Mitchell Ayers

Mitchell Ayers

Work History

Work History
Nov 2000 - Present

Project Manager

Winks Snowa Architects

Filling multiple roles, including architectural project manager, systems administrator, CAD manager, and staff trainer.

  • Work with clients to determine design criteria
  • Manage production of design and construction documents
  • Perform Contract Administration services
  • Write Contract Specifications for various projects
  • Manage CAD users, software & standards
  • Maintaining small office IT infrastructure and software
  • Training all users in the use use of CAD, office software, & other technology
Dec 1997 - Nov 2000

Project Manager, CAD Manager, Technology Coordinator

The Planning Partnership
  • Performed project management & construction administration duties for projects of various scope, size, budget and use including corporate, financial, & healthcare
  • Generated construction documents and specifications
  • Facilitated programming and project scope from client requirements
  • Administered and implemented CAD standards
  • Provided in-office training for CAD software use and productivity
  • Coordinated implementation of technology including hardware, software, & network applications
Jan 1997 - Dec 1997

CAD Technician, Systems Manager

EDA-Greenville
  • Performed various design functions as part of a production team
  • Developed construction documents and presentation drawings
  • Implemented productivity training in regards to CAD skills
  • Serviced and maintained office network and computers
Oct 1996 - Jan 1997

CAD Technician

Dibble & Pledger, Consulting Engineers
  • Created and documented various electrical, plumbing, & HVAC drawings for various commercial projects

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Software

Macromedia Dreamweaver, Fireworks, & Freehand Autodesk AutoCAD, including Architectural Desktop Adobe Photoshop Microsoft Office, Frontpage, Moviemaker Pinnacle Studio  

Website Management

Develop and maintain websites Monitor site traffic Determine & implementing uses for new internet technology, including web service provider API's Designing, developing, troubleshooting, debugging, and implementing software code (such as HTML, CGI, and JavaScript) for a component of the website Working with graphic designers and other members of a project team to develop site concepts, interface designs, and architecture website Use strong navigation and site-design instincts Working knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, CSS, & other browser based technologies (MGI) Working knowledge of content management systems

Help Desk Services

Provide support to end users on a variety of issues Identify, research, and resolve technical problems Respond to telephone calls, email and personnel requests for technical support Track and monitor problems to insure a timely resolution

CAD Management

Provide production CAD (Computer Aided Design) support Develop, implement and enforce CAD Standards Organize the CAD environment Supply technical support for all CAD software Provide support for plotting and electronic file submissions Interact on project standards coordination with clients Insure CAD vendor management Provide training and supervision of in-house CAD users Generate written technology evaluations for future software adoption  Oversee CAD document archive and retrieval for projects Provide leadership and vision to the firm in the area of CAD Train in-house support staff Customization of CAD Programs Maintain CAD Software inventory  Provide input to business development

Systems Management

Install new software releases, system upgrades Evaluate and installing patches Resolve software & hardware related problems Perform system backups and recovery. Maintain data files and monitoring system configuration to ensure data integrity Monitor and maintain server and client computers  AntiVirus and SPAM filter overview and maintenance Research. order, configure, & setup new hardware Strategic Planning  

Architectural Project Management

Work with clients to determine design criteria Provide major input and management of project processes Coordinate work with the project team Prepare design and construction documents Coordinate and determining quantities and types of materials to be used Coordinate details, dimensions, and schedules Review shop drawings and samples Conduct field inspections Prepare punch-lists and field observation reports

Interests & Volunteering

  • Keeping up to date on technology thru blogs and other media outlets
  • Coding
  • Guitar & harmonica
  • Member of "As One", the worship band Huguenot Road Baptist Church, where I play and provide tech. support with audio/visual systems
  • Reading