Harold Di Vito

Harold Di Vito

Chicago, IL, US




Tigerman McCurry Architects, Project Manager

Worked on multi-million dollar LEED projects (International Masonry Institute, Pacific Garden Mission and Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Illinois).
Project Manager for the construction of the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Illinois in Skokie.
Drafted and issued bidding documents for potential GCs in addition to the construction and As-Built sets for HMFI (Architectural, Structural, MEP, Lighting, Civil, Landscaping, Fire Protection).
Oversaw construction and attended weekly site meetings for HMFI (65,000 s.f.).
Implemented a new database (Excel) for the tracking of Request for Information, Owner Change Orders, Change Order Requests, Pencil Bills and Pay Applications.
Managed personnel and resources to meet deadlines (short and long term), as well as RFI responses.
Analyzed and compared project submittals from GC in compliance with Project Manual.
Collected information for the creation of the punch list. Checked items previous to final Pay App.
Oversaw selection, delivery and installation of office furniture.
Did diligences with the Village of Skokie and City of Chicago for construction and occupancy permits.

Jul 2004 - Sep 2010

University of Illinois Chicago, Architecture Internship

Graduate Assistantship, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Reviewed construction documents for several renovations and new construction throughout UIC Campus (PSR, SSR, SRH, CCC, SCE Bookstore, BSB, SRH/CIU and Market Place Dining).
Analyzed construction schedules provided by general contractors. Red-flagged potential critical items.
Attended weekly construction meetings.
Oversaw progress of construction and issued progress reports.

Mar 2001 - May 2004

Contegro. Branch of Vepica, Logistic Engineer

Logistics Engineer, CONTEGRO Filial de Vepica; Caracas, Venezuela
Analyzed and compared quotes for labor and materials from pre-qualified contractors for the construction of cellular communication towers.
Monitored construction progress to guarantee that quality of work would fulfill client’s standards and expectations.
Developed a computer aided purchase orders process with the creation of template spreadsheets in Excel to be used as company’s standard.

Jun 1998 - Jul 1999

DaCasa Constructions, Site Engineer

Site Engineer, DaCasa Constructions; Caracas, Venezuela
Field engineer for the civil trade for a brand new urban development outside Caracas.
Overlooked soil removal, street layout on site, soil compaction, gravel installation as under-layer for upcoming asphalt, curves layout, installation of sewer and drainage lines

Jan 1998 - Jun 1998


Mar 2001 - May 2004

Universidad Santa Maria (USM), Bachelors, Civil Engineering

Aug 1992 - May 1997


Honorable Mention for thesis degree "Consolidation of soil for tunnel construction", Honorable Mention


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