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Ali Monguno

Ali Monguno

Dubai, AE

 
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About 

Ali was born and raised in MAIDUGURI, northern NIGERIA. He attended ADESOYE COLLEGE OFFA in Kwara state. Having completed a six year BOARDING SCHOOL in southern Nigeria, Ali received his high school diploma in 2007.
Ali has a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ARCHITECTURE with a minor in FILMMAKING. He enrolled in a FIVE YEAR curriculum at the AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH and a summer session with the POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN, ITALY.  
His short film Cold Play has been screened at the 65th CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in France. “Cold Play” portrays themes such as Nigerian identity, concepts of guilt, redemption, modern crime and violence. In 2012, Ali was honored with the SHEIKHA MANAL YOUNG ARTIST AWARD. A competition organised for all residents of the GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL, the two awards were in recognition of his work in multimedia and fine art. He WON a cash prize of FORTY THOUSAND DIRHAMS. Ali has had EXHIBITIONS at the 2013 ART DUBAI, 2014 DIFC ART NIGHTS, 2015 BIG PICTURE DUBAI and the 2016 FINE ARTS FESTIVAL in Ras Al Khaimah.

CURRENTLY,  he is employed at ITECH  MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY in the UAE.  As BIM ARCHITECT, Ali is part of a team providing consultancy services related to BUILDING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT with DUBAI AVIATION ENGINEERING PROJECTS (DAEP).  DAEP is a leading engineering organization responsible for the design, master planning, infrastructure development and construction of Dubai’s dynamic aviation sector. On behalf of the GOVERNMENT OF DUBAI, DAEP spearheads the development of the world’s second-busiest airport for international passenger traffic. Particularly, Dubai International Airport, the new Emirate’s airport, Al Maktoum International Airport, and Dubai World Central.
PRIOR to ITECH, Ali was employed as a CONCEPT ARCHITECT at ARC INTERNATIONAL in DUBAI. He was involved in designing projects and proposals, in the U.A.E, Oman and the Republic of Mauritius. These projects served as ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL,  RECREATIONAL and RESIDENTIAL SPACES. Most notably, Ali was part of a team that designed a private island resort for the ROYAL FAMILY in DUBAI
In his FREE TIME, Ali runs a fitness blog called BODY_CONSCIOUS_TV on INSTAGRAM. As a REPS certified FITNESS INSTRUCTOR, he designs exercise routines, meal plans and provides one on one PERSONAL TRAINING to help people achieve an active and healthy lifestyle. His pursuits in sport and outdoor activities have earned him a GOLD MEDAL at the Stanley International dragon boat championship in Hong Kong with the Dubai diggers. Most recently, Ali represented the UAE as an athlete at the ECO CHALLENGE IN FIJI: THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST RACE.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

ITECH MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY LLC, Abu Dhabi, AE, BIM ARCHITECT

At iTech Management Consultancy, Ali was part of a team providing consultancy services related to BUILDING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT with DUBAI AVIATION ENGINEERING PROJECTS (DAEP) and DAR AL HANDASAH. DAEP is a leading engineering organization responsible for the design, master planning, infrastructure development and construction of Dubai’s dynamic aviation sector. Working in the role of a SENIOR BIM ARCHITECT, Ali was responsible for assessing BIM models of the ongoing Al Maktoum International airport. BIM model quality was compared to standards deemed acceptable by iTech - a leading BIM consultancy in the region. Some of these assessments included but are not limited to:
1. Submittals regarding model documentation particularly BIM execution plans, LOD matrix and clash reports. 2. Model health and set up namely projects coordinates, naming conventions and browser organization 3. Modeling methods consistency and compliance notably element geometry and service distribution. 4. Coordination and constructability relative 2D drawings, BIM platform (Revit / Navisworks) 5. Visualization of building progress through animations using 2D and 3D media.
Lastly, Ali taught a Revit Architecture course spanning 60 hours of one on one training for 20 of DAR and DAEP staff of in house architects, engineers and project managers. Both teams of staff were taught how to set up projects using acceptable BIM conventions. The goal was to improve their ability towards extracting information and integrating data in the resulting BIM model upon completion of the course. (Portfolio available upon request)

