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I possess over thirty five years of broad-based hands-on work experience involving quality control, supervisory, and project management responsibilities,Construction Executive Online is a career management center for construction executives."> D.Calahan

Name : D.Calahan
Industry Type : Sr. Construction Contracts Administrator/Construction Manager
City & State : Fredericksburg, VA
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Architects
Objective : NOT willing to relocate
Resume :  


I possess over
thirty five years of broad-based hands-on work experience involving quality
control, supervisory, and project management responsibilities.  My construction project experience includes,
but is not limited to:  large scale
government office complexes, historical government buildings, educational
facilities, correctional facilities, healthcare facilities, recreational
facilities, and commercial construction. 
I am familiar with Federal Government and Institutional Contracting and
Procurement practices, and the processes and procedures of both the
Design-Bid-Build and DesignBuild Fast-Track project delivery methods.  My most recent position relies on my in-depth
knowledge of, and extensive experience with, all aspects of Construction
Contracts Administration; including but not limited to: specifications editing,
cost estimating, pre-construction constructability review, pre-qualification of
potential bidders, preparation of Bid Documents, Pre-Bid Conferences, Bid
Tabulation, Bid Evaluation, Contract Negotiations, Pre-Construction and Project
Kick-Off Conferences, interpretation of Construction Contract Documents and
design intent via the RFI process, and construction submittal processing and
reviews. I also have significant experience with the Change Management Process;
including Change Order scope preparation, evaluation of Contractors proposals,
and Change Order negotiation on behalf of my clients.


* Excellent at
working with design team and clients to develop appropriate project scope
during the pre-design phase.

* Ability to
communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in order to lead a wide
variety of client, staff, and contractor personalities.

* Familiarity
with current Building Codes, Industry Standards and Regulations.

* Skilled at
providing practical evaluations of project constructability during the various
design phases.

* Very good at
visualizing the total project; and scheduling work to minimize inefficiency
and waste during both the design and construction phases.

* Experience as
an Owners Facility Engineer serves to provide practical insight into proposed
construction activities in occupied spaces, and the specific needs of various
user groups potentially impacted by project work activities.

* Strong ability
to supervise, direct, and coordinate work in the field; and to promote
communications between the field, the client and the design team.

* Strong emphasis
on meeting Budgets, Schedule milestones and Contract deadlines.

* Proven record
in dealing with permitting and regulatory authorities, providing required
documentation and inspection requirements in a timely fashion.


* In charge of
new project set up and file management procedures for complete project

* Extensive use
of Primavera Contract Management v.13 (formerly Expedition) since 1998.

* Experience with
MS Project, ProLog, E-Builder ePM (GSA version of Proliance), and other Project
Management software, in either stand-alone form, or in a Web-Collaborative

* Strong
Administrative skills in MS Windows XP and Windows 7 OS environments; using MS
OFFICE 2010, including WORD, EXCEL, POWER POINT and OUTLOOK; as well as ADOBE
ACROBAT Pro v 9.0.

* Involved in all
aspects of client relations and communication during the construction
process.  Serve as P.O.C. for my employer
regarding all Construction Phase issues.

* Coordinate
permitting activities with State, Federal and Local entities working with the
Owner and Contractor to obtain permits; and to ensure timely inspections of
work in place.

* Provide key
interface with Owners / Clients by providing field verification of work in
place for evaluation of Contractor Pay Requests.

* Fairly and
impartially Interpret Contract Documents for design intent; and to ensure
contractor compliance with plans and specifications.

* Consistently
and proactively coordinate and promote collaborative design team reviews of,
and responses to, Contractor RFIs.

* Excellent at
cooperating with, and supporting all project team members with timely
information and updates.

* Very good
overall building technology skills that lend a practical perspective to the
successful completion of all assigned projects.


* Experienced
with all aspects of design and construction, including collaboratively working
with architectural, civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, fire protection,
telecom, data, security and other engineering consultants.

* Consistently
successful in proactively resolving potential construction conflicts in the
field with all involved parties.  Well
versed in the work performed by all construction trades.

