Nick Dandolos, CCM, has joined Gannett Fleming Engineers and Architects, P.C., as vice president and area manager of Construction Services. He will serve as lead project manager for key clients and leverage his deep knowledge of the New York metropolitan area’s vertical construction market to advance the growth of the firm’s Construction Services Business Line.
Dandolos brings more than 30 years of experience in the AEC industry to Gannett Fleming, having served in senior-level construction and design management positions on numerous projects for New York City agencies, federal agencies, local governments, education departments, non-profit organizations, cultural and community centers, religious institutions, and private sector companies. He has been engaged at all levels of construction and design management, leading projects from inception to design to pre-construction, construction, and completion. He is experienced at employing hybrid and alternative delivery methods such as construction management (CM)/design-build and design-build to ensure projects are well-managed and delivered on schedule and on budget.
“Nick’s in-depth understanding of New York’s construction services industry will elevate the way we serve existing clients and how we approach prospective projects,” said James T. Gibbons, manager of Construction Services for the Northeast Region at Gannett Fleming. “He has a pulse on what is propelling growth in the area – such as the need for infrastructure modernization, reconstruction, and social service initiatives. Combined with his keen ability to bring together the right team of specialists to offer integrated project delivery solutions, we are well-positioned to pursue significant projects that are on the horizon.”
Dandolos most recently served as senior vice president of construction management at a full-service consulting firm based in New York. He managed multimillion dollar projects for such clients as the New York City (NYC) Department of Design and Construction (DDC), NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA), and NYC School Construction Authority (SCA). He also contributed to business development and capture and advised executives on policy matters. Prior to this role, he served as project executive at a New York-based construction management firm specializing in high-end residential buildings, and was responsible for the management of construction and contract administration on a variety of private and public sector projects.
Notable among his many projects are the $50 million structural rehabilitation and roofing replacement performed on eight buildings at the Wald Houses Development for NYCHA; organizing an effort to repair, correct, and mitigate more than 4,200 violations across 200 homeless shelters in a span of just 18 days for the City of New York; and the management of three sequential Emergency CM contracts for the NYC SCA valued at $175 million.
“It is a very exciting time for the CM industry overall. Our leaders seem to be on the same page regarding the challenging state of infrastructure in our country and recognize that a modernized and upgraded infrastructure is tied directly to the economic growth of our cities, states, and nation,” said Dandolos. “The evolution that the CM market is undergoing presents challenges that I am looking forward to grappling with from my new position. I am also looking forward to playing an active role in expanding Gannett Fleming’s Construction Services Business Line and to being an integral part of the company’s long-standing success story.”
Dandolos holds a Master of Business Administration from Bernard M. Baruch College and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Polytechnic University of New York. He is a certified construction manager, and a member of the Construction Management Association of America Metropolitan New York/New Jersey Chapter where he serves on the Awards Selection Committee. Dandolos is also a member of the ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York for which he serves as a team leader and Scholarship Award Committee member. He grew up and currently resides in Queens, New York.