Mar 2016 - current
 

ARC INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECT AND ENGINEERS, Dubai, AE, CONCEPT ARCHITECT

Prior to iTech, Ali was employed as a CONCEPT ARCHITECT at ARC INTERNATIONAL in DUBAI. He was involved in designing projects and proposals, in the U.A.E, Oman and the Republic of Mauritius. These projects served as administrative, commercial, recreational and residential spaces. Most notably, Ali was part of a team that designed a private island resort for the ROYAL FAMILY in DUBAI. During his time as a concept architect, some of his responsibilities included but are not limited to:

1. Understanding and analyzing client requirements comprehensively in terms of design intention, nature of design, project budget, legal requirements, duration and utilization.
2. Analyzing proposed site and view of existing neighboring buildings, ground topography, and accessibility to the plot, expected project commencement and nature of development.
3. Preparing of Concept proposals in 2D and 3D impressions using AutoCAD, 3DS Max / Revit and Photoshop.
4. Preparing project data sheet based on client requirements, site analysis and authority regulations. This includes plot area, set back regulations, allowable plot coverage, built up area, height, units and nature of units and any underground requirements.
5. Coordinating with MEP, Structural, Electrical departments and authority regulations ensuring concept is both feasible and meets clients requirements. Thus solving any technical problems in order to facilitate authority and client approval.
6. Refining designs and directing the development process to the point where construction documents can be produced.
7. Regular site visits ensuring construction is as per concept and client approval.

Lastly, Ali was solely responsible for the concept proposal and detail design for a private villa in Dubai (portfolio available upon request)

May 2014 - Jan 2016
 

ITECH MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY LLC, Abu Dhabi, AE, JUNIOR BIM ARCHITECT

As a Junior BIM Architect, Ali worked on Al Mafraq hospital, in Abudhabi. iTech was responsible to create BIM models from drawings issued for construction, perform interdisciplinary design coordination, subcontractor management, generate shop drawings and integrate as-built information into the models. Some of his responsibilities include but were not limited to:

• Creation and Maintenance of BIM Models for Project Specific Requirements
• Production of BIM models including structure, interior and exterior architecture,and MEP systems
• Update as built and revised Building Information Model and maintain revision log
• Preparation of documentation necessary for the distribution of RFIs (Request for Information)
• Maintainance revised BIM Models showing changes and RFI answers
• Creation of new library components

4D Schedules
• Development of modeling schedules
• Preparation of 4D simulations
• Development of coordination schedules

Trade coordination
• Overview and maintenance of all control logs (RFIs, Shop drawings, as-built etc)

Field Coordination
• Assisting project team with construction coordination and scheduling
• Printing drawing sets for team review
• Exporting DWF and other formats for collaboration internally and externally
• Preparation of 3D models and dimension shop drawing sheets for field use and review.
• Assistance in identifying model constructability issues and solutions
• Participation in job layout driven by 3D model data

Mar 2013 - May 2014
 

X- Architects, DUBAI, Intern Architect

Internship requirement by University

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Education 

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, AE, BArch, ARCHITECTURE

Bachelor's degree in Architecture (NAAB accredited)
5 year Undergraduate Program (Scholarship Student)

Study abroad program in Italy from June 2011 – August 2011
Milan, Florence, Como, Rome, Venice, Vicenza, Veneto, Verona.

Film Minor supervised by Jack Swanstrom
January 2007 - June 2012 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Jan 2007 - Jun 2012
 

Adesoye College, Offa, NG, High School, Science

Sep 2000 - Jun 2006
 

Awards 

YOUNG ARTIST AAWARD, Nomination

ARCHITECTURE - THE FILM MAKING CENTER

2016
 

YOUNG ARTIST AWARD, 3rd Place

Fine arts - " Ailumina Onugomnia "

2012
 

YOUNG ARTIST AWARD, 1st Place

Multimedia category - Winning project titled " The Innocent "

2012
 

YOUNG ARTIST AWARD, Nomination

PHOTOGRAPHY

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills