Robert Dellaguardia, CWI

200 NW 101st Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64155, 816-734-5995 (h) ● 816-877-6723 (m) ● rdellaguardia@yahoo.com

Senior Project Manager
Commercial ● Industrial ● Government/Military

PROFILE & VALUE
Effective and accountable in high-profile roles – overcome complex design and field challenges and make decisions using experience – backed judgments, strong work ethic, and irreproachable integrity. Advocate of personal accountability. Construction Strategy and Development – consistent record of delivering projects on time and under budget through thorough planning and ability to get the best results out of subordinates and subcontractors. Extensive contract execution and engineering background including, subcontracts and structural engineering. Consistently deliver mission – critical results – driven by the need to “Do it right the first time” and minimize change orders from subcontractors and suppliers through thorough and detailed bid packages, purchase orders and contracts. Ability to make high revenue from low margin project through supplier re-negotiations, and revenue-building measures during the life of the project. Strong orientation planning and finance – participate in construction planning and means and methods selection which includes – but not limited to – scheduling, critical path planning of long lead materials procurement, subcontract selection, and turnaround management for schedule recovery. As an experienced engineer, able to find ways to save money through innovative methods in executing a project. Respectable – ability to motivate, mentor, and lead professionals. Lead by example mentality. Ability to interact with other disciplines with favorable results and respect.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERTISE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Team Building and Leadership Construction Planning and Scheduling Critical Path Management Cost Analysis and Budget Control Change Management 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Site Safety Management – OSHA 30 hour Organization and Time Management Risk Management and Supplier Control Due Diligence & Negotiations Quality Control Management - USACE Certified

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Schuff Steel Company, Overland Park, Kansas
Leading fabricator and erector of large scale structural steel projects across the United States Senior Project Manager

2007 – 2010

Senior project manager with full strategic planning and P&L management responsibility for commercial/industrial construction projects ranging in value from $4.5M to $20M across the United States. Provide strategic leadership to a team of subcontractors, suppliers, erectors and our fabrication facility in Ottawa, Kansas for the success of structural steel project assigned. Reported directly to the Vice-president of Project Management. Challenge: overcome low margin project by innovative and creative negotiations with suppliers and subcontractor to increase margins and by innovative erection and fabrication methods to minimize excessive labor hours. These innovations led to an increase in overall revenue by 5 to 10% from estimated revenue goal on a number of projects.

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Selected Projects and Accomplishments: • Quapaw Resort/Casino – fast-track high-rise hotel and casino project for Manhattan Construction Company, Tulsa, Oklahoma and designed by JCJ Architecture of Hartford, Connecticut. This project is located in northeastern Oklahoma near Joplin, Missouri. This was a 3,400 ton, $14.2M structural steel fabrication and erection package topped out in March 2008, a full five (5) weeks ahead of schedule, which equates to an 8% revenue increase on labor. This project was featured in AISC Modern Steel Construction magazine, January 2009 issue. Cleveland Museum of Art – multi-story moment frame building design, supporting twenty-four (24) 120 foot single span AESS exposed truss system at the atrium a Rafael Vinoly Architects of New York design. Further, this project included a multi-story retro-fit to existing building. This project was managed by Panzica – Gilbane a Joint Venture, Cleveland, Ohio. Very complex project that matched the theme of the museum and surrounding structures. Using cutting edge fabrication and erection techniques on the AESS trusses in order to achieve very close tolerances in truss deflection, to ensure the glass curtain walls where not damaged due to excessive truss movement – glass system was designed by Joseph Gartner of Germany. 2005 – 2007

Steel Frame Alliance, Kansas City, Missouri
Design Build Firm of large scale structural steel and concrete projects Senior Construction Project Manager (Optima Camel-view Luxury condominium project in Scottsdale, Arizona)

