My career in construction began in high school as a laborer. I thought to be so lucky to build and repair homes (and clean up a lot) rather than work at Taco Bell. Through the years I stayed in the trade, eventually working into commercial construction in 2004 on the owner’s side for a real estate development firm. As a project manager I oversaw the full scope of projects from the initial due diligence studies, financing, team selection, construction through sales and leasing. I remember the day we hired a construction manager. Two months later I noticed my job had lost its luster. It took me a few days to make the connection, our new construction manager took care of all the construction duties (aka- fun things). It was then that I realized the construction interval was the most exciting and challenging phase of the projects so I went back to college and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management.
I have managed safety programs and training, mastered scheduling for complex 4,000+ activity projects, controlled costs and coordinated MEPF on over 20 projects. In recent years I have turned over to the bright side- Building Information Modeling. Working with General Contractors, Subcontractors, Owners and Architects I assist teams in this vast, ever-improving BIM arena. I can’t always find my pen and I live in a BIM Cave (Computer Aided Virtual Environment), but I am good at bringing teams together for a common goal. BIM presents many opportunities and challenges but is nothing short of a paradigm shift for the industry that has far reaching social, cultural, contractual, cost and building performance implications.
James L. Salmon, Esq.
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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