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Benjamin Bower

Benjamin Bower

Plymouth, MN, US

 

About 

Benjamin Bower, CSI-CDT – CAD Modeler / Drafter

I have been involved in the Building Industry for over 10 years.  Prior to joining Eskuche Creative Group in February of 2011 Ben has work with Charles Stinson and a range of partners at SALA Architects.  I have multiple years of experience in Carpentry and was a member of the Minnesota National Guard that included a two-year activation on Operation Enduring Freedom (Honorable Discharged in 2008).

I currently lives in Plymouth, Minnesota with his wife Sarah, son Nicholas (5) and daughter Olivia (2).  I enjoys bowling, fishing and has become an avid vegetable gardener in recent years. 

I have an Associate of Applied Science in Architecture Drafting and Estimating from Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  I prides myself not only the fact that I graduated with a GPA of 3.88, but I also received the “Bronze” attendance award for 98% attendance.  I obtained the certification of CDT (Construction Documents Technologist) from The Construction Specification Institute (CSI).

 
My objective is to secure a position with a Metro Area Residential or Commercial construction company.  As you’ll see, I have the educational background and professional experience for which I believe you are searching. In addition, the values that have been ingrained in me through my Military Service are valuable under any condition. I have a very high level integrity and show a selflessness that is rare. I am a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual, and I would appreciate the opportunity to contribute to your firm’s success.

Employment 

Eskuche Creative Group (Contract), Deephaven, MN, US, Draftsperson

-Identified and developed solutions for conflicting design elements
-Developed drawings from Schematic through Construction Phase of project
-Responsible for verifying design is in accordance with IRC, IBC and codes set forth by AHJ

Mar 2011 - current
 

Charles R. Stinson Architects, Deephaven, MN, US, Draftsperson (Contract)

-Created virtual models with the use of industry based software
-Coordinated the solution of conflicting design elements with Architect and external consultants
-Responsible for verifying design is in accordance with IRC, IBC and codes set forth by AHJ

Jul 2010 - Jan 2011
 

SALA Architects, Stillwater, MN, Draftsperson

-Created documentation for the bidding and construction of Residential and Commercial projects
-Responsible for verifying design is in accordance with IRC, IBC and codes set forth by AHJ
-Wrote and organized project specifications using Masterformat2004

Jul 2008 - Oct 2009
 

Kevin Toews Construction, Oak Park Heights, MN, US, Carpenter

-Performed rough framing layout and assembly of floor, walls and roof
-Installed windows and entry doors
-Applied exterior finish; siding, fascia and eave soffits

Jan 2005 - Oct 2006
 

Army National Guard (Minnesota), Minneapolis, MN, Sentry (Active Duty)

Jul 2002 - Jan 2005
 

Showcase Renovations (Formerly Steven Roche Homebuilding), Corcoran, MN, US, Carpenter

-Performed rough framing : layout and assembly of floor, walls and roof
-Remodeled and renovated homes
-Applied exterior finish : siding, fascia and eave soffits

Jul 1999 - Jul 2002
 

Education 

Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN, US, Architecture Drafting and Estimating

Graduated with a 3.88 GPA
Received “Bronze” attendance award for 98% attendance
Participated as member of NAHB Student Chapter, and CSI

Oct 2006 - Jul 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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