about us

Fundamental management/design philosophy is the commitment to bring the company’s owner-oriented, practical value added approach to development, which has been established and refined on projects undertaken by the company, to projects developed for every client.

CGI’s management strategy is specifically designed to: create a true public/private partnership through collaboration and cooperation with the client; complete the project as soon as possible through aggressive scheduling; maximize value by ensuring the most reasonable cost to the client; incorporate the best commercial practices in the design and construction industries. We believe that there are four basic qualities that are essential to the successful management of any project, which are: Leadership/Communication, Responsiveness/Flexibility, Design Excellence, and Quality.

C.A. Yibirin

CARLOS A. YIBIRIN - LEED Accredited Professional

Carlos Yibirin is responsible for the development and mentoring of our construction quality management, engineering design and general contracting professionals, as well as maintaining and expanding company and client relationships.

Carlos reviews and analyzes contractors change orders and claims, prepare budget estimates and technical analysis, provide recommendations for approval and assist the owners in negotiating change orders and claims. He reviews and analyzes the baseline construction schedules and subsequent schedule updates presented by the general contractors. In the event that the project is behind schedule or has the potential to fall behind schedule, Carlos will work closely with the general contractors, the design team and the owners to identify cost-effective means to recover the schedule.

Carlos has over 26 years of experience in every phase of construction management, development, engineering design and general contracting. He is an excellent communicator, conscientious designer, tenacious negotiator, strong leader and superb team player. His devotion to project and client sets him apart in the construction industry. Carlos started his engineering career at Venaire (mechanical contractor), Venezuela in 1984 as project engineer. In 1986 he joined Atchison & Keller (mechanical contractor) as design engineer and assistant project manager. He then worked for PKP Engineers, PC in 1987 as a project manager/design engineer for government and private projects. In 1992 he worked for ICF/Kaiser Engineers as a project engineer/construction manager for the consolidation of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. He joined AEPA Architects Engineers in 1993 as a construction manager to the National Institutes of Health. In 1996 he worked for Hill International, Inc. as a construction quality manager to the General Services Administration and the National Institutes of Health. He served as a partner for GRD Construction Consultants, Inc. in 1997 before establishing CAY Group International, Inc. Mr. Yibirin received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1984. He took graduate studies in construction management at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Mr. Yibirin is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the U.S. Green Building Council. He is a LEED Accredited Professional. Following is a list of projects Carlos worked on while employed at various companies.

Construction Quality Management

  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Washington, DC, $32.5M
  • Monument I, II and IV, Base Buildings, Herndon, VA, $30.2M
  • Victor Building, Washington, DC, $21.5M
  • Department of Justice, Washington, DC, $12M
  • National Institutes of Health Animal Center at Building 102, Poolesville, MD, $10M
  • Gateway 270 Business Center, Clarksburg, Maryland, $9M
  • 1101 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, $5.5M
  • Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, Washington, DC, $3.2M
  • National Institutes of Health Animal Center at Building 104, Poolesville, MD, $3M
  • National Institutes of Health, Building 14E, Bethesda, MD, $2.8M
  • National Institutes of Health Animal Center at Building 103, Poolesville, MD, $2.5M
  • National Institutes of Health, Building 8, Bethesda, MD, $430,000
  • Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA
  • Hillcrest Towne III, Hillcrest, MD
  • Meridian Place I and II, Washington, D.C.
  • Marriott Corporation International Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

      Design Projects

      • National Institutes of Health, Buildings 32, 36, 37 and 41 - Laboratories, Bethesda, MD
      • National Institutes of Health, Building 6 – Animal Rooms, Bethesda, MD
      • National Institutes of Health, Building 6A – Conference Room / Offices, Bethesda, MD
      • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Fire Arms, Rockville, MD
      • J.W. Powell Building, Reston, VA
      • Department of Energy, Germantown, MD
      • National Institute of Standard and Technology
      • Howard County Public Schools, Howard County, MD
      • Dulles Fitness Center, Tysons Corner, VA
      • Voice of America, Bethany, OH
      • Friendship Heights Mixed Use Development, Washington, DC
      • Federal Express Distribution Center, Washington, DC
      • Embassy of Mexico, Washington, DC
      • Department of Defense, Washington, DC
      • Universal North Building, Washington, D.C.
      • Millcourt, Rosslyn, VA
      • United States Department of Agriculture, Buildings 005 and 050 – Design / Management, Beltsville, MD

      Engineering Design

      • Marriott Compact Hotel, Romulus, Michigan
      • Marriott Work Center, Orlando, Florida
      • California Marriotts

      Field Engineering Services

      • Computer Service Corporation at Fairview Park, Fairfax, VA
      • Country Side Commercial Center, Building K
      • Carmel Plaza North, Washington, D.C.
      • Adams Mills Apartments, Washington, DC