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Schalk Labuschagne

biography

I am an engineering student at the University of South Africa. My goal is to become a professional engineering technologist (Pr.Tech) specializing in structural engineering.

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work experience

Willie Potgieter (Pr.Eng) Project Manager/supervisor August 2006 - January 2007

Managing and ordering of building materials. Drawing of new plans. Managing workers and contractors. Creating schedules. Managing schedules to finish jobs on time.

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CSIR Research assistant July 2008 - August 2008

I assisted with research, which consisted of sub-base density tests and tyre print analysis, done at the CSIR, Built Environment (Road Engineering Research Area).

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Specialized marine technologies CAD Technician August 2010 - February 2011

I was employed, on a temporary basis, by SMT (director Gerhard Versveld, Specialized Marine Technologies). SMT was under contract to supply Weir Minerals with three pontoons and a docking station, to serve as flotation structures for pumps and motors, supplied by Weir Minerals. My duties included: modelling of designs, checking for possible design and manufacturing issues, giving input when resolving these and other issues, creating basic drafts for reference purposes, creating assembly instructions - which included exploded views and basic instructions, corresponding with the engineering office of Weir Minerals and setting up packing sequences for shipping containers - which included the packing of modelled parts into modelled container to optimize the space being used. Calculating the containers mass by using design software which assigns specific weights to specific materials and creating the packing lists for the data pack supplied with the product. I also helped with the physical packing and securing of the parts in the containers.

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Just Slabs (Pty) Ltd. Estimator / Draughtsman February 2011 - June 2011

Estimating costs and quantities for the supply, transportation and installation of concrete slabs. Draughting & detailing of concrete structures. Managing installation crews and sub-contractors. Scheduling of work and deliveries. Managing costing sheets and scheduled. Liaisoning with clients, engineers and architects.

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B & V Slabs Estimator / Draughtsman June 2011 - February 2012

Implementing a design & draughting service for B&V Slabs (At this stage "B&V" was solely a manufacturer). I combined known systems & procedures with those already existing at B&V Slabs to create a one-stop slab company. Estimating costs and quantities for the supply, transportation and installation of concrete slabs. Draughting & detailing of concrete structures. Managing installation crews and sub-contractors. Scheduling of work and deliveries. Managing costing sheets and scheduled. Liaisoning with clients, engineers and architects.

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LeBLANC Group Estimator February 2012 - November 2012

Cost estimations for High Mast Lighting, Telecommunication Towers and Telecommunication Monopoles

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LeBLANC Group Engineering Technician November 2012 - April 2013

Preliminary structural designs for cost estimation, structural layout and general construction inspections, troubleshooting rigging/design/manufacturing/workmanship issues, managing and creating costing sheets for new designs and give general assistance to our resident structural engineer.

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LeBLANC Group Senior Estimator May 2013 - August 2014

Management of estimating department. Preliminary structural designs for cost estimation, structural layout and general construction inspections, troubleshooting rigging/design/manufacturing/workmanship issues, managing and creating costing sheets for new designs. Identification, analyses and reporting on market trends. Updating and maintaining tender register. Order intake, analyses and verification of value and scope of work.

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SMEI Projects (Pty) Ltd Estimator August 2014 - February 2015

Project estimation and scheduling for the supply and erection of structural, mechanical, piping and platework solutions for large industrial infrastructure projects, including mining, electrical generation and industrial plant /process industries.

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education

University of South Africa B.Tech , Structural Engineering 2010 - 2014

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additional

Workstation specs: Toshiba Qosmio X770-107, 17.3" Full HD display (1920 x 1080), Intel Core i7 CPU, Clock speed 2000 MHz, CPU Model 2630QM, 500 GB storage capacity, 8192 MB RAM, 8192 MB Max Supported Memory, Dedicated graphic card, nVidia GeForce GTX 560M graphic processor
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