of experience developing comprehensive cost estimates for clients in both private and public sectors. He has supervised construction work, performed quality checks and coordinated with mechanical and electrical engineers, subcontractors and with the clients/general contractors to develop construction cost estimates. He received his B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Farmingdale State College, and holds certification in Construction Cost Estimating.
Allen is currently dedicated full‐time as the cost estimator working onsite for the MTA Moynihan Train Hall Renovation project.
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Jeffin Aby Mathew, joined in 2019 as Associate Mechanical Cost Estimator, in our NYC office. He has 8 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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Madhavi joined TCT NYC team in 2019, with experience in preparing estimates for a wide range of commercial and residential construction projects. With a background in Civil Engineering, she is well versed in the construction industry and views client communication as the key to successful estimates and remains thorough and detail-oriented in her approach to ensure estimates are delivered to clients on time. Madhavi earned a Master’s in Environmental Engineering, University of New Haven, CT, and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India.
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Hannah recently joined our NYC office as a Project Coordinator, and is providing project support on the Government of Puerto Rico Department of Housing, Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery cost management contract. She graduated from SUNY Cortland in May 2021 with a degree in Psychology and minor in Forensics.
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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.