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AECOM Tishman’s Maggie Kwan Named President of CIB New York

NEW YORK, NY, Mar 24, 2023 – AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced that AECOM Tishman’s Maggie Kwan has been elected by the Concrete Industry Board (CIB) of New York as its next Board President, succeeding current president Benjamin Pimentel.. In this role, Kwan will advance CIB’s mission, support its members, and grow the organization’s presence within the industry. Kwan previously served as CIB’s first vice president, a role she has held for the past two years. As AECOM Tishman’s senior vice president, civil and structural engineering, Kwan is involved in the construction of every tower project the company builds in New York.

“I’m honored to accept this appointment and look forward to serving this board and our members as a leader—and advocate,” said Kwan. “Together, we will help advance our core principles; reach new industry heights; and grow further diverse, inclusive opportunity for the next generation of professionals and skilled workers within the sector. CIB is rightly recognized for our commitment to the highest professional standards, and it is with great pride that I will serve as its next President.”

CIB past-president Pimentel noted that he was pleased with the decision of the CIB membership to elect Kwan, saying “Maggie Kwan will bring energy to the CIB leadership; I am certain the CIB will be in good hands during her tenure as Board President.”

An industry leader for more than 25 years, Kwan’s expertise guides large-scale projects throughout the City. Her past work includes iconic projects such as 7 World Trade, One Times Square, The American Museum of Natural History, and One Vanderbilt. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Professional Women in Construction Achievement Award, Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business, Crain’s Top 40 Under 40, and the American Institute of Steel Construction Award.

Kwan’s appointment is effective immediately, for a two-year term.

CIB executive director, Michael Fischer, noted the importance of Kwan’s election. “Kwan brings a fresh perspective to her presidency by her tenacity and dedication to CIB and to the concrete construction industry,” he said, adding “her position as a female industry professional of Asian-American descent is noteworthy, but frankly her achievements have eclipsed the demographics.”

About AECOM Tishman

AECOM Tishman is one of the world’s leading builders, spanning over 100 years and responsible for managing construction of more than 600 million square feet, including iconic projects such as the World Trade Center, Manhattan West, One Vanderbilt, and Hudson Yards. AECOM Tishman is part of AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, their public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Their teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through their unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022.

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About CIB

The Concrete Industry Board of New York Fosters the highest quality design and construction of concrete structures through education, exchange and debate; is dedicated to the practice of the highest professional ethical standards in all elements of the concrete construction industry; and advances the use of quality concrete.

Bob Flaherty Joins Locusview as VP Sales

CHICAGO, IL, Mar 23, 2023 – Locusview, a pioneer in digital construction management (DCM) for utilities, recently welcomed former Trimble executive Bob Flaherty as its new vice president of sales. Bob joins Locusview’s North American sales team, working with Chuck Lang, who was recently promoted to senior vice president of global sales.

Bob Flaherty

With over 20 years of experience in the utility industry, Bob brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Locusview team, having previously led product development/strategy, marketing, professional services/delivery, client success, and sales teams.

“We are thrilled to have Bob join our team,” said Locusview co-founder and CEO Shahar Levi. “His experience and leadership in the utility industry will be invaluable as we continue to grow and expand our business through our sales team and partner network.”

Bob was formerly a CIO for a utility billing/CIS/asset management company. While in that role, he was part of Esri’s cross-vendor team tasked with creating “industry standard” utility geospatial network connectivity data models.

He then helped launch Trimble’s utility practice before working nine years at Oracle utilities. At Oracle, he helped drive early adopters of Oracle’s Smart Grid-related utility solutions and data science platform.

Pre-pandemic, Bob returned to Trimble Utilities to oversee its North America Electric, Gas, Water & Wastewater operations. While in this role, Bob led Trimble sales, pre-sales, inside sales, partner channel, and delivery teams working with multi-billion-dollar Tier 1 utility companies.

Bob is excited about the opportunity to join Locusview and contribute to the company’s continued success. “Increasing regulatory pressures and investments in infrastructure have magnified the critical need for utilities to connect their physical and digital worlds. I am honored to join such a talented team and look forward to helping drive customer value with our DCM solution in the utility space,” Bob said.

About Locusview

Locusview is a digital construction management (DCM) platform that manages the entire infrastructure process for utilities, from planning to revenue. Founded in 2014, Locusview enables all stakeholders to streamline data flow and manage the three crucial phases of infrastructure construction projects: planning, construction, and close-out. Guided by a mission to be the world leader in digital construction technology that supports large-scale infrastructure projects from design to completion, it is committed to creating the future of smart utility construction technologies.

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