NEW YORK, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Earlier this month, China City of America's management team met with partial its planning and development partners to discuss the details to move forward on the Thompson Education Center, located in Sullivan County, NY.
Mark Baez, President/CEO and Christopher Lockwood, Marketing Outreach Coordinator of the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development were in attendance to support the project. The Sullivan County Partnership is an organization dedicated to economic growth in Sullivan County.
The Thompson Education Center Project has many planning and development partners, all experts in their fields. They discussed plans and agreed on the goals in order to expedite the project. The partial panel who attended consisted of the following specialists:
John J. Privitera of Privitera, McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. – Mr. Privitera is the land use attorney on the project. He is active in all areas of environmental law including land use, environmental litigation, regulatory affairs, compliance matters, hazardous waste and natural resource damages.
Michael Martin, Lechase Construction – Lechase Construction is the General Contractor on the project. Lechase offers extensive experience in a wide range of industries. Lechase is an expert on education/campus projects. They strive to build facilities for students that are conducive to learning. Experience ranges from dormitories to medical research buildings to student centers. They have completed over 400 higher education projects. Their client list consists of the top universities – Colgate, Duke, Syracuse and Binghamton.
Mary Beth Bianconi, Senior Project Manager and John K. Brust, Principal of Delaware Engineering -- Ms. Bianconi and Mr. Brust is the engineer team specializing in wastewater engineering and water treatment. They are skilled in meeting the infrastructure and environmental challenges faced by communities and private businesses by working closely with clients from project inception through long-term operations.
Tom Cusack, Principal of Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc – Mr. Cusack is the project manager overseeing ground-water supply/water well excavation. He is an expert in aquifer protection, regional and management, environmental assessments, and environmental contamination investigations. He has managed geologic and hydrogeologic evaluations of several of the largest water-supply developments for commercial and residential developments in Southeastern New York State and Connecticut.
Vincent A. Pietrzak, Engineer of Pietrzak & Pfau – Mr. Pietrzak is a experienced professional land surveyor and engineer specializing in the New York and New Jersey areas. He brings to this project extensive experience with agency permit applications, design/build applications along with all other aspects instrumental in surveying, engineering, wetlands, design and construction.
Jose Lara, Chief Construction Officer – Mr. Lara is the construction manager and handles all communication with the joint construction management teams. He supervises general contractors and subcontractors while overseeing the project's construction activities. He is responsible for the project site management.
Tom Decker, Construction Manager – Mr. Decker works together with Mr. Lara as construction manager. He is an experienced local contractor located in Sullivan County. He handles all of the daily communication and activities with the teams.
Also at the meeting were team members from Guangzhou District of the Southern China Office. Sherry Li, CEO, China City of America stated, "The team showed such enthusiasm and excitement for our project to begin, not only have we secured jobs for the construction of the facility but the future increase in employment and the potential for surrounding businesses to thrive is tremendous."
The group agreed the meeting was successful and productive and the project is ready to move forward sooner than expected.
Media Contact: Sherry Li, China City of America, 5166416780, CCOASherry@yahoo.com
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