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Robert Rafanelli

Senior Director, Construction Services


Located in

Atlanta, Georgia
  • Master Project Manager Certification – AAPM
  • Certified International Project Manager – AAPM Project Management
  • Certification – Kepner Tregoe


  • Project Management Institute / PMI
  • Expert Consultant – GLG Inc., Coleman Consulting, & Guidepoint Global, LLC.
  • Georgia Tech Mentor for the Architecture and Building Sciences Graduate Students
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Criminology, University of Maryland College Park

Related Course Work & Activities

  • Architecture
  • Construction Management
  • Study of Human Behavior
  • Research Methods – Statistics
  • Communication & Crisis
  • Peer Counselling
  • Human Resource Management



  • Bluebeam: Digital Construction Drawings
  • Scrum Master, Certification, Advanced and Base
  • Construction Management: Lean Construction
  • PlanGrid: Digital Construction Drawings
  • PlanGrid: Managing Construction Activities
  • Project Management: Preventing Scope Creep
  • Construction Change Orders
  • Designing Healthy Work Environments
  • Glass & Energy
  • Window Films
  • Effective Acoustics
  • Zinc Roofs & Walls
  • Concrete, Stain & Rebar
  • Impermeable Concrete
  • Wind and Seismic Design
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainable HVAC Design
  • MEP 101
  • ProCore Project Management
  • Architectural Coating Systems


Robert Rafanelli, a construction services management consultant, is Senior Director of Construction within Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.’s Integrated Facility Services group in the Atlanta office. In this capacity, his primary objective is to lead and foster the growth of Partner’s Owner’s Representation (OR) practice, with a specific focus on the built environment.

With over three decades of experience in construction project management, of which a decade is dedicated to Owner’s Representation, Rafanelli has a wealth of expertise. His portfolio features project contributions for renowned brands such as Zara, Chick-fil-A, and Steve Madden. Rafanelli boasts certification as an AAPM Certified International Project Manager and Master Project Manager.

He excels in delivering expert analyses, including Document and Cost Review, Contractor Evaluation, Code Compliance Inspection, Construction Progress Monitoring, Pay Application Review (i.e., Funds Control), Cost to Complete assessments, Pre-Construction Document & Cost Analysis, and Budget Reviews.

Rafanelli’s extensive background in the realm of construction management is marked by a particular emphasis on Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC), ensuring that the client’s projects are executed successfully. This assurance arises from meticulous analysis that combines on-site observation and a comprehensive review of contract documents. Furthermore, Rafanelli brings considerable proficiency to the table in directing intricate projects across an array of sectors, spanning commercial, industrial, retail, mixed-use, hospitality, and residential developments of diverse sizes and types.

  • 30 years of experience in the Construction Project Management, Project Management, and Risk Management fields for Commercial, Industrial, Retail, Hospitality, Religious, and Residential.
  • 12 years of experience in Industrial distribution centers & material handling
  • 10 years of experience as an Owner or Owners Representative
  • 9 years of experience in the Retail & Hospitality sector
  • 5 1/2 years of experience on the Architecture side
  • 4 years of experience on the General Contractors’ side

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