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Gary Davis

Gary Davis

Ramsey, NJ, US

 

About 

GARY M DAVIS

139 Orchard Place, Ramsey, NJ 07446

garydavis1979@gmail.com                                                                                                        201.615.6129

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

 

SKILLS

  • Profitability for the firms I have worked.
  • Client satisfaction for quality assurance and adherence to budgets and construction schedules.
  • Resolve design and construction issues with owners and contractors.
  • Retention of clients through trust and productivity.
  • Twenty years employed in the architecture / construction field.
  • Architectural presentation, surveys, planning and assessment of existing conditions.
  • Knowledge for compliance with current building codes.
  • Responsible for construction estimating, scheduling, design & construction documents.
  • Extensive experience working with Facilities Directors and Business Administrators in education, municipal, recreational and private organizations as well as private residential owners.
  • Thorough knowledge of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering.
  • MEP coordination, specification editing, bidding, bid reviewals, construction administration, submittal reviews, review and evaluation of change order requests, negotiations & approvals, budget oversight, payment application reviews and close-outs.
  • Substantial expertise in building surveys, exterior assessments and restoration evaluations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with site and building evaluations including written analysis reports, field notes, field directives, documenting owner priorities and generating meeting minutes.  
  • Thorough and accurate preparation of request for proposals.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in construction administration and New Jersey public bidding.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • SARGENTI ARCHITECTS & ELEMENT ARCHITECTURAL GROUP  Paramus, NJ

Architectural Surveys               11/12 – Present – Throughout North America

  • Comprehensive architectural, MEP, structural and architectural surveys for retail and commercial clients. Spatial, functional and site analysis. As-built drawings.

Retail Project Manager             03/12 – 11/12

  • Administration and construction documents for various retail fit-out & ground-up projects. Architectural, MEP & building surveys.

 

  • INDEPENDENT CONTRACTING

Project Manager / Drafting (temporary positions)     11/10 – 03/12

  • NYC School Construction Authority (SCA) – Construction documents for various school renovation and repair projects.
  • The Paramount at the Beacon, Jersey City, NJ - Construction documents for the complete renovation of a twenty-one floor residential high-rise.

 

  • ELEMENT ARCHITECTURAL GROUP (Altman Architects), Paramus, NJ

Senior Project Manager            10/01 – 10/10

  • NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Security Stations – Six ground-up security buildings for the NYC reservoirs located in the Catskill Region of NY – Design/Build Project – Facilitated through the US Army Corp. of Engineers (USACE) – $11M ground up construction.
  • Public Safety Complex, Bloomingdale, NJ – Fire Station, Fire Safety and OEM Facility – Pre-engineered steel building. – $1.5M ground-up construction.
  • Exterior & Interior Building Improvements – for the School District of South Orange & Maplewood (SOM), NJ – Masonry repairs and replacement, roof repairs and replacements, window and door replacements for thirteen buildings over six years. $10M. Replacement and upgrades to lighting, replacement of fire doors and painting. In charge of planning and coordination through construction and closeout. $5M over six years.
  • Kitchen and Cafeteria Renovations - Mechanical Upgrades - Restroom Renovations – for SOM, NJ – Kitchen renovations & mechanical upgrades at two middle schools, a high school and one elementary school. $5M. Complete renovation of six faculty and eight student rest rooms. – $3M.
  • Elevator Replacement – South Orange Middle School, South Orange, NJ – $500K.
  • Roof Replacements at Brooklyn and Queens, NY Veterans Administration Hospitals – $1M.
  • Montrose School Conversion Study – for SOM, NJ – Feasibility study and report for the conversion of Montrose School to a preschool facility.
  • Gymnasium Bleacher Replacements and Sport Equipment Installations at Columbia High School, South Orange Middle School and Maplewood Middle School – for SOM, NJ – $2M over two years.
  • Maplewood Middle School Addition – SOM, NJ – Construction documents. $3M.
  • Addition to the New Brunswick Health Sciences Tech High School – New Brunswick, NJ –. $3M.
  • Residential Basement Design – Far Hills, NJ – 3,000 square feet.
  • Office Space Fit-Outs – Numerous spatial fit-outs in various commercial buildings.

 

  • PROJEX, INC., New York, NY

Project Manager (Owner Representative)    03/99 – 10/01   

  • New York Institute of Special Education – Bronx, NY – New dormitory, gymnasium, building renovations sidewalks and parking lots. $12M.
  • Canal Jeans Co., Brooklyn Store, Brooklyn, NY – Complete renovation / conversion for retail building. Demolition, connections of two floors, elevator installation, 2000sf of new storefront. All floor, wall and ceiling fixtures & finishes. $2.5M.
  • New York Life Ins. Co., World Data Center Generator Plant and Trading Floor (Y2K projects) – Lebanon, NJ – Diesel generated uninterrupted power supply (UPS). $5M.
  • New York Life Ins. Co., New Chiller Plant – Manhattan, NY – Dedicated chiller for computer rooms on two floors. $1.5M.
  • The Churchill School & Center – Manhattan, NY – Extensive building renovations on six floors. Developed punch list and oversaw resolutions. $2.5M.

 

  • URS CORPORATION, Paramus & Wayne, NJ

Staff Architect                          12/97 – 03/99

  • GWHS Cupola and Parapet Historical Reconstruction – New York, NY. $8M.
  • NYC School Construction Authority (SCA) – Various school renovation and repair projects
  • Various USPS Facilities – USPS International and Bulk Mail Center – Jersey City, NJ. $2M.
  • Various USPS Facilities – New construction and alterations to existing facilities. Various sites.

 

  • PEG, INC., North White Plains, NY

Assistant Project Manager        08/94 – 12/97

  • NewRoc Center – New Rochelle, NY – Retail and Entertainment Complex. $250M.
  • 1 Union Plaza    – Manhattan (Union Square), NY – Retail, entertainment and apartment complex. $6M.
  • GS Livingston   – Livingston, NJ – Retail complex. $2.5M.

 

EDUCATION

  • NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY

Bachelor of Architecture, summa cum laude graduate, History minor.

Employment 

Element Architectural Group, Senior Project Manager

Ability to bring profitability to the firms I have worked while consistently satisfying the client’s needs for quality assurance and adherence to budgets and construction time tables. Sixteen years employed in the architecture/construction field, compiling a broad experience in all aspects of presentation, planning, assessing existing conditions, code review, scheduling, design, construction documents, specifications, bidding, construction administration, budget oversight, payment application review and approval, and close-out. I have extensive experience working with Facilities Directors and Business Administrators in education, municipal and private organizations. For the past 9 years, I have worked at a small – 4-6 employees – architectural firm that required concurrent involvement in all phases of multiple projects for job development and implementation.

Civil, structural and MEP engineering coordination. Review and evaluation of change order requests. Preparation of Request for Proposals. Comprehensive knowledge and experience with site and building evaluations including written analyses reports, field notes, field directives, documenting owner priorities and generating meeting minutes.

Considerable expertise in building exterior assessment and restoration, particularly masonry repairs, building envelope renewal and roof, window and door replacements.

Extensive knowledge and experience in construction administration and New Jersey public bidding.

Oct 2001 - Oct 2010
 

Education 

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture

Architecture

Sep 1989 - May 2004
 

Areas of Specialization 



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