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Richard Torres

Richard Torres

South Bound Brook, NJ, US

 

About 

Technical skills are as follows:

* ISO 9001 A/E Procedural trained (enhanced organizational skills)
* Expert in 2D AutoCAD (Release 12 DOS thru  Release 2010)
* Advance in 2D MicroStation (ver. 5.0  DOS; 95; SE; J; V8 XM)
* 3D solid modeler: Proficient in MicroStation and AutoCAD (with or without Add-on Packages)
* Beginner to Intermediate Level user of REVIT
* BIM User: REVIT; PDS w/ AEC/ Intergraph’s Project Architect Plus; PDMS w/ Triforma
* Proficient in DOS: Able to do small BAT files for automating
* Proficient in Windows XP/ 2000 environments & MS Office 2007 (Word/ Excel and PowerPoint)
* Currently hold FBI clearance – expires in 2014
* Currently hold GSA (General Service Administration) clearance – expires in 2014
* Construction Cost Estimating (Unit cost method)/ Order of Magnitude
* Specification Writing
* Field Surveying
* Currently hold a valid NYC Expeditor's License
* Code Analyzing/ researching: ICC, NFPA, NYC/ UFC/ Military codes

Employment 

Hatch Mott MacDonald, Project Manger

* Responsible as project team lead for overall design coordination and development, construction document production continuing through construction supervision.
* Provide Unit Cost Estimate for Architectural portions.
* Researching ICC/ NYC/ NFPA/ UFC/ Military codes and zoning issues
* Specification writing
* CAD drafting in 2D AutoCAD & MicroStation, as needed. Applying CAD standard set forth by the project requirements.
* Construction Administration – Respond to RFIs; shop drawing checking; field observation visits during construction; Monthly review of & approval of AIA G702 form Application for Payment, where applicable; writing minutes of meetings & telephone logs; punch walks & develop punch walk list; generating transmittals & overseeing outward packages; liaison to clients
* Document Controlling – capture (scanning), storage, and indexing (logs)
* Generate construction schedules
* Field surveys – documenting room dimensions, finishes, ceiling heights, windows & doors, floor penetrations, steel column & beam dimensions, panel schedules, HVAC serial & model numbers, visible utility locations; and writing observation reports.
* Responsible for junior staff – delegating work to; and mentoring
* NYC building department filing, when applicable – Currently have a NYC expeditor’s license
* Report to Department Manager/ Senior Associate
* Manage sub-consultant(s), when applicable – ie Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Fire Protection engineers, NYC Expeditors and render consultant
* Extensively traveled from the Jersey City Office to NY 5 boroughs & Puerto Rico for projects.
* Worked on projects ranging from 5,000 sf to 600,000 sf; $80k to $750MM – includes renovations & expansions to existing construction and new construction

Projects include:
* Columbia University – NYC Tenant Fit-out Renovation Projects for Manhattanville
* Department of Veterans Affair – Bronx Renovation Project
* Boeing – Fuel Testing Lab
* Bristol Meyers Squibb – Water Treatment Testing Lab

Oct 2007 - Mar 2011
 

CASCO Diversified Corporation, Project Architect

* Responsible as project team lead for overall design coordination and development, construction document production continuing through construction supervision.
* Researching ICC codes and zoning issues
* Specification writing
* CAD drafting in 2D AutoCAD & MicroStation. Applying CAD standard set forth by the project requirements.
* Construction Administration – Respond to RFIs; shop drawing checking; field observation visits during construction; writing minutes of meetings & telephone logs; punch walks & develop punch walk list; generating transmittals & overseeing outward packages.
* Document Controlling – capture (scanning), storage, and indexing (logs)
* Field surveys – documenting room dimensions, finishes, ceiling heights, windows & doors, floor penetrations, steel column & beam dimensions, panel schedules, HVAC serial & model numbers, visible utility locations; and writing observation reports.
* Responsible for junior staff – delegating work to; and mentoring
* Building department filing/ submissions
* Report to Department Manager/ Eastern Regional Manger
* Manage sub-consultant(s), when applicable – ie Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, and Fire Protection engineers
* Extensively traveled from the Edison, NJ office throughout the New England Area for projects.
* Worked on projects ranging from 25,000 sf to 100,000 sf; $80k to $60MM – includes renovations & expansions to existing construction and new construction

Projects include:
* Circuit City – Various Locations
* Christmas Tree Shops – Various Locations
* Bed, Bath & Beyond – Various Locations
* The Home Depot – Various Locations

Jul 2005 - Oct 2007
 

Lockwood Greene Engineers/ CH2M Hill, Staff Architect

* Responsible as architectural lead for overall architectural design coordination and development, both conceptual and construction document production.
* Responsible for junior staff – delegating work to; and mentoring
* CAD drafting in 2D AutoCAD & MicroStation. Applying CAD standard set forth by client CAD standards.
* CAD modeling in 3D AutoCAD & MicroStation. Applying CAD standard set forth by client CAD standards.
* Imaging – Doctoring/ editing images via Photoshop and/ or paint
* Construction Administration – Respond to RFIs; shop drawing checking; writing minutes of meetings & telephone logs; generating transmittals & mailing out packages.
* Document Controlling – capture (scanning), storage, and indexing (logs)
* Perform take-offs and provided rough Cost Estimates for Architectural portions.
* Held weekly coordination meetings between disciplines
* ISO 9001 Internal Auditor for Quality Control
* Report to Sr. Architect(s), Director of Architectural Service, and Department Manager
* Part-time CAD support for the IT Dept
* Part of the Corporate CAD Standards Committee
* Worked at the Atlanta Office for 2 months - focusing on Military Design
* Worked at the New York Office for 1 month - focusing on High End Retail
* Worked at the San Francisco Office for 1 month & the Puerto Rico Office - focusing on Bio Pharma
* Worked at the Vermont Office for 2 months - focusing on a computer data facility for IBM
* Somerset Office clientele included Pfizer”, Lucent Tech”, “Wyeth Ayerst”, “Bayer”, “BASF”, “Hoffmann LaRoche”, “Glaxosmithkline”.
* Projects ranged from 50,000 sf to 400,00 sf; $5MM to $300MM

Experiences include:
* Human Genome Sciences, Rockville, MD Junior Architect and 3D designer; responsible for BIM model in Intergraph’s Project architect into PDS model. Preliminary and final design for a $250 million, 300,000 sf large-scale manufacturing facility on a 10 acre site. The project also includes mammalian and microbial production facilities, filling and packaging, warehousing, and QA/QC laboratories. Support facilities include cafeteria, lobby, and office space.

* Merck & Co., Inc., Wilson, NC Junior Architect and 3D designer; responsible for BIM model in Bentley’s TriForma/ MicroStation integrated with Engineering BIM model in CADcentre’s PDMS. Project was a 280,000 sf large scale bio-pharma manufacturing facility. Contract for a manufacturing expansion. Work includes a phased multi-building expansion of an existing pharmaceutical production facility, doubling the size of the warehouse and packaging areas, additions and renovations to the administration areas, a new expanded cafeteria and training facility, and renovations to a variety of existing plant support areas and laboratory spaces. Work scope includes placing new building “front door” and employee entrances on the facility, which after project completion will have more than doubled in area and production capacity.

* Janssen Ortho LLC (Johnson & Johnson subsidiary) Gurabo, Puerto Rico Junior Architect and 3D designer; responsible for BIM model in Softdesk’s Auto-architect. Project was a $250 million, 210,000 sf large-scale three-story multipurpose facility for pharmaceutical manufacturing. The facility will make products for both domestic and international markets

* Other clientele include “Searle Cox (Pfizer)”, Lucent Tech”, “Lederle (Wyeth)”, “Wyeth Ayerst”, “Bayer”, “BASF”, “Hoffmann LaRoche”, “Glaxosmithkline”, “Baxter” and “Pfizer”.

Oct 1996 - May 2005
 

Drawing Management Inc, CAD Manager/ Vectorization Dept Mgr

* Department CAD manager
* Managed a department of 6 employees
* In house training to staff, as well as, contractual on-site training for clients.(in 2D AutoCAD & 2D MicroStation)
* Responsible for generating invoices & estimates/ proposals.
* Managed a booth at the Jacob Javitz Center for Image Expo 1996
* Salesman for Intergraph & ANA Tech hardware
* Clientele included “The New York Times”, “HLW”, “HOK”, “SOM”, “KPF”, Lord & Taylor”, and the MTA of NY

Dec 1994 - May 1996
 

Education 

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), BArch, Architecture

Accredited undergrad architecture program.

Sep 1989 - May 1995
 

Areas of Specialization 



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