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Member News: SKIDATA Names Matt Gambardella Sales Manager for Denver Office

SKIDATA News Matt GambardellaDenver, CO (April 30, 2020)—SKIDATA has named Matt Gambardella to oversee sales for the company’s Denver office. In his new role, Gambardella will manage all new business development and project management throughout Colorado. He joins the Denver office from SKIDATA’s Las Vegas office, where he served as a sales professional.

“Matt is an experienced and accomplished parking technology leader who will be a great asset in Colorado,” said Chris McKenty, vice president of SKIDATA. “SKIDATA has a long and proud history of working with cities, institutions, and private owners throughout the state to provide the most advanced and driver-friendly parking technologies. Matt will be a terrific leader as SKIDATA continues to build upon that history of success in Colorado.”

In addition to overseeing SKIDATA’s business development and project management efforts throughout Colorado, Matt will also work closely with the company’s ski and special events access teams to create integrated technology suites permitting single-credential solutions for mountains, sporting and entertainment venues, and parking.

“I’m excited to be joining SKIDATA’s Colorado team,” said Gambardella. “We are about to launch some very exciting new products and services that will be perfect fits for Colorado businesses, ski resorts, and entertainment and sports venues.”



SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.

Alternate Project Delivery Methods: Breaking the Mold

By Alex Smith, AAE

Capital improvement projects are the lifeblood of maintaining a parking facility. Some projects repair crumbling infrastructure, others offer customers with value-added products, and some have an effect on parking and mobility within a community through planning studies.

The vehicle by which these projects are procured and carried out has remained vastly the same for a number of years. A company will identify a project that needs to be completed, develop a scope for it, put it out to bid, select the most qualified or lowest-cost bidder, and construct/conduct the project (this method is also known as design-bid-build). However, this method is not always the most efficient or most cost effective, especially with complex projects. Here are two alternate project delivery methods that may help break the mold for your next project:

  • Job Order Contract (JOC). A multiple-year contract between an organization and a contractor selected through a bidding process, that enables the organization to complete various projects throughout the term of the contract based upon predetermined pricing. The advantage of this type of project delivery method is that by having a contractor under a signed agreement, an organization is able to complete repetitive or recurring construction projects with a predictable and quantifiable cost without having to consistently bid out each project.
  • Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR). CMAR is an evolution of the traditional design-bid-build project delivery method. A CMAR is typically chosen at the beginning of the design of a project through a bid process that selects the most qualified firm. In turn the CMAR works with project engineers, planners, and the owner to design, develop, and complete the project in a fiscally responsible manner. The CMAR provides input at every stage of design from a constructability standpoint that can help decrease project costs. The advantage of this type of delivery method is that the CMAR delivers the project within a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) and the CMAR acts in the best interest of the owner.

Why not try something new for your next project? You never know how much it may save you!

Alex Smith, AAE, is operations manager with Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority.