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Career Objective
I would like to work in a team which challenges me to use my skills and creativity, learning as much as possible to grow my career in design and drafting, and hopefully making new friends.

Qualification Highlights
*Accomplished in drafting neat and easy to read construction drawings using ArchiCAD.
*Proficient in using other computer software such as Photoshop, word/number processor packages for mac and pc (Word, Excel, Pages, Numbers, etc).
*Extensive knowledge about building construction, design and techniques.
*Motivated team member and driven to expand knowledge and experiences.
*Excellent time management and organizational abilities.
*Great customer service skills.

Freelance Experience – Draftsperson for building designers, architects & engineers:                     2007 – 2013
Riq de Carvalho of Design De Carvalho        Sunshine Coast, QLD & Tasmania, Australia
Andrew McKellar of AND Design            Noosaville, QLD, Australia
Carlo Magini of Associated Design Group        Maroochydore, QLD, Australia
Noel Blaess Design                    Sydney, NSW, Australia
Terry Dirks of Tri-R Development Group        Chilliwack, Canada
Will Franklin Design                    Noosa, QLD, Australia
Rob Nickel of Nickel Engineering            Coolum, QLD, Australia

Duties

*Drafted full working drawings for new multi-unit residential, new single family homes and renovations, typically in wood frame and concrete construction.
*Drafted commercial spaces, restaurant kitchen fit-outs, regional airport concepts and expansions, and numerous projects for Sunshine Coast City Council.
*Details, schedules, electrical plans and site plans have all been a part of regular plan submissions.
*Created exterior 3D renders for all projects, using ArchiCAD and Photoshop.
*Measured buildings on site for renovations, and drafted accurate as-built plans from those notes and drawings.
*Used ArchiCAD (mac and pc) and trained others to use it effectively.
*Mechanical drawings for hot water systems and composting systems.
*Kept careful paperwork for invoicing and tax preparations.

In-house Experience – Draftsperson & designer for building designers & architects:                      2003 – 2008
Will Franklin Design                    Noosa, QLD, Australia                    June 2007 – Sept 2008
Adrian Just of Archicology Architects            Mt. Coolum, QLD, Australia               Feb 2007 – May 2007
Joe Rommel of Rommel Design             Vancouver, Canada                          Jan 2004 – June 2006
Cyril Courtois of RCM CAD Design & Drafting    Chilliwack, Canada                           May 2001 – Nov 2003

Duties
*Drafted and designed a range of projects from high end single family and vacation homes, to multi-unit residential to small home renovations, with a range of construction styles from wood frame, concrete, log and post & beam.
*Used mostly ArchiCAD, but also AutoCAD and SoftPlan for creating working drawings.
*Created custom take-off lists, schedules and construction details for most projects.
*Created detailed exterior and interior 3D renders, and some animations.
*Worked side by side with interior designers, builders and engineers.
*Drafted plans for shop fit-outs and retail stores.
*Engineered all structural components of log homes, and completed all calculations for city council approval in tightly restricted zones in North & West Vancouver, Canada.
*Contributed to in-house client meetings and answered phones regularly.
*Measured buildings on site for renovations.
*Trained others to use ArchiCAD.

Construction Experience – Full time & contract labourer:                                                   June 1998 – Oct 2000
Bennico Builders                        Abbotsford, Canada
Marble West Steel Buildings                Chilliwack, Canada

Duties
*Worked as a labourer in a crew constructing prefabricated steel buildings for greenhouses, airport hangars, ice rinks, and other large commercial buildings.
*Helped with demolition and reconstruction of timber framing.
*Foundation work on all buildings, concrete pouring and forming.

Non-drafting Experience – Owner/Partner, designer & manufacturer:                                 Dec 2008 – May 2014
Bear Parts Co http://www.bearpartsco.com            Sunshine Coast, QLD Australia

Duties
*Daily running of a company that made vintage reproduction motorcycle seats for a niche market.
*Organised all components of seat manufacturing, keeping track of stock and raw materials.
*Took care of all product development – design, fabrication and upholstery – doing it personally, or organising others to.
*Managed day to day running of the business which included ordering supplies and raw materials, shipping and invoicing for orders, and customer care.
*Kept neat business records and had carefully prepared paperwork for taxes.

Education
University of the Fraser Valley — Certificate in Architectural & Mechanical drafting.      Sept 1999 – June 2000
Attended numerous ArchiCAD training sessions.                                                                             2001 – 2008

Referrals
Please email me for referral contacts.
email: nickelkathryn@gmail.com

 

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