Summary Of Capabilities
An award winning Construction Project Manager and Quality Assurance Manager with demonstrated skills in commercial, industrial and educational construction projects.
Has completed U.S.A.C.E. Construction Quality Management for Contractors and OSHA 30-hr Course
Experience with Government and Commercial clients and an understanding of the differences between their expectations. Well versed in the requirements to meet Davis-Bacon wage requirements for government projects or going with best cost practices for commercial clients.
Demonstrated ability to meet or exceed schedule and budget requirements on jobs with 98% o-time and cost record.
Can act as Construction Manager, Safety Officer or Quality Control Manager or handle multiple site roles as the Client may require.
Has diverse knowledge in multiple trades within the Construction Industry and able to coordinate complicated project conditions.
Work areas have included Greenfield Construction and Tenant Improvement and Infrastructure.
Has worked closely with Local, State and Federal Building Inspectors to guarantee full Code Compliance and conformance to Construction Documents.
Project Manager2003 to 2010
Syska Hennessy Group ConstructionLos Angeles, California
Safety Award China Lake, CA 2010
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER, China Lake, CA -- $5.8M design/build project to install new Photovoltaic Arrays on Carports in three locations. This project was a design build job stemming from ARRA funds and was required to provide the greatest kW performance capable for the area available to the sites. It resulted in joint design between electrical and PV engineers along with crucial structural conditions because of seismic and wind loading. The biggest concern that had to be coordinated was in the sectioning off of the parking areas to keep the workforce accommodated during the construction phases. 2009 - 2010
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER, China Lake, CA -- $5.8M design/build project to rebuild/replace Airfield Lighting. This project included replacing the runway and taxiway lighting circuits at an active military facility. Replacement and new installation of old lighting fixtures with new LED fixtures to meet lighting level requirements while lowering the overall power needs. Additionally changing from old regulators controlling the circuits to new electronic units capable of far greater operational ability. Midway through the project the client decided to add replacement of 297 additional runway light cans to meet FAA regulations 2009-2010
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER, China Lake, CA -- $3.9M design/build project to replace Medium Voltage Substation in Family Housing area. This was a replacement in kind project which removed old technology equipment with newer materials and greatly expanded the load capabilities of the system. The original substation was an outdoor facility with the typical overhead gantry setup. The newly designed facility utilized a structure to house the distribution equipment and underground ductbanks to feed to and from the station, providing a cleaner and safer installation. 2009 2010
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, Moffett Field, CA -- $135K Upgrade Fire Alarm System. Installation of a new fire alarm system on an existing facility to include smoke and heat detectors in a fully addressable system replacing the old system which relied on manual pull stations at the exits as the only means of notification to the site fire department. 2010
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, Moffett Field, CA -- $1.2M Rebuild Electrical Distribution System, construction project to replace medium voltage distribution, substation and distribution system at Building N227 in support of the Wind Tunnel Facility. This project started out with the client submitting 31 additional drawings at the pre-construction meeting due to design errors not identified during the bidding phase. Additionally, work had to be in-place and the cutover made during a one week period that kept changing as the project progressed. Work completed and the systems were brought on-line without complications. Some additional work was added to the project after initial start-up. 2010
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER, China Lake, CA -- $2.5M design/build project to replace Medium Voltage Substation in China Lake Propulsion Laboratory and Salt Wells areas. Project to replace two old medium voltage substations with known hazardous materials and potential for failure due to age and lack of maintenance with new facilities utilizing new methods and equipment to provide systems that would allow for continued development work without fear of catastrophic power failure. 2009-2010
