Yonas Bekele joins APSI as an Estimator in our corporate office. With 8 years of experience, Yonas’ projects include commercial buildings, infrastructure, and transportation. Yonas most recently provided estimating services for the Metro Blue Line Extension, a $1.5 billion rail project for the Metro Transit in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Welcome aboard Yonas!
Congratulations to our Senior Estimator, Ricardo Aviles, PE, PSP, who was recently elected as the AACE International’s Southern California Section’s Elections & Awards Chair for the 2018-2019 year! With over 7,500 members worldwide, AACE International is the largest organization serving the entire spectrum of cost management professionals.
Ken recently joined APSI as a Senior Estimator at our LAWA Capital Improvement Program at LAX. He has over 20 years of extensive experience in design, bidding and project controls management on many commercial, government, medical, resort/entertainment, schools and civil projects. He has served as Estimating and Controls Manager on projects valued at over $12 billion in several countries and major markets.
APSI is currently collecting PEANUT BUTTER now through June 16th for Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County. Peanut butter is a shelf-stable source of protein that food banks are always in need of. We will also be volunteering on 6/16 from 12:30-3:30pm. Second Harvest is a member of Feeding America and last year, they distributed the equivalent of more than 21.6 million meals to the hungry in Orange County.
Congratulations to Michael Kemp, PMP, SSBB, on successfully completing his Six Sigma Black Belt certification! This is quite an accomplishment and we are happy to have Michael as part of the APSI family. Michael is currently working at our Beale Air Force Base project for the United States Air Force.
APSI was recently selected by the County of Nevada to provide Preconstruction and Construction Management services for a new $15M facility to house its roads maintenance, heavy equipment repair, fleet services, and transit services operations. The building consists of administrative offices as well as service/maintenance bay doors, with one on-grade parking lot. APSI is excited to work with the County of Nevada on this project!
Rory rejoins APSI as an Inspector at our Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System Capital Construction Program project. He possesses more than 12 years of experience as an inspector in large commercial facilities, including experience in federal facilities, particularly GSA owned facilities. Rory has excellent knowledge of construction best practices and IMC, NEC and NFPA codes. He previously worked on our GSA Energy Savings Performance Contract and his expertise is a welcome addition to our VA team. Welcome back Rory!
Mohammad recently joined APSI as a Scheduler in our mid-Atlantic region. He posseses over ten years of experience in managing projects valued more than $600 million, in a wide range of US Army Corps sponsored projects overseas. His depth of scheduling experience is a welcome addition to our APSI team and brings expanded expertise to our DC office. Welcome aboard Mohammad!
Ernie Narbona joins our APSI team as an Estimator in our Irvine Corporate Office. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi. Ernie has been an active member of the Construction Management Association of America since 2014, and he is also an active member of American Society of Civil Engineers. He is also the founder of the Turkey Bowl To The House event, a charity that provides families with a full meal on Thanksgiving. Welcome aboard Ernie!
On Sunday 3/25/18, Team APSI joined in the celebration of the 20th anniversary of PCRF’s Reaching for the Cure Event. This year, Team APSI raised $2550 and had 10 team members walk in support of pediatric cancer research!