Henri J. Cardoso
14708 S.W. 71st Lane Miami, Florida 33193
As a well seasoned professional, I desire to obtain a senior position in an esteemed organization where I can utilize my innovative ideas, progressive experience and creativity for accomplishing the projects in the field of architecture and construction. I would like to exploit my potential for amplifying the profit of the company and deliver the best output.
Behar-Font & Partners, P. A. 1999-2000/ 2004 to 10/2008
Coral Gables, Florida
Construction Administration Manager, Project Architect
Spearheaded Construction Administration of all projects in the firm including preparation of construction documents from design drawings to code compliance engaged with consulting firms on clients weekly OAC Meetings and job site visits. During the initial phase of the project, I delegated and distributed specific scope of work to staff with strict supervision and direction.
I directed the project with general contractors with the bidding process during construction to approve shop drawings, analyzed new sets of working drawings during the design phase of the project RFIs, and weekly construction job visits. The coordination efforts of the project included contractors, owners, and owners representatives, answered RFIs, reviewing shop drawing, and approving payment request, prepare sketches, and revise construction documents.
Brito Cohan & Associates (BC Architects) 2001 to 2004
Coral Gables, Florida
I spearheaded the Construction Administration for all projects while assisting in the preparation of construction documents. Communicating with the firms design department was essential to the initial phase of the project. Prepare sketches for clarification of construction documents. Supervised and evaluated any propose change to contract amount, and if required, I reviewed and approved shop drawing to ensure compliance I communicated with the General Contractor prior to and during construction, responded to RFIs, performed job site visits in order to approve payment request from the General Contractor and the consulting firm.
Construction Manager/Owners Representative
Directed and supervised The Grand Flamingo on Miami Beach, which was a 150 million dollar project consisting of remodeling two 15 story towers, the construction of one new 15 story tower and one new 32 story tower. Responsibilities included managing and overseeing contractor progress and on-site coordination of A/E firm, building operation and maintenance departments. Supervised the owners direct hire vendors/contractors, building department permitting and inspection issues, obtain answers to questions immediately in order to keep project on schedule.
Amerada Hess Corporation,
Woodbridge, New Jersey 1997 to 1999
Division Maintenance Manager
I was directly responsible for the Remodeling/Alteration and Maintenance of approximately 88 gas stations/convenience stores in the entire South 1/3 of the State of Florida. Surveyed, planned and directed maintenance projects within the geographical area assigned. Developed budgets, scope of work, prepared construction and bid documents, published plans for bid, reviewed bids, issue contracts, ordered equipment. Pre-construction meeting, construction supervision and punch out of project at its completion. In addition I was on call for gas stations maintenance concerns to dispatch the appropriate contractor for the specific problem. Major remodeling projects, performed site evaluation with municipalities to identify if project is viable.
Chefette Corporation 1996 to 1997
Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies
Project Architect/Construction Manager
Engaged in the real estate selection of sites for new restaurant locations and included the
Designing of new restaurants for the fast food branches as well as the sit-down type, was
I retained Consulting Firms locally and in the United States. I developed the budget for the project and purchased equipment and materials from local vendors as well as vendors in the United States. The supervision of the construction required analyzing quality and design and following the timelines. The challenge and success of remodeling existing restaurants, commissarys and the corporate headquarter building felt very gratifying.
Miami Subs Corporation 1995 to 1996
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Director of Architecture and Construction
Responsible for the design, development and construction of free standing restaurants, in-line units, Airport, Turnpike and Gas Stations locations also the remodeling of existing stores as well as facility management. Managed consulting firms, vendors and Company approved contractors in 16 states and Latin America. Sketched plans, originated budget for approval based on cost estimates for all projects. The position also required to maintained Miami Subs standards and up-graded building portfolio with the most cost efficient- construction and design methods to try to drive the investment down.
Ryder System/Ryder Truck Rental Inc. 1993 to 1995
I was responsible for Florida, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Easter Canada regions during the remodeling of- existing facilities, environmental tanks projects, and entire new facilities. The position included performing scope of work from inception to completion which included selecting contractors and consulting firms, developing and enforce the budget, supervised and coordinated construction, prepared punch list and projects close out documents. Responsible for awarding contracts, ordering equipment and coordinating projects with operations and Real Estate
HJC Consulting Miami, Florid 1990 to 1993
As President of HJC Consulting, we provided an entire development package from real estate investigation (site evaluations), cost estimate, design and construction documents, construction supervision and procurement of construction permits.
Burger King Corporation Miami, 1980 to 1990 Construction Manager, Project Architect, Development Site Engineer & Architectural Designer
Coordinated all aspects of new restaurant development and remodeling. This included evaluating scopes of work, detailed cost estimate, site evaluation, selecting consultants and general contractors, permit- process and ordering equipment.
Executed and coordinated all phases of special projects. Evaluated sites from both the technical and civil engineering perspective, provided sketches, attended municipality hearings as Burger King Representative translating ideas and concepts into prototypes by building live size restaurants and kitchens in warehouses. Produced design and working drawings for new restaurants system wide from corporate headquarters.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Experienced in the design, development, and construction and remodeling of high rise residential buildings, restaurants, gas stations/convenience stores and truck maintenance facilities.
Strength based ability using my Architecture and Construction background have taken projects from inception to completion
My background is solid in managing consulting firms, vendors, contractors as well as dealing with specific municipalities, government agency and clients.
Pursuing my Masters Degree to accredit my advance architectural and construction background
Bachelors of Architecture Degree
School of Engineering and Environmental Design (School of Architecture)
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida