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Revit Structure, AutoCAD & CAD Management

  • BIM/CAD Manager for a long-established Structural Engineering firm
  • Autodesk trained & certified on:
  • Gold Beta Test Team Leader for AutoCAD 2009
  • Beta Tester for Revit Structure 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 & 2008
  • Beta Tester for AutoCAD 2012, 2011, 2009 & 2008
  • Program Advisory Committee for the School of Drafting & Design at the Norfolk, VA campus of I.T.T. Technical Institute (2009 thru present)
  • Organized transition & conducted training for our firm to move to parametric modeling with Revit Structure
  • Structural CAD Administrator in a multi-disciplinary Architectural/Engineering firm
  • Assistant CAD Administrator for 10 CAD station network & an 8 CAD station network
  • Proficiently operate all AutoCAD versions since Release 12
  • CAD committee (3 years) for standards, policy development, software deployment & training in a 70+ employee A&E firm
  • Specialist in system customization & CAD process automation
  • Proposed detailed procedural changes realizing a savings in excess of $40,000+ annually for a 75+ employee structural engineering firm
  • Active member in good standing of the Eastern Virginia AutoCAD Users Group (EVAUG) and the Virginia Revit Users Group (VRUG)
  • Prepare Autolisp routines & script files for increased productivity
  • Create & maintain CAD file libraries (typical details, blocks, title blocks, etc.) to attain streamlined assembly during project design
  • Extensive use of paper & model space, xref, attributes, viewports, tool palettes & layering standards to maximize efficiency & accuracy
  • Knowledge of BCOM & LANTDIV standards for CAD



Structural Design & Drafting

  • Prepare structural foundation & framing plans utilizing a wide array of construction methods (steel, cast-in-place concrete, precast concrete, masonry, piles, wood, metal studs, trusses, etc.) for projects ranging from residential/small business construction to multi-story hotels, newspaper production facilities, conference centers, seniors facilities & educational facilities
  • Prepare details, sections, elevations & schedules associated with these plans
  • Plan the layout & organization of a job from preliminary design to final construction documents, addendums & supplemental drawings
  • Coordination with other disciplines/clients on a wide variety of structural design issues
  • Organized transition to electronic submittals required by LANTDIV



Networking/Computers/Software/Hardware/Misc. Office

  • Systems Administrator for a Windows Small Business Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, Windows 7/Vista Business/Windows XP mixed network consisting of 13 workstations, Dell PowerEdge server, 2 large format plotters, high-speed cable internet connection, 24 port auto-sensing switch, router, daily off-site backup, and email configuration
  • Network Administrator for a Windows 2000/XP network (6 workstations) that included a Windows 2000 Server, wireless router, & 4 wireless workstations (3 desktop & 1 laptop)
  • Assistant Network Administrator for a Windows NT4.0 network (13 workstations) running Microsoft Small Business Server & a Windows 95 network (18 workstations)
  • Perform attended & unattended operating system installations and associated tasks on Windows XP & Linux workstations: minimum requirements, upgrade to Windows XP, partitioning, BIOS updates & configuration, configure disks, basic & dynamic storage, service pack slipstreaming, joining a workgroup or domain, publishing & assigning applications, local & roaming profiles, creating & connecting to shared folders, drivers, display options, local user & group policies/accounts, managing & connecting to printers, IPSec policies, permissions, desktop settings, manage devices, configure & troubleshoot TCP/IP, configure & manage local security policies, Internet Explorer security settings, managing local & domain accounts, and using groups to administer accounts
  • Perform installation & configuration of Server 2000 associated tasks for Server 2003: disk management & partitions, sharing folders & administrative shares, Active Directory, organizational units, logon scripts, MMC & snap-ins, creating & administering domain/built-in/local accounts, creating & administering groups, creating/applying/administering GPO, network printers, TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, routing & remote access, VPN, event viewer, IPSec policies, network shares, backup & restore strategies, drive mapping, and service packs
  • Perform system maintenance, server backup & recovery tasks, desktop troubleshooting, router connection & configuration, software installation, firmware updates & hardware upgrades on associated computers on the network
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of computer programs including: Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & Front Page), the OpenOffice Suite, Outlook Express, BillQuick, Veritas BackUp Exec, Norton SystemWorks, Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus, Trend Micro PcCillin Internet Security, MacAfee AntiVirus, Adobe Acrobat, Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Symantec pcAnywhere, Partition Magic, Nero, Roxio CD Creator, Dragon Naturally Speaking, WinZip, assorted HTML editors, FTP programs, anti-spyware programs, and a wide variety of photo editing/scanning software & photographic equipment
  • Thorough knowledge & use of the KIP 3000 Laser Plotter/Scanner/Copier, Hewlett Packard DesignJet 1050C, 1050C Plus, 750C, & 650 plotters, use of the Xerox 8300 laser plotter & the KIP 2950 Scanner/Plotter/Copier
  • Benefits Advisory Committee (2 years) actively participating in the administration of the 401k retirement plan & the company sponsored insurance plans (health, dental, life, short-term & long-term disability)



Training & Instructional

  • Preparing for deployment & company-wide training on Revit Structure, to include: Revit basics, essential design practices, parametric design fundamentals, 2D detailing, project/sheet set-up, & output of construction documents
  • Performed CAD training & general new employee training for new employees on policies, standards, & common practices at both the departmental & company wide levels
  • Primary instructor for classroom & hands-on training for a number of general & specialized topics



Construction Administration

  • Field inspections (all types of construction) during project construction for a number of projects to ensure compliance with the structural contract drawings
  • Pre-design inspection & measurement of existing conditions for suitability, feasibility & construction options
  • Checking all types of shop drawings: structural steel, joists, decking, steel reinforcing, anchor bolt setting plans, erection drawings, etc.