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Name : gordon woods
Industry Type : estimator/project manager
City & State : blackfoot, idaho
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Relocation Preferences : Specialty Contractors
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Blackfoot, Idaho

I have developed and currently use an Excel based steel construction estimating workbook for bidding, tracking job costs, and phase by phase job completion estimates.
It has built in formulas for estimating:
Structural steel erection
Miscellaneous fabrication installation
Steel siding & decking installation
Pre-engineered building erection
Rebar installation
Contract change orders(a more detailed description below)

QUALIFICATIONS: 33 years experience in steel erection
4 years as owner / manager of a steel erection business
5 years experience as a field superintendent
22 years experience as a project manager
22 years experience as an estimator
-estimate range: up to 5 million dollars
-manage sub-contractors
-value engineering
-knowledge of AISC & AWS standards
-DOE/INEEL rigging plans & pre-planning heavy rigging projects
-Have and can qualify for a security clearance

IDAHO IRON, INC. Pocatello, Idaho
Position: Project Manager (INEEL)
Duties: estimating & job management

EMPIRE STEEL Blackfoot, Idaho
Position: Owner / Manager
Duties: estimating, bidding, job planning, scheduling, manager

JACO STEEL, INC. Idaho Falls, Idaho
position: Field Superintendent
Duties: supervision of all employees, job planning, welding processes, and qualifications, responsible for all critical rigging at the INEEL.

SIMPLOT Pocatello, Idaho
Position: Iron Worker
Duties: maintenance, welding, fabrication, structural steel erection

I.N.E.E.L. Scoville, Idaho (various employers)
Position: Ironworker / foreman

EDUCATION:1973-1976 Ironworker local #732, Pocatello, Idaho
Apprenticeship Program
1971 Graduated from Snake River High School


While employed by IDAHO IRON, INC.
All Idaho Iron projects at the I.N.E.E.L. from 1993 thru present
Pricing change orders & claims
Project management
Written rigging & erection plans
Construction claims impact / extended overhead

The following projects were managed by Gordon L. Woods.
Rigging the 130 ton bridge crane above the Dry Cell
Several remote rigging plans & Rad area lifts
Erected the steel & installed the steel decking
Erected the pre-engineered buildings
The E.C.F. DRY CELL project at N.R.F.
The Overpack Bldg project at N.R.F.
Erected the building & rigged the bridge crane into the Overpack crane bay.
The T.A.N. Bldg 679 Annex
Erected the building & rigged the bridge crane
The Sun Valley Symphony Pavillion
Rigging a 54 ton and a 75 ton roof truss into position & installed a Pfifeir cable-net roof system

While Sole Proprietor of EMPIRE STEEL:
A 465 ft. bridge over the Trinity River at HAWKINS BAR California for CAL-TRANS.
Steel girders 11-0 deep
220-0 span

The AERIAL MEASUREMENTS OPERATIONS FACILITY at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada.
850 ton of structural steel
241,000 square ft. of steel decking
39,000 square ft. of corrugated steel siding
120 ton of miscellaneous steel, field assembled & welded onsite

Three TRAINING FACILTY STRUCTURES for the United States Air National Guard at Point MUGU Naval Facility in Oxnard, California.
320 tons of structural steel
43,000 square ft. of steel roof decking
160 ton of roof joists

While employed by JACO STEEL, INC.:
The TREAT REACTOR BUILDING at Argonne National Laboratory (I.N.E.E.L.)
The S.M.C. BUILDING adjacent to the Test Area North hangar (I.N.E.E.L.)
The R.A.W.L. BUILDING at I.C.P.P. (I.N.E.E.L.)

references:Eric Anderson- INL contract administrator (208) 526-8990

Jim Ovard- Ovard Construction- (208) 523-2821

Tim Jackson - Continental Steel- (208) 542-2848

Steve Zambarano- SE/Z Construction- (208) 528-9449

Arden Smith- Ormond Construction- (208) 522-4797

Mike Hoener- Steelwest- (208) 2371580

Bill Koch- K&T Steel- (208) 733-2554

Jerry Wellard- Idaho Iron- (208) 238-0661

Mark Kalakay- MarKal Construction- (208) 522-0938

Derek Wright- Intermountain Const- (208) 524-4322

Microsoft Excel based estimating program:

Work specific cost estimating spreadsheets all link to a BID PROPOSAL that calculates a lump sum dollar amount. It can also reflect breakout prices and separate costs for project Alternates.

