Alfred O. Ybarra Jr. (Al)
Civil & Structural Designer
Over 35 years of experience in Civil/Structural design of LNG processing, refinery, chemical & petrochemical plants, aluminum plants, and structural steel fabrication including Lead civil/structural designer, estimating, coordination, checking related design projects & on-site field support. Software experience includes Micro Station 5, SE, J & V8, Auto Cad, PDS-Frameworks (3d) & Tekla (3d).
and TrainingAssociate in Science Degree Victoria College, University of Houston Victoria Campus, Victoria, Texas.
(Engineering course work 3 years).
Computer Science U of H at VC, Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, TX.
(2-years no degree).
Multi-Suite 3-D Structural Steel model building software. (AutoCAD Base).
PDS-Frameworks 3-D Structural Steel model building software. (MicroStation Base) Formal Training in Alabama 2002 and also in Dallas in 2007.
Tekla Structures ver. 12 & ver. 13 : 3D design and detailing software.
Plant Specific Safety Training Assoc. of Reciprocal Safety councils, Inc., DOW, Huntsman, BP Chemicals.
Trained in Cad Software AutoCAD 9 to 2006, MicroStation 4.0 to V8.
Multi-Suite (3d), PDS Frameworks (3d), AutoCAD LT 14 and Tekla Structures version 12 (3d).
Structural Design Familiar with STADD ver. 11 through 22 (create models using joint coordinates and member incidences and also loaded members and Load Cases).
MS Office Programs - Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Explorer.
Math Programs TK Solver, Math Cad, Excel
Programming Languages Basic, Fortran, RPG II, COBOL, Pascal, Assembler
ExperienceCB&I (2006 - 2009)
Cartagena Refinery Expansion Cartagena Columbia
Lead Structural Designer - Prepared civil/structural proposal package for a $3.3 billion project. The project has been postponed.
Cryogenic Gas Plant Opal, WY:
Checked Skid Structures and Skid Foundations. Checked equipment foundations. Checked and designed vessel platforms. Skid modules and structures.
Cabinda Gulf Oil Cabinda, Angola:
Checked Skid Structures, Skid Foundations and vessel platforms. Checked equipment foundations. Checked and designed vessel platforms.
Created 3D models using PDS-Frameworks and Tekla. Reviewed Models with SmartPlant 3D Software.
Meeker Gas Plant Rio Blanco County, Colorado:
Designed and Checked Skid Structures and Skid Foundations. Designed and checked equipment foundations. Checked and designed vessel platforms.
Southern LNG Elba Island, GA
Created 3D models using PDF-Frameworks of Multi-level Structures and several Pipe Racks for Cable Tray and Pipe. Created 2D drawings from the Frame Works using Micro Station V8 & J.
TESTENGEER, INC. Port Lavaca, TX.
Huntsman Freeport, TX (Chemical Plant), Train 1 Structural Repairs Project Provided design and step by step procedures to repair an existing five level open structure. Created documents to repair/replace beam connections at columns and beams. Designed these connections and reinforcing of existing members, which were checked by resident engineer. Shop drawings were also provided.
GCMC Freeport, TX (Mining & Minerals Plant)
Press Building Structural Analysis Project Inspected in an existing enclosed structure and evaluated structural members that needed repair due to visual corrosion or overloading. As built structure and provide details on repairing/replacing members. An engineer built a STADD model, using field information that was gathered.
BP Chemical Greenlake, TX (Petro Chemical Plant) AutoCAD Sotware
Recovery Column Project Checked the Detail/Design drawings of this multilevel project, approximately eighty-five feet tall.
Miscellaneous Pipe Support Projects Prepared detail/design drawings for constructing pipe supports steel and concrete.
DOW Chemical - Seadrift, TX (Chemical Plant)
Software for DOW was Micro Station SE & J
P1 Capacity Increase Project Modified an existing Loading Rack to handle new loading positions to load Rail Cars. This required adding new structural members, stairs, bracing, monorails and a suspended handrail for fall protection at the rail car. Provided preliminary design to be inputted into STADD model by engineer.
Miscellaneous Access Platforms Prepared Design drawings for various equipment access platforms, involving layout and preliminary sizing and framing of members.
Miscellaneous Concrete Foundations - Prepared design drawings for equipment foundations and containment slabs, ramps, etc.
