ENR New England's 2015 Top Young Professionals
Adviser for the world's largest UV disinfection projects
33, Project Manager
An expert in UV disinfection systems, Collins has worked on the three largest such systems in the world. Collins was recently the technical adviser for the start-up of New York City's Cat-Del UV facility—the largest UV facility in the world. In addition, he serves as a UV expert on the planning, design, construction and start-up of the Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power's UV facilities—the second- and third-largest UV disinfection facilities. He is also an expert in advanced oxidation process and led groundbreaking testing in oxidation of 1,4-dioxane and peroxide quenching. He is also responsible for performance testing of the Patoka Lake UV AOP facility, which is ARCADIS' first municipal UV AOP application.
Changing industry approach to risk management on global projects
37, Deputy Director, Risk Management
As risk management techniques have evolved in recent years to improve the predictability and the decision-making process on projects, Gamez has established himself as an expert in the field. At AECOM, he helped develop the firm's global risk management practice. He has made significant contributions to several high-profile programs around the world, including the $10-billion New Port Project in Doha, Qatar; the $4.5-billion Second Avenue Subway in New York City; the $4-billion Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, N.Y.; the $5-billion Simandou Rail project in Guinea, Africa; and the $2.5-billion National Highway of Networks Program in Trinidad and Tobago.