Preconstruction Manager

Name : Precon Manager
Industry Type : Design Build Firms- EPC
City & State : Weatherford,TX
Job Title Preconstruction Manager
Relocation Preferences : open
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Carl A. Tullis                                                                                                                Resume


 


 



Pre-Construction Manager / Program Manager


Profile:


An accomplished professional in the construction industry with occupation in pre-construction management, estimating and project management, managing projects from concept to completion. Amassed  many years of accumulative experience in both design-build and design-bid-build ventures. Comprehensive involvement in construction project engineering, superintendence, estimating and project management. Engaged successfully in a diverse portfolio commercial and industrial projects encompassing hospitality, K-12 / higher education, food processing, high tech, healthcare, historic renovation, churches, office, public works, meat processing, manufacturing, retail, warehousing / climate controlled, seismic upgrade, and tenant improvement from their inception to completion. Accredited recognition for many successful design-build, fast tracked projects throughout the U.S. and Canada.


Capability:
















Excels in Customer Relations


Strong Group Building / Leadership


Analyzes Situations/Solutions Rapidly


Quality Control Management


Visualize Projects Conceptually


Safety / Compliance Management


Master Planning / Scheduling


Outstanding Start up Skills


Tactical / Strategic Thinker


Experience:


Senior Estimator. RBR Construction Inc. Weatherford, TX.


Regional Commercial Bid-Build, Design-Build General Contractor.


2009 ~ 2010


* Estimating Department Manager. Provide leadership to subordinate project manager/estimators and support staff.


* Improved competitive bid rate and achieved increasing success by instituting new standards and practices.


* Developed a written estimating departmental procedure. Trained subordinates in its use.


* Upgraded subcontractor/vendor pre-qualification standard.


* Conceived and implemented Microsoft Project based estimating planning schedule showing bid processes, assignments and milestones necessary for a comprehensive bid. Provided management with a timeline of our estimating efforts.


Preconstruction Manager / Project Manager. Batzer Construction, Inc., Medford, OR.


Regional Commercial & Industrial Bid-Build, Design-Build General Contractor.


2003 ~ 2009


* Preconstruction Manager. Responsible for managing and delivering design-build projects in pre-construction and construction services to clients.


* Directed design-build construction and estimating effort.


* Accredited for efforting to guide this contractor into the premier design-build leader in this region.


* Earned letters of recommendation from clients, and many client testimonials complimenting my achievements.


* On my own initiative, developed and implemented a company wide design and construction master planning schedule, monitoring activities of the marketing, design, estimating, and construction departments. Schedule was cost loaded using earned value management for company quarterly cash flow projections. The chart provided a significant source of the status of company activities.


* On my own initiative, developed and implemented a flow chart presentation advocating the company design-build procedure diagramming the path of events and identifying responsibilities of the marketing, design, estimating and construction departments. This flow chart eliminated crossover in assignments and cultivated efficient teamwork.


* Lead involvement in successful competition and awarded design build project for a private catholic school encompassing six (6) new campus buildings, new chapel, additional gymnasium, renovation of multi-level classroom buildings, new utility services, HAZMAT remediation in 5 separate phases during school in session.


* Lead involvement in extremely successful design, construction and client satisfaction of a hematology oncology clinic facility.  The first architectural building of this nature undertaken by this construction company.


* Sole project manager on many concrete tilt up projects and being the only general contractor in southern Oregon self-performing these installations.


* Design-build project manager on a national award winning pre-engineered metal building for its unique concept in design. Constructed for a commercial retail business along Highway 101 in Brookings, OR, 500 or so yards from the Pacific Ocean infamous for its winter gale force storms and it is weather tight.


Senior Project Manager / Estimator.  Adroit Construction Company, Ashland, OR.


Regional Commercial Bid-Build, Design-Build General Contractor.


2002 ~ 2003


* Launched design-build effort for this design-bid-build general contractor.


* Lead and mentored subordinate project manager/estimators and support staff.


* Successful rehabilitation, seismic stabilization of a three story 1908 salt box style school building without incident.


* Involvement in design and construction of a Jewish Temple significant for the only facility of its kind between San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR.


* Rehabilitated a full service medical facility in Yreka, Ca without disrupting their normal business operations.


Estimator / Project Manager.  OC America Construction, Beaverton, OR.


ENR ranked Top Global International Commercial & Industrial Bid-Build, Design-Build General Contractor.


OC America Construction is the American subsidiary of Obayashi.


2000 ~ 2002


* Estimating Department Manager. Established regional estimating presence in this office under the direction of the Vice President of Estimating headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.


* Recognized as a consistent top three design-bid-build bidder.


