Allston, MA James McGrath has joined G. Greene Construction as a full-time MEP coordinator. With 35 years of industry experience, he brings an array of knowledge and expertise that assists in the company’s everyday operations. Over the course of McGrath’s career, he has worked as a master plumber, sprinkler fitter, MEP estimator and project manager. McGrath engages in all phases of a project from preconstruction to closeout.
The key to G. Greene’s long-lasting relationships with their clients is their ability to be in tune to each clients’ needs and provide exemplary customer service. In doing this, G. Greene recognized that by bringing a coordination role such as MEP coordinator, into the mix– a fully integrated approach to project management could be achieved. With McGrath’s input in a project’s beginning stages, conflicts in contract documentation are identified, and timely, equitable solutions put in place before work even begins - keeping budgets intact and schedules on time. McGrath also advocates for the client by reviewing contract costs and change orders to qualify scope and ensure proposed costs are aligned. When feasible he will provide value engineering suggestions to the client.
The benefit of McGrath’s contributions as G. Greene’s MEP coordinator is two-fold in that not only are clients’ needs supported, but the internal processes of the project management team as well.
Upon analyzation of equipment and procurement, James drafts and maintains realistic project schedules. MEP subcontractors are also worked with closely to ensure quality control. McGrath can often be found onsite monitoring field installation for compliance with industry standards, current codes and project requirements. He also plays a crucial role in aiding the closeout process by way of start-ups, testing, and commissioning.
When McGrath was asked what he enjoys most about taking on this position, he said “What I like most is the diversity and challenge of working and coordinating with all the MEP trades. Creating and coordinating with a great team working towards the same goal is always satisfying.”