NAVAL AIR STATION, Lemoore, CA -- $2.82M design/build project to install new Photovoltaic Arrays on roofs of five buildings. ARRA funded project to help reduce the carbon footprint of the base. Project entailed placing framework with panels on the roofs of five buildings, including four housing quarters. Upon initial site construction visit ACM was discovered in the sprayed-on ceilings of two of the buildings. This resulted in bringing in additional trade contractors to abate and then repair the quarters. In addition all furnishings had to be removed, stored and replaced within the rooms. 2009
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Fairfield, CA -- $3.8M construction project to replace medium voltage infrastructure. This project went through several issues that changed the nature of the work. This was the result of discovering that most of the existing underground vaults were flooded and that the water tested as contaminated. In order to alleviate this it was proposed to completely abandon these vaults and install a separate 12kV system which would use new transformers at the various buildings being supported and allow the Air Force to retain the existing dual-voltage transformers for use as spares for existing 4kV or the new12kV circuits without the need of dealing with the contamination. The project was de-scoped instead and the existing 4kV circuits were left in-place while cabling from the new 12kV circuits was run to the dual mode transformers. It will have to be addressed later. 2009 2010
CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Port Hueneme, CA -- $300K construction project to construct a Munitions Storage Area. This project had been bid out three previous times and in each case came in over the allocated funding. During work on a different project at the base, I suggested that they consider using pre-fabricated structures instead of building CMU facilities. This resulted in the base re-bidding the project a fourth time and being able to perform the work necessary to relocate their storage from adjacent Navy facilities that had been condemned. The project entailed Civil and underground utilities to provide the elevated location in what had been a flood plain within the base. During the construction the sudden rains that occurred, coupled with the loss of the Bases drainage pump stations resulted in a small lake forming around 1/3rd of the site. A SWPPP was submitted to the State and approved prior to this event. 2009 2010
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Moffett Field, CA -- $94K to add Secondary Chilled Water cooling system into existing computing facility. Addition of chilled water lines and manifolds under a raised-floor in a working Computer facility to support new water-cooled servers. 2009
MOFFETT AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Moffett Field, CA -- $23K project to provide a landing zone mark-up on the existing runway. Repainting the hold-short lines on taxiways adjacent to one of the main runways at Moffett Federal Air Field, while the field was active and scheduling to paint new lines on the main runway to allow for practicing short field activities by Combat C-130 aircraft for the Guard Bureau. 2009
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, Moffett Field, CA -- $94 to Remove Equipment from Basement of Building N243. Demolition and removal of old electrical and HVAC equipment from the basement of a building without affecting the operations of a Computing facility above. 2009
NAVAL AIR STATION Fallon, NV -- $671K design/build project for expansion of area wide EMS/DDC. 2008
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, Moffett Field, CA -- $41K Modify HVAC equipment in Building N210, Room 141 and add new re-heat coils and HHW piping. 2009
SEPULVEDA AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Van Nuys, CA -- $350K project to abate and demolish three missile silos and five buildings. This project entailed removing ACM from existing Nike silos and CMU structures. Because my demolition contractor was capable of removing the scrap metal from the silos, the cost I was able to submit allowed for the entire project to be accomplished rather than a single silo and building. 2008 2010
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, Moffett Field, CA -- $208K Demolish Building N208. Removal of an underground concrete facility including the surface structure as well as two feet below the surface. Abatement of Lead Paint was accomplished around the perimeter of the structure then it was saw-cut to allow for demolition of the roof and upper section. After demolition a new parking lot was constructed above the location where the structure was demolished. 2008
CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Port Hueneme, CA -- $788K construction project to remodel Wing Maintenance Building. This involved completely remodeling two main latrines and making them handicap accessible as well as constructing a new office structure within the high-bay area of the building and re-working the perimeter fence and gates adjacent to the new structure. 2008
CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Port Hueneme, CA -- $349K construction project to install in irrigation main line from existing wellhead to various controllers around base. 2008
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, Moffett Field, CA -- $158K Fire Suppression and Alarm System Modification Bldg N510. Design and installation of a new addressable system. 2008
CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Port Hueneme, CA -- $1.04M project for Energy Conservation. Project included installation of skylights in high bay buildings and hangars and replacement of all existing fluorescent lighting with new energy efficient T-8 lamps and electronic ballasts. Replacing wall mounted switches with dual technology motion control sensors and daylight sensors in those areas receiving skylights in order to harvest sunlight to provide additional cost savings. 2006 2007
INDYMAC BANK DATA CANTER, Phoenix, AZ -- $11M design/build project for the construction of a 40,000 s/f facility. This project is a TI project to turn raw space into a 25,000 s/f Computer Center and support space capable of 24/7 operation at an N+2 level. This facility will have two redundant power and cooling systems each capable of maintaining the entire operation. Responsibilities will include schedule & coordination of Major Trade Contractors, procurement of major system equipment (HVAC, Electrical, Generators), Schedule Compliance, Monthly Budget Analysis of subcontractor line item completion and Payment Applications, RFIs, Change Order Requests, Manage Weekly Coordination Meetings, Monthly Safety Meetings and Inspections, Quality Control, Commissioning of HVAC & Electrical Systems and Network Cabling Installation 2005
TOYOTA MOTOR COMPANY DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER, Phoenix, Arizona --$1.2M Addition of 2nd 1500kW Generator to provide 2N power capability to data center. This provides two completely separate power systems fed from separate fuel systems and monitored in the Network Operations Center. During this project Phoenix suffered a 100 year Monsoon which resulted in flooding of the office area. Business Recovery operations resulted in removing wet drywall and carpeting to mitigate potential mold growth - 2005
BANK OF AMERICA CALL CENTER, Rancho Cordova, CA -- $1.2M design/build project to upgrade and install supplemental air conditioning, replace the existing building controls system and split the lighting controls and environmental controls. This was a National Call Center and was classified as a Tier II Critical Facility. All work was subject to Critical Environment Work Authorization (CEWA) preparation and implementation prior to any activities starting. All work must be scripted and follow a precise installation plan to provide for 100% up-time to the facility. Work must be coordinated around the client work areas and times 2004 -- 2005
TOYOTA MOTOR COMPANY DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER, Phoenix, Arizona -- $8.8M design/build project for the construction of a 22,000 s/f data center. This project is a TI project to turn raw space into a 13,000 s/f Computer Center and support space capable of 24/7 operation at an N+2 level. This facility will have two redundant power and cooling systems each capable of maintaining the entire operation. Responsibilities will include coordination of Major Trade Contractors, Schedule Compliance, Quality Control, installation and commissioning major systems and cabling installations 2004
BANK OF AMERICA CEWA PROJECTS: New York and South Carolina Construction Management on work in Critical Environments (Computer Facilities) on various projects at several sites. New York site supervision of electrical expansion of existing computer facilities. South Carolina Construction Management of renovation of Contingency Center until start of GC on site coordination. 2003-2004
EXPANSION TO MEDICAL/DENTAL FACILITY, L A Air Force Base, California -- $700K project to construct a new 1,300 Sq/Ft Physical Therapy Suite adjacent to an existing facility. 2003
Project Manager1998 to 2003
California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California
Campus Planning and Construction Department
HEATH NANOTECHNOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY LABORATORIES AND OFFICES - $3.2M project to renovate 9,000 sq/ft of existing lab, office and storage space into modern offices, labs and a Class 100 Cleanroom. This project is being done to accommodate a new professorial appointment at Caltech and is providing state-of-the-art facilities to help with research into the biological computer among other research projects 2002
RENOVATE SOUTH UNDERGRAD KITCHEN - $80K project to remove an existing dumb waiter shaft, ovens and griddles. Install new wood burning pizza oven; new grills and griddle with lower ovens; new soup and salad bar with built-in plumbing, heating and refrigeration sections. Relocate four standing refrigerator and freezer units and provide new drainage. Rework s/s countertops to accommodate equipment changes -- 2002
