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Project Management Construction

Arlington, TX
January 30, 2024

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Suresh Balaji Dhandapani +1-682-***-**** Education

University of Texas at Arlington Texas, USA

Master’s in construction management (MCM) Aug'22 - Jun'24 SRM Institute of Science and Technology Tamil Nadu, India Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Aug'16 - Jun'21 Skills

Technical: Architectural drawing & drafting, Spatial Visualization, Structural Understanding, Microsoft office, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Sketchup & Lumion, Primavera, Bluebeam, Vu360, Revit. Soft skills: Effective communication, creativity, leadership, team collaboration, conflict resolution, problem solving, client relationship, self- motivation; project management, cost analysis, budget preparation, design visualization & adaptability. Work Experience

University of Texas at Arlington Student Associate - Research Administration Department Texas, USA: {Feb'23-Present}

• Actively engaged in cross-industry research initiatives, demonstrating exceptional adaptability and versatility.

• Developed a strong track record of project management excellence, surpassing project deadlines and exceeding client expectations.

• Mastered art of time management &multitasking, seamlessly balancing work responsibilities, personal projects, and academic commitments.

• Cultivated a robust professional network spanning diverse sectors, facilitating efficient communication and optimized resource utilization.

• Showcased a strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit by proactively initiating and overseeing contractual agreements while making significant contributions to research projects across various fields. Kosh Studios LLP Trainee Architect Tamil Nadu, India: {Jan'21 – Jul’21}

•Proficiently managed design tasks, creating intricate blueprints, sections, elevations, and immersive 3D visualizations.

•Ensured precision in project execution through meticulous site inspections and strict adherence to design specifications.

•Prioritized staying updated on industry advancements through consistent supplier communication.

•Successfully collaborated with interior design teams and architects, emphasizing the value of teamwork in complex multidisciplinary projects. DSBalaji Enterprises General Manager Tamil Nadu, India: {Jul'21 - Jul'22}

• Presented a history of effective project management across a broad spectrum of residential and commercial environments, highlighting adaptability and versatility.

• Exhibited a talent for innovative problem-solving by introducing creative enhancements to existing structures.

• Accumulated extensive expertise across various sectors, like retail, sawmills, & transportation, underscoring a well-rounded business acumen.

• Demonstrated strong leadership qualities by streamlining operations and making substantial contributions to overall business achievements.

• Proficiently managed budgets, optimizing resource allocation, and maintaining an unwavering commitment to profitability.

• Placed paramount importance on delivering exceptional client support, playing a pivotal role in assisting property owners with critical activities. Academic Projects

Construction Cost Estimation and Rate analysis for Buddharatanaram Community, Fort Worth TX Aug'22 - Dec'22 I meticulously analyzed construction costs and conducted detailed quantity take-offs for the project, demonstrating my ability to handle change orders and contracts effectively. This showcased my skills in project budgeting, resource allocation, and thorough documentation, which are highly relevant to the role's responsibilities. I ensured strict compliance with industry standards and regulations, aligning with the job's focus on safety and quality. Effective communication with the project team enabled the creation of precise project cost breakdowns, essential for tasks like project submittals, RFI's, and punch list management. My expertise in risk assessment and mitigation, as evidenced in my past work, directly aligns with the job's requirements for a strong work ethic, a problem-solving attitude, and a commitment to quality results. I consistently conveyed my analysis results and recommendations through academic reports and documentation, showcasing my ability to communicate effectively with the organization and external partners, as stated in the job description. Construction Planning and Scheduling for single family house, Lake Nacimiento, California Aug'22 - Dec'22 I authored a comprehensive report that encompassed a detailed quantity table for all materials, an evaluation of the productivity of various construction activities, the creation of a thorough work breakdown structure, and the development of an activity calendar. The calendar considered construction cost, labor crew allocation, and weather data to ensure efficient project scheduling and resource allocation. This was good learning to know more about real practice and improve technical skills. Building Performance Analysis using BIM on The Choice Headquarters Office, Chiang Mai, Thailand Aug'22 - Dec'22 I played a pivotal role in the design and analysis of the project, utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM). The design successfully integrated local Thai architectural elements into a modern, energy-efficient four-story concrete structure with a central courtyard to optimize natural lighting. I harnessed BIM tools such as Revit to meticulously create comprehensive plans, elevations, sections, and 3D views. Furthermore, I conducted building performance analyses to enhance energy efficiency. This project serves as a notable example of BIM's essential role in seamlessly blending cultural and sustainable design elements into contemporary office architecture. Certifications

OSHA 30hr construction (OSHA) Construction Manager-in-Training (CMIT) Procore Certified: Student (Procore)

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