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RODNEY MATENTSHI

RODNEY MATENTSHI

Hartbeespoort, ZA

 

About 

Current Location: Hartbeespoort Dam, North West, South Africa

Matriculated in December 1997, Completed national Certification in Fine Art with Pretoria Technikon 1998 December, studying courses the includes Graphics design, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramic design and Textile design. In 2002 December obtained National Diploma in Interior Design from Pretoria Technikon, 2002 work on an Eduplex Pre & Primary School for Hearing Aid Phonak – as Interior Design Space Planner and Theme School development - Pretoria.

Worked for Mike Payne Architects first as the Training Student and followed as the Architectural Technologist, Witbank – Mpumalanga (14 July 2003 - 31 August 2006). Further studied and completed Architectural Technology National Diploma with University of Johannesburg (2005 December). 1 September 2006 to 30 March 2007 joined South African Police Service Department as a Chief Industrial Technician (architectural work).

 

Then in 2 April 2007 till 29 February 2008 work for Osmond Lange Architects & planners (Melrose arch offices) as their Architectural Technician. 1 March 2008 till 2 March 2010 work for Lonmin Platinum mine as their Snr Draughtman (Mining Office Drawing Manager). June 2008 established a design firm called Kabophara Arkitekt CC to specialize in the fields of architecture, interior design and graphics design.

In 2009 December completed the B. Tech. (Degree) Architectural Technology from University of Johannesburg. Between 2003 and 2010 I have completed short course training in Computer Aid (CAD) programs (Autodesk Rivet 9, Archicad 11, AutoCAD 2009, Open Project and Webpage design). 1 February 2010 till 30 June 2010 work part-time for the Tshwane University of Technology – Interior Design Department for subject course Methods of Construction 2 and Technical Drawing 2

Currently employed by the University of Johannesburg in South Africa as the Architectural Technologist.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, ZA, Architetural Technologist

- Measure on site and verify corrections drawings and other information as needed.
- Maintain drawings, including floor plans, electrical, mechanical and other services layouts to be used as source documents for other software systems
- Draught drawings for new building work and proposed changes to existing building according to standards.
- Draught Council Submission drawings for new work and liaising with local authorities with regards to plans submitted for approval.
- Perform quality control drawings as received from external professional teams and liaising with these professionals regarding correctness of the drawings according to specific standards set by UJ.
- Assist the Space and Architectural Manager with the enforcement of the National Building Regulations and other legislation.

Apr 2012 - current
 

Kabophara Arkitekt, Hartbeespoort, ZA, Project Architect

- Duties included carrying out the professional duties commonly and normally expected of an Architect/Interior architect as well as Construction Project Management.
- Architectural design.
- Project architectural duties.
- Technical documentation.
- Project management.
- Quality assurance and building standards supervision.
- Site inspection.
- Administration.
- Coordinating project and design duties.
- Budget Control.
- Pricing.
- Project Hand over.
- Implementing of design concept in broad outline showing space provisions,planning relationships and materials and services intended to be used.
- Compiling of working drawings in accordance with all statutory requirements.
- Conducting site meetings to monitor and report at intervals on the status, progress of the work.
- Preparing of as-built drawings and other relevant technical documents so that all accounts can be concluded.

Jun 2008 - current
 

Tshwane University of Technology (Technikon Pretoria), Pretoria, ZA, PartpTime Lecture (Interior Design

- Duties included: lecturing and research in the following subjects: second year method of
construction 2 and technical drawing2

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010
 

Lonmin Platinum Mine, Rustenburg, ZA, Snr Draughtmans (Drawing Office Manager)

- Supervise and coordinate all outsourced/ external draughting activities, technical and project requirements
- Ensuring that all facilities and equipment have the required drawings to specification
- Providing design drawings services (mechanical, electrical, structural, architectural design) to the mining department.
- Technical drawing.
- Updating Drawings and drawings files.
- Site Inspection.
- Project Management.
- Quality assurance.
- Updating drawing standards.
- Basic business acumen.
- Sound knowledge of engineering methods and technology.
- Good knowledge of end-user software systems (MS Office, SAP, AutoCAD).
- Perform operational and systems risk analysis.
- Space planning/ design and allocation.

Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
 

Osmond Lange Architects, Johannesburg, ZA, Architectural Technician

- Undertakes site and land surveys.
- Measures existing building/sites and writes required report on same for the project leader.
- Liaises with local authorities and studies local by-laws and national standard building regulations.
- Practices advanced draughting skills and enhances own technical knowledge of building components,construction methods and materials application.
- Makes recommendations to the project leader accordingly.
- Translates the project leader’s preliminary sketch plans into working drawings with details,components drawings and schedules of components and finishes.
- Liaises with clients/ consultants/engineer/specialists involved with the project.
- Checks and report back on contracts compliance with documents, details etc.
- Handles routine queries from clients/contractors and liaises with project leader on same.
- Maintains strict cost control of all clients originated variations from plan and contract amendments and liaises with architect on same.
- Represent the office in a responsible and professional manner as and when required by management.
- Contribute to the overall running of the office and make suggestions on improvements to systems and procedures.
- Supervises production staff as required.
- Assist with the training and development of technical and support staff and monitors same.
- Operate the computer – MS, Cad
- Seek opportunities to reduce design and production effort or cost.
- Checks the accuracy of work produced by production staff.

Apr 2007 - Mar 2008
 

South African Police Services, Pretoria, ZA, Chief Industrial Technician

- Liaising with Dept. of Public works on various projects and also advising external consultants on various projects.
- Preparing of technical documentation and Site Inspection of designed.
- Site surveying and documentation police station and provincial head offices.
- Preparing of technical and tender documentation.
- Site surveying and re-drawing of existing building and also designing of internal space layout for SAPS facilities.
- Designing and preparing of technical documentation.
- Inspecting, evaluating and making recommendation.
- Architectural space planning and design.
- Draught drawings for new building work and proposed changes to existing building according to standards.
- Update SAPS design standards and regulations.
- Enforcement SAPS design standards and regulations.
- Enforcement of the National Building Regulations and other legislation.

Sep 2006 - Mar 2007
 

Micheal M. Payne Architects, Witbank, ZA, Architetural Technologist

- Duties included carrying out, the professional duties commonly and normally expected of an Architect.

Jul 2003 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, ZA, BArch, National Diploma Architectural Technology

Description of qualification: B Tech Architectural Technology
Subjects Completed: Architectural Project Management, Advance Computer Applications,
Office Practice, Housing, Urban Policy Studies

Jan 2009 - Jan 2009
 

University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, ZA, Maths & Scince

Description of qualification: National Diploma Architectural Technology

Subjects Completed: Principles of Design; Design Theory, Studio works, Cad, Building Services,
Construction and Detailing, Landscaping and Survey, Office practice

Jan 2005 - Dec 2005
 

Tshwane University of Technology (Technikon Pretoria), Pretoria, ZA, Maths & Science

National Diploma in Interior Design

Jan 1999 - Dec 2002
 

Tshwane University of Technology (Technikon Pretoria), Pretoria, ZA, Matric Certificate

National Certificate Fine Arts

Jan 1998 - Dec 1998
 

Cultura High School, Bronkhorstspruit, ZA, High School, Junior High School

Description of qualification: National Senior Certificate

Subject Completed: English; Afrikaans; Maths; Science; Business Economics; Fine Arts

Jan 1996 - Dec 1997
 

Awards 

Aircon Reticulation Design Project, 2nd Place

2005 Second Prize; Mitsubishi Electrical Air Con. Competition: University of Johannesburg

2005
 

Interior Design Stufent, 1st Place

2000 Bursary award; by Art and Culture Trust of the President, from Pretoria Technikon: Interior Design Student with continues progress in Design of the year 2000

2000
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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