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Architecture, Civil Engineering, Interior Design, Construction

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by eordonez, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Jun 11, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    eordonez

    eordonez [OP] Living vicariously through mjp2

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    So who is in the field??

    Post up what do you do...

    I am an architect, I do almost everything from architectural design through construction, supervision, also work with graphics, project visualization, interior design....all ranges of projects....
     
  2. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    steelerfan7p

    steelerfan7p My other car is a Bugatti

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    Fairmont, WV (1 Hour South of the City of Champi
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    Non-TRD, Non-SR5, Non- Prerunner
    Rear Leaf Spring TSB, Metra IPod Adapter, AFE Pro Dry S Air Filter, I was added to the truck to make it better, so does that count as a Mod?
    I have a CE degree and work for a contractor that builds power plants. Currently working at a $2 billion 700 MW coal fired plant.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    eordonez

    eordonez [OP] Living vicariously through mjp2

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    sounds like a very interesting job!
     
  4. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    steelerfan7p

    steelerfan7p My other car is a Bugatti

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    Rear Leaf Spring TSB, Metra IPod Adapter, AFE Pro Dry S Air Filter, I was added to the truck to make it better, so does that count as a Mod?
    Yea, not bad for straight out of college. It's amazing what you don't learn in school and what you don't use that you learned. Most everything I do has been learned on the job.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    Ticketdoctor

    Ticketdoctor Senior Lettuce Washer

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    XM Radio Mod, TRD Skid Plate, Bed Mat, Weathertech, More to come.
    I am a PE (Civil) licensed in 10 states. Once you get one, the rest are easy....

    Work for a multi national company that does a ton a Federal and State work. Currently working on several K-12 schools projects in New York, New Jersey and Delaware.

    Good to see that an architect has the sense to purchase a Taco. Just Kidding. I work with many architects.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    06TRDsport

    06TRDsport Well-Known Member

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    My job title is heavy equipment operator, however over the last year most of my time has been spent on GPS grade control. I've been doing everything from basic grade control to setting up the hand held rovers and laser assisted gps controls on road graders and paving machines. My company has recently started doing a lot of highway work and I have been doing most of the layout and grade control with gps on these jobs. There only a hand full of people in our company of 200 that work with the gps systems so I have pretty good job security.
     
  7. Jun 13, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    i have construction management degree, started working in the field as a commercial plumber to get some field experience before they move up as a project manager for a small company. anyway, I don't want to go to the office for awhile now, i'm loving working on the jobs and not sitting on my ass at a desk 9 hours a day.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    SC4333

    SC4333 Well-Known Member

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    I did something fairly similar, although worked as a Surveyor for a residential and mixed-use developer. Eventually I started writing the .TTMs that the grade control systems run off. It was a good job and good money, that is until the construction market hit a brick wall.

    None the less it is pretty cool to take a set of plans, turn them into a bunch of dots and lines, and then the finished product a 3D model. :cool: Automated grade control has went leaps and bounds in the last few years.
     
  9. Jun 14, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    sooner07

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    Always working on the stereo, painted the front skid plate black to match the truck, debadged , toy tech ultimate lift kit, light racing UCAs, ARB bumper Looking into a supercharger and new exhaust.
    I work for a large GC in Dallas. I am currently an estimator, so I ride a desk with a nice computer setup. It's not a bad gig, fairly stable and all. Just when the economy tanked my job was about the most stable position in the company (since we needed to win more work).

    I started college to be a Civil Engineer but changed in my senior year to go to construction management. Lost 60 credit hours in the process. Actually switched to Environmental Design so that I could finish a semester early because I was tired of school.
     
  10. Jul 17, 2009 at 10:53 PM
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    Heres a couple pictures of our D-9 ripping rock to get to subgrade on a highway job were working on right now. Took them with my phone so there not great.

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  11. Jul 18, 2009 at 5:14 AM
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    TroutBum

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    I work for a GC as a project manager. Currently working on a raw water main and carbon/transformer facility project. Also a few medical office renovation projects that are finishing up in the next few weeks.

    Mike
     
  12. Jul 18, 2009 at 6:03 AM
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    Dabates

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    I'm an architect, currently working on a $300 Million CAD hospital research facility in downtown Toronto, our office tends to lean more towards culturally significant venues, Toronto's new Opera House, performing arts centres in DC, Detroit, and a few over seas...
     
  13. Jul 18, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    sooner07

    sooner07 1/2 man 1/2 amazing

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    Do you know of Orbi Steel?
     
  14. Jul 20, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    Dabates

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    nope, are they local to the Toronto area?
     
  15. Jul 20, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    sooner07

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    I think Quebec. They came down here looking for work, but they do all of their fab work up there. Just doesn't make much sense to hire a steel erector / fab shop that has to ship stuff half way across the continent. They didn't seem to understand that concern.
     
  16. Jul 20, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    eordonez

    eordonez [OP] Living vicariously through mjp2

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    any work for a Mexican architect?? :eek:
     
  17. Aug 10, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    ProtoJ

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    Im a mechanical engineer with my PE and LEED AP. I have designed mechanical and plumbing systems for everything from commercial buildings, prisons, schools, all the way up to resorts.
     
  18. Aug 10, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    I'm not in the field yet..... I'm in my last year of school though!!!! Majoring in construction technologies as well as manufacturing. Working for the Home Depot for now until i get out of school, I sell doors, windows and millwork. Its not bad but its hard to pay for school.
     
  19. Aug 10, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    The LEED AP exam sure is a lot of fun. I'm going to opt into the new system when it rolls out, sure don't feel like taking that exam again!

    Mike
     
  20. Aug 10, 2009 at 5:27 PM
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    sooner07

    sooner07 1/2 man 1/2 amazing

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    I am a LEED AP too. Didn't think the test was all that bad if you just read the material.
     
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