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Geotechnical Products for Engineering Construction

Location:
Descanso, California, 91916, United States
Salary:
100k min
Posted:
October 25, 2016

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OVERVIEW

JOSEF K. ALTER

Education: MS in Engineering Management, BS in Construction Engineering

Companies: Construction Experts, Inc., Khatri International, Inc., D.J. Scheffler, Inc., Con-Tech Systems Ltd, Williams Form Engineering, Atlas Forming Systems, PERI GmbH

Positions: Resident Construction Engineer, Sales Engineer, Sales and Engineering Manager, Construction Project Manager/Engineer, Business Development Manager, Senior Construction Engineer, Technical Instructor

Accomplishments:

Over 35 years international construction and engineering experience in a multicultural environment

Broad structural and geotechnical engineering background

Over 20 years of experience engineering, designing, and marketing pre-engineered products for geotechnical engineering applications (deep foundations, earth retention systems, excavation shoring)

20 years of experience designing, fabricating and constructing temporary works for heavy civil construction (concrete formwork and shoring)

Emphasis on Project Management and Problem Solving

2 patents in deep foundation design and construction

Computer proficiency in MS Office, Adobe, and MS Project

Over 15 years of experience engineering, designing, and marketing pre-engineered products for geotechnical engineering applications (deep foundations, earth retention systems, excavation shoring)

Emphasis on Project Management and Problem Solving

Program Management

Engineering Management

Product Research and Development

2 patents in deep foundation design and construction

Instructor (Carpenter Apprenticeship)

Teacher (Construction Management, Community College)

Guest Lecturer (University of Wisconsin, Engineering Professional Development Wind Energy Seminars)

Computer proficiency in MS Office, Adobe, and MS Project

Fluent in German

QUALIFICATIONS

Experienced in geotechnical engineering, deep foundation design and construction, and heavy civil concrete construction, specializing in concrete formwork and shoring design and applications. Many years of progressively responsible international engineering, design, construction, inspection, scheduling and project management experience in residential, commercial, military, industrial and renewable energy projects.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Construction Experts Inc., Encinitas, CA 2016 – Present

Technical Instructor (contract)

Teach university level on-line short courses in construction technology and blueprint reading.

Review textbooks for adaptation and application in new courses.

Design and develop content for new online courses: “Engineering for Contractors” and “Introduction to Construction”.

Khatri International, Inc., Pasadena, CA 2014 – Present

Senior Construction Engineer (part-time)

Collaboration with private structural engineering consulting practice to promote and market newly patented construction technologies to the renewable energy industry.

Project acquisition and coordinating design-build solutions using patent pending technology to construct wind turbine foundations and towers.

Perform structural inspections of existing wind farm assets (foundations, towers, and rotor blades) for condition assessment.

CCS Construction Consulting Services, Descanso, CA 2013 – Present

Construction Engineering Consultant (part-time)

Private consulting practice engaged in design review, project management, field inspection, and QA/QC of heavy civil, earth retention, and deep foundation construction projects.

Perform constructability and feasibility studies for renewable energy projects.

Provide construction testing and inspection services for contract compliance.

D. J. Scheffler Inc., Pomona, CA (short term contract) 2013 – 2014

Project Manager/Construction Engineer

Estimated, scheduled, bid and managed construction of deep foundations and earth retention structures with drilled shafts, caissons, micropiles, tiebacks and soil nails.

Prepared conceptual estimates and hard dollar bid proposals.

Scheduled and monitored construction progress, tracked job costs, prepared, reviewed and administered subcontracts.

Coordinate and supervise subcontractors with owner’s representative.

Prepared, reviewed and submitted change orders, RFI’s and progress billing.

Performed construction progress and contract compliance field inspections.

Con-Tech Systems LTD, B. C., Canada 2003 – 2013

Southwest USA Business Development Manager, Sales and Engineering

Operated a satellite branch, home-based office providing consulting and engineering of construction technology systems for geotechnical and heavy civil construction in North America.

Responsible for specification, design, engineering, fabrication and construction of pre-engineered geotechnical construction products.

Provided technical and engineering consulting and inspection services.

