Construction Management Instructors

Hitesh Dewan

Hitesh Dewan is an experienced construction and technology operations manager, with over 10 years in the construction industry. Read more.

Joann Hillenbrand

Joann Hillenbrand, CCIFP, is the Chief Financial Officer for Airco Mechanical, Inc., and has over 30 years’ experience in construction accounting and finance. Read more.

Natalie Ghilain

Natalie Ghilain is the chief estimator for Otto Construction. She is a LEED-accredited and Designated Design-Build professional, with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Read more.

Brett Mitchell

Brett Mitchell, Ph.D., is Director of Facilities Expansion at the University of California, Davis Health. Prior to joining UC Davis, Brett began his career in construction. He then transitioned towards education, teaching math and physics, and later becoming a high school principal. Brett eventually became the Director of Facilities for the San Juan Unified School District, where he managed a $2.4 Billion-dollar capital improvement effort. Brett’s post Graduate studies include a Master’s Degree in Education Administration and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. His uncommon career path and professional experience gives Brett a unique ability to manage capital improvement interests from the perspective of both a builder and an educator. 

Akop Muraydan

Akop (Jacob) Muradyan has over 18 years of experience as a project scheduler in the construction industry. As a Senior Scheduler for Swinerton, Mr. Muradyan is responsible for developing project schedules with project superintendents and managers, starting from preconstruction baseline development through final completion. He works with the project team to ensure best schedule practices are implemented to provide accurate updating, reporting and planning. Mr. Muradyan is regularly invited to speak at events on topics related to scheduling and avoiding project delays. He is a certified Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) and serves as the President of the AACE Capital California section. 

Pete Hagens

Pete Hagens has over 13 years of experience as a project scheduler, Primavera application trainer and implementation specialist. Mr. Hagens has developed both in-person and virtual training courses for Primavera applications for beginner and advanced users. These courses draw on experience acquired while providing consulting services for owners, general contractors and subcontractors across many industries, including heavy civil, commercial, residential, oil and gas and medical. The scheduling services provided include development and review of proposal, baseline and update schedules, as well as time impact evaluations.