Shant Paklaian Joins HNTB in Chicago
CHICAGO – Shant Paklaian joined HNTB Corporation as construction manager, based in the firm’s Chicago office. Paklaian has 12 years of experience managing construction projects and programs in a variety of private sector roles.
Paklaian provides technical and engineering support to major program and construction management initiatives with a focus on the transit and rail sector. He is responsible for resolving technical field issues, coordinating between owner operations, architects and contractors, and facilitating project delivery.
“Shant is an experienced leader and skilled relationship-builder who uses his industry knowledge to deliver comprehensive solutions to HNTB’s clients in Illinois,” said Mark Becherer, PE, HNTB Chicago office leader and vice president.
Prior to joining HNTB, Paklaian served as construction oversight manager for Chicago Transit Authority’s Program Management consultant. In addition to his CTA experience, his background in the region includes work for Chicago Department of Aviation, Chicago Department of Transportation and Illinois Tollway.
Paklaian earned a Bachelor of Science in construction management from Bradley University, and is working on a Master of Science in construction management. He is involved in the Professional Order of Engineering Technology and Construction Management Association of America.
In Chicago, HNTB has advanced some of the region’s most significant infrastructure projects, including serving as lead designer and providing construction oversight services for Chicago Transit Authority’s Wilson Station reconstruction project; program management for Illinois Tollway’s $14 billion Move Illinois program; lead designer for Phases 1 and 2 of Chicago Department of Transportation’s Lakefront Trail; and owner’s representative services for Chicago Department of Aviation’s O’Hare and Midway Capital Improvement Programs.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. Celebrating 105 years in the United States and more than 50 years in Illinois, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients, currently employing approximately 160 full-time professionals in the state. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com.