PERSONAL STATEMENT

If we review the evolution of the construction industry across the last 20 years, we will see that of all the trades, the building services have evolved most rapidly, to a level of complexity difficult to incorporate in the construction process without the help of computer software.

Coordination between various segments of the construction, be them architectural, structural, etc, is usually thoroughly approached at the design stage, while the coordination of the services, which in many cases is the most complex process, is so often left on the main contractors' shoulders and their subcontractors'.

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If this aspect is not dealt with properly, it can lead to otherwise avoidable expenses and delays, damaged relationship with the client and consultant, poor quality of the final product and needless expenses during the lifetime of the building – from the day-to-day resources consumption to maintenance costs.

On the other hand, if the coordination is resolved in the early stages of the construction, especially using a modelling system, various approaches to the construction process can be defined, alternatives to the original design and a better integration in the overall programme can be created. Milestones become clearer, material scheduling arises naturally and the logic behind the sequence of works is reinforced and optimised.

4 and 5 dimensions modelling are an ideal technique to approaching the methodology of a new construction process, helping in all aspects of the project evolution, from the site setup to the post contract maintenance.

I believe that I am one of the people who can manage this process successfully.

While my qualification is extensive and my experience vast, I didn't lose the curiosity of experimenting with the latest innovations in the field. I face every challenge that arises and I'm not satisfied until the result is close to perfection. I am not making assumptions and my work is based on clear facts, “drilling” into the problem until the issues and the solutions are perfectly clear to me so I can apply them in the most efficient way.

The virtual models and sequences I have previously created have clarified cluttered or ambiguous details, highlighted alternatives to methodologies that saved extensive expenses and time, avoided risks, resolved access or protection problems and were the best methods to communicate the proposed process to clients and contractors. They sometimes highlighted problems with design or constructability, leading to an earlier approach to the issues, thus saving time and resources for everybody involved – client, architect, consultants, contractors and local authorities.

I am proud that some of the construction site I managed have won silver awards in the Master Builders Associations annual contests in 2005 and 2009 and the National Winner - Supreme Award in 2007.

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