* Involved as project manager in construction of the first "green building" high school in the U.S. certified LEED Silver. This school serves as a national model for energyLEED Silver. conservation-Architectural Record.


Project Manager.  Merrill Contractors, Inc., Vancouver, WA.


Regional Commercial Bid-Build, Design-Build General Contractor.
1998 ~ 2000


* Direct involvement in one of the first major design-build projects embarked upon by this general contractor. This project was overseen for the client by actress Mary Tyler Moore, a board of director member, who complimented my team and I on a "job well done".


Estimator / Project Manager.  Shimizu America Corporation, Tigard, OR.


ENR ranked Top Global International Commercial & Industrial Bid-Build, Design-Build General Contractor.


Shimizu America Corporation is the American subsidiary of Shimizu.
1991 ~ 1998


* Our design-build team constructed approximately one-third of the high technology building projects in the "Silicon Forest" of Portland, OR in the mid-nineties.


* Promoted three times.


* Recognized for design and implementation of a computer spreadsheet program designed to compute item quantity from take-off, apply unit cost pricing, adding insurance and bonds, and overhead/profit to tabulate the estimate. The program was automated to instantly convert material quantities to and from metric measure, and convert the estimate cost into various international currencies at the current exchange rate.


* When constructing a liquid crystal display manufacturing facility in Camas, WA. The new building in progress of construction had to be re-designed, partially demolished, and re-built, the manufacturing equipment fit up redone, and shipment of equipment sent back to Japan for re-tooling and returned to the U.S. for installation, all due to the rapid changes in computer manufacturing processes and technology at that time.


Estimator.  Tecton Contracting Corporation, Omaha, NE.


National Industrial Design-Build General Contractor.


1986 ~ 1991


* Sole estimator for this company.


* Recognized for developing implementing a computer spreadsheet program [Computer Associates] for estimating. Generally estimating was being done by hand in this industry at this time.


* Designed and implemented a task code system utilized by estimating and construction for task identification, and job cost by accounting.


* This company was a well respected leader in the design-build construction of food processing and climate controlled food storage facilities throughout the U.S. at that time.


Asst. Superintendent / Project Engineer. Red Lion Motor Inns-Construction Division, Vancouver, WA.


Regional Hospitality Design-Build Owner / Developer.


1980 ~ 1986


* Worked for Red Lion Motor Inns In-House Construction Division.


* Involved either as project engineer, assistant superintendent, craft artisan or tradesman assistant on thirty (30) new, renovation, architectural specialties installation on hotel properties in WA, OR, CA, NV, MT, CO, NE and AZ.


Supply Administration.


United States Marine Corps.


1975 ~ 1981


* Procurement, warehousing, inventory and unit deployment specialist, Okinawa, Japan and Jacksonville, North Carolina.


* Assigned to inventory / procure to replenish / warehouse / package and deploy the material requirement necessary for a marine corps division or marine expeditionary force involved in deployment for military exercise or conflict.


* Meritoriously promoted twice.


Education:


University of Nebraska at Omaha. Construction & Architectural Design Engineering Technology.


University of Maryland. Accounting, Business Administration.


Construction & Construction Business Seminars.


United States Marine Corps. Supply Administration, Personnel Management.


Military Service:


1975 ~ 1979            U.S. Marine Corps -Active.  3043-Supply Administration, Honorable Discharge, Vietnam Era Veteran.


1979 ~ 1981            U.S. Marine Corps -Inactive Reserve.  3043-Supply Administration, Honorable Discharge.


1983 ~ 1984            U.S. Marine Corps -Active Reserve.  3043-Supply Administration, Honorable Discharge.


Computer Software Skills:


Excel, Word, Microsoft Project, Primavera P3/P6, AGTEK, Sage Timberline, Prolog, AutoDesk, On Screen Takeoff, Internet.


 


 


 


 


Carl A. Tullis                                                                                              Resume Supplement


 


 



Senior Estimator


RBR Construction, Inc. Weatherford, TX.


Regional Industrial / Commercial Bid-Build, Design-Build General Contractor.


November 2009 ~ June 2010


* Estimating Department Manager. Provide leadership to subordinate project manager/estimators and support staff.


* Review bid documents and prepare for competitive bid. Attend pre-bid meeting / job visitation. Delegate bid advertisement in local trade publications, phone / fax solicitation contact with prospective bidders, request for information inquiry / coordination / and response distribution, assured total specification section coverage by at least three bidders in each trade or section with written acknowledgment of their intent to bid. Managed review and circulation of bid addendums.  Chair internal pre-bid preparation meetings with bid day participants.


