James Avitabile, P.E.

VP, Tenant Improvement Services Practice

Built Environment Solutions



Mr. James Avitabile has over 30 years of experience in the engineering design and construction fields and has been with Commercial Construction Consulting, LLC, A Rimkus Company (C3) since its inception in 1990. Jim has designed and managed over 50 million square feet of commercial, institutional, manufacturing, and biotechnology space.

Prior to joining C³, Mr. Avitabile provided consulting engineering services to the facility departments of Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Wellesley College, where he specialized in developing and implementing energy conservation measures resulting in the savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars for these institutions.

As a C³ Director, Mr. Avitabile oversees and manages all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the company’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing, life safety, and information technologies design engineering practice areas and has spearheaded its growth from its two original members to approximately forty full-time engineers, designers, and supporting staff. Together, they have completed designs and managed the installations for more than 50 million square feet of commercial, institutional, manufacturing, and bio-technology space.


• Mechanical Engineering, B.S.: Wentworth Institute of Technology

• Mechanical Power Engineering, A.S.: Wentworth Institute of Technology

• Hydraulic Calculation of Automatic Sprinkler Systems Certificate

• Effective Management Skills Certificate

• Memberships: ASHRAE, ASPE