PETROLOGY CLASSROOM - $100K remodeling project to modernize a classroom in the Planetary Sciences Department. This included updating of the HVAC system, lighting, and physical makeup of the room 2002
LIGO COMPUTER ROOM FIRE PROTECTION - $80K project to provide additional raised floor space, update the electrical systems and install an Inergen Fire Protection system. - 2002
COLLIER CHEMISTRY AND LASER LABORATORY AND OFFICES - $500K construction project to renovate existing laboratory and office space to accommodate a new professor to Caltech and bring the laboratory spaces up to standards to facilitate laser operations and chemical research capabilities. 2001
SPACE INFRARED TELESCOPE FACILITY (SIRTF) SCIENCE CENTER AND CONFERENCE CENTER- $5.5M construction project to remodel the first, second, third and penthouse floors of the Keith Spalding building. This project brought the space up to current fire protection requirements and upgraded the lighting and HVAC systems to give better environmental support. The space was stripped back to base shell and completely re-designed and constructed in a combination of enclosed offices and open-space modules to meet departmental requirements to handle new offices, conference facilities and a computing center to support launch and operations of the SIRTF satellite due to be launched December 2002. The building was also enlarged on the Penthouse level to create a new Conferencing Center including: a main room with video projection and teleconferencing equipment that can seat up to 100 people or be divided into separate 50 seat conference rooms; two smaller conference rooms which can be opened to each other and seat 30 people; a new serving kitchen facility and new ADA compliant restrooms. (1999-2001)
LEES-KUBOTA LECTURE ROOM - $1.7M construction project to remodel space originally used for a portion of the buildings wind-tunnel testing laboratory, attendant prototyping model shop and a small library. Demolition of structural concrete and construction of a new mechanical room for a separate HVAC system, a serving kitchen and restrooms to service the new 119 seat Lecture Room. Amenities include sloped and stepped seating; acoustical controls on the ceiling and walls; a state-of-the-art Audio Visual system incorporating an AMX control system to handle an initial single video projector, with room for expansion to three units; up to 3 slide projectors, which can later be replaced with a slide to video projection system; assisted listening system for the hearing impaired and complete control of the lighting system and window shades. (1999-2000)
INFRARED PROCESSING AND COMPUTING (IPAC) CENTER, renovation of computing center power and Air Conditioning systems to accommodate new processor and disk storage units to support space image operations. (2000)
SCHUMAN BEHAVIORAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY AND OFFICES - $150K construction project to renovate two laboratories, a computer lab, two offices and a cold room. (1998)
HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE INVESTIGATORS, support for renovation of various Biology labs and offices in the Beckman Behavioral Biology building on the basement and first floors. (1998)
Construction Manager1993 to 1998
Sverdrup Facilities, Inc., Costa Mesa, California
Master Builder Award, Lockheed Skunkworks Facility, Palmdale, CA 1994
NATIONAL RANGE CONTROL CENTER - White Sands Missile Range, NM: Manager Construction Quality Control for a $16M 10,000 Sq/M Steel and Tilt-Up Concrete 2-story High-Tech facility. Review all subcontractor specifications, submittals and shop drawings; supervise Quality Control staff during construction of the facility; perform quality and safety inspections of the construction site. (1998)
REPLACE FAMILY HOUSING - Edwards Air Force Base, CA: CM & QA/QC Manager for the Air Force. Construction of 93 buildings representing 161 residences in a new neighborhood. Asbestos and lead paint abatement from demolition and removal from the base. Design review of all submittal work from the A/E firm who is also acting as the builder on the project. Budget evaluation and contract modification estimating for the government. All on-site inspections for code and contract conformance. (1997-1998)
FOOD PROCESSING AND PACKAGING FACILITY- Fresh Express, Atlanta, GA: Field Engineer for a new processing and packaging facility for Fresh Express, a major packaged salads company. Evaluation of plant design and constructability issues. Responsible for development of construction schedule, construction contract development and administration, invitation to bid and contractor evaluations. (1996)
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTION AND PACKAGING FACILITY -McGaw Industries, Irvine, CA: Design review and coordination and schedule development for new facility for McGaw Industries. Responsible for building and fire code evaluation and adherence to constructability issues. Incorporation of clean room facilities and integration with packaging and materials needs. Coordination of process piping with building mechanical and electrical systems. Safety considerations for incorporation of hazardous and explosive gasses within structure. Fire protection and life-safety requirements to meet NFPA standards. (1996)
