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Profiles


Since its founding in 2008, rggroup has been on a mission to build a world class, no-compromise, cross-functional team. The team's ability to seamlessly navigate from big picture to the most discerning details stems from our highly integrated and collaborative work environment.

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Profiles


Since its founding in 2008, rggroup has been on a mission to build a world class, no-compromise, cross-functional team. The team's ability to seamlessly navigate from big picture to the most discerning details stems from our highly integrated and collaborative work environment.

Profiles

 

Rebekah G. Gladson, FAIA, DBIA
President

Ms. Gladson was the Associate Vice Chancellor and Campus Architect for the University of California, Irvine for 20 years and was responsible for managing over 4.9 billion (current dollars) of projects ranging from a $60M co-gen chiller plant expansion to a $650M hospital, including design, construction, inspection and contracting.

In 2008, Rebekah established rggroup global to provide consultation to owners on program management, building integrated teams and utilizing innovative project delivery processes for healthcare and university projects. 

Spearheading the broad acceptance of all project delivery methods ranging from Design Bid Build and the highly successful Design Build processes. Through her efforts, UCI and other public and private owners have become known in the industry for best value delivery of projects, balanced risk, active tools for promoting innovation, life-cycle cost decisions, and industry best practices of BIM and lean construction.


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Paul Cooley,DBIA,  PE
Vice President

Mr. Cooley has 33 years of experience in the high tech laboratory and aquatic design industry. His background includes meeting the unique challenges of applying sanitary engineering processes to laboratory facilities, algae research facilities, marine parks and aquaculture/aquarium systems. His expertise includes both fresh and saltwater systems culturing marine and freshwater mammals and marine fish and invertebrates.

Mr. Cooley is a published authority on the design of technologically advanced water treatment plants designed to meet the extreme and diverse needs of a wide variety of aquatic environments. While at other firms, Mr. Cooley has designed systems ranging in cost from $500K to $250M.


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Fadi Nassar, MBA, DBIA, LEED AP
Sr. Project & Construction Manager

Fadi has spent over 20 years in the design and construction of major academic, lab and healthcare projects. His diversified expertise spans from the conceptual planning and programming phases to project commissioning and close-out.

Fadi has managed sizable teams of Architects, Engineers and Contractors, advising on risk, quality control, feasibility, sustainability and constructability. Fadi’s substantial backgound in construction administration and building systems coordination enables him to dive into the details as necessary, all while maintaining global project oversight.

With a particular focus on cost and schedule-critical problem solving, and a keen interest in delivering projects that exceed quality expectations, Fadi’s leadership and commitment to excellence make him an invaluable asset on the rggroup team.

Fadi is currently the lead Senior Project Manager for rggroup at the Ventura County Medical Center Replacement Hospital project. He is also a key member of the Executive Risk Assessment Team on the Midfield Satellite Concourse North Project at LAX, advising the project management team and leadership on Design Build Best Practices.


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Ray Chandler, III
Construction Manager

Ray has over 10 years of experience in contract administration and on-site construction management on large and technically challenging projects.  His experience includes research, healthcare, academic, and hospitality buildings. 

Ray plays a key role in the coordination between all project stakeholders, engaging the appropriate resources and developing practical and timely solutions. Ray has worked on several public and private projects for a variety of Clients, Owners and organizational structures such as Counties, Cities, and the University of California.

Mr. Chandler also works closely with the General Contractor and multiple Subcontractors to solve coordination and constructability issues. He is currently the Construction Manager on the Ventura County Medical Center Replacement Hospital project.


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Evan Jansen, MBA
Sr. Contracts Manager

Mr. Jansen is an experienced management professional with a portfolio of more than 75 major capital improvement projects, including over $2.5 billion of improvements at the University of California, Irvine.  Evan’s complex accounting, contract analysis, and overall management skills have been key to the success of the $650 million Douglas Hospital at UCI.  He has worked with project teams to deliver 19 major science and laboratory buildings and manages the contract procurement process from RFQ through RFP to the successful award and administration of the Best Value / Best Qualified Design Build Construction contract.  In addition to Contracts Administration, he is also responsible for the development of capital budgets, tracking of active project budgets, preparation of monthly management reports, oversight and accounting of financial and accounting units and support of project managers and senior managers on the tracking of capital programs.

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rggroup has over 25 employees and is still growing.