Group PMX: Leading the Virtual Revolution

New York State’s order closing non-essential businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced most companies to adapt to having employees working from home. For many companies, this was a radical change, fraught with technological and logistical challenges. For Group PMX, this was a seamless transition.

Group PMX has been operating as a virtual company for more than 10 years, conducting our business from remote locations and outside the confines of traditional space-based headquarters. Instead of investing in physical offices, we have been investing in our people and technology. These investments have paid off. Not only do we have a growing team of 70 talented professionals, but we also have robust IT infrastructure that has enabled us to work  flexibly, efficiently, and cost effectively. Never have these attributes been as important to us as a company and in our ability to provide continuous, best-in-class services to our clients as they have during the COVID-19 crisis.   

In fact, this period of mandated remote work has shined a light on the difference we offer as a technologically-driven program, project and construction management company.

We are nimble. The switch to working from home for the vast majority of our staff, who ordinarily report to client offices where their projects are located, was smooth and instantaneous. Our employees were already equipped with state-of-the-art laptops, iPhones, and access to communication and collaborative tools, such as Microsoft Teams, as part of their onboarding process.

We are knowledgeable. Our internal management and operating systems are secure and accessible to our employees and clients on any device, from any location. We have shared visibility to centralized data and real-time data updates – the  information we need and the information that matters most to our clients.

We are innovative. We employ cutting-edge technology for each of the functions we perform. We are constantly striving for improvement, developing and implementing new technologies to  stay competitive and work even more efficiently, accurately, and transparently.

For our current and future clients, Group PMX’s leadership in the virtual revolution means they can have confidence in our insights, abilities, and experience in providing uninterrupted services, staying connected, and ensuring high productivity to help keep their projects on track. Which is all a longer way of simply saying: You can count on us.

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the team

Farid Cardozo

President, Chief Operating Officer

Co-Founder Farid Cardozo has played key PM/CM roles on an extensive range of institutional and public works projects for hospitals, colleges and universities, research and development facilities, airports, government buildings, highways, and environmental initiatives. He has over 20 years of experience in various aspects of pre-construction, design, construction, and program and project management, with a strong background in planning, scheduling and project controls. Mr. Cardozo is a CMAA-Certified Construction Manager (CCM).

Career Highlights: Mr. Cardozo has built a reputation as an expert in managing the complexities of patient care and research facilities, including such first-of-their-kind facilities in New York City as the Irving Cancer Research Center for Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Michael Giaramita

Chief Executive Officer

Over the course of his 40-year career, Mr. Giaramita has worked on virtually every type of project and large program including hospitals, college and universities, research and development facilities, airports, transit, highways, bridges, environmental, petrochemical, natural gas, pipelines, MEP infrastructure, and corporate and governmental buildings. He is regarded as a take-charge leader in the fields of program/project/construction management, design management, program controls, and general construction on large and complex projects. Mr. Giaramita specializes in turning around troubled projects (e.g., contentious teams, behind-schedule, over-budget), succeeding where others have not.

Career Highlights: Mr. Giaramita developed Group PMX’s innovative CM Neutral SM approach to managing and balancing the conflicting relationships commonly found on construction projects. He has also authored several articles on program management and change orders, and successfully saved clients millions of dollars by applying his exceptional management and technical skills. He is regarded as an industry expert in negotiation, planning and scheduling, cost control, overall program controls, and project and team organization. His accomplishments on the Southwest Freeway Reconstruction Program in Texas won him industry recognition, featured in Engineering News Record.

Michael Kimura

Director - Life Sciences & Healthcare

Mr. Kimura serves as the firm’s director for life sciences and healthcare. In this role, he is able to leverage his program management and senior executive oversight expertise to improve the healthcare delivery process for patients throughout the New York metropolitan area. A licensed professional engineer and certified construction manager, he is using his project leadership background to upgrade and improve numerous New York City public hospitals and senior care facilities that suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Sandy. During this $1.7 billion effort, which includes making the facilities more resilient against future flooding, Mr. Kimura oversees teams of program managers handling all project phases from planning and design through construction and project closeout. His responsibilities include developing and tracking master budgets and schedules and advising clients on how to best manage and minimize their risk exposure. On Long Island, for one of the largest healthcare networks in the region, he served as owner’s representative or project manager during the extensive expansion and renovation of medical office and treatment suites, academic and research buildings, training centers, and parking lots and other support facilities.

Mr. Kimura excels at resolving complex field issues, meeting or exceeding challenging budget and schedule requirements, and quickly resolving issues among key project stakeholders, including clients, architects and engineers, construction managers, and trades. Earlier in his career, he also served as the project director or resident engineer during numerous assignments to improve drainage infrastructure, parks, and highways and roadways throughout Queens and Long Island.

Anthony Manganiello

Director - Aviation

Anthony Manganiello leads the firm’s aviation practice. In this role, he is able to leverage his project management and senior executive oversight expertise to transform and modernize airports serving the New York metropolitan area. A licensed professional and certified project and construction manager, he is using his project leadership background on a complex, phased project to build the new Delta Air Lines state-of-the-art Terminal C complex at LaGuardia Airport. During this $4 billion effort, which includes constructing a new head house, four new concourses, and temporary and permanent airport roadways, Mr. Manganiello oversees teams of program managers handling all project phases from planning and design through construction and project closeout. His responsibilities include progressing development of the new terminal on an accelerated schedule, while dynamically designing around existing conditions and maintaining fully functional arrival and departure operations, and managing challenging onsite logistics due to limited site space and the concurrent, adjacent $4 billion construction program for development of the Central Terminal Building by LaGuardia Gateway Partners.

Mr. Manganiello excels at setting clear project goals to deliver challenging capital construction projects on schedule and within budget and using his diverse technical expertise to distill complex issues into manageable solutions. His expertise includes contract administration, proposal development, permit and code compliance, value engineering, LEED/sustainable design and construction, BIM coordination, budget management/cost forecasting, project schedule management, procurement oversight, subcontractor supervision, quality control management, technical drawing review, engineering and technical coordination.

Christopher J. Scala PE

Director - MEP & Infrastructure

As MEP and infrastructure director, Mr. Scala provides senior executive oversight for much of the firm’s work in these business lines. Possessing more than 30 years of construction management experience, he has a deep understanding of all aspects of design, pre-construction/construction, and value engineering, as well as program management and operational life cycles. Mr. Scala’s expertise also includes managing complex client relationships; supervising and coordinating large numbers of project managers, contractors, and specialty trades; and monitoring and maintaining project profitability through deft oversight of budgets, schedules, and cash flow.

He has provided project and program management oversight during dozens of assignments throughout the New York City area, including more than $1 billion of commercial real estate construction; $200 million of healthcare facilities and research laboratories; and new and upgraded electrical utility installations. This work often includes managing procurement, interfacing with facility personnel, and overseeing field operations. Mr. Scala’s expertise extends to managing complex contract negotiations and striking business deals with both new and repeat clients; effectively using value engineering and sustainable design concepts; and harmonizing the efforts of both unionized and non-unionized trades.

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