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Ulas Gursoy

Ulas Gursoy

Izmir, TR

 

About 

Having an architectural degree from an accredited university (İTÜ) and 14 years of working experience (international) provided to me range of abilities in the Construction Industry. My work experience includes Consultant Project Manager Position and other positions such as design and technical office architect and field architect. My Key Skills can be summarized in three categories;

Technical and design office: Creating architectural design drawings, as built drawings, assembly drawings, technical detailing, renderings, structural visual representations, materials specifications, contract administrations, cost estimating, time and quality management, bill of material etc..

Field and Site: Ensuring quality and installation, resolving field conflicts and problems, reviewing contract drawings and specifications to identify conflicts between different discipline drawings, managing reports and necessary documentation, obtaining all necessary approvals and reviews, conducting meetings, etc.

Manufacturing: Custom fabrication of Architectural woodwork, Case work and Solid Surfaces (Dupont). Assisting in developing or revising project standards and specifications, creating detailed shop drawings, assembly drawings and cnc/cad code sheets.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

GİS CONSTRUCTİON ENG., Izmir - Turkey, Project Manager

Managing the design, application and sales processes of the Flora Park Homes Luxury housing project, which consists of 7-storey 6 blocks and 180 flats, and includes smart living systems such as a semi-Olympic swimming pool, fitness center, football & volleyball court, cafe & supermarket.
• Managing the processes in the preparation of the Preliminary Project, coordinating the building licensing and permits.
• Preparing, updating and monitoring the work schedule and preparing periodic progress / status reports, executing them in accordance with the target budget, specification, time and quality.
• Field applications on the construction site; rough construction, fine structure, construction site technical office works and additionally OHS activities.
• Preparation of manufacturing detail and as built drawings, estimation / quantity, progress payment, unit price analysis and control.

Dec 2018 - current
 

MEGA ENGİNEERİNG CONSULTİNG INC., Konya Turkey, Project Manager

Sille Dam Close Area Park and Recreation Arrangement work, with an area of 1.985.000 m². It is a quality project that includes different activity areas, such as sports and picnic areas, children's playgrounds, hiking and climbing tracks, tea gardens, restaurants, prayer rooms, piers, wooden walkways and lawn amphitheater. As a Project manager in the consulting firm, my main responsibilities were shortly;
• Ensuring project scope is well-defined and works to align and clarify expectations. In addition to preparing, updating and revising the work schedule, ensuring that work is carried out in accordance with the targeted budget, specification, time and quality.
• Administering project documents, contracts, drawings and associated materials to ensure accurate project record-keeping and compliance with the organization's related standards, policies and procedures.
• Working closely with stakeholders, engineers and architects to develop plans to determine the specifications of the project, negotiating contracts with external vendors to reach profitable agreements.
• Performing field controls, preparing periodic progress / status reports, managing documentation works, approval processes, subcontractor progress payments and OHS processes.

Aug 2016 - Oct 2018
 

AKSER-ULAK İNŞAAT A.Ş, Izmir, TR, Site and Design office Architect

I worked as a Technical Office Chief and Field Architect in the Selcuklu Congress Center job, 30.000 m2, which was owned by the Selcuklu Municipality, designed by Tabanlıoğlu Architect and Consultant by Tumas and Acoustic Consultancy Talayman. Main Resposibilites Shortly; Rough construction, fine structure, site technical office works and additionally OHS activities.
• Reviewing contract drawings and specifications to identify conflicts between different disciplines, reviewing, approving and creating shop drawings, as built drawings and submittals to ensure proper coordination and installation.
• Assisting supervisor with contractor change proposals and consultant reviews and responses for Request for Information (RFI) process with submittal process.
• Overseeing and assisting total construction effort to ensure project is constructed in accordance with design, budget, schedule, quality, and safety.
• İnspecting welding’s, reviewing all structural steel details before fabrication and installation in order to eliminate engineering time and cost.
• Preparing work requisition for all required permanent materials, and prepare material submittals and follow-up of the approval process.
• Conducting daily meetings, monitoring work progress, maintaining organized and detailed project records.

Jan 2014 - Jun 2016
 

EVANS & PAUL UNLIMITED CORP., Plainview, NY, US, Designer - Architectural CAD Drafter - CNC programmer

Evans and Paul is a multi-faceted manufacturing firms with divisions specializing in Product solutions and custom fabrication of Architectural millwork, Case work, Solid Surface, etc.
• Collaborating with engineers, designers, owners and vendors while assisting in developing or revising project standards and specifications to obtain all necessary approvals and reviews of project design data to complete work within deadlines.
• Creating detailed shop drawings, renderings, assembly drawings and cnc code sheets as required supporting product development and manufacturing activities.
• Taking an active role in the manufacturing process while coordinating delivery and installation.

Oct 2008 - May 2013
 

LIFETIME DESIGN CORP., Deer Park, NY, US, Designer - high end Architectural woodwork CAD Drafter

Lifetime Design is based in Long Island New York and regularly executes projects in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. İt is an Architectural woodwork company. As a full-time design office architect for custom projects of all sizes and styles my duties include; Interpreting architectural drawings and transform them into working shop drawings that will be submitted for approval, including plans, elevations, sections, renderings and details. This position is also responsible for ordering custom parts, coordinating fabrication, installation while creating cnc cut lists, wiring diagrams as required. Creating bill of material and ensuring project scope is in line with the estimated price as well as maintaining budgeted hours.

Jun 2005 - Aug 2008
 

CRESCENT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION INC,, Clifton, NJ, US, Assistant Project Manager - Architect

Creating blueprints and renderings for residential addition and renovation projects. Taking detailed plan notes and creating readable and understandable construction presentation ready drawings. Preparing progress reports and issue progress schedules to clients, Overseeing day-to-day field activities. Supervising the activities of subcontractors and subordinate staff.

Aug 2004 - Jun 2005
 

Education 

Istanbul Technical University, İstanbul - Taskısla, BArch, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

It is the worlds third oldest technical university dedicated to engineering sciences as well as social sciences recently, and is one of the most prominent educational institutions in Turkey.

Mar 1997 - current
 

Awards 

Planning & Control with Oracle Primavera P6 PPM Professional, Other

UDEMY - Paul E Harris , 9 PDU, Languages: English, Duration: 17,5 total hours.

2020
 

Microsoft Project All: Beginner To Expert, Other

UDEMY - Srikanth Shirodkar , 9 PDU . Languages: English, Duration: 9 total hours.
Project Management Principles and hands-on exercise

2020
 

Project Management with Primavera P6, 1st Place

CEM Solutions - UDEMY , Languages: English, Duration: 5 total hours.
As it is focused on practical application of Project Management using Primavera P6 online training course.

2020
 

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