April 2010 Online E-Training Boards That Work
CharityVillage Campus (Corporate & Public Governance course)
September 2007 To DateProject Management
Ryerson University, Canada (Project Management Professional Designation in Progress)
May 2000 September 2002Digital Architecture and Design
Ryerson University, Canada
May 2000 - June 2000Computer Aided Drafting Using AutoCAD
Ryerson University, Canada
September 1981 - June 1989Bachelor & Master of Architecture (B. Arch, M. Arch)
University of Florence, Florence, Italy
September 1978 June 1981Higher National Diploma (HND) Civil Engineering
State Institute of Technology, Prato, Italy
July 2008 Project Manager
To DateTerrasan Metal Fabricators Inc., North York, Toronto, Canada
Managed and coordinated projects from conception to completion.
Monitored and controlled billing for accurate invoicing and receivables.
Maintained professional liaison between client and Terrasan.
Analyzes elevated billing issues when they arise.
Performed site measurements and reviewed shop drawings for conformity with design.
Created schedule of material for fabrication and installation.
Followed up on drawings sent to external engineers and clients for approvals.
Managed scope and mitigates risk across projects.
Completed weekly visits on job sites as necessary.
Oversaw quality control during fabrication and site installation works.
September 2000Chief Estimator
To June, 2008PM Designs, North York, Toronto, Canada
Prepared estimates of cost of materials, labour and equipment for construction projects based on tender documents, schematic drawings and specifications.
Advised on tendering procedures, examined and analyzed tenders, recommended tender awards and conducted negotiations.
Established and maintained tendering process to set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
Prepared projected budgets with general manager.
Consulted with engineers, architects, owners, contractors, in preparing economic feasibility studies on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
Updated unit prices from suppliers in form of a spreadsheet for future consultation and tender prep
July 1999Project Architect
To August 2000Archipelago DesignBuild Group, Mississauga, Canada
Participated in the production of working drawings for addition and renovation of Glengate hotel in Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls (92 Rooms)
Developed the concept and produced drawings for Tamarack Lumber Head office Niagara Falls (Addition and Renovation).
Consulted with clients to determine type, and purpose of renovations or new building construction being considered.
To June 1999Project Architect
Studio Zini, Florence, Italy
Conceptualized and designed buildings and developed plans describing design specifications, building materials, costs and construction schedules.
Ensured construction plans met guidelines and specifications of building codes and other regulations.
Drafted designs of buildings, developed plans describing design specifications, building materials, costs and construction schedules.
Good knowledge of AutoCAD 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2009. 3D-Studio/Form-Z
Strong Knowledge of Windows 98, 2000, XP, MS Office 2003 (Word, Excel, etc.), Internet and E-mail, and Project 2003
Excellent working drawing and detailing experience
Analytical and creative problem solving skills
Ability to manage time and other resources to attain goals
High aptitude for learning new tasks and concepts quickly
Dependable motivated team member or independent worker.
Excellent communication skills, and fluent in Italian