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Expert in Industrial Piping Design and Construction

Expert ID: 732881 Illinois, USA

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As a consultant, Expert can lend experience-backed technical assistance in cost-effective installations of process piping system assemblies, either by verifying compliance with a design package or by modifying a design package as required to ease constructability and control costs.

Expert has over 25 years' experience related in industrial piping and mechanical systems. He has worked as independent contractor since 1981, filling positions from construction administrator to construction manager, field superintendent, project manager, field engineer, design supervisor, designer, checker, expediter, estimator, group leader, draftsman, with the above experience equally divided between office and field.

His multi-industrial background includes Food, Pharmaceutical, Petrochemical, Refinery, Power (Nuclear and Fossil), Semiconductor (Clean Room) and Steelmaking. He has worked for Consulting Engineers and Piping Contractors.

Expert's multi-faceted project background includes experience in grass roots projects, existing plant expansions and existing plant retrofits.

In recent years, Expert has worked primarily as Technical Buyer / Materials Manager / Construction Administrator / Client Representative. Responsibilities have included preparing technical bid evaluations for contracted services, photo-documenting incoming materials and signing delivery orders, coordinating contractor activity, assuring compliance with design specifications while documenting changes as necessary, monitoring contractor safe work practices, and tracking contractor performance against schedule and costs. Recently he has resolved RFI's and FCR's in the field, assembled Systems Turnover packages, and tracked punch list resolution using Fluor’s Complete-It proprietary software.

His expertise also includes detailed mechanical piping layout to meet criteria established by a client’s process flow diagram. He has expertise detailing isometric fabrication drawing to meet criteria established by a mechanical piping layout coupled with plant layout of process equipment.

He is capable of documenting savings of 30% of piping construction cost using minimum detail layout. Expert is capable of 3 levels of piping detail in excess of minimum detail, each level enabling greater percentage in cost effective shop fabrication, while incrementally decreasing construction cost. He has additional experience in sanitary food process piping as well as other industrial process piping applications.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1974 Degree: BSCE (85 hours toward) Subject: Steel Institution: Illinois Institute of Technology (Co-op Education Program w/ U.S. Steel)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1981 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Contractor Department: Responsibilities: Expert has employed a swath of pipe processing and mechanical systems experience for over 25 years. Clients have been situated in industrial, commercial and municipal spaces, with some examples including Cargill, Eli Lilly, Exxon Mobil, Hemlock Semiconductor, Kraft, Nabisco, Quaker Oats, Amoco Chemicals, BP, Caterpillar Tractor, CITGO Refining, Dow Corning, General Mills, Kellogg, Shell Chemicals, Xcel Energy, and several shopping centers, hospitals, hotels and schools.
Years: 1969 to 1981 Employer: Self Employed/ Consultant Title: Piping Engineer and Designer Department: Responsibilities: Expert has handled piping engineering and design responsibilities for a variety of employers, including construction companies, engineering firms, process designers, chemicals companies, and a suite of commercial leaders (e.g., in the food space).

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1981 to Present Agency: Various (Greater Chicago) Role: Independent Contractor Description: Expert has handled municipal projects for Chicago Job Corps, City of Chicago Heights, Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago, St. Charles West High School, and Consolidated High School District 230 (Orland Park, IL).

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