Senior construction project manager with full accountability to execute on-site coordination, planning and scheduling of on-site subcontractors. Scope of work included site management of $46M in structural steel fabrication, delivery and erection package, plus a concrete elevated slab package, and miscellaneous steel fabrication, delivery and erection. This project was very challenging due to the restricted site conditions and lay down areas. Site planning and materials deliveries were the most challenging part of this project. Look-ahead schedules were most valuable during site coordination meeting with the general contractor – Optima Development, Scottsdale, Arizona. Challenge: planning and organization of on-site activities were not adhered to prior to my arrival. Successfully developed and executed recovery plan with the use of simple look-ahead schedules, site organization techniques and communication with the general contractor. Discussed recovery scheduling and build rapport with other discipline, to turn this project around and make it successful. Accomplishments: • • • Conceived and developed a recovery plan that increased productivity in the structural steel area which enabled a more uniform pour schedule of elevated slabs. This enabled an orderly floors turn-over to the general contractor with regularity. This enabled other disciplines to maintain their respective schedules. Led better planning of site deliveries and site organization which eliminates site “Traffic Jams” and maintained client rapport through communication and these strategic planning measures. From “Lessons – Learned” on this project, developed and maintained company procedures and standards to use on future projects. 2003 – 2005

Centennial Contractors, Inc., Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
On site construction manager for government and military installation (Project position to execute renovations of historical buildings and execute JOC contracts) Construction Project Manager

Construction project manager for on site commercial construction projects at Fort Leavenworth military installation and Job-Order-Contracts (JOC) at this site. Successfully executed renovation construction on historic building as well as new construction. Worked directly with Directorate of Installation Support (DIS) on project development, design review, quality controls, building code compliance, cost analysis, construction planning/scheduling, preparation of cost estimates for funding, and subcontract negotiations and execution.

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Challenge: work with the Historical Society on restrictions on many renovation projects at this site. Schedules where tight on most project, and military operations were to be maintained during construction due to the sensitive nature of operations in these historic buildings. Accomplishments: • • Complete renovation of a two (2) story - 25,000sf historical building into office space for the US Army command. Many historical obstacles to overcome. Completed on time and under budget and zero punch list items recorded. Complete renovation of a three (3) story – 100,000sf historical barracks into high security office space including high security areas for US Army intelligence personnel. Completed on time and under budget and zero punch list items recorded. 1996 – 2003

FRU-CON Construction Company, St Louis, Missouri
On site construction managers for large scale industrial project across the United States Construction Project Manager (Procter and Gamble Kansas City, Kansas Soap Facility)

Construction project manager for on site commercial and industrial construction projects. Projects include – but not limited to - civil, structural and architectural construction for this general contractor at the assigned Procter and Gamble Soap Facility, Kansas City, Kansas. Challenge: during the execution of the Sulfur Burning project, numerous underground utilities had to be rerouted around the site for this new chemical plant. Other operations at this site had to remain in operation during the installation of the new Sulfur Burning facility. This required extensive planning and coordination with a number of department heads, building officials and utility companies. Accomplishments: Assigned to this facility to install $30M of civil, structural and architectural construction projects for the $175M Sulfur Burning chemical plant for the production of Sulfur Trioxide. Oversaw Gray Construction Company, Lexington, Kentucky who where the on site general contractor for this process facility and adjacent multi-story office building and control building. With pre-planning, coordination and verification, this project came in ahead of schedule and under budget by 3 - 5%. EARLY CAREER: 1. Structural Engineer, TapanAm Associates (5 years) 2. Structural Engineer, Mid-West Conveyor (2 years) 3. Structural Engineer, BHA Group (2 years) 4. Structural Engineer, SESCO Engineering (2 years) 5. International Project Manager, Butler Manufacturing (Far East Division) (1 year contract) EDUCATION and PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS BACHELOR of CIVIL ENGINEERING, Finlay Engineering College. Kansas City, Missouri QC1-96 Certified Welding Inspector (Structural Welding Code D1.1 – 2004) Member – American Welding Society Member – American Institute of Steel Construction ARMED FORCES VETERAN USANGR 6-years, Rank: Sergeant and USNR 2-years, Rank: Petty Officer 2nd Class MISCELLANEOUS Computer Skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project, Contract Manager, FabTrol, Primavera US Passport: Expires 2012