James E. Beck
Project or Construction Managers position in the Retirement home, Retirement Community, Nursing Home, Hotels, Hospitality, Health care construction, Commercial, Multi-family, Residential Construction Industry.
I am willing to travel. I am available for immediate employment.
Integrated Resource Construction Manager: Led up to 5 superintendents and 300 skilled, multi-trade crafts persons on multiple job sites to achieve in-budget and on-time project delivery.
Diversified Project Experience: Nursing homes; Retirement homes; hospitals; Multi-story Hotels and hotel refurbishment; shopping centers, malls, strip shopping centers; single and multiple family dwellings (Steel, block, metal, stick frame and Log construction).
Versatile Production and Process Applications: Turn-key finish-out of hotels, multi-unit Alzheimer and Retirement facilities, multi-story residential retirement dwellings. Residential tract development. Concrete and asphaltic concrete pavement (slip forms, tilt ups, etc.); industrial and commercial form-setting; rough and finish carpentry; zero-vibration structures.
Regulatory, Customer, and Field Liaison: Successfully interfaced with Army Corps of Engineers, city and county government agencies and inspectors, union leaders, marketing organizations, architectural, hotel management, construction management, interior design, and minority professionals. Able to interface effectively with employees, technically assess performance, and motivate to accomplish objectives. Aggressive, take-charge leader, capable of managing multiple crafts in a union or non-union environment with strong interpersonal, conflict resolution, joint problem solving, and negotiation skills.
Contract & Specification Compliance Administrator: Wrote, implemented, and assured contractual and specification accountability. Well-versed in Department of Labor, EEO, OSHA, EPA, HUD, Army Corps of Engineers, American Institute of Architects (AIA), standard and uniform building codes, policies, specifications, and procedures.
Diversified Business Applications Skills: Practical field and project experience, including: site development, final finish; estimating, bidding, scheduling, quality control, project documentation, as-built development, blue-print and design specification interpretation and application, contract development and negotiation; union and non-union contractor and subcontractor recruitment; bid review and resource selection; short-and long-term budgeting and financial administration; [WORD, EXCEL, MICROSOFT PROJECTS, PROLOG].
Cost Improvement Generator and Problem Solver: Excellent track record of architect and supplier interface resulting in time and cost improvements. Able to trouble-shoot field problems and redirect personnel to turnaround a faltering project.
Commercial Business Development: Experience account executive and commercial sales specialist, capable of relating to customers, suppliers, contractors, service, and equipment personnel. Achieved third in district as a Senior Commercial Sales Specialist with a Fortune 500 Home Improvement Retailer.
JAMES E. BECK
2008 2009Project Manager: for Zartman Construction Company located in Northumberland, PA. My duties included Project Manager for Hospital Construction. To assure that all of the safety concerns of both the construction company and of the hospital(s) were addressed immediately and resolved. To assure the hospital that we were in compliance at all times with their infectious control Manager and that were constantly monitoring the negative air pressure in the areas in and around the construction zone. To maintain weekly subcontractors meetings with the hospital representative included. To keep the hospital representative updated of any changes in progress schedule and any deviations that may have to be taken, either in or out of scope. To hold a monthly Owner, Architect and contractors meeting, summarizing the progress of the project, the safety issues, and ICRA issues. To update the construction schedule with the owner and architect, to go over the logistics log, submittal log, transmittal log, RFI log change order log. Discuss any issues that both the owner and architect may have and make those issues a part of the minutes so that they can be addressed prior to the next meeting. Give the owner and architect a copy of the application for payment and to discuss any issues with the application for payment. I made contact with and schedule inspection with local building inspection departments, The Department of Health (DOH), department of acute and ambulatory care (DAAC). To assure that prior to DOH and DAAC inspections that all work has been completed as per those agencies and that all equipment are in place and are working, and that the area being inspected is Clean as per hospital regulations.
I was laid off due to economic down-turn.
2007 2008:Sr. Project Manager: for a local builder, sales and lumber facility. The company started up a construction Company to support their log home business and to develop a stick built home business and commercial construction business. Due to the economy, my division has been disbanded. (See attached letter of recommendation).
The owner had to lay off due the economy. Starting up a new division, the lack of home sales and an economy that was headed down.
2005 2007:Project Manager; Private contractor building Hotels. Started in Newport News VA, taking over a Hotel project, finishing a $15 million dollar, 4 -story Comfort Suites Hotel. I was then transferred to Waynesboro, VA., Where I built a Best Western Inn/Suites with an indoor pool, Banquet Hall, 6 meeting rooms, kitchen and food prep area, and small caf for approx; $10.75m.
The owner retired. We finished what we had on the books and he closed the doors to travel back and forth to his native country.
2002- 2005COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: Home Improvement Retailer, PA.
Recognized for achieving Top 5 in District Sales volume on numerous occasions.
1996 2002PROJECT MANAGER: Colson & Colson,
(Residential Retirement Dwellings up to $10 million and up, 4-story w/ full restaurant, work out area, swimming pool, 1, 2 & 3-bdrm units , carports and garages. Some of the sites had perimeter housing. And Alzheimer facilities, Nursing homes.
Attained an $80 thousand dollar savings for applying modular framing production techniques which resulted in a 21 day reduction in project turn time.
Implemented supplier, hardware, and material substitutions with architect approval and formal specification changes notices resulting in recurring project implementation savings and enhanced on-time delivery to the benefit of our overall project schedule.
JAMES E. BECK
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY, contd
1993 1996PROJECT MANAGER: Williams Morris Construction Co., Las Vegas, NV /Jacksonville, Texas
Achieved recognition by OSHA for proper safety riggings applied to a hotel renovation project, which was then published in the OSHA field investigators manuals.
Renovated 15 story hotel, new 5-star restaurant, lounge and pub along with Italian marble entry and lobby. The mezzanine was also completely renovated with new escalators, millwork layout and carpet. All guest rooms refurbished
1991 - 1993QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER: All-Tex Paving, Inc., Dallas, Texas
Wrote and implemented quality control, safety, and environmental plans for small businesses; received written recognition by the Army Corps of Engineers for an outstanding Quality, Safety, and Environmental Control Plan for a mid-size Government Contractor.
1987 - 1991PRIVATE ENTREPRENEUR: General Contractor, Sherman, Texas
1976 - 1987PROJECT MANAGER:
Industrial construction for the Flour Corporation originally a Belgium Company, now located in Irvine, Calif.
Member, Project Management Institute
Attended various employer-sponsored courses in quality control (ASQC), business management, construction supervision, estimating, accounting, construction rigging, personnel management, nuclear gauge safety, DOT roadway test methods and laboratory techniques.
Computer applications: MS OFFICE 2003, 2007 professional and business (LOTUS, EXCEL, WORD, PROJECT, OUTLOOK), Meridian, Expedition, prolog, Xactimate estimating and others.
Three years college, University of Southern Colorado.
AIA Contract Administration
Former A.C.I. and Flour Corporation Superintendent/project management certifications.
Honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. Vietnam Veteran.
References are available upon request