Gerard Heiber has served as a senior executive in the Washington Metropolitan area for more than 30 years, starting as an assistant project manager in 1984; most recently serving as President of Sigal Construction. Corporation. Mr. Heiber’s experience includes overseeing base building projects including new ground up projects, major renovations and preconstruction services. He has managed and overseen projects including mixed use, hotels, residential high rise, and a variety of institutional buildings (schools, athletic facilities, university buildings, libraries, community centers, airport, etc.).
Project oversite experience includes preconstruction and construction of both suburban and downtown projects with an emphasis on complex, mixed used, phased projects, and renovations involving façade replacements, adding floors to buildings as well as urban below grade construction with various types of deep foundations. Some of Mr. Heiber’s signature projects include; One Metro Center – the addition of over 500,000 sf of office space over the occupied Macy’s Department Store and the metro; Kettler Capital Iceplex facility addition over and adjacent to the occupied Ballston Mall and garage; the 400,000 sf repositioning of 425 I St. including the buildout of 300,000 SF for the Veteran’s Administration; ground up construction of Pennsylvania Plaza, a 400,000 sf mixed use retail, office and residential project at 601 Penn Ave., the complete renovation of the historic Jefferson Hotel into a recognized luxury Relais de Chateaux boutique hotel; and, the 500,000 sf addition of parking levels and rental car facilities over the existing occupied parking garages at National Airport.
Mr. Heiber participated as a founding member of the US Green Building Council, focusing on creating and implementing sustainable building practices into construction. He served on the committee that spearheaded the LEED green building rating system, and was part of the team that wrote the original specifications for LEED.
Mr. Heiber serves on the Board of Trustees for the DC Preservation League and is a member of the Project Review Committee focusing on promoting historic preservation in Washington, DC. He also serves on the Board of Governors for the Washington Building Congress and is a Member of the NAF Engineering Advisory Board for the District of Columbia School system. Other memberships include DCBIA and NAIOP.
Mr. Heiber education includes pursuing an Engineering Administration degree with a major in Construction Management from George Washington University; a Master of Landscape Architecture with a major in Planning from the State University of New York at Syracuse; and, a B.S. from Boston University.