TENANT IMPROVEMENT - ChepUSA and Sverdrup Facilities, Costa Mesa, CA: Construction Manager for construction of offices for ChepUSA, a pallet manufacturer and Sverdrup Facilities, an A&E firm. Tenant Improvement construction of 18,000 sq/ft of office space divided into two major tenants and building common space in a multi-story facility. Procurement and installation of new Access Control system for Sverdrup Facilities. (1995)
CONDITION ASSESSMENT SURVEY - U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps/U.S. Army, CA/KT/VA: Facilities Team Manager responsible for inspection of Norfolk Naval Base; Condition Assessment Manager for inspection of MCB Camp Pendleton. Responsible for evaluating military facilities as component of validation process for computer-assisted inspection system. Conducted site inspections of existing facilities and base infrastructures to prepare annual maintenance/replacement budgets. Managed six teams of inspectors to meet project requirements/schedule for each base. and Quality Control Manager for inspection of Fort Knox Army Base (1994 - 1995)
DESIGN/BUILD RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT BUILDING - Lockheed Advanced Development Company, Palmdale, CA: Field Superintendent for electrical and mechanical systems for a $42-million design/build project. This included power, telecommunications, data, access control, fire and intrusion alarms, HVAC, plumbing, process piping and digital controls for energy management. Project had unique design and construction constraints including: design to a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), fast track construction and an extremely short project schedule of just sixteen months from award of contract to final occupancy. (1993)
Manager, Facilities Engineering1986 to 1993
Dassault Systemes of America - IBM - CADAM INC, Burbank, California
CAD/CAM Software Development Company
Designed and coordinated construction of 55,000 Sq. Ft Software Development Center, including 40,000 Sq. Ft of Computer Raised Floor area. This was space that was demolished back to the base structure and completely refurbished. New roof-mounted air conditioning was used to reduce the load on the existing building CHW air handling to allow for better use of that system to support the Mainframe Computer Facility. New electrical distribution and lighting were also incorporated within this space including an Indirect Lighting system which led to improved performance, reduced glare on computing screens and saved approximately 5% annually on utility costs.
Managed Maintenance and Construction Budgets in excess of $4M This budget was used for non-capital construction and maintenance projects at all U.S. facilities. It came in under the annual allocation.
Prepare and maintain a 5 year Strategic Facilities Plan to match Company Strategic Goals and Planning. The company maintained a look ahead calendar to keep up or stay ahead of changes that were occurring in the computing industry for all platforms, including mainframe, IBM and ; workstation, Apollo, IBM and Sun and desktop, Windows and Linux. This plan was updated annually as changes occur.
Planned and budgeted annual Facilities Plan to meet short term Company requirements and maintain Strategic Plan goals.
Developed and Implemented company furniture and office space standards.
Researched, wrote and implemented company Evacuation Plan and Safety Training program in compliance with California Illness and Injury Prevention Laws.
Developed and implemented company Hazardous Materials Safety and Training program.
Professional Growth & Development
OSHA 30-Hr Construction Safety & HealthOSHA Los Angeles, CA2009
U.S.A.C.E. Construction Quality Management for Construction AGC San Diego, CA2008
Certificate in Fire Protection EngineeringUniversity of California Los Angeles Extension1995
Certified Facility ManagerInternational Facility Management Association1993
Emergency Medical Technician California State EMS Authority1992
Bachelor of Science: Liberal Studies: Concentration in Architectural Design
Oregon State University
Certificate: Fire Protection Engineering
Los Angeles, California
Continuing Education Courses
Long Term Ground Leasing
Real Estate Contract Negotiation
Avoiding Construction Arbitration
Electrical Safety & Lockout/Tagout
Illness Injury Prevention Program
Guarding Floor & Wall Openings and Holes
Fall Protection for Construction
Confined Space Hazards for Construction
Excavation and Trenching Safety
Job Hazard Analysis
Performing Safety Inspections
Reasonable Suspicion Training for Alcohol & Substance Abuse
Scaffolding for Construction
Southwest Regional Trauma Conference
American Red Cross
CPR/First Aid Instructor
Emergency Response Instructor
CPR for the Professional Instructor