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JOHN J. PRENDERGAST
VICE PRESIDENT, PROJECT MANAGEMENT/SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

John J. Prendergast serves as a Vice President, Project Management, Senior Project Director, for MBI Group.

Serving as Vice President Project Management at MBI Group, Mr. Prendergast has consistently carried out multi-million dollar projects, differing in size as well as scope. A couple of recent examples include: Miraval Living (formerly known as River Terrace Apartments), 7 WTC/ConEdison Substation and The Boys' Club of NY. The multi-year and multi-phase 437,000 square foot renovation at River Terrace: Miraval Living includes the conversion of the apartment units into premier residential units along with upgrading the amenities including the lobby, exterior facade, gym, health club, and gardens.


A seasoned construction professional with over 25 years of experience, Mr. Prendergast is responsible for all aspects of project management, expediting of approvals and materials as well as managing the daily activities of MBI Group's subcontractors as well as its project personnel, both in the field and in the office. Mr. Prendergast recently completed a 10-hour OSHA class as well as 7-hour Site Safety class as part of his ongoing commitment to safety at construction sites. He also interacts with clients as well as architects, engineers and consultants on a daily basis.

A technology and telecommunications expert, Mr. Prendergast managed the $16 million, 60,000 s.f. co-location facility for Network Plus, an integrated telecommunications provider as well as a data center host, built to satisfy the most demanding requirements of today’s Internet service providers, dot.com companies and Telco hotels, among others.

Mr. Prendergast began his career with MBI Group as a construction superintendent, responsible for scheduling of trades, problem solving and quality control. Earlier in his career, Mr. Prendergast served as a field superintendent for Tarrant Inc., based in Edison, New Jersey. This position called for the organization of manpower and equipment, supervising the erection of structural and miscellaneous steel projects and producing and organizing shop drawings.

He began his work in the construction industry at A.H. Harrison & Sons, Inc. as the head of drafting before assuming the position of head of engineering/drafting department at Structural Accessories, Inc. In this capacity, Mr. Prendergast reorganized the firm’s drafting department by utilizing a CAD system in addition to preparing shop drawings for various types of bridge expansion joints, pot bearings and steel items.

Mr. Prendergast earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey as well as an Associates degree in Civil/Construction Engineering Technology from Middlesex County College.

jprendergast@mbiny.com
 
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