A jury of six industry experts pored over a record number of entries to select Mid-Atlantic Construction�s Best of 2009. Eligible projects were located in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia or the District of Columbia and were completed between September 2008 and August 2009. Judges abstained from voting on projects with which they or their companies are affiliated.

Abu Bhargava

Abu Bhargava, Project Executive, Skanska USA

Bhargava is a LEED AP with 13 years of experience in the industry. Among the projects he has overseen are numerous pharmaceutical, research and laboratory facilities, including three jobs in Rockville, Md., for Human Genome Sciences; higher-education facilities; and projects at Fort Meade, Md., for the Department of Defense. He has authored and presented technical papers on “Labor Resource Model for Construction Projects” at Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers and Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology.

Jay Campbell, Northeast Senior Operations Manager, HDR Engineering

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Jay Campbell

Campbell, P.E., oversees operations management for 10 Northeast area offices, working with clients and project teams in HDR’s transportation, water and environmental business units. He has more than 40 years of experience guiding engineering projects in a wide variety of disciplines and has been with HDR since 1981.

Dwayne Fleger, Vice President of Operations, BE&K Building Group

With more than 25 years in the construction industry, Dwayne oversees all project-related activities for the Mid-Atlantic office of BE&K Building Group. Dwayne’s responsibilities include all phases of entitlement, project programming, design development, construction, quality control and the complete scope of project administration. Dwayne’s most notable accomplishments with BE&K Building Group include the first two $70 million mixed-use phases of Kettler’s Metropolitan Park in Pentagon City, Virginia. He has recently played a key role in winning Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Virginia’s New Training Facility, designed for LEED Gold. Dwayne received his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Franklin J. Kaye

Franklin J. Kaye, Director of Interior Architecture, Clark Nexsen

Kaye, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, has more than 25 years of experience in the design and management of public, private and commercial projects. He has been involved in more than 250 construction projects, totaling over 6,000,000 square feet of construction. His design and construction supervision experience includes facilities such as corporate and government headquarters and interiors, office building and parking garages, data centers and mission critical centers, high schools and college facilities as well as individual retail stores and retail centers.

Todd Marks, Chief Estimator Eastern Region, Barton Malow

In his 14-year career, Todd has worked for construction managers, general contractors and consulting engineering firms. His strength lies in spearheading Barton Malow’s preconstruction efforts, including value engineering, constructability reviews, and cost control services. Todd has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass.

Wilfredo Rodriguez
Todd Marks

Wilfredo Rodriguez, Designer Associate, Cannon Design

Rodriguez has more than nine years of experience with educational and commercial architecture. He focuses on prominent high-profile academic institutional and recreational architecture, which extends from master planning, programming, and design to project delivery. Rodriguez is a BIM premier designer for the Southeast region. Rodriguez is a graduate of The Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned a Master of Architecture.