I've been drafting/designing using AutoCAD since 1994. Before 1994 I was drawing on the boards. The last 3 years I have also been drafting/designing using Bentley and Revit. I have experience drafting/designing Mechanical, Architectural, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Structural, and Civil. I find having a knowledge of the other displaces (with the knowledge of the construction of) helps with the coordination and communication during the design process.
Clark Nexsen Architecture and Engineering, Norfolk, VA, US, Mechanical Drafter
Firm offering architectural and engineering services and completing projects for educational institutions, sports arenas, hospitals, and federal and state government facilities.
•Partnered with architects and structural engineers on commercial and industrial building projects including the $52 million dollar Warrior Transition Unit at Bethesda Naval Hospital that included renovation and addition of existing buildings, a six-story cafeteria, office, and transition apartments for wounded warriors; served as sole Mechanical CAD Operator on Transition Unit Project.
•Allotted 3800 hours of CAD time completing project in just 870 hours; produced 350 mechanical sheets including site drawings.
•Conducted HVAC and plumbing system design and analysis prior to construction.
•Expertly prepared sketch designs and proposed construction alternatives for client review and approval.
•Troubleshot design problems during construction projects to ensure compliance to building contract and adherence to scheduled timelines.
•Coordinated with other construction disciplines on proper location of equipment and space restrictions.
JOHN HOPKINS APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY, Laurel, MD, US, mechanical designer
University-affiliated research center and defense contractor serving as a technical resource for the Department of Defense, NASA, and other government agencies.
•Provided HVAC, plumbing, and sprinkler design expertise for construction and lab renovation project at Applied Physics Laboratory.
UNITED ENGINEERING GROUP, Raleigh/Ashville, NC, mechanical designer
Establishment engaged in providing professional engineering services.
•Functioned as Senior Mechanical Designer overseeing design and build for HVAC, plumbing, and sprinkler projects in schools, and hospital settings.
•Spearheaded design and blueprint review and analysis of projects, preparation of construction documents, scheduling, project budget, building code analysis and compliance, project development, quality control, and certification of occupancy.
Bay Design, Newport News, VA, US, Architectural/Mechanical Designer
•Spearheaded design and blueprint review and analysis of projects, preparation of construction documents, scheduling, building code analysis and compliance, project development, quality control, and certification of occupancy.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Norfolk, VA, US, drafting/design
ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN