Former NYCSCA Senior Director, Elan Abneri, PE, Appointed As President of Velocity Architecture & Engineering Group, DPC
New York, NY, May 11, 2020 – BRAVO, A Cooperative Company, has appointed former New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) Senior Director, Elan Abneri, P.E., as President of Velocity Architecture & Engineering Group, DPC. Mr. Abneri will provide strategic direction and help drive critical growth initiatives for Velocity, the architectural and engineering services division of BRAVO. He will report to Ehab Shehata, BRAVO’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
“I have enjoyed a professional relationship with Elan for more than twenty years,” said Mr. Shehata. “I am confident that he will provide the strong leadership needed to advance our mission and achieve our strategic goal of becoming a leading provider of architectural and engineering services in the New York metropolitan region.”
Prior to joining Velocity, Mr. Abneri served as Senior Director of the SCA’s Design Consultant Management Studio. In this role, he was responsible for leading their team of design managers and project managers as they oversaw the agency’s design consultants for their Emergency, Capacity and Capital Improvement Project (CIP) programs. He also played a key role in development of the agency’s last three Five-Year Capital Plans, totaling approximately $40 billion dollars. Mr. Abneri started his career with the SCA in 1990 as an Assistant Manager with their Plumbing & Drainage Unit and rapidly advanced through the agency in various management and leadership roles.
“Elan has an outstanding reputation in the New York market and beyond,” commented Shehata. “Our public clients will benefit from his unique perspective gained through guiding the design studio of one of the City’s most vital agencies.”
In addition to his three decades of service at the SCA, Mr. Abneri has also served as a Mechanical Engineer in the Sanitary Unit of the Long Island City Board of Education and a Project Manager in the Capital Programs-Design of Mechanical Systems Department of the Health and Hospitals Corporation of New York City. He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Hofstra University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York.
About Bravo, A Cooperative Company
Bravo is the partnering of Velocity Architectural Services, Bradford Construction Corporation (WBE), and Chu Engineering (MBE). The cooperative brings together some of the industry’s most distinguished leaders and technical experts, united by their decades of experience modernizing vital infrastructure and iconic facilities throughout the New York metropolitan area. Bravo delivers value to its clients by offering the full-breadth of architectural, engineering, and construction management services through an efficient organization that is structured to promote attentive client service, responsive project delivery, and quality. Through their offices in New York City, Long Island City, NY, and Newark, NJ, Bravo’s family of companies serve public and private clients covering a wide-range of markets, including education, government, transportation, real estate, healthcare, industrial, power, and water.
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