Robert Rivas

Robert Rivas

Alexandria, VA, US

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I’m a creative, out of the box thinker that goes beyond the existing practices and mindsets. I thrive on solving problems, gets my heart racing when I’m confronted with a new one. I can effectively hear and analyze data to rapidly come up with valuable solutions and strategies to tackle any problem. But what makes me stand out the most, is my ability to effectively communicate with my team and clients, to inspire ideas that will help them grow and focused on the task at hand, to make them feel at ease with their ideas and decisions.



PC Construction, Washington, DC, US, Virtual Construction Engineer

Responsible for utilizing BIM tools to create and manage models for DCTDPS project, leading the 3D MEP spatial coordination/clash detection process on projects, assisting Business Development.

o BIM Coordination with subs, and foreman on the field.
o Supervise personnel on field
o Develop project specific BIM Execution Plans for DCTPS
o Build BIM models (Concrete, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical and Civil) for selected projects
o Create and detail concrete lift/pour drawings
o Create and detail layout drawings for Field Engineer
o Create and detail mechanical ISO drawings
o Collaborate with project teams on BIM models
o Create surfaces and point coordinate data files for field layout
o Develop and maintain content catalogs and libraries for modeling
o Develop project specific BIM Execution Plans
o Create site logistics and scheduling/sequencing models
o Support field personnel in the use field technologies

Aug 2016 - Aug 2017

J SAAD NAZER Inc., San Juan, PR, Architect/ Project Manager

Reduced cost by 30% in a 1.8M Federal Project. Coordinated with team of professionals to create
construction documents and shop drawings.
 Led the design team to design and market the company’s first line of modern executive furniture,
reducing cost by 15% in manufacturing and improving the company’s image in the process.
 Designed & Supervised the construction of a 5 story apartment complex.
 Perform scope and price reviews to ensure complete coverage of the work.
 Review subcontractor and vendor quotes regarding scope, pricing, and schedule.
 Analyze and negotiate subcontracts, purchase orders, change orders, and subcontract/PO change orders.
 Prepare subcontracts, purchase orders, change orders, and other commitments.
 Review design drawings and specifications to identify potential issues.
 Generate and process RFIs.
 Prepare change orders to the owner's contract.

Aug 2012 - Aug 2016

Rigoletto Construction, Bayamon, PR, Architect

Worked with project architect and consultants to go from schematic design to construction documents
on a 1.2M residential project.
 Implemented and taught to office team digital modeling and rendering for more visualized
 Prepared and was part of schematic design, design development, construction documents, permit sets,
bidding & negotiation, and construction administration on various residential, commercial and industrial
 Update and distribute document logs for design drawings, specifications, RFIs, submittals, potential
change items, change orders, punch lists, etc.
 Generate a submittal log at the onset of the project.
 Review submittals for compliance and compatibility.
 Expedite submittals as needed to ensure that construction activities aren't delayed.
 Perform project management duties timely so as not to delay field activities.
 Keep progress up-to-date in the project schedule.
 Assemble and distribute bid packages.
 Prepare subcontracts, purchase orders, change orders, and other commitments.
 Worked with design teams to develop architectural designs; drawings
-Handled: Architecture design, Interior design, and Kitchen design.

Jan 2010 - Jul 2012


Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR), San Juan, PR, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2016

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