James Bradley, a construction management executive and project management consultant with a 37-year background in construction, has been hired to lead the architectural and engineering
Bradley, who will begin work on Oct. 25, has a one-year appointment, says Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith, vice president for operations.
“Jim is uniquely qualified to lead the department at this time,” she says. “He brings us experience in facilities management and site infrastructure, and the University will be the beneficiary of his background in planning and managing project development, design,
and construction in an academic environment.”
Bradley was president and CEO of a contracting and construction management company for 14 years, and specialized in institutional, industrial, commercial, marine, and deep foundation projects.
His construction management experience includes public and private schools, research and other college facilities, healthcare, and commercial office facilities, as well as renovation and restoration of historically significant buildings.
He also brings experience in facilities management and site infrastructure.
A former employee of PinnacleOne, Bradley has run his own consulting firm, and recently completed a successful assignment for the City of Hartford that included the creation of a program management and project oversight function for Hartford’s $1.0 billion public school construction and renovation program.
“This experience should be particularly valuable to the University as we continue to improve our project planning and management processes,” says Flaherty-Goldsmith.
Bradley testified before the Governor’s Commission on UConn Review and Accountability about the work he had done with PinnacleOne in 1998 and 1999 when that firm conducted a review of UConn 2000.
Bradley replaces Larry Schilling, who resigned late last year.