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Abdullah Hassaballah

Abdullah Hassaballah

Senior Associate

Abdullah Hassaballah has experience in project management, design, project controls, document review, and claims analysis. He specializes in the area of CPM scheduling, delay, and disruption claims. Prior to joining CPMI, he worked full time for a contractor where he was the assistant project manager supervising construction trades, subcontractors, and project controls for an 83-story tower in Africa. He has various design and on-site field experience in courthouses, high-rise, office buildings, residential and infrastructure projects; reviewing construction documents, cost and schedule maintenance, and change order negotiation. Abdullah is fluent in English, Spanish, and Arabic.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Civil Engineering Dual Focus in Construction Management and Structural Engineering

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers, Member

Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), Member

Project Highlights

High Rise Tower – Responsible for managing one-quarter of an 83-story, $3 billion tower in Africa as the team leader for an over 20-person team consisting of self-performing trades, junior engineers, supervisors, and subcontractors. Submitted requests for information and requests for proposals, was involved in procurement of subcontractors, and resolved site conflicts with the design architect and owner. Reviewed construction documents and shop drawings, and checked for code compliance utilizing the Egyptian Building Code and the International Building Code. Tracked productivity and prepared schedule updates during the project.

Residential Complex – Performed field work for a $50 million residential complex in downtown Cairo consisting of a combination of 58 stand-alone and town-houses. Implemented quality assurance and quality control programs to ensure quality items meet and exceed scope requirements. Created six-week look-ahead schedules and followed up on progress via daily construction meetings with subcontractors to track output. Wrote daily and weekly progress reports and communicated the overall status of the project to the owner on a weekly basis.

Courthouse – Worked on the design and design-development of an $85 million courthouse in Pennsylvania using S-Frame, Revit BIM, and RAM S-Concrete to design slabs, beams and columns for the six-story structure including double and triple-height floors. Designed for progressive collapse requirements requested by the owner to ensure building safety and resilience in the event of an attack on the building’s envelope or key structural elements. Responded to requests for information and performed site visits to ensure proper execution of the design intention.

Public Service Building – Reviewed contracts and wrote scope items for a $95 million public service building in downtown Minneapolis. Revised documents and permits for the preconstruction phase of the project and coordinated subcontractor onboarding with the schedule to ensure timely starts and finishes for different trades. Reviewed bills of quantity and procurement requirements to align with schedule needs and implemented the company’s lean construction practices which included on-time deliveries to reduce waste and storage costs.

Water Desalination Plant – Surveyed site progress and status for a 2300 cubic meter desalination plant for an industrial zone in Suez, Egypt. Supervised reinforced steel and concrete casting to ensure design document specifications are met. Tracked manpower and updated the project schedule daily to reflect progress and the impact of delays and unexpected site conditions on the schedule.