At Cummins Cederberg we have some incredible employees, so we decided to make some waves and introduce you to those incredible people who make it all happen!
Rasheed Muslimani is a senior project manager specializing in construction management, and one of the most organized people any of us have ever worked with. Rasheed’s focus is on construction administration and project delivery, but has also managed projects from design, development, permit acquisition, to finally managing the construction.
CC: Where did you grow up?
RM: Sunny and quiet Naples, Florida.
CC: Why were you interested in studying engineering/architecture?
RM: I grew up around construction with my dad running a construction business. I’ve always had a love and appreciation for architecture. When applying for schools I was considering architecture but chose to go a more math/science-based route since my hand sketches won’t be put up in any art museums. I found a dual-degree program at The University of Miami and decided to get both Civil and Architectural Engineering degrees.
CC: What is a normal day for you?
RM: It varies. Somedays I’m stacked with site meetings and project inspections. Other days I’m in the office coordinating with our great clients and collaborating with our amazing team members.
CC: What has been your favorite project so far?
RM: Tough one, they are all unique in their own way. In our Journey’s End Marina in Coral Gables project the client has a desire for some extra marina features we don’t always see. It has been a lot of fun thinking outside the box to meet their goals.
CC: How would you explain your job to a child?
RM: I have to make sure the people doing the constructing are doing it correctly. At the same time, I have to make sure the people paying for the construction are getting what they want.
CC: If you could switch jobs with anyone here, who and why?
RM: We have such a great team of people and personalities to choose from! I would say Penny Cutt or Danielle Irwin. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization, providing an amazing delivery to clients. Would love to tap into their brain for a day so I could better understand the dynamic of environmental/permitting feasibility.
CC: What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you recently here?
RM: I’ve gotten to know some construction crew members and how they interact with each other. I get to hear some pretty funny dialogue during site visits. Makes the task even more fun.
CC: What’s something most people don’t know about you?
RM: I think most would be surprised to know I love rock music (you could even say a “metal-head”), to the point I’ve traveled around the state to catch some of my favorite bands live.