Derek has over eight years experience in the construction field. His responsibilities include construction and design scheduling and coordination, material procurement, project estimation, subcontractor hiring and ensuring that construction quality, safety and progress proceed according to the owner’s requirements. He has worked on international projects for Heinz in Shanghai, China, and numerous projects in the United Arab Emirates including Jebel Ali, Jumeirah Lake Towers, and Limitless Modular Chiller Plant.
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