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APPENDIX A Cost Estimators Interviewed The following section presents the experience and qualifications of the professional cost esti- mators interviewed for this research. Cesare DeRose, a vice president with AECOM Transportation, has over 25 years of experience in the field of heavy construction. Projects Mr. DeRose has worked on have been in the $1 to $200 million range. Typical duties have included cost estimating, scheduling, engineering, design, constructability, project management, site supervision, and project planning in all types of involved engineering tasks. Mr. DeRose has worked on many large projects, including the Lincoln Center Development Corporation, preliminary and final design of the Second Avenue Subway, the New York City Water Tunnel project, the Queensboro Bridge, the Charles River Bridge crossing in Boston, the Amawalk and Titicus dams, rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Bat- tery Tunnel, the Tappan Zee fender replacement, and the Hillview Reservoir wall extension and sediment removal. In addition to this, his involvement has been with bridge, highway, and other heavy construction; sewer and utility work; foundation supports; marine construction; and com- mercial rehabilitation. James T. Czarnecky, AICP, a senior project manager with AECOM Transportation, is a nation- ally certified professional planner (AICP) and Master of Community Planning (MCP), and has 19 years of transportation planning and civil engineering experience. He has managed and par- ticipated in all phases of project development, including systems planning, major investment studies (MIS), alternatives analysis, environmental impact statements, preliminary engineering, and final design and construction support. He specializes in the development and analysis of multimodal transportation networks, inclusive of transit and highway components designed to complement the foreseeable socioeconomic conditions and related planning initiatives unique to each community. Mr. Czarnecky is focused on a realistic approach to solving transportation problems with respect to the balancing of costs and benefits. Raul V. Bravo, president of Raul V. Bravo & Associates Inc., has over 40 years of experience in the design, development, construction, and implementation of transportation vehicles and sys- tems. Since 1974 Mr. Bravo has been primarily involved with guided transportation; first as engineering manager for Rohr Industries and later as Amtrak's director of equipment design and operations planning; since 1979, Mr. Bravo has been managing director of Raul V. Bravo & Associates Inc., transportation planners and engineers, located in the Washington, DC, metro- politan area. Mr. Bravo is a member of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) assist- ing the Federal Railroad Administrator in developing new rules and regulations. Mr. Bravo is also a member of TRB committees examining the future of intercity passenger rail in the United States and management structures, and standardization of rail systems and vehicles. 58