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William Ruffenach

William Ruffenach

Queens, NY, US

 

About 

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Employment 

NSI Granite Corp., Brooklyn, NY, US, Senior Project Manager/ Chief Estimator

I work as a project manager on all custom projects. I make all of the estimates for the bid for jobs, which includes reading the architectural drawing set, Pricing and sourcing materials & creating drawings for custom fabrication. I have direct contact with all clients and suppliers.

Oct 2011 - current
 

EVANS & PAUL/DuPont Corian Design Studio, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

This is a digital fabrication firm, where I would Manage all aspects of a project from, Shop Drawings, Fabrication Drawings, Installation Drawings, Overlook Fabrication, Order Material, Handle the clients, and manage Installation. Occasionally I would work in the shop fabricating or running the Thermwood CNC machines. I have Managed and completed over 100 Projects during my time at this firm.

Aug 2010 - Oct 2011
 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Shop Manager

I worked during school managing the Pratt Laser Shop, Metal Shop and Wood Shop. I would watch over the shop and assist students in using the machinery. I learned how to conduct myself with all of the machines in the shop, welding, laser cutting & fabricating.

Jan 2009 - May 2009
 

Bbix Architects, Wilkes-Barre, PA, US, Intern: Draftsman/Designer

This started as a full-time internship and gradually shifted to freelance when I went back to school for the fall semester. The firm was 80% government work with very strict codes and regulations. I have worked on Veterans hospitals, Air Force Base office buildings & Fire Stations. Most of the work was Design Build and Design Bid Build. I was the lead designer on 2 projects at this firm, a hemo-dialysis unit in a veterans hospital and a 10,000 SF office facility and Hanscom Air Force Base, both projects have completed construction in 2010.

Jun 2008 - Mar 2009
 

Furnstahl & Simon Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern: Draftsman/Designer

Most of the work at this firm was interior renovations. I would work on interior remodeling, drafting ceiling plans and electrical plans & construction documents. I would help the interior design section of the firm with creating digital and physical presentations for clients.

Jan 2007 - Apr 2007
 

Trade Eastern Inc., Wilkes-Barre, PA, US, Intern: Draftsman/Designer/Construction Worker

I worked half the summer in the field helping with construction, and the other half in the office assisting with drawings and presentations. When in the field I helped fabricate and weld Steel framework, hang drywall, frame walls and ceilings, install flooring & Demolition for new projects. When working in the office I assisted in Construction Documents for interior renovations and small office buildings.

May 2006 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - Jun 2011
 

Awards 

Cash Prize & Featured in a Magazine, 3rd Place

My partner and I received Honorable Mention with a cash prize for a Sky-lighting competition studio sponsored by Velux. We then had a 3 page spread in the magazine and had professional photographer Mark Mahney photograph our work.

2009
 

Digital Magazine spread, Other

We designed a full scale operable canopy system. We were sponsored by Sperry Sails.

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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