The STRUCTURAL STEEL spreadsheet is a series of take-off work-sheets that calculate steel erection costs for single or multi-phase projects. Built in formulas calculate the cost of steel erection by the number of pieces erected per day. It shows the cost per ton of each work phase (columns, beams, joists etc) and can show, for comparison purposes only, costs per ton based on a simple built in unit price chart.

The MISC STEEL spreadsheet contains formulas that calculate installation costs. A guide number (unit price of familiar similar work) can be entered into each work activity work-sheet. This unit price calculates, for comparison only, the time allowed for the crew plus equipment to install at that designated cost per ton. The estimator enters the time he determines necessary for installation of each take-off item and the work-sheet calculates each unit price according to his choice.

The DECKING and SIDING spreadsheets calculates installation costs. A per square foot guide number can be entered into each work-sheet. This unit price shows the time allowed for the crew plus equipment to install at that designated cost per square foot. This guide number calculates the time allowed for installation at the specified unit price, depending upon the size of the area. For instance, by entering a guide number of .30 (per sq ft), the work-sheet will show that a crew of three men plus equipment can install 5,000 sq ft of decking in 14.7 hrs (depending upon wages and equipment rates). Likewise it will show that the same crew can install 2,000 sq ft of decking in 6.2 hrs at .35 per sq ft, 800 sq. ft. in 3 hrs at .42 per sq ft, or a very small area of 200 sq ft in 1.5 hrs at .83 per sq ft. Again, these crew hrs show up as guide numbers only, the estimator enters the amount of time he determines necessary for installation of each take-off area and the work-sheet calculates each unit price according to his choice.

The REBAR and PRE-ENGINEERED BLDG spreadsheets have built in formulas for calculating that specific type of work activity. These formulas work much like the calculations in the miscellaneous steel and decking spreadsheets, including the use of unit price guide numbers.

A self generating FOREMANS CHECKLIST shows the number of units (beams, sq ft, etc) and the man hours scheduled for each work activity as recorded in the various take-off work-sheets. An onsite foreman, with a hard copy of this checklist can, weekly or monthly, mark the number of units completed or the percent complete. This job-site count when entered into the estimators take-off work-sheets generates an accurate progress billing statement.

A self generating SCHEDULE OF VALUES reads all the estimators take-off work-sheets and lists the costs and the scheduled man hours of each. The project manager builds the schedule of values by clicking and dragging particular work activities into a specific billing phase. These billing phases reflect groups of work activity values and man hours. This schedule of values with the foremans checklist and daily log becomes the projects Earned Value Management System, it calculates values as earned and the man hours earned as the take-off units (beams, joists, lbs, sq ft, etc) are marked complete or the percent complete and automatically registers those amounts earned in the appropriate progress billing phases.

A self-generating foremans daily LOG PAGE is included. It reads the completed schedule of values and creates a column for each billing phase. A work comp code can be assigned to each of these columns. The daily man/hrs worked are logged into one or more of the log page columns for payroll purposes. These logged hours can then be entered into a corresponding weekly log in the schedule of values spreadsheet. This provides for an easy side-by-side productivity comparison; allowing management to compare the man hours earned to the actual man hours expended.

The CHANGE ORDER spreadsheets are linked to the estimators original take-off and when priced automatically register in the schedule of values. Then as contract change orders are issued the settled amount is entered in the change order settled column and the value with the scheduled man hours register as a new line item in the progress billing statement. Change orders can be priced per work activity by crew plus equipment per hour rates or they can be estimated using a unit price take-off work-sheet that is linked to each change order spreadsheet. These work-sheets have built in unit price guide numbers like the miscellaneous steel work-sheets and the direct costs, tons and cost per ton are shown on the corresponding spreadsheet, providing back up for the proposed change order price.

A self generating SCOPE LETTER automatically lists the proposed inclusions, exclusions, and conditions.

There is also a SCHEDULE spreadsheet that reads man hours and crew days and generates a simple bar chart reflecting the duration of each work activity recorded. It also shows the accumulated durations of all similar work activities.

I have used and refined the Excel estimating program to price structural steel, joist and decking, steel siding, rebar and pre-engineered buildings for the past fourteen years. I use the take-off sheets for every job I price regardless of size or complexity. When a project is bid and successfully contracted the BID take-off becomes the project management tool. It is used for progress billing, for productivity comparisons, to compare scheduled durations with actual performance, and it is also used for impact claim documentation.

Gordon L. Woods

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