SHAFAQ SHAMS

125 w Robin Hood ways, Chicago, IL 60440 312-799-0432 shafaqshams@yahoo.com

PROFILE
A professional with Expertise in AutoCAD and comprehensive experience in developing design, technical drawings, graphic and written presentation reports. Core competency includes Client satisfaction, Design presentation, Conceptual design, Construction documents, Contract documentation, Rendering /Computer Graphics, Specification writing, well versed in codes/regulation and Cost Estimates.

EDUCATION
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL -July 2008 Masters in Construction Engineering and Management Nagpur University, India -June 2005 Bachelor of Architecture

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Self-Employed Consultant Operated independent firm specializing in the delivery of a full range of consulting services including project and site management, Project coordination, schedules, estimates and site supervision for industrial and residential projects. Provided technical assistance and quality control services. Selected Accomplishments: • Pharmaceutical factory: Supervised and coordinated construction works as a project controls consultant maintaining the cost under budget for an $850,000 ointment manufacturing section of pharmaceutical factory for ZIM pharmaceuticals. • Private Residence: Oversaw complete demolition and condominium remodels. Remodel included selection and implementation of new flooring, wood refining, electrical layout, appliances, countertops, window coverings, plumbing fixtures and lighting fixtures. Designed layout for kitchen and bathroom. Provided additional on site consultation, product research, recommendations and estimates, schedules. Hired and supervised subcontractors. Smith & Smith Associates Inc, Chicago, IL (June2007-June2008) Architectural designer Develop preliminary designs for residential and health care projects. Prepared construction drawings, specifications, and contract documents. Developed expertise in AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop CS, 3d studio max Sketch up and Autodesk viz to develop presentations, rendering and 3d models. Highly appreciated by the employers for excellent common sense, judgment and decision making abilities. Selected Accomplishments: • Health Center: Indentified the loopholes in established design and created new designs for $5 million Heath center which was approved by board of director for implementation. • Multi unit housing: Successfully managed and designed the $850,000 multiunit residential project in highly regulated environment leading to the delivery of Contract and Construction documents on schedule for Bidding. • Construction Administration: Involved in Construction administration of row housing project in Chicago.

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Day Care Center: Investigated and resolved the RFI’s in Pre bid phase for $4 million Day Care Centre for Capital Development Board Multi unit housing: Improved and assisted in completing the construction documents on schedule for multiunit residential project. Specification and contract documents: Formulated contract documents and specification for Komed Holman health centre in Chicago.

Pheroze Kudianwala Engineers and Architects pvt ltd, Mumbai, India -June 2004-Aug 2006

Project Manager
Assisted in providing full concepts through delivery architectural design and construction administration services. Collaborated with client decision makers to develop requirements, researched codes and obtained required permits. Created resource estimates and schedules. Negotiated and administered vendor contracts. Selected Accomplishments: • Multistoried office building: Ensured accurate and timely delivery of the $80M High-rise office building India. Completed the work within scope on schedule and within budget. • Mass housing: Headed the team of 6 junior architect in creating designs and generation of construction drawings for $5M housing project for Mumbai Housing Development Authority. • Museum: Team member in the production of presentation drawings for the award winning design for $30M Museum. • Bank: Obtained quotations from suppliers and subcontractors to support capital cost estimates Assisted in the preparation of multiple scoping and pre-feasibility level capital cost estimates for 500 million dollar plus bank headquarter. • Advised senior executives and the Corps of Engineers on software’s and equipment requirements. Design & Construction Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL -Oct 2006-May2007

Facility Management Intern
Maintained records & assisted in supervising infrastructural activities on Illinois Institute of Technology main campus.

SKILLS
Computer Skills: Software:, AutoCAD ,Primavera, HCSS heavy bid and Field management software ,MS project, Cost Data, Estimate Master, Autodesk Constructware, Bid4build ,Prologue, 3D Studio Max, Sketch up, Photoshop CS and Revit. Software Tools: MS office, Fox Pro, Visual Basic, Voyager. Professional Affiliations • Construction management association of America. • American society of civil engineers. • American business women’s association. Honors and awards: • Top Rank Holder in Final year 2004-05. • Recipient of Indian Institute of Architects Students Design Trophy and Excellence in Design Award.

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