Construction Professional

Name : Lee DeCarolis
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Rockaway,NJ
Job Title Construction Professional
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Rockaway, NJ 07866

Registered Architect Licensed Building Inspector Certified Facility Management Professional

Versatile, entrepreneurial, and self-directed Construction Professional, New Jersey State-Registered Architect, Building Inspector, and Certified Facility Management Professional with extensive, specialized experience in multiple technical aspects of design and construction. Respected for resourcefulness and unwavering commitment to excellence and integrity.

Demonstrates value-add expertise in wide spectrum of residential and commercial construction projects utilizing multiple materials and formats ranging from classical, vernacular, traditional, to modern styles.

Exhibits expert understanding of architectural scale, proportion, and balance with interest and experience in sustainable LEED construction practices.

Dynamic leader, able to productively collaborate with Architects, Engineers, and Builders to conduct detailed, pre-construction project analysis and, with proven problem-solving, negotiation, and decision-making skills, formulates customer-centric, streamlined solutions in line with business objectives, regulations, timelines, and budgets.

Key Qualifications

Project ManagementStrategic PlanningResearch & AnalysisPlanning & Organization
Risk ManagementConstruction Contracts Construction PermittingTechnical Writing
Budget AnalysisBuilding Code AnalysisConstruction Drawing ReviewGeotechnical Review Zoning ComplianceFacility ManagementConstruction SchedulingEnvironmental Review Change OrdersStartup OperationsSite Development AnalysisControlled Testing Analysis

Technical Skills: MS Word, MS Excel, Photoshop, VectorWorks (CAD)

Career Highlights

Project Control Associates (PCA), Morristown, NJ 2005-2009
A small construction consulting firm which provides construction risk and monitoring to lending institutions.

Created and analyzed expansive reports and Plan & Cost Reviews for banks documenting construction risk analysis of proposed multi-million-dollar building projects in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Virginia. Assessed construction documents to establish consistency and evaluate constructability including structural design, facade detailing, roof systems, foundation design, elevators, egress components, mechanical systems, fire systems, and code compliance.

Produced more than 600 field/construction-monitoring reports including photos, construction schedule charts, schedules of values, lien waivers, substantial completion certificate, certificate of occupancy, insurance certificates/receipts, and approved project funding amount.
Increased revenue 30% each year as a result of sustained productivity improvements, implementing OCR and leveraging digital photography.
Oversaw multi-million-dollar loss-prevention initiatives by highlighting major financial and construction issues on two large projects.
Spearheaded critical re-design of Newark, NJ charter school, mitigating potential $150K loss, as a result of discovering significant design errors.

Primus Builders, Green Brook, NJ 2002-2005
A small design/build construction company providing building services for new high-end single family residential projects as well as commercial projects.

Managed projects from detailed needs analysis, preliminary design, design development, design acceptance with overall Architectural plans, sketches, and themes including roofing, foundations, walls, windows, insulation, material specification, structural design, technical detailing, zoning, and code review. Additionally, prepared contracts for Architecture, Design/Build and Construction services.

Increased acquisition rate of projects by 30% by ensuring rigorous pre-planning, needs analysis, and superior client relationship management.
Improved design level of projects with disciplined creativity.
Led productivity/efficiency enhancements of more than 50% by eliminating out-sourcing of Architects and proactively troubleshooting potential problems in the field.
Averted a potential loss of more than $500K in corrective costs/lost productivity as a result of identifying design flaws on Architects drawings and providing corrected designs prior to construction.

Lee DeCarolis Architect, Chester & Morristown, NJ 1987-2002
Small start-up architectural firm.

Managed and organized Architecture practice, workload, staff, and a wide variety of additional activities including:
Project preparation proposals/contracts and tailored marketing strategies to increase sales, brand recognition in the community.
Programming, planning and pre-design activities through intensive client interaction.
Development of design drawings and securing client approval.
Monitoring of business finances and institute automated bookkeeping.
Conducting field observations to ensure compliance with drawings, codes and specifications.
Performing change order reviews, shop drawing reviews, and project completion documentation.

Implemented CAD system and detail library generating a 300% productivity increase.
Spearheaded the leveraging of word processing for writing proposals and specifications producing immediate significant efficiency improvements.
Recognized for inaugural Architectural firm representation at Home Shows in the State of NJ, contributing to increased brand recognition, lead production, and sales.
Implemented rigorous procedures/guidelines to improve quality and accuracy of construction documents.

Education & Professional Development

Professional Bachelor of Architecture Degree
New Jersey Institute of Technology

New Jersey State Board of Architects - License Number 10015
New Jersey Building Inspector ICS- License Number 010458
Facility Management Professional (FMP) Certification, International Facility Management Association

Professional Affiliations:
Member, United States Green Building Council
Member, Building Officials Association of Morris County
Member, International Facility Management Association
Former Member, Town of Morristown, New Jersey Planning Board

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