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Christopher A. Mason

Journeyman Carpenter(520) 560-8348 Foreman of Structural Concrete Construction

Work History

Mar 2015Jan 2016

Carpenter/Foreman.   MULTI-LEVEL PARKING STRUCTURE Seattle, WA

Ceco Concrete Construction  / Harbor Pacific / Graham JV

Maintained high standards in efficiency, quality and safety of projects.  Directing and motivating crew, anticipating,  ordering, organizing and supplying relevant materials for a continuously efficient work flow.  Closely monitoring leading edge safety, directing proper installation of fall arrest systems, barricades, hole covers, handrail, and signage, while maintaining  housekeeping to consistently deliver a clean, safe, and completed project on time.

  • Proficiently supervised construction of Sound Transit Light Rail Parking Garage, including setting of steel beam formwork, scissor columns, decks and crash wall construction. 
  • Efficiently reviewed most recent project plans for unknown changes,  daily identify tasks, monitor progress and proactively identify/resolve potential issues.
  • Collaborate closely with supervisors to review schedules and support resolution of challenges to ensure milestones were achieved on time. 
  • Maintaining safety, training and daily inspection of PPE, proper installation of Safewaze fall arrest systems, barricades, handrail, hole covers, ladder placement and housekeeping. Continually deliver a completed, clean, safe work deck on time.
  • Effortlessly allowing communication between trades and productive coexistence where others might find challenging. 
May 2014Feb 2015

Radius Wall Foreman.  SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CONSOLIDATED RENTAL CAR CENTER

Ceco / Austin-Sundt 

Led and trained initial 5  journeymen 2 apprentices in the layout, progressive assembly, installation and proper safety procedures of the Doka radius wall form work and efficiently managed to reduce manpower from 8 to 4 while improving strip & set times significantly. Safely and clearly communicated with 90 ton mobile crane operator to rig, pick, and set all 22 panels, with precision and without incident. Proficiently communicated with crew members, superintendents, layout team, contractors and inspectors during respective processes. 

  • Reviewed and monitored Helix schedules and priorities to ensure project progressed at expected pace.
  • Ensured all materials, installations and constructions met specifications by competently managing inspection of materials and quality of work, promptly identifying issues, and present reports and recommendations to project managers.
  • Advance identification of potential interference of rebar radius and formwork preparing reports on areas requiring attention, respectfully requesting resolutions from contractors responsible. 
  • Daily operation of 12k All Terrain Forklift
  • Managed scheduling of labor, material and equipment deliveries to ensure optimal productivity and cost efficiency of 2 Helix projects. 
  • Daily emphasizing safety procedures, and equipment inspection. Zero tolerance of unsafe practice policy on Helix crew as the risk of potential injury, death or even near miss incidents were too high. 
1996April 2014

Carpenter/ Foreman/Owner

Viking Woodworks, Integrity, A. R. I. Ceco, Largo, Hard Rock,  SKANSKA

THE HUB - ASU HOUSING - Tempe, AZ

U OF A NORTH END EXPANSION - Tucson, AZ

6TH ST PARKING GARAGE - Tucson, AZ

BANNER ESTRELLA HOSPITAL- Phoenix, AZ

NAU STUDENT HOUSING - Flagstaff, AZ

NAU SCIENCE BUILDING - Flagstaff, AZ 

CENTERPOINTE CONDOS - Marina del Rey, CA

TURNBURY TOWERS - Las Vegas, NV

PARK TOWERS - - Las Vegas, NV 

CLARK CNTY JAIL EXPANSION - - Las Vegas, NV

HENDERSON CITY HALL - Henderson, NV

HARRAHS AK-CHIN HOTEL 2010 

 And many, many more. 

Jan 2016Present

Carpenter/Good Son

Viking Woodworks 

I recently took a sudden emergency leave from the construction boom currently sweeping Seattle, Washington when I received news of Mom and  Dad  hospitalized in Arizona. Suddenly the formwork, snap ties, t-bolts and 2x4's, the pump trucks, laborers and stripping releases,  the credit scores, per-diem checks and payday plans the attitudes, arguments and assholes,  the daily, weekly deadlines and goals and the ever so important t-shirt I might get at the topping off party I'll miss when they transfer me to start the next job, my career suddenly meant nothing.  My parents became my new job.  The many immediate hardships awaiting my arrival,  taught this high rise traveling carpenter valuable lessons  patience, perseverance,  pain.   Family has taken a new priority as my work ethic has been strengthened.  I now see the value in preparing for such difficult times is imperative. My  Father just passed, we had military honor services for him this past Veterans Day weekend and I am more than ready to get back to work  building America. 

 I'm now living in Maricopa and would love to build my 2nd Ak-ChinHotel with Sundt Construction !

Education

19921993

Business Manangement

National Business  Academy 

Office Management, Payroll Accounts Receivable 

Summary

Driven, quality-focused Construction Foreman possible Superintendent trainee with extensive experience leading and managing multiple operations for large construction projects with integrity and patience. Proven track record of achievement in directing projects through to successful completion. Demonstrated strengths in maintaining the highest quality and standard of work and productivity, while adhering to tight schedules and budgets. Creative thinker and problem solver, able to make sound decisions and multitask to meet competing deadlines. Acknowledged for consistently delivering strong leadership, raising moral and increasing quality by working as an example side by side and expecting equal evaluation of my workmanship as I do theirs.   

  • Construction Management - As Owner of Viking Woodworks, I Schedule and coordinate all design and construction processes, including the selection, hiring, and oversight of specialty trade contractors, such as carpentry, plumbing, and electrical..

 

Education, Certifications, Licenses & Training

Rigging and Signaling Certified

All Terrain Forklift Certified 

Warehouse Forklift Certified