Skilled craftsman and woodworker with a strong background in engineering and design. Proficient in prototype and mock up work. Talents include the ability to design, create and shape objects out of any material. Extensive experience with hand/power tools and machinery. Excellent hand skills. Portfolio available on YouTube. Type in "brandotown chriscraft" in YouTube or go to my YouTube channel "brandotown" to see examples of my work.
Rebuilt and refinished antique and classic wooden boats. Engaged in all aspects of restoring, protecting and maintaining mahogany runabouts and utilities such as Chris Craft, Century, Gar Wood, Hacker and Lyman. Work includes inspection and evaluating the structure, repairing and replacing localized rot, repairing structural framework, repairing and hand fitting hull and deck planking, installing hardware and applying paint and varnish.
Employed as a custom woodworker at a boatyard specializing in yacht repair and maintenance. Projects involve the design and construction of custom furniture and accent pieces for yacht interiors. Each project is built using hand and power tools and great care is taken to ensure a proper fit to each boat.
Duties entailed as a project engineer include working in partnership with clients throughout conceptual, preliminary, design and implementation stages of varies land development projects. This involved performing computations that are integral to the design of on site utilities, such as storm and sanitary sewers, water main systems and retention/detention basins, as well as preparing feasibility and cost analysis studies for prospective clients. This involved attending meetings with various governing agencies to ensure regulatory compliance. Utilized AutoCAD (release 14) in all phases of above mentioned stages.
Employed as a construction inspector and staff engineer. Served as on site construction inspector on projects to ensure that construction adhered to the detailed engineering drawings and specifications. Performed calculations for subdivision design, including master grading, storm and sanitary sewer design, water main and paving plans and water main system modeling. Utilized AutoCAD (release 12) in all phases of above mentioned design stages.
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