Supervised and coordinated in-house new product development and testing.

Oversaw testing of new geotechnical products for Federal, State and municipal approvals.

Introduced new construction technologies into non-traditional markets for expanded product applications.

Company representative at annual major industry conventions and trade shows and has presented at Deep Foundation Institute and International Society of Micropiles seminars and workshops.

Invented and patented “Groutable Void Form (GVF) for Constructing Post-Tensioned Foundation Anchors,” to provide an improved deep foundation design and cost effective alternative method of foundation construction.

Williams Form Engineering Corp., Grand Rapids, MI 1994 – 2003

Sales Engineer SW Region (home-based office)

Took sales from $250k annually to $2.6 million.

Consulting, inspection, and engineering management of construction technology systems for geotechnical and heavy civil construction projects.

Design, marketing, sales, and specification of engineered products for heavy civil construction and earth/rock retention systems including: concrete forming hardware systems, micropiles, tiebacks, soil nails, and rock anchors for temporary and permanent earth retention; post-tensioning systems for precast segmental bridges; seismic retrofit of bridges and dams; post-tensioned foundation ground anchors for wind turbines.

Mesa College, San Diego, CA Instructor (part-time), Construction Mgmt. Course 1992 – 1993

ATLAS Forming Systems, San Diego, CA 1986 – 1994

Design/Construction Engineer

Responsible for analysis, design, manufacture, and construction of proprietary forming and shoring systems for concrete construction.

Prepared shop drawings utilizing CAD software.

Engineered custom forming systems and hardware.

Designed and developed proprietary AL-SPEED Shoring Frame and AL-SPEED Beam/Column Clamp Systems.

Performed in house testing and field inspection of new concrete forming and shoring products.

PERI GmbH, Bavaria, Germany 1978 – 1986

Resident Construction Engineer

Served as product technical applications consultant and resident field engineer on construction sites in Europe, the U.S.A., and the Middle East.

Provided design, scheduling, project management, and engineering services for proprietary concrete forming and shoring systems on major civil, military, industrial, and commercial projects.

Analyzed construction methodology and performed structural analysis and design for concrete forming and shoring construction materials and equipment.

Performed jobsite inspections for compliance with manufacturer’s recommendations.

EDUCATION

2009 Master of Science in Engineering Management, University of Wisconsin, Madison

1980 – 1984 Graduate courses in Structural Engineering, Polytechnic University Karlsruhe, Germany

1978 Bachelor of Science, Construction Engineering (graduated with highest honors), California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

ACCREDITATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS/PUBLICATIONS/PATENTS

2015 U.S. Patent Number 9,074,473, for “Hollow Rebar for Crosshole Sonic Logging Access Tubes and Longitudinal Concrete Reinforcing in Drilled Shafts”

2012 Canadian Patent CA 2551712, for “Void Form for Constructing Post-Tensioned Foundation Piles”

2012 Author, Foundation Idea Trims Cost and Concrete off Turbine Installs, Windpower Engineering and Development, September 2012, 28-30.

2011 Author, Hollow Threaded Rebar for Cross Hole Sonic Logging Access Tubes Combined with Longitudinal Concrete Reinforcing in Drilled Shafts, Deep Foundations Institute Journal, November 2011

2010 Author, Deep Foundation Ground Anchors in the Wind Energy Industry, Current Status of Design and Construction Practices and Introduction of a Patented System to Improve Foundation Performance, presented at the Deep Foundations Institute 35th Annual Conference October 13-15, 2010 in Hollywood, CA

2010 Author, Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) Soil Nails for Temporary Shoring, Deep Foundations, Fall 2010

2009 – 2012 Guest Speaker, University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development

2005 - 2012 Chairman, Education Committee, West Coast Chapter of ADSC (Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors)

2005 – Present Member, Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)

1999 Author, Seismic Strengthening of the Devil’s Gate Dam, Water Power & Dam Construction, 51, (10), October, 1999, 30-33.

1992 Teaching credential, Construction Management, Mesa Community College, San Diego, CA

1986 Lifetime teaching credential, Carpentry, Rio Hondo Community College, Rio Hondo, CA



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