Eric Rueger

Eric Rueger

Virginia Beach, VA, US



Professional Summary:

•    Seven months site measurement of Government facilities to create floor plans with accuracy within ½ inch
•    Ten years’ experience with AutoCAD, from Release 12 to 2014 
•    Took projects from Scope of Work to working drawings with high customer satisfaction
•    Communicates thoughts and ideas between people with a variety of backgrounds: customers, trades people, engineers, scientists, and co-workers 
•    Designs buildings using International Building Code (IBC) 2003, 2006, and 2009
•    Evaluated building environments and proposed creative solutions to meet the client’s needs
•    Type of experience includes: Government new construction and renovation, multi-family residential, retail commercial renovation, hospital NICU renovation, churches, and low and high income residential  


Skills and Interests: Architectural: 
• Proficient in:  Autodesk Revit 2011, AutoCAD 2008 LT, Architectural Desktop 2007, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Speclink; FormZ; SketchUp
• Hand drafting in pencil and ink, hand sketching, and rendering
• Architectural, engineering, and metric scales
• Internationally Building Code (IBC) 2003 and 2006
• Read architectural, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical drawings
• Measuring buildings and surrounding site to create dimensionally accurate drawings
• Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) handicap accessibility design
• Designed structures using wood, metal, and masonry building systems
• Worked with plumbing, mechanical, electrical, civil, and structural engineers to make a more complete design
• Photography for the purpose of field work and finished product documentation

Skills and Interests: Electronics, Computers, Other: 
• Hand soldering
• Properly strip wires and connect to electrical outlets, switches, and other electrical devices
• Troubleshoot electrical devices, figure out what is wrong with it, and fix it
• Understand implementation of Ohm’s law and function of resisters, diodes, capacitors
• Home electrical wiring: install new electrical panel box, run wiring from panel box to new electrical sockets, switches, and overhead fixtures in 110v and 220v
• Familiar with and can troubleshoot operating system of Microsoft Windows XP, 7, 8, Windows Small Business Server 2003
• Setup computers and printers on existing and new networks
• Run coax cable and Ethernet cable for television and home/business networks
• Used circular saw, table saw, radial arm saw, drill, drill press, miter box, screwdriver, wrenches, hand planer
• Hang doors and kitchen cabinets
• Balance sound volumes and frequencies using the sound board at my church
• Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow (Boy Scouts)



Freelance CAD Drafting, Hampton Roads, VA, Architectural Designer

• Member of team of 2 who use Leica DISTOs and measuring tapes to completely measure interior and exterior of government buildings
• Measured about 200,000 square feet of floor space per month
• Translated field work into floor plans using AutoCAD 2014

Feb 2012 - current

Aerotek (for Clark Nexsen), Virginia Beach, VA, US, Architectural intern

• Member of team of 2 who use Leica DISTOs and measuring tapes to completely measure interior and exterior of government buildings
• Measured about 200,000 square feet of floor space per month
• Translated field work into floor plans using AutoCAD 2014

Feb 2014 - Sep 2014

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Virginia Beach, VA, US, Public Assistant – Project Specialist

October 2011 – February 2012: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Virginia Beach, VA – Public Assistant – Project Specialist (temporary position that ended)
• Using architectural background, estimated storm-related damage to Government-owned or not-for-profit organization’s structures and emergency-related measures taken during 2011 natural disasters
• Interviewed applicants or city officials to assess extent of damages and course of action required to restore to pre-disaster state
• Implemented and interpreted FEMA regulations
• Wrote grant applications for Government and not-for-profit organizations to receive Federal disaster assistance based on site reviews and application input
• I learned practical application of assessing a building and the extent of damages; determine quantities, materials and labor to bring the building to pre-disaster condition; determine the underlying cause of damage and assess if there are better materials or construction techniques than the pre-existing building used; used Excel spread sheet system to track and calculate dollar amounts
• I received hands-on training in FEMA guidelines for assessment of damage to structures.

Oct 2011 - Feb 2012

Kroskin Design Group, P.C., Norfolk, VA, US, Intern Architect

March 2007 – October 2011: Kroskin Design Group, P.C., Norfolk, Virginia - Intern Architect
Supervision and Management
• Designed office standards for creating CAD drawings based upon existing standards and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) standards
• Performed as CAD manager over 3 CAD specialists and 3 projects managers/architects, ensuring drawings complied with company, customer, and NAVFAC standards
• Projects resulted in high productivity and customer satisfaction
• Taught myself how to use Dreamweaver and how to write HTML code
• Created company’s website with input from firm’s owner
• Made updates to the website based on project development and completion
• Acted as the in-house office network administrator

March 2007 – October 2011: Kroskin Design Group, P.C., Norfolk, Virginia - Intern Architect
US Marine Corps
• Updated Marine Corp Base (MCB), Camp Lejeune, NC hospital’s premature NICU from level 1 to 2B; a project manager communicated with the customer but I basically did all the design work
• Designed renovation of 3 aircraft hangar buildings and a vehicle maintenance facility in MCB, Camp Lejeune, NC
• Designed new barracks building for 100 unit, 50,000 square foot enlisted wounded warriors at MCB, Camp Lejeune, NC: head draftsman for new construction
• Drafted 2 LEED (Green) accredited Silver buildings
• Performed site survey/field work using comprehensive sketches of an existing building and generated drawings for multi-phase renovation
• Interior architectural renovation of the church sanctuaries: 2 existing churches, 2 renovations, 2 additions, and 1 new structure

March 2007 – October 2011: Kroskin Design Group, P.C., Norfolk, Virginia - Intern Architect
Variety of Government and multi-family residential
• Completed red-lined CAD drawings of 15 projects, working with a registered architect
• Worked with Habitat for Humanity to extensive floor plan changes on a single-family home
• Modified 3 existing floor plans and created 2 new floor plans for 16 Habitat for Humanity houses
• Performed quality-control checks on the work of other architects and technicians

Mar 2007 - Oct 2011

Custom Residential Design, Newport News, VA, US, Intern Architect

April – August 2006 and December 2006 to March 2007: Custom Residential Design, Greg Freidt, Newport News, Virginia

Helped to determine architectural requirements and features that meet aesthetic and functional requirements for new construction and renovation

Prepared concept designs and preliminary layout of projects using CAD and drafting software

Prepared working drawings and specifications

Assisted in the evaluation of projects to determine the most appropriate, energy efficient, and economical systems to meet the functional requirements of the facility

Checked the work of other architects and technicians

Assisting in the inspection of existing conditions to ascertain possible architectural problems

Aug 2006 - Mar 2007


Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA, US, Revit

Class of Revit for 1 semester.

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Hampton University, Hampton, VA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2001 - Dec 2006

Areas of Specialization