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Edward Parsons

Edward Parsons

Santa Ana, CA, USA

 

About 

I am best described as a multiple disciplined BIM Manager experienced in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry.  I have a BSc in Construction Engineering from Purdue University as well as being an Autodesk Certified Professional and Applications Engineer/Instructor. Architectural experiences include all phases of architectural design, documentation and contract administration  work on Healthcare, Industrial, High-rise and Multi-familiy Residential, Mixed-use, Commercial, Tenant Improvement, Hospitality, Renovation and Rehabilitation projects. Additionally, I posses hands-on OJT experience with numerous construction trades which allows me to make rational and effective decisions under pressure.

In 2010, my affinity for Building Information Modeling led me into the Autodesk reseller channel where I was able to expand my experiences and interaction in the AEC industry. From previous experience as an Autodesk Certified Instructor, I am able to provide production and implementation services, customization, advanced training and support on Revit, Navisworks, and AutoCAD. I have consulted for and trained several Architecture, Engineering and General Construction companies.

I possess 20+ years of experience in architectural design and engineering having managed challenging projects that demanded strong analytic thinking and attention to detail. During the course of my career I have engaged in CAD management as well as architectural, structural and MEP virtual model construction in line with BIM standards. Furthermore, I have competently liaised with clients, vendors and contractors, and led multi-skilled teams so as to attain all performance targets and project goals on time and on budget.

I possess a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of Revit and BIM related technologies. In my current role, I have provided support and evaluation of BIM software so as to ensure best practices and optimize processes.  As you will note from my resume, I have delivered strategic planning and technical support to partners, resulting in a major impact on the company's bottom line.

I believe that my key qualities are my outstanding technical aptitude, excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, combined with strong communicative ability and talent for effective organization and prioritization. I see myself as a highly dedicated and strongly driven individual.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Architects Orange, Orange, CA, US, Architectural Job Captain-Hospitality

• Assist project architect in developing project documents for bidding and construction
• Provide input to the design and construction schedule - communicate the technical implications of design decisions
• Responsible for the development and coordination of the drawings and specifications including: program compliance; code and agency compliance; schedule commitments; product research
• Organize and direct the architectural and/or engineering team to execute the work in an orderly, timely, and coordinated manner
• Advise the project architect and/or engineer when the drawings and specifications are complete and ready to be issued
• Provide support for any tasks required for the successful completion of the project

Jul 2014 - current
 

Microdesk, Inc., Irvine, CA, US, BIM Coordinator / Solutions Specialist

• Providing support and evaluation for BIM related software/technologies so as to ensure up-to-date processes, best practices, implementation of latest versions and system customization
• Being in charge of the establishment of BIM process and procedures for general contractors as well as for the development of BIM Project Execution Plans for new projects

Key achievements
• Delivering support on technical matters as well as internal training for all BIM technology while creating architectural, structural, mechanical and fire protection piping models for contractors

Jul 2013 - Mar 2014
 

Maverick Technologies / Intel Corporation / Hoffman General Contractors, Chandler, AZ, US, BIM Coordinator

• Spearheaded the creation of CDs for multi-billion dollar Intel semiconductor manufacturing facility through reviewing and coordinating the creation of Instrumentation and Controls construction models

Key achievements
• Carried out the end-to-end operations of project deployment including, but not limited to, installing software, maintaining and setting up FTP sites, converting files and documenting process and solutions for reuse
• Served as primary source for training and support for project team while acted as liaison for staff, consultants and multidisciplinary contractors to facilitate process and maintain master BIM model
• Identified opportunities and negotiated solutions so as to streamline operations, increase staff productivity and enhance process

Mar 2012 - Jul 2013
 

BIM Consultant - Self-Employed, Anchorage, AK, US, BIM Consultant / Revit Tutor

• Was responsible for reviewing, demonstrating and educating on Autodesk software to bring about functionality while regularly attended forums and managed workshops/lectures for Autodesk products

Key achievements
• Significantly contributed to staff development by personally offering comprehensive training, support and supervision while consistently communicated objectives and solutions for team’s operational excellence
• Assisted business owners in leveraging technology to attain performance targets and minimize risk
• Directed the reviewing of schematic design drawings and creation of CDs for various residential, commercial, and tenant improvement projects for permit submission
• Brought about building code analysis, zoning and accessibility regulation research and sharing penetrating insight with team
• Effectively coordinated with internal/external partners and officials from project initialization through completion

Dec 2008 - Mar 2012
 

Bridgit, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, US, Architectural Designer / Job Captain

• Managed the creation of CDs for colossal IHG/Crown Properties luxury resort hospitality project

Key achievements
• Prepared construction documents for TI projects for Adobe and Yahoo facilities design while created architectural, structural and MEP virtual construction models
• Initiated the overall detailed process of software upgrades implementation and offered training to team members
• Competently strategized workflow to achieve mid-tem and long-term goals while performed site inspections, organized job meetings, and reviewed shop drawings and product submittals

May 2005 - Dec 2008
 

Aerotek Architecture & Engineering, Phoenix, AZ, US, Architectural Designer / Job Captain

• Engaged in the creation of CDs for commercial projects and architectural and structural virtual construction models

Key achievements
• Acted as a liaison between the Design Manager and Planning Consultants in obtaining specific preferences, and managed production by crafting field documents for residential pre-stressed concrete foundation systems
• Consistently provided quality drawing and improved designing methods resulting in increased efficiency in design production, profitability and cost-efficiency
• Managed consultant documentation for final review and quality assurance prior to submittal for permitting while put forward strong analytical and problem-solving ability in resolving issues arisen in a timely manner

Oct 2004 - Mar 2005
 

Architecture Plus, Ltd., Phoenix, AZ, US, Architectural Designer / CAD Manager

• Engaged in the creation of CDs for custom residential projects and architectural and structural virtual construction models

Key achievements
• Coordinated consultant information and implemented redline corrections, while liaised with team members to develop and apply design alternatives
• Consistently provided quality drawing and improved designing methods resulting in increased efficiency in design production, profitability and cost-efficiency
• Managed consultant documentation for final review and quality assurance prior to submittal for permitting while put forward strong analytical and problem-solving ability in resolving issues arisen in a timely manner

Jul 2000 - Oct 2004
 

Education 

University of Alaska-Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, US, Arctic Engineering

Introduces a broad spectrum of engineering challeges unique to cold regions. Physical principles and practical data collection methods, analyses, designs and construction methods are discussed. Students gain a working knowledge of cold regions engineering problems and modern solutions as a basis for detailed study.

Aug 2010 - Dec 2010
 

Purdue University, Ft. Wayne, IN, Bachelors, Construction Engineering

Purdue's Division of Construction Engineering and Management Program (CEM) is respected by leaders in the construction industry across the United States as one of the best - many say the best - engineering degree in preparation for a professional future in construction.

The undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering (BSCNE), is tailored to prepare students for professional work in the construction field. The BSCNE Construction Engineering curriculum at Purdue includes approximately 80% construction engineering and 20% management courses focused on garnering knowledge and experience in construction careers. The degree is ABET-accredited and many graduates go on to become registered professional engineers.

May 1992 - Aug 1997
 

Awards 

Autodesk Certified Professional, Other

Autodesk Certified Professional

AutoCAD
Revit

2014
 

Autodesk Applications Instructor, Other

Certified Autodesk Applications Instructor for the following software suites:

AutoCAD
Architectural Desktop
Revit

2013
 

Applications Engineer, Other

Autodesk Certified Applications Engineer for the following software suites:

AutoCAD
Architectural Desktop
Revit
Navisworks Manage
Ecotech

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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