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Barry Cohen Joins Partner as Technical Director

Cohen will focus on expanding Partner’s construction risk management resources around the country.

Malvern, PA – Construction industry veteran Barry Cohen has joined Partner Engineering and Science Inc. (Partner), a national firm focused on environmental, engineering, and energy consulting and construction risk management headquartered in Torrance, CA, as Technical Director.

The US construction industry continues to gain strength, with the Dodge Data and Analytics 2015 Forecast predicting the total U.S. construction starts for 2015 to rise to $612 billion, a growth of nearly nine percent from the year before. Cohen will play a critical role in furthering the expansion of Partner’s construction risk management group in response to the growing demands of construction services due to an overall increase of construction spending nationwide.

Cohen will apply his national experience and expertise providing construction and facility management services to help clients around the country better manage risks throughout real estate transactions, ownership and development projects. Contributing over forty years of experience within the construction and engineering services industry, Cohen will be an exceptionally valuable addition to the Partner team.

"With a background in the technical construction consulting field and more than 20 years in senior leadership roles, Barry has the experience and the network to continue to grow our practice and capabilities. His deep industry knowledge and experience providing pre-construction and construction management services make him an incredibly capable and trusted resource to our clients in addressing construction risk," says Brian Ward, Principal.

Throughout his career, Cohen has served many industries including multifamily, airport, office, retail, hospitality, education, residential, and healthcare. Recently, he served as the President of BC Consulting Group, a real estate development and business services consulting firm, where he oversaw provisions of consulting services as Owners’ Representative for real estate development and business operations. He provided leadership in planning, business operations, and project implementation while also maintaining strategic alliances with professional associates. Prior to that, Cohen managed the construction department for a prominent nationally recognized REIT in Colorado, AIMCO, the largest owner/ manager of apartments in the nation.

"Joining Partner’s Construction Risk Management team allows me to not only share my experience with a team of fantastic professionals, but to actively participate and shape how this quickly growing team can take on evolving challenges. We are rapidly expanding our national footprint in our core construction services as well as adding to our service offerings, and I’m excited to be able to help drive this effort," enthuses Cohen.

Cohen has a Bachelor's degree from Stockton State College in Human Ecology.