KAI Design & Build, a leading health care design and construction services firm has hired Ron Covarrubias, CPE, as director of preconstruction services. Covarrubias has 28 years of estimating, project management and teaching experience. Covarrubias will be responsible for recruitment, development and retainment of preconstruction staff; maximizing existing systems and databases; providing all levels of estimates; approving preconstruction deliverables; consulting with project teams; and developing relationships with vendors and subcontractors, among other duties. Prior to KAI, he served as director of estimating and preconstruction for Alberici Constructors. Covarrubias has a Bachelor of Science in construction from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Ill.
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