Site Security Upgrade Project - Provide layout of guard houses on medians with lift gates, turnstiles, security fence layouts and miscellaneous foundations. Layout and design of electrical duct banks. Provide road and paving details for truck staging areas.
ALCOA-Point Comfort, TX (Mining & Minerals Plant)
Miscellaneous Platform Projects Prepared or checked various access platforms.
BHP ENGINEERING, INC., Corpus Christi, TX
Reynolds Aluminum - Ingleside, TX Micro Station software
Addition to Unit Project - Lead Designer of group of two civil/structural designers. Created original layout for new addition and platforms to existing structure.
Valero AKA Coastal Corpus Christi, TX (Refinery) AutoCAD software
Compressor Project Lead Designer of group of four civil/structural designers. Provide initial layout and design of air compressor foundation. Provided design of platforms to access the new compressor. Made modification to existing Pipe Rack to support new piping.
Miscellaneous Platforms and Foundations - Lead designer for approximately 10 small projects for access platforms and equipment foundations.
Trifinery Corpus Christi, TX (Refinery) PDS Frameworks & Micro Station.
Lead designer for an expansion project which included platforms equipment supports pipe racks and structures.
Citgo Corpus Christi, TX (Refinery) AutoCAD Software
Pipe Rack to Barge Dock Project Checker for this +/-$6 million pipe rack project.
Flinthills AKA Koch & Southwestern Refinery Corpus Christi, TX (Refinery) AutoCAD software
Miscellaneous Access Platforms and Foundations Designer and or checker of numerous access platforms and equipment foundations.
Diamond Shamrock AKA Valero Three Rivers, TX (Refinery)
Amines Structure Lead Designer for a $12 million addition to an amines unit with 4-6 civil/structural designers. The structure was five levels approximately 70 feet high. It supported various pieces of large equipment and vessels with three sets of Fin-Fans on the very top. Created the layout and provide the initial design for engineers to input into STADD model. This project included structural steel, concrete, underground piping and site-work.
Depropanizer Structure Lead Designer for an $8 million project with 4 to 6 civil/structural designers. The structure was three levels tall approximately 50 feet high. It supported the main Depropanizer vessel and several smaller vessels and equipment. The project included structural steel, concrete, underground piping and site-work.
DOW Chemical AKA Union Carbide Corp. - Seadrift, TX (Chemical Plant)
Software used for DOW was Micro Station SE & J
Catalyst Expansion Project Lead Designer for a $20 million project as a joint venture with Bechtel and Brown & Root. The civil/structural team consisted of about 10 civil/structural designers and 4 structural engineers. Prepared layout for two new structures approximately 60 feet high, concrete containment with 12-ft. walls, 8-ft. deep pit, 3 level pipe rack, a 20-ft. by 40-ft. storage building and several miscellaneous equipment foundations. There were underground sewer lines and area drainage required. Also, Layout of cable tray for cable tray supports.
EPR Project Concrete, steel and civil checker for $20 million project jointly executed with Bechtel and Testengeer, Inc. The main scope of this project was revamping an existing structure for a different process.
Oxide Rebuild Project Lead Designer for a $12 million project to rebuild an existing unit. Was located on site preparing sketches as needed for construction of structural steel or concrete. Design drawings were also created in main office through my direction and review. Worked in main office and on site 7 days a week for 4 months. Trouble shoot for BHP and Bechtel and developed fixes as needed on the spot. Prepared cable tray layout and supports for piping and cable trays.
F-Cat Project Lead designer for a $4 million project of a new 5 level structure to support vessels and equipment.
Co-generation Project Lead designer for civil/structural team and a joint venture with equipment vendor. This was about a $10 million project with a team of 7 designers and 3 engineers. Provide platforms around MCC building, Pipe Racks, equipment foundations, access platforms, etc.
Ammonia Compressor Project- Lead Designer for team of 3 designers. Prepared drawings for an ammonia compressor foundation and provided platform access to various areas of the compressor. Designed new pipe rack and modified existing pipe rack. Designed containment slabs and equipment foundations
BERRY ENGINEERING, Corpus Christi, TX
American Chrome & Chemical- Corpus Christi, TX
Prepared design of concrete and steel drawings for an expansion of the Chromic Oxide Unit. Required support structures and foundations for equipment vessels, Ball Mill, Kiln, and miscellaneous platforms.
