Iftikhar (“Ifti”) Kamil Madni, CCP, was a brilliant, joyous, and dedicated member of his community. He was born in Bombay, India in1948, and passed away in Hyderabad, India, in 2019. Ifti graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, a world-renowned engineering
college. He began his career in 1974, working on projects that
took him all over the world, from India to Iran, Sudan, the United
Arab Emirates, and finally the United States—where he spent
most of his time. He lived and worked in the United States until
2006. During these peak years of his life and career, he grew to truly
love and cherish becoming an American.
He worked for various companies in New Jersey, New York, and
Pennsylvania—though his most notable contribution was for Promatech Incorporated in Riverside, NJ. It was at Promatech where he launched the Estimating Department and worked as Chief Estimator. He also was the Senior Consultant for Faithful and Gould in New York City, where he estimated airport projects for Dulles,
Newark, and JFK International airports.
During the years living in New Jersey, he served as President of
the New Jersey Section of AACE International. Under his leadership,
the NJ Section won the superior performance award.
Ifti enjoyed writing and shared his research and knowledge through
technical articles, of which he wrote several for the construction
industry. He also created Cost Digest – a quarterly construction
newsletter. Ifti voluntarily assisted engineers in preparation for the certification course in estimating through the New Jersey Section of
AACE International. His colleagues, family, and friends truly have a
great sense of loss today, of this pure and patient soul. He would truly be happy knowing he could contribute to the education of a young budding professional.