Alfred Kamsate

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ALFRED KAMSATE
No. 1 Maycroft Mews
Cnr Queens Av & Republic Rd
WINDSOR EAST,
RANDBURG
POSTAL CODE 2194
JOHANNESBURG
SOUTH AFRICA
Cell No.: +27 82 798 2716
Telephone #: +27 11 678 5090
E-mail:kamsate@gmail.com

ALFRED KAMSATE C/V ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST

Personal information

• Marital status: Married( 2 kids)
• Nationality: Zimbabwean
• Date of birth: 05 March 1975
• Place of Birth: Mhangura, Zimbabwe
• Driver’s Licence holder
• South Africa Quota Work Permit Holder
• Registered with SACAP as a Candidate Senior Architectural Technologist

Work Skills

• 12 years full-time AutoCAD working experience
(AutoCAD Release 14,LT 98 & AutoCAD 2000; AutoCAD 2004-5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9
& MS Office 2003-7)
• 14 years experience in architect’s studio.
• Currently learning Autodesk-Revit

• drawing skills
• attention to detail
• good spatial awareness and ability to interpret another person's vision
• good interpersonal and leadership skills
• confidence using and adapting to new IT and design software, including programmes such as AutoCAD,
• verbal and written communication skills
• practical problem-solving skills
• good team-working skills

Responsibilities:
• meeting the client to agree a project brief
• obtaining tenders for construction work and negotiating contracts
• advising on the choice of materials
• managing and co-ordinating the design team in the detailed working drawings stage
• regularly checking building progress and carrying out site inspections at various stages.
• Managing of technical staff and site staff.
• Management and co-ordination of all projects from design development stage to final handover.
• Management of in house information flow to site and the professional team – including all council approvals and tender documentation.
• Management & Co-ordination of Professional team and all
• Services Information / Drawings (Civil,Struct,Elect,Mech,Fire,Gas etc) - prior to issue to contractor.
• Value engineering reviews as required to ensure projects stay within budget.(with client, Q/S and prof team)
• Tenant / Client Co-ordination meetings to ensure projects requirements are met and specifications adhered to – including management of tenant extras / variation requests.
• Adjudication of tenders and Appointment of main contractor
• Running / Attending site meetings, Quality Inspections, Design Reviews / Buildability meetings etc.
• Issuing of snag lists and completion certificates – (practical, works & final completion)
• Hand over of projects to clients – including all equipment manuals, guarantees, keys, attic stock etc.

Summary of qualifications

• NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY
(PART TIME)1996-1997:Harare Polytechnic,Harare, Zimbabwe

• NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY
(PART TIME)1999-2000:Harare Polytechnic,Harare, Zimbabwe
Outstanding Achievements

Awarded best Architectural Student – Harare Polytechnic 2000

Education

• CAMBRIDGE GCE. “O” LEVEL – ( 5 subjects )
1989 – 1992 Mhangura Sec School, Mhangura, Zimbabwe

Working experience record

CURRENTLY NOT EMPLOYED

1. Shabangu Architects
March 2008 to 31st October 2010: Rosebank, Johannesburg
Senior Architectural Technologist/Technician.
Duties involved included:
- Preliminary presentation & sketch drawings for client’s and working drawings for council approval.
- Detailed Drawings, working drawings for tender and construction,after approval by the local
authority.
- Liasing with the design team i.e quantity Surveyor, Engineer, Contractor and all Sub-Contractors.
- Site Development Plans.
- Preparation of all Schedules.
- Site visits and construction supervision before and during construction.
- Reporting to client on progress made on site.

I worked on a number of projects which include: HOUSES, Gauteng Open Road Tolling, Sanral Emergency Highway Patrol And Paramedic Response Centre and KING SHAKA AIRPORT IN DURBAN.

2. CSAR Registered Architects
Feb 2007 to March 2008: Rosebank, Johannesburg
Senior Architectural Technologist/Technician.
Duties involved included:
- Preliminary sketch drawings for client’s and council approval .
- Detailed Drawings for tender and construction, after approval by the local
authority.
- Liasing with the design team i.e quantity Surveyor, Engineer, Contractor and all Sub-Contractors.
- Site visits and construction supervision before and during construction.
- Reporting to client on progress made on site.

I worked on a number of projects which include: HOUSES, ADDITIONS TO THE OFFICES, ADDITIONS TO THE MAIN HOUSES, COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS INCLUDING WARE HOUSES in Johannesburg.

3. Studio Arts Inc. Registered Architects
January 2004 to January 2007: Harare, Zimbabwe
I worked for Studio Arts Inc. Registered Architects
as a Senior CAD Technician.
Duties involved included:
- Preliminary sketch drawings for client’s and council approval .
- Detailed Drawings for tender and construction, after approval by the local
authority.
- Liasing with the design team i.e quantity Surveyor, Engineer, Contractor and all Sub-Contractors.
- Site visits and construction supervision before and during construction.
- Reporting to client on progress made on site.

I worked on a number of projects which include: MASVINGO STATE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION BLOCK, AGRICULTURAL SHOW PAVILLION in Harare,Refurbishment of MQABUKO NKOMO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT in Bulawayo,, NETONE HEAD QUARTERS in Chikurubi, Harare, LUPANE STATE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION BLOCK in Lupane Matebeleland Province, NEW PARLIAMENT BUILDING, in Harare.

4. Mwamuka Mercuri Architects
February 2000 to December 2003: Harare, Zimbabwe

Position held: Architectural C.A.D Technician.
I worked for Mwamuka Mercuri Architects C.A.D Technician.
I have worked on a number of projects which include:Construction of TOTAL SERVICE STATION in Norton, AFRICA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SCIENCES in Mutare,RESIDENTIAL HOUSES , ZISCO STEEL STORAGE SHADE AND OFFICES countrywide, Zimbabwe.

5. Whelan Associates & Project Architects
January 1996 to Dec 1999: Harare, Zimbabwe

Position held: Architectural Technician.
I worked for Whelan Associates & Project Architects as an Architectural Technician.
I have worked on a number of projects which include: RURAL HOSPITALS AND CLINICS countrywide, Zimbabwe, RESIDENTIAL HOUSES in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Interests

Soccer, reading, travelling, fishing, meeting people and community work volunteer

Character

- Well groomed
- Good team player
- Good communication skills
- Capable of working within minimal or no supervision
- Can adapt to changes
- Dynamic and self motivated
- Able to meet deadlines or set goals when need arise

References

1. Mr C. Shabangu, Shabangu Architects C/C. No. 1 Jellico Avenue, Rosebank
Tel. No 011 880 1210 / 011 880 1214

2. Mr C. Steel, CSAR Architects C/C. No. 50 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank

1. Mr Madu (MSc.Arch MIAZ), STUDIO ARTS Inc. Architects Box Hg 921 Highlands,Harare,Zimbabwe. Senior architect. Tel. no. +26304885763-93

2. Mr E Mercuri, Mwamuka Mercuri & Associates.Tel no. +2630971353/4 or +2630970269 .

3. Mr B J Whelan, Whelan Associates Architects And Project Managers, Harare. He was my Principal Architect. Tel no. +2630430108 or +26304301062 .

4. Mr Shamu, Head of Architectural Division, Harare Polytechnic, Harare. He was the Head of Architectural Division at the Harare Polytechnic. Tel no. +26304752311-2 .
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