Designer and checker, BROWN & ROOT, Houston, TX
Tenneco Oil Refinery (Grass-roots plant in Wyoming). Prepared structural drawings for several multilevel structures including concrete foundations. Also reviewed shop fabrication drawings for structural steel and rebar.
1973-1979Civil/Structural designer, LOCKWOOD ANDREWS AND NEWNAM, Victoria and Houston, TX.
Civil/structural designer for City of Victoria and City of Houston Public Utilities. Also prepared plot plans and road and paving Plan & Profile drawings. Preformed volume calculation of Bauxite for Alcoa from field surveys.
Structural Detailing Positions
AAA STEEL DETAILING - Corpus Christi, TX
(12/79 to present - a part-time sideline business)
Owner Detailed and checked structural shop fabrication drawings for Western Steel, Safety Steel, Gulf Iron Works, Precision Welding, Lone Star Detailing, Ellis Detailing and DMB Construction. Some projects include the control tower at the Corpus Christi International Airport, commercial includes multilevel structures, malls, schools, office buildings, churches, etc. Industrial projects include multilevel structures, circular platforms, access platforms, etc. Details of the following: Beams, Columns, Bracing, Stairs, Handrails, Steel Joists, Metal Deck, Grating and Floor Plate and rebar detailing.
ACCULINE - Corpus Christi, TX
(01/91 to 11/91)
Detailed and checked structural shop fabrication drawings for various fabricators. Projects included commercial (schools, strip malls, churches, buildings for business, etc.) and industrial (Valero, Citgo, Koch, and other refineries). Developed connection calculation using handheld computer for company. Details of the following: Beams, Columns, Bracing, Stairs, Handrails, Steel Joists, Metal Deck, Grating and Floor Plate.
GULF IRON WORKS - Corpus Christi, TX
Detailed and checked structural shop fabrication drawings for various fabricators. Projects included commercial (schools, strip malls, churches, buildings for business, etc.) and industrial (Valero, Citgo, Koch, and other refineries). Details of the following: Beams, Columns, Bracing, Stairs, Handrails, Steel Joists, Metal Deck, Grating and Floor Plate.
TIPS IRON & STEEL - Austin, TX
Detailed and checked structural shop fabrication drawings. Projects included commercial (schools, strip malls, churches, buildings for business, etc.) Details of the following: Beams, Columns, Bracing, Stairs, Handrails, Steel Joists, Metal Deck, Grating and Floor Plate.
SAFETY STEEL SERVICE Victoria, TX
Detailed and checked structural shop fabrication drawings. Projects included commercial (schools, strip malls, churches, buildings for business, etc.). Industrial projects for (Union Carbide Corp., E.I. Dupont, Alcoa, Koch, and other refineries). Details of the following: Beams, Columns, Bracing, Stairs, Handrails, Steel Joists, Metal Deck, Grating and Floor Plate.
Responsiblities as Lead Designer:
Material and Man-Hour estimating and defining scope of projects.
Tracking project by issuing weekly project status reports.
Coordinating civil/structural team with other disciplines
Supervising civil/structural Design Group
Prepare initial layout and preliminary design of structural members using AISC beam and connection formulas to be inputted into STAAD by registered engineer.
Compared STAAD models against design drawings for discrepancies and checked for proper member releases and end reactions for connections.
Participate in project meetings
Also the same responsibilities of a Designer/Checker and assisting each designer as needed
Work closely with construction and trouble shoot any problems that arise during the construction phase of the project, with on the spot fixes
Responsibilities as Designer/Checker:
Check for drawing accuracy
Check for adhering to client drawing standards
Field check for interferences
Check with other disciplines for interferences and proper arrangement of new equipment items.
Responsibilities as Detailer/Detailer Checker:
Prepare shop fabrication and erection drawings from structural design set
Detail each structural member to exact length with holes, plates, and other attachments in exact locations to fit up exactly in the field when erected
Determine proper length, type and size of welds to be used also number, type and size of bolts to be used for erecting member
Determine proper connection type to use when not indicated on drawings
Coordinate with structural engineer when discrepancies arise.