Facility Profile - October 2013
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Playgrounds

All Playgrounds Are Not Created Equal
Rosedale Recreation Center in Washington, D.C.

By Mahboud Nobakht



FOR MORE INFORMATION
Washington D.C. Department of Parks & Recreation: dpr.dc.gov
Washington D.C. Department of General Services: dgs.dc.gov
Brailsford & Dunlavey Inc.: www.programmanagers.com


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mahboud Nobakht, a Project Manager with Brailsford & Dunlavey in Washington, D.C., has extensive experience in project planning and implementation, and has been associated with nearly 3 million square feet of new projects in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area with contract values totaling over $1.4 billion dollars. His contracting portfolio includes construction of commercial office buildings and interior fit-outs, healthcare, community recreation, aviation, and renovation projects. Nobakht's core competencies include estimating, scheduling, procurement and public approvals, as part of pre-construction services; contract administration, risk management and project controls, as part of construction services. In addition to working on program management assignments, he has presented an educational session on community recreation at the Virginia Recreation and Parks Society's annual conference and has also written publications for parks and recreation journals.