Bachelor of Construction Management, Newcastle University (2004)
David Howard commenced his working life with Westfield Design and Construction and, following the completion of the upgrading of the Tuggerah Regional Shopping Centre, he moved to work with the Linx Group on the central coast of NSW. He then worked with Graph for two years prior to moving to the USA in 2009.
During his time overseas he was employed by Kettering Health Network (KHN), a private healthcare provider based in Dayton, Ohio. At KHN, David was responsible for the delivery of a wide range of projects across many of KHN’s eight hospitals, and its several health centres. At the time of his resignation, to return home to Newcastle, he held the position of Director of Construction Management, controlling all KHN’s projects from concept to final design, through the construction process, to completion, commissioning and operation.
David’s responsibilities at KHN ranged from the delivery of minor refurbishments and extensions to major projects, such as:
- delivery of the Schuster Heart Hospital
- early works for Kettering Cancer Centre (the project was ongoing at the time of David’s departure)
- linear accelerator vault at Kettering Medical Center.
He has experienced a wide spectrum of healthcare projects, many of which were delivered within the challenging setting of a fully functioning hospital.
David brings to any project his sound knowledge of the building process, and extensive experience in the management of design and construction projects, particularly those associated with health care. His time in the USA also increased his commitment to customer-focused delivery.
His primary role at Graph today is running Graph Residential but he also fills the role of Development Manager for clients wanting a ‘start to finish’ development service. Graph has the expertise to manage developments from small residential projects through to large commercial projects.