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Roland Noreika

Roland Noreika

Upper Darby, PA, US

 

About 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Dynamic, results-oriented professional Project Manager / Project Architect with extensive experience leading teams to on time and under budget project completion within a wide range of construction, architectural and design settings.  Roland is specialized in the design and construction of healthcare, education, pharmaceutical, research and development facilities, and commercial facilities.  His accomplishments include bringing all projects in on time and under established budget. He is experienced in all facets of construction from project inception through Design Development and Construction Documents to end of Contract Administration.  Roland has resolved difficult projects, identifying business opportunities, and initiating internal improvement efforts that propel companies forward. Roland has the ability to lead teams in documentation, teach subordinate staff contract documentation and Construction Administration.

QUALIFICATIONS

Strategic Planning / Test Fit Space Plans

Concept Design and

Master Planning

Marketing and Business Development

Code Review and AHJ Compliance

Space Planning

Draftsman

(AutoCAD, Revit)

Team Leadership

Specifications Writer

(Master Spec & Speclink)

Project Planning & Budgeting

(MS-Project, Excel)

Active in American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Consultant Management

Client Relations, write proposals and contracts.

Experience

NK Architects                                                                                                                         2013 - 2014

  • Staff Architect (Contract position, limited time period)

        Assisting in developing contract documents (drawings and specifications) for Educational and Healthcare facilities.  With use of Revit 2012 for drawings and MS-Word for specification writing, detailing and creating documents for a New Academic Building at William Paterson University (80ksf).

       Creating contract documents Revit 2012 for CareOne Healthcare Facility in Wayne, New Jersey.

 

BJY Federal                                                                                                                            2010 - 2012

  • Project Manager, Government Construction Inspector

    Represent U.S. Government interests in the construction of the USDA ERRC ARS Laboratories renovation and modernization project.  Limited term contract.  On Site Project Manager for Architecture Firm.

    • Established procedures for construction of and directed Government interests in the complete demolition and new construction of laboratories at the USDA-Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania.The project consists of 30,000 SF of laboratories and offices spread over 4 floors, installation of new cooling towers, chiller and boiler.

    • Met challenging project schedule and expertly managed work flow.

Granary Associates – Architects, PC, (now Stantec) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania                      1998 – 2009

  • Project Manager / Senior Project Architect                               2003 – 2009

    Managed large and small scale projects ranging from 135,000SF to as small as 500SF, with teams up to seven people from project inception to post construction phases. Created construction budgets and staffing fee budgets, detailed architectural submission and construction schedules.

  • Taught and mentored younger architects about the procedures during Construction Administration.Kept all projects under my jurisdiction on time, under budget and those that were “inherited” brought back to being in the black and re-established a workable completion schedule both with the staff and with the construction team.

  • Proactively established and maintained effective relationships with clients, gained their trust and respect resulting in clients returning with new projects.

  • Project Architect                                                                      1998 - 2003

    Created contract documents (drawings and specifications) for various projects.  Team leader with duties such as Contract Administration during construction, code compliance and meetings with state and local code officials.

  • Established Contract Administration procedures.

Other Relevant Experience:

Blackney Hayes Architects, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania                                        

  • Project Manager / Project Architect

The Ballinger Company

  • Staff Architect

EDUCATION

B.S., Architecture, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

School of Architecture and Urban Planning

 

Professional Registration

Registered Architect – Pennsylvania

Registered Architect – Texas

 

Professional Organizations

Lansdowne Borough – Historical Architecture Review Board – Board Member

American Institute of Architects

Construction Specifications Institute

International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers

The University City Historical Society, Member of the Board

 

CERTIFICATIONS and Achievements

  • Taught Contract (Construction) Administration based upon AIA A201.

  • Revit Architecture Training                                                                            July 10, 2009

  • Granary Associates – Quality Star                                                                July, 2006

  • Granary Associates – Quality Star                                                                June, 2004
  • CSI – CDT                                                                                                   April, 2003

Healthcare Specific experience

  • Extensive use of the “The Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities”
  • Extensive use of the ICC / International Building Codes
  • Extensive use of NFPA 101 Fire and Safety Code.
  • Assist with Masterplanning and Review, Peer review of documents for planning and constructability.

Commercial Specific experience

  • Experience with Renovation of Office Buildings and client coordination therewith.
  • Experience with Interior fitout of multi-level floors in various buildings in Philadelphia and suburbs.
  • Extensive knowledge of ICC Building Codes, Projects costs and budgeting.
  • Commercial planning, peer review and masterplanning.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

NK Architcts, Morristown, NJ, US, Architect

• (Contract position, limited time period)
Assisting in developing contract documents (drawings and specifications) for Educational and Healthcare facilities. With use of Revit 2012 for drawings and MS Word for specification writing, detailing and creating documents for a New Academic Building at William Paterson University (80,000SF).
Creating contract documents using Revit 2012 for CareOne Healthcare Facility in Wayne, New Jersey

Jul 2013 - Jan 2014
 

BJY Federal, Rockville, MD, US, Project Manager / Government Inspector

Represent U.S. Government interests in the construction of the USDA ERRC ARS Laboratories renovation and modernization project. Limited term contract. On Site Project Manager for Architecture Firm.
• Established procedures for construction of and directed Government interests in the complete demolition and new construction of laboratories at the USDA-Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania. The project consists of 30,000 SF of laboratories and offices spread over 4 floors, installation of new cooling towers, chiller and boiler.
• Met challenging project schedule and expertly managed work flow.

Sep 2010 - Feb 2012
 

Granary Associates (now Stantec), Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Manager / Senior Project Architect

Managed large and small scale projects ranging from 135,000SF to as small as 500SF, with teams up to seven people from project inception to post construction phases. Created construction budgets and staffing fee budgets, detailed architectural submission and construction schedules.
• Taught and mentored younger architects about the procedures during Construction Administration. Kept all projects under my jurisdiction on time, under budget and those that were “inherited” brought back to being in the black and re-established a workable completion schedule both with the staff and with the construction team.
• Proactively established and maintained effective relationships with clients, gained their trust and respect resulting in clients returning with new projects.

Mar 1998 - Jan 2009
 

Education 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, BArch, Architecture

Studied in Architectural Program Major Studios included: Building Systems, Environmental Systems, Structural Systems.

Sep 1973 - May 1978
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills