Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

Owner

M Productions

M Productions is a multiservice oriented company focusing on creating and producing digital content.

• Form Creation for print & digital format• Custom publication design • Professional Help System Creation• Technical Documentation• PowerPoint Presentations • CAD Production, File Management, Project Management • Pixels In Motion – converting your JPGs into memorable movies.

At the current time, M Productions is exclusively providing services to BSA Pack/Troop 245 of Cumming, Georgia:

  • creating  forms, letterheads and graphics.
  • creating PowerPoint presentation for merit badge counselors, and self study material for the troop.
  • Troop Outing documentation creating memorable videos from pictures taken around the camp sites and trails.
Apr 2013 - Present

Corporate BIM/CAD Manager

The Preston Partnership, LLC

Managing all aspects CAD software including training and support within the company.

  • Responsible for management, training, and maintenance of the production software.
  • Responsible for incorporating Best Practice into the Project CAD Production.
  • Developing and updating tools as needed to streamline production.
  • Mentoring interns and junior staff in Construction Documentation Production and CAD skills.  
Aug 2010 - Apr 2013

Project Architect/ Designer

Toland and Mizell Architects, Inc.

At Toland and Mizell Architects, the firm specializes in Government and Healthcare Project.

  •  Project Production: Responsible for Design and Development of Project Work Orders on several IR/IQ contracts consisting of new construction, new additions, renovations and expansion. Developing Project Design Narratives, Proposed Cost Estimate and Product Selections. Document preparation for consultant use and coordination of consultant work for Project Deliverables.
  • Design Support: Provided design support on VA projects at conceptual level providing 3D graphics for presentations.
  • Production Support: In addition to managing my own projects I also help other teams by providing production support such as:
    • Interior detailing: Millwork, Specialty Interiors.
    • Architectural Detailing
    • General Production CAD Support
  • CAD Management Support: Provide CAD Management Support when the need arises.
Jan 1998 - Jan 2009

Associate

Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates
  • 2005 - 2009 Associate - CAD Administration: Providing daily support. Software subscription management. Providing procedure & protocol for best practices. Product User Interface Customization and deployment of AutoCAD Architecture 2008, and staff training. Customization and deployment of ADT 2006, and staff training.
    • Managed SRSS Revit (BIM) Pilot Project by: 
      • Negotiated the terms of agreement with the consultant providing training and system infrastructure.
      • Advised management on the project team assembly.
      • Managed and motivated the team's daily progress.
      • Guided the Team in their presentation to Partners & Associates of the firm.
      • Facilitated BIM related issues and seminars for the Partners & Associates. 
  • 2003 - 2005 SRSS CAD Manager: Responsible for developing & administrating training material & courses for transitioning the staff from ACAD 14 to ADT 2004. Involved in the configuration & deployment of ADT 2004. Provided CAD support to the ADT 2004 Pilot Team. Was involved in transitioning from Novel operating system to Windows OS platform.
  • 1998 - 2003 Technical Coordinator/Director of CAD Operations (SRSSI): Was responsible for transitioning the Interiors Department from AutoCAD 12 to AutoCAD 14. Resumed my duties prior to leaving SRSSI in 1997.
  • Offshore Workshare Collaboration:  Managed and coordinated project leveraging our Singapore office staff to help out with production of contract documents.
  • General:
    • Managed the rollout of 3 release upgrades (ADT 2004, 2006, 2008)
    • Manage & upgrade the ADLM license Manager for all Autodesk software currently in use. (ADT 2006, 2008 & 2009; VIZ 2005, 2006 & 2008; 3DS Max 2009 design; Revit 2008 & 2009)
    • Managing 110 seats of ADT, 5 seat of Revit, 5 seats of 3DS Max Design 2009.
    • Managed & coordinated consultant & 3rd party project involvement.
1997 - 1998

Director of CADD Operations

Marcia Davis & Associates
  • Evaluated the current CAD production system. Registered and upgraded ACAD R12 to R14.  Established a Windows NT operating system network.  Providing a server environment for PC and MAC use from a single network, using back office software.
  • Provided Architectural CAD support in production of construction document.
Jan 1991 - Jan 1997

CADD Production Coordinator

SRSS Interiors , Inc.
  • Standardization of Construction Documents: Created standard detail sheet, cover sheet layout, general notes sheet, wall types, etc. Compiled standard practice, CADD procedures, and CADD file set-up procedures.
  • Assembled, developed and maintain SRSSI "CADD Production Procedure & Construction Documents Standard." This manual consists of standard procedures such as Plot Commands, Log In,electronic file records, red line procedures; tools such as custom fonts charts, line types, layer listing, drafting symbols and protocol; set-up procedures for Cad files; and examples of small, medium and large projects. This manual is updated by me as required.
  • CADD Training: Responsible for personally training and acclimating new employees to SRSS CAD System (AutoCAD 12, with Auto-architect, heavily customized). Continuous education of the CAD system provided as upgrades and new procedures come on-line. Duplicating my knowledge of SRSS CAD System and SRSSI construction documents practice to maintain cohesiveness and efficiency among the CAD users and non-CAD users.
  • Technical Assistant to Upper Management: Provide technical advice to management on computer equipment purchase and need; employee CAD skill evaluation; scheduling; responsible for maintenance of the CAD stations; computer troubleshooting.
  • Production: Interpreting the design documents and producing construction documents showing the scope of work. Producing base sheets from 'As Built' drawings intended for space planning and construction documents. Coordinating CAD production and overseeing CAD set-up on Interiors projects and joint venture work with the architectural department. CAD support.
Jan 1988 - Jan 1991

Intern Architect/ Project Manager

Cherry Roberts & Associates, P.C., Architect
  • Project Management:
    • Mimosa Elementary School, Roswell, Georgia, Fulton County Board of Education, renovation, modification, and addition.
      • Duties: Project Manager for construction document phase and construction administration.
    • Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia, Dormitory Project.
      • Duties: Member of design team, project production manager.
  • Job Captain:
    • Alfarooq Masjid of Atlanta.
      • Duties: Construction documents production
  • CADD Manager:
    • Responsible for purchasing CADD system, management and operation of CADD for production. Produced construction documents for Lowry Hall -library addition and renovation and Dormitory Project at Oglethorpe University.
1986 - 1988

Intern Architect

Architects Plus - Atlanta, Inc.

During my employment with Architects Plus I was primarily involved with the Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center project, concentrating mainly on production of Construction Documents for this 508,000 sqft building.

  • Production of commercial project Construction Documentations.
  • Coordination of bid packages for architectural pre-cast concrete.
  • Coordination of print projection and Bid Packages Documentation sets.
  • Coordination and data processing for Door Schedule Construction and Extra Services Phase. Assistant to Project Manager.
  • AutoCAD Computer Assisted Drafting system training (version ACAD 2.5); integration of spread sheet and database programming.
  • Office Librarian (e.g., product literature, reference books, master specifications and data specifications)
1985 - 1986

John McIntosh Architect
  • Design and production of residential, light commercial and renovation projects construction documents: office management; project cost estimation; site analysis.

Education

Education
1981 - 1985

B.S.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Skills

Skills

Autodesk AutoCAD & AutoCAD Architecture

Versions: R14, ADT 2004-2007, ACA 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014

Autodesk Revit Architecture

Version 2009. 2010, 2013 and 2014

Documentation

Software: RoboHelp v.6, and Madcap Flare 9 Creation of online help documents with screen shots and graphics. Custom tailored Production Manual: Step-by-step procedures. Training content creation. (see side panel for examples)

Adobe Design Suite

Using Adobe InDesign version CS3 Using Adobe RoboHelp 6 for producing On-Line Help Documents Adobe Acrobat Professional: creating PDF formated documents & on-line forms Adobe Photoshop Adobe Fireworks Adobe Flash Adobe Director

Microsoft Office & Visio

Version 2003, 2007 & 2010: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outllok, & Access Version 2003 & 2010: Visio  

Windows Operating System

I have experience with the following Windows OS systems: -Windows 7 Professional - Windows Vista Business. - Windows XP Professional. - Windows 98, SE

Languages

French & Farsi

Community Involvment

Active Leader Boy Scout Pack/Troop 245:

  • Troop Committee Member:  Secretary, Communication Coordinator
  • Merit Badge Counselor
  • Assistant Scout Master & Patrol Mentor
  • Webmaster
  • Life-to-Eagle Coach

Presented at AUGI User Groups

Involved with BIM User Groups

Interests:

  • Camping with my boys.
  • Enjoying spending time with my family.
  • Creating video-photo documentary and memories.
  • Love to read and cook.
  • Messing with computers.