The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Construction Documents Technologist (CDT)
Roof Consultants Institute (RCI)
AESTIMO, Inc., Houston, Texas (12/97 - Present).Currently assigned as anEngineering Assistant/CAD Operator.Performs field work related to civil engineering, roofing and waterproofing projects.Typical services performed by Mr. Swords include documenting in-place dimensions, observed distress, performing elevation surveys, obtaining soil samples and performing infrared roof moisture surveys.Mr. Swords is also proficient with AutoCad and produces site drawings, elevation surveys, and construction drawings and details for various engineering projects
Representative Experience and Projects
Computer-Assisted Drawing (Auto-Cad)
Mr. Swords is experienced in utilizing Auto-Cad to prepare drawings for various engineering projects.Typical projects include construction details for commercial roof replacements, site plans and floor plans for residential/commercial foundation evaluations and detailing for structural and civil engineering projects.
Representative projects include:
Rice Hotel Renovation – Miscellaneous Structural Detailing
Rebecca Sealy Hospital – West Roof Repairs/Replacement
UTMB @ Galveston
Mr. Swords is experienced in collecting field data and developing construction drawings for roofing and waterproofing projects.Typical services include: obtaining/confirming roof dimensions; documenting roof-top appurtenances, general conditions and deficiencies; obtaining roof cores; conducting water -infiltration tests and fastener pull-out tests; and performing infrared roof surveys.
The following summarizes representative roofing/waterproofing projects performed by Mr. Swords:
City of Houston Aviation Administration Building – Roof Replacement/Ext. Wall Rehabilitation
Compac Center – Water Infiltration Study – Main Ticketing Office
Tuttle Library – Infrared Roof Survey
U.S. Army Reserve Facility (Atlas Universal Roofing) – Infrared Roof Survey
Mr. Swords routinely collects field data for civil, structural and other engineering projects.Typical services performed include plumbing test monitoring, filed dimension documentation and soil sampling for various engineering projects, particularly those related to residential and commercial foundation evaluations.He also has extensive experience in performing interior floor slab elevation surveys utilizing an electronic liquid level.
The following summarizes representative projects on which Mr. Swords assisted with fieldwork services:
Meadows and Ridgemont Elementary Schools – Long-term Foundation Elevation Monitoring Study
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Residential Foundation Claims Review --Numerous Sites
Clearlake I Office Building – Foundation Distress Evaluation and Remedial Construction Review
Roofing Asphalt Fume Recovery System Demonstration
A.R.M.E. Systems, Inc.
Roofing 2000 and Beyond
A Seminar on Commercial Roofing for the 21st Century