* Delegate or prepare full take-off and pre-bid estimate cost including MEP. Assign or prepare preliminary estimate for inclusion into estimate program prior to bid day.


* Manage bidding process on bid day in accord with company President. Accountable for a complete bid, reviewing all incoming bid submittals for comprehensiveness. Manage or enter bids into computer bid program. Formulate bid and brief with company President. Manage the submittal of the bid by our representative. Execute submittal of subsequent documentation as required.


* Manage pre-construction efforts in conjunction with marketing manager as a member of the pre-construction team, providing cost analysis and conceptual estimates from facility visitation, envisionment of the clients program through discussion, preparing subsequent scope of work narrative and assumptions, often times with minimal involvement of Architects and Engineers, to draft and complete the construction budget and/or design-build proposal.


Notable projects;


US Customs Port of Entry, Los Ebanos, TX (Joint Venture bid)


Building 422, FT Hood, TX (Joint Venture bid)


Aarons Rents., Hutchinson, KS


Aarons Rents., Shreveport, LA


Daiches Building Renovation, Ft Worth, TX


Old Mineral Wells High School Renovation (Private), Ft Worth, TX


Midland Airport Terminal Renovation, Midland, TX


Pre-Construction Manager / Project Manager


Batzer Construction, Inc. Medford, OR.


Regional Industrial / Commercial Bid-Build, Design-Build General Contractor.


March 2003 ~ April 2009


* Responsible for managing and delivering design-build projects in pre-construction and construction services to clients.


* Singularly directed construction and estimating effort, in concert with in-house architect and director of marketing, as a member of the design-build leadership. When outsourcing architects and engineers, administered the leadership of the design-build group effort.


* When in design-build competition, reviewed prospective client Request for Proposal letter. Draft response package, organized RFP content documentation, edit and complete the RFP response package, review with company president and submit. Attend and contribute dialogue in client / contractor interview(s).


* Met with client and design group players in receipt of clients program, conceptual design, design development of the 30%, 60%, and 90% schematic document drawings providing constructability review, conceptual budgets, schematic estimates, and value engineering at each interval.


* Directed the preparation of design meeting minutes, review final copy for accuracy and oversaw distribution.


* Authored design-build proposal and retainer agreement utilizing scope of work narrative, preliminary drawings consisting of site plan, floor plan, and building elevation with minimal information, and conceptual budget cost from unit cost history database.


* Drafted / executed part one of the design-build prime contract upon clients acceptance of design-build proposal and retainer agreement, and proceed with schematic document set development. Effected subsequent contracts with architect, engineers and design-build MEP contractors.


* Joined with Architect, to articulate the project to planning department and building department.


* Generated detailed estimate of self performed work consisting of earthwork, utilities, horizontal / vertical concrete, steel fabrication / erection, PEMB, carpentry, doors & hardware, and specialty installations. Accountable for distribution of drawings and scope of work narrative to specialty trades bidding on project, responding to their requests for information, receiving the bids and selecting lowest responsible bidder.


* Met with client in final development and review of construction document set. Submit construction documents to building department and acquired building permit.


* Drafted / executed part two of the design-build prime contract with client.  Effected subsequent subcontracts with remaining construction sub-trades. Effect subsequent purchase orders to suppliers, ordering major material purchases and monitoring their shipments and delivery.


* Upon acquisition of building permit, managed project as project manager in unification with project superintendent. Accountable for initiating temporary utilities / site office, publish and updating project schedule / three week interval schedule, client / contractor / subcontractor / supplier relations and chairing and documenting weekly meetings with all, organize and consolidate / expedite major material purchases, change order management, review / approve shop drawings, QC/QA, company safety program and OSHA compliance, project administration, profit / loss projections / reporting, project close out documents, and certificate of occupancy.


* Performed aforementioned tasks on two to three simultaneous projects based on availability, project timing and project complexity.


Notable projects;


Jackson Elementary School, Medford, OR


Roosevelt Elementary School, Medford, OR


Hematology Oncology Associates, Hematology / Oncology Medical Facility, Medford, OR


St. Marys Catholic School, Gymnasium & Chapel-Phase I, Medford, OR


Southern Oregon Dental, Dental Office, Central Point, OR


Mad River Community Hospital, Arcata, CA


Cartwright Valley Meat Company, Meat Processing & Retail Facility, Grants Pass, OR


Hot Spring Spas, Retail Facility, Medford, OR


Copy Rite Business Systems, Office / Warehouse Building, Medford, OR


Del-Cur Cooperative Retail Facility Phase III, Brookings, OR


Del-Cur Cooperative Retail Facility Phase II, Brookings, OR


Del-Cur Cooperative Retail Facility Phase I, Brookings, OR


Brill Metalwork, Steel Manufacturing Facility Expansion, Medford, OR


Joseph Office Park, Professional Office Park LLC, Medford, OR


Elron Enterprises Shopping Center, LLC, Medford, OR


UCAN Martha Young Service Center Offices (USDA), Roseburg, OR


The Law Offices of Foster-Denman, Medford, OR


LTM (Knife River Corporation) Office Building, Central Point, OR


Layton Properties, LLC Shopping Center, Central Point, OR


 


 


 


Senior Project Manager/Estimator


Adroit Construction Company, Inc. Ashland, OR.


