Summary of qualifications
1979 - 1980 R. D. Zande & Associates - Columbus, Ohio
Drafting and permit application submissions for a Civil Engineering Firm
1980 - 1982 R. D. Lawson Construction Systems - Zanesville, Ohio
Designer/Draftsman for a Design-Build firm
Building Design, Construction Drawings, Permit application submission, Material estimating
Hanger Orthopedics, Lucas Truck Sales, NAPA Auto Parts, S&S Aggregates Office & Block Plant and County Line Cheese Factory
1982 - 1998Shelly & Sands, Incorporated - Zanesville, Ohio
Various construction & computer duties
Labor and materials estimating, quantity take-offs & job cost management.
Design/ Build Projects - New Construction, Additions & Renovations
Water & Sewage Plants, Offices, Mining Facilities, Power Plants, Factories, Dealerships & Showrooms in Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia
Evaluated & implemented first use of AutoCAD.
Customized ACAD for integration with surveying/estimating, equipment/software.
Evaluated & implemented first earthwork estimating system.
Customized existing accounting software. (COBOL)
Wrote cost estimating/tracking program for job trailer use. (data base)
Installed local area networks at 4 branch offices in 3 states & integrated them through a T3 service to the mainframe in Zanesville.
Evaluated & implemented Unix-Windows communication software.
Evaluated & implemented highway estimating software (HCSS).
Oversaw the development of software customization for communication between the estimating & accounting systems.
Part of a team that evaluated & implemented a new accounting system.
Wrote a translation program for accepting nightly uploads from 30 asphalt plants (with 4 different operating systems) for operator review and upload into the accounting system. (Microsoft Access)
Evaluated & oversaw system hardware upgrade and software migration.
1998Muskingum Area Technical College - Zanesville, Ohio
Adult Education Instructor
The Microsoft Office Suite
1999 - 2002 Stubbs & Addis, Inc. Architects - Zanesville, Ohio
CAD operator/Project Manager/Specifications Writer/IT Manager
Evaluated the selection of specification software.
Migrated office to AutoCAD.
Maintained & upgraded the software and hardware for individual workstations and the network.
Web Site and presentations including the company brochure and all of the presentations in animations, on the web and in PowerPoint productions.
2003 - 2004 Self-Employed - Zanesville, Ohio
New Asphalt Lab & Office for Mar-Zane
Office and Audio/Video Studio Renovation for The Coming Home Network
Various New Homes, Additions & Renovations
Various custom programs, system upgrades, web sites and training for individuals & businesses.
Restoration of a Zanesville native's Ohio State Graduate thesis on Zanesville. Published for the City & available at local Wal-Marts.
2004 - 2006All American Homes of Ohio - Zanesville, Ohio
Review orders for acceptance as previously approved home and commercial plans in Ohio and 8 other states.
Review custom floor plans for construction viability, based on the design and calculation manuals of All American Homes.
Designed military & Katrina housing projects.
Coordinate state submittals & inspections with third party & state approval/inspection agencies/companies.
Cross-train employees previously dedicated to preliminary, detail, production, submittal & pricing tasks.
Inspect & problem solve in plant construction.
Inspect & problem solve site erection.
Coordinate in plant construction with purchasing.
A member of teams concentrating on eliminating shortages, improving quality & order review.
2006 - Present Self-Employed - Zanesville, Ohio
Subcontracted to Adams Bros., Engineering.
Civil drafting, design, specifications writing, project inspection, permitting and presentation drawings for various projects including: Bilco, Avon, SR 22 South Storm Sewer, Roseville Sanitary Improvements, New roads & railroad system for Eastpointe Industrial Park, The Social Security Administration, Finton Equipment, and Time-Warner.
Upgrade/maintain local area network.
Design/Maintain web site, ftp site and email system.
Other projects include a new Arts Hall for the Muskingum County Fairgrounds, web-sites, general network maintenance & windows training
1974 - 1979 The Ohio State University, School of Architecture - Columbus, Ohio
Various courses, continuing education classes and seminars on topics from construction techniques to building code changes & hardware integration to programming languages.
References available upon request
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