* Enjoy a
reputation as a Coordinator / Collaborator / Facilitator to proactively resolve
Construction Phase issues in an expedient, fair and equitable manner.

* Excellent
organizational and communication skills.

* Proven talents
as a mentor / trainer, substantiated by 10 years of classroom and hands-on
training experience as a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider Coach /
Trainer.  2000 thru 2010.

* Strong advocate
for Project and Workplace Safety, and compliance with federal, state and local
requirements; as well as conformance to my employers Safe Work Plans and SOPs.

* Served as
Office Safety Manager for AECOM National Capitol Office from 2004 thru 2011.


*  Eisenhower Executive Office Building,
Washington, DC. 

   Served as Senior Construction Contracts
Administrator and On-site Construction Representative for

   the three-phase major renovation of this
historic facility in Washington, DC. 
This GSA Design/Build

   Project included major interior demolition,
replacement/upgrade of all utility systems, Architectural

   and interior fit-out upgrades, including preservation
and restoration of historical architectural

This 8 year three phase project is valued at $450M +.


*  Pentagon "Wedge One" Office
Renovation, Arlington, VA. 1998-2001

   Assigned as full time, on-site Construction
Contracts Administrator and Design Team Leader

   monitoring this first of 5 Pen Ren major
renovation projects at this mission critical site.  Also

   managed the construction of several other
concurrent projects for Washington Headquarters

   Service on the Pentagon Reservation.  Provided direct liaison between Contractors
Field Team, the

   Design Team, and the Clients Project Team
(Pen Ren). Conducted weekly construction

   coordination meetings.  Inspected work in place for compliance with
contract documents.  Analyzed

   Change Order Requests and negotiated final
settlement of Change Orders with Contractor.  

   Performed daily field observations.  Coordinated Project Close-out, including
Project Punch-list and

   various other Project Management responsibilities
as required.


*  Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA.

   Served as Construction Contracts
Administrator and liaison between the Builder, the Designers and

   the Owners (FCPS).  Duties included Constructability Reviews,
QC/QA of Design Package;

   preparation and distribution of Bid Document
Packages, Bid Tabulation and Evaluation ;Conduct

   Pre-Bid Conference, Pre-Construction
Conference and Project Kick-Off,  review
and respond to

   RFIs, receive, review and return Contractors
Submittals and served as the P.O.C. for all general

   Construction Administration
correspondence.  Conducted Weekly
Progress Meetings, performed

   field observations, provided
review/verification of Contractor Requests for Payment, coordinated

   Project Closeout, and performed various
Project Management duties as assigned.


 CSI CCCA:  Certified Construction Contracts

Specifications Institute

 CSI CDT:  Certified Construction Documents Technologist

Specifications Institute



*  Sr. Construction Contracts
Administrator/Construction Manager 1996 thru 2011

    AECOM Technology

    Arlington, VA


*  Virginia Class B Licensed Independent
Contractor 1992 thru 1996

     Owner / Sole Proprietor of Decks and More,
Fredericksburg, VA


*  Construction Manager 1988 thru 1992

     CRSS Constructors, Inc. and/or
Spotsylvania County Schools, Fredericksburg, VA



    Masters' Certificate in Project Management
from the George Washington University,

     School of Business and Public
Administration.  Course of studies
included the following:

  * Introduction to Construction Contracting

  * Managing Projects in Organizations

  * Scheduling and Cost Control

  * Project Leadership, Management, and

  * Quality for Project Managers

  * Risk Management

  * Contract Negotiations and Management

  * The COR and COTR Training Program for
Government Contracting



  * Confined Space Entry (updated 29 Nov 2011)

  * Asbestos Awareness (updated 29 Nov 2011)

  * Heat Stress (updated 29 Nov 2011)

  * Personal Protective Equipment and
Respirator Certification (updated 29 Nov 2011)

  * First Aid and CPR (recently expired, update
to be scheduled)



I am available for
in-person interviews at the offerors convenience.  Professional references may be provided in
response to specific requests.

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