Chris Currie

Washington, Dc Metropolitan Area

I consider myself a highly motivated and accomplished professional that has worked in the A/E/C industry for over 15 years and I am willing to relocate for the right opportunity. I've worked for three structural engineering firms, two MEP firms and a fuel storage design firm and an electrical contractor in the recent past. I also worked for a design build firm for approximately 12 years at the same time where I've experienced the work of several disciplines on numerous projects. Upon arriving in the Washington DC area I worked at a mechanical and plumbing firm until they recently went out of business.

My past titles were network administrator, computer repair technician, project manager, CAD designer, CAD technician, CAD operator, CAD manager, CAD Guru, Project Engineer, Project Coordinator and anything else my client had a need for. If a title was all I was after I would have quit working in this industry a long time ago. To simplify it for everyone I just called myself an independent contractor throughout most of my career. The benefit of being an independent contractor is the exposure to numerous CAD programs within several different types of firms from design build to multi-discipline firms on a wide variety of commercial projects. Working as an independent contractor is more demanding than working as an employee. Keeping clients happy as an independent contractor requires flexibility, adaptability and the desire to learn because each different firm has their own needs. My diverse experience has also led me to continuously evaluate solutions to potential problems within the entire project instead of problems within just one discipline.

My use of AutoCAD dates back to release 10 which was sold in 1988, and is as recent as the 2015 releases. AutoDesk has released several variations of AutoCAD to reflect the needs of individual disciplines such as Land Desktop, Autocad MEP, Architectural Desktop, AutoCAD Civil 3D and more. Since not all clients are alike and have different needs I have had to modify several of these CAD programs. I have incorporated customizations, libraries, menus, commands and more to enhance the overall efficiency of production while managing it all. Some of the CAD software I have used on projects are Microstation, Navisworks, Bluebeam Revu, Inventor, Revit, Alibre, AutoSketch, and Trimble SketchUp just to name a few.

I have provided some links to some online portfolios of finished projects I have worked on throu

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    • Project Engineering and Project Coordination