Tishman Senior Project Manager Receives Award from Regional Alliance for Small Contractors
New York, NY (October, 2007) — Flora Ramos, a Senior Project Manager for Tishman
Construction Corporation, received the Arthur Pearlroth Trailblazer of the Year Award from the Regional Alliance for Small Contractors at a luncheon held recently at The Lighthouse at Chelsea.
“Working on the Freedom Tower project – in the heart of downtown Manhattan – was not
something I planned on, but it is one of the most important assignments of my career. Being part of the rebuilding of such a significant and monumental project is certainly an honor,” said Ms. Ramos. “This award is very special to me and I thank Tishman and the Regional Alliance.”
As a premier construction industry partnership headquartered in New York and led by major
construction firms and public agencies, the Regional Alliance for Small Contractors was created in 1990 to assist the growth of small, minority and women-owned business enterprises in construction and related industries.
Ms. Ramos has been with Tishman Construction since 1993—serving in several unique roles on many high-profile projects in the New York metropolitan area including 7 World Trade Center, the first new building to rise at Ground Zero since September 2001; the Continental Airlines Global Gateway Program at Newark Liberty International Airport; and Claremont Tower (the regional FBI Headquarters in downtown Newark, NJ). She is currently part of Tishman’s team managing construction for Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site.
Currently, Flora is focusing on meeting Freedom Tower’s Minority and Women-owned Business
Enterprises (M/WBE) goals, and is striving to broaden initiatives for increased opportunities to M/WBE contractors on the historic rebuilding of the World Trade Center (WTC) site. Her recent efforts on behalf of this program include the Regional Alliance-sponsored “Networking for Success” event in July, which drew over 400 attendees.
In her specialized project management capacity, Flora performs outreach and field coordination with M/WBE to facilitate participation, and meet all necessary contract requirements within specified time and budget parameters. She serves as the liaison between Tishman and M/WBE firms by working closely with state certifying agencies, clients, and prime contractors.
Flora’s involvement with the Regional Alliance started in 2000, with the Continental Global Gateway project at Liberty International Airport and has grown since.
She was also a key participant in attaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) credits on 7 WTC, and played an instrumental role in the building’s gaining Gold status as NYC’s first LEED-certified office building. At the Freedom Tower project, Flora continues to coordinate and manage the efforts to attain LEED Gold certification.
Additionally, Flora is an active member of The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s
“Mentor/Protégé Program” to foster the growth of M/WBE contractors and facilitate their
inclusion on Tishman projects.
Flora is heavily involved with internship programs for Tishman which include the Boy Scouts of America’s Explorers Program, the New York City School Construction Authority’s internship program for students who have defined their careers, and the Children Aid Society’s internship program.
Flora holds a B.S. in Sociology, and a Masters Degree in Special Education. In order to enhance her performance in her ever-expanding role in some of New York’s most challenging building assignments, Flora recently attained a certificate in Project Management from the Mechanics Institute in New York City.
About Tishman Construction Corporation
Tishman Construction Corporation (TCC), founded in 1898, is one of the nation's premier
Construction Managers, Project Managers, and Owner Representatives. Known for its
innovative approaches to building and technology, Tishman is responsible for the construction of more than 435 million square feet of space, incorporating facilities of every size and type. TCC ranks #5 in the nation on Building Design & Construction's Top Construction Managers list. For further information, please visit www.tishman.com.