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Rawle Sawh

Lecturer, Construction Administration; VDC Director, Gilbane Building Company

Rawle Sawh serves as the Director of VDC for Gilbane Building Company’s NY region. He has over 12 years’ experience in the construction industry. He is responsible for leveraging BIM and various other technologies while managing numerous aspects of VDC for a number of projects throughout the New York region.

In addition, he and his team train Operations staff as well as numerous sub-contractors who are involved in the 3D coordination process. He has implemented BIM on a variety of projects including educational/higher education, healthcare facilities, residential, commercial, sporting venues as well as airports. Rawle has provided support to some of New York City’s largest and most complex projects including Hudson Yards, the Delta Terminal at JFK International Airport and Columbia University’s Manhattanville Development

Rawle also serves as an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University where he’s taught a course entitled IT Advantages in Construction for the past 10 years where he teaches working professionals, most of whom already hold some sort of position in the AEC industry. The course provides students will a solid hands-on foundation in BIM and other technologies that are revolutionizing the way construction projects are now being delivered. The class explores benefits of BIM tools/methodologies as used by design teams, construction managers, sub-contractors and owners.

Key Projects: 

  • Columbia University Manhattanville Campus
  • JFK Terminal 4 Delta Expansion
  • Hudson Yards
  • Norton Museum of Art
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Northwell Health Women’s Hospital
  • Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Albright-Knox Museum

Rawle teaches IT Advantages in Construction. 


  • M.A., University of Maryland
  • B.S., University of Maryland