Regional Industrial / Commercial General Contractor


February 2002 ~ March 2003


* Initially hired by CEO in launching of a new design build effort for this historically design-bid-build company. Provide leadership and instruction to subordinate project manager/estimators and support staff.


* Reviewed bid documents and prepare for competitive bid. Attend pre-bid meeting / job visitation. Delegated bid advertisement in local trade publications, phone / fax solicitation contact with prospective bidders, request for information inquiry / coordination / and response distribution, assured total specification section coverage by at least three bidders in each trade or section with written acknowledgment of their intent to bid. Managed review and circulation of bid addendums.  Chaired internal pre-bid preparation meetings with bid day participants.


* Managed or prepared full take-off and pre-bid estimate cost including MEP, self perform concrete, rough/finish carpentry. Managed or prepared preliminary estimate for inclusion into estimate program prior to bid day.


* Delegated bidding process on bid day in accord with company CEO. Accountable for a complete bid, reviewed all incoming bid submittals for comprehensiveness. Managed or entered bids into computer bid program.  Finalize and brief bid with CEO. Manage the submittal of the bid by our representative. Manage submittal of subsequent documentation as required. Author and present letter of protest of the bid.


* Upon successful bid, award of project, and acquisition of building permit, managed project as project manager in unison with project superintendent. Accountable for initiating temporary utilities / site office, publish and updating project schedule / three week interval schedule, client / contractor / subcontractor / supplier relations and chairing and documenting weekly meetings with all, organize and consolidate / expedite major material purchases, change order management, review and approve shop drawings, QC/QA, company safety program and OSHA compliance, project administration, profit / loss projections / reporting, project close out documents, and certificate of occupancy.


Notable projects;


Central Point School District, District Offices, Central Point, OR


Butteville Elementary School Library Classroom Addition, Edgewood, CA


Karuk Tribe Health Clinic, Clinic Renovation, Yreka, CA


Temple Emek Shalom, Jewish Synagogue, Ashland, OR


Estimator / Project Manager


OC America Construction, Inc. Beaverton, OR.


International Industrial / Commercial Bid-Build, Design-Build General Contractor.


May 2000 ~ February 2002


* Estimating Department Manager. Established regional estimating presence and procedure in Portland, OR office under the direction of vice president of estimating headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.


* Reviewed bid documents and prepare for competitive bid. Attend pre-bid meeting / job visitation. Delegate bid advertisement in local trade publications, phone / fax solicitation contact with prospective bidders, request for information inquiry / coordination / and response distribution, assured total specification section coverage by at least three bidders in each trade or section with written acknowledgment of their intent to bid. Managed review and distribution of bid addendums.  Chaired internal pre-bid preparation meetings with bid day participants.


* Managed or prepared full take-off and pre-bid estimate cost including MEP. Managed or prepared preliminary estimate for inclusion into estimate program prior to bid day.


* Managed bidding process on bid day in accord with vice president of construction visiting from Los Angeles, CA.


* Accountable for a complete bid, reviewed all incoming bid submittals for comprehensiveness. Managed or entered bids into computer bid program. Review and finalize bid with VPC. Manage submittal of bid by our representative. Manage submittal of subsequent documentation as required. Author and present letter of protest of the bid.


* Upon successful bid, award of project, and acquisition of building permit, managed project as project manager in conjunction with project superintendent. Accountable for initiating temporary utilities / site office, publish and updating project schedule / three week interval schedule, client / contractor / subcontractor / supplier relations and chairing and documenting weekly meetings with all, organize and consolidate / expedite major material purchases, change order management, review and approve shop drawings, QC/QA, company safety program and OSHA compliance, project administration, profit / loss projections / reporting, project close out documents, and certificate of occupancy.


Notable projects;


North Clackamas High School, Clackamas, OR


Additions to Washougal High School, Washougal, WA


Additions to Cape Horn-Skye K-8 School, Vancouver, WA


West Salem High School, Salem, OR


Evergreen New Elementary & Middle Schools, Vancouver, WA


New Boones Ferry Primary School, Vancouver, WA

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