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Isaiah Oke

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Position:  Architect
B.Tech Arch, Pr. Arch, Pr. CPM (SA)
Mr. Oke is a trained Architect with over 14yrs post graduate experience. His engagement in the construction development and B.O.T is a driven force in his career.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

IDC ARCHITECTS – East London, SA (May 2013 – current)
Position: Associate Architect

Duties & Responsibilities:
– Leading a team for design implementation, project management and liaising with consultant for project delivery. Coordinating meeting on site and off site, liaising with client both private and public sectors. Design, technical documentation, quality assurance and project administration.
– Visit project sites, prepare reports, adjudications of contractors as required.
– Supervising project activities- management, execution, procurement, contract staff management, variations, claims, payments, client relation, subcontractors etc…
– Plans, direct, coordinates and supervises the activities in the assigned projects
– Monitors and ensures progress and quality of work as per project requirements.
– Programming, sequencing and control of project resources. Co-ordination of principal disciplines and functions on projects with special focus on performance improvement systems.

Name, description, geographical location and contract value of project undertaken:
– Mdantsane Prison, Complete Contract: Repairs & Renovations, Mdantsane, EC South Africa.R41m. Standard Architectural Services.
– Frontier Hospital, Upgrade & Renovations, Queenstown, EC South Africa. R41m. Standard Architectural Services.
– The DBSA ASIDI: 50 Schools, New Schools, Flagstaff, EC South Africa. Contract Value Ranges from R18M-R25M. Standard Architectural Services.
– Umzimkhulu Memorial Heritage, Upgrade and Restorations, Umzimkhulu, EC South Africa. R22M.

 

AVH & DGIT ARCHITECTS – Johannesburg & East London, SA (Dec 2011 – Dec 2013 )
ERIC BUILDERS cc – Johannesburg, SA (Feb 2010 – Nov 2011)

Position: Project Manager

Duties & Responsibilities:
– Lead the construction team and manage information on the projects.
– Plan, expedite and get things done on time per quality and carried out contract drawing.
– Manage and review contract/construction programme.
– Anticipate, solve problem and make decisions on behalf of the director of the company.
– Review, monitor, access performance and apply control.
– Administer the contract, the scope of work and scope changes in the construction data.
– Demand for information and details from project consultants where necessary.
– Adhere with health and safety issues, to create a positive and safety environment.
– Represent the company in project meeting both progressive and technical.
– Do valuation processes with QS to facilitate preparation of tax invoice and certified payment.
– Adhere to contract instruction information and ready to deliver project as per completion stages.
– Review projects with director of the company for proper project delivery or close out to principal consultant, project manger and client.

Name, description, geographical location and contract value of project undertaken:
– Heidelberg Army Gymnasium, Repairs & Renovations Opman Building 1-5, Heidelberg, JHB South Africa aprox. R7.8m Practical Completion stage.
– New Environmental Educational Centre, Faan Meintjies Nature Reserve, Klerksdorp, NW, South Africa. R9.95m Completed.
– Construction of ECD for Department of Social Development, Bolotwa EC, RSA

 

KM ARCHITECTS (PTY) LTD – PRETORIA, SA (Sep 2008 – Dec 2009)

Position: Senior Architect/Project Manager

Duties & Responsibilities:
– Leading a team for design implementation, project management and liaising with consultant for project delivery. Coordinating meeting on site and off site, liaising with client both private and public sectors. Design, technical documentation, quality assurance and project administration.
– Visit project sites, prepare reports, adjudications of contractors and ensure a working condition for detailed executions.
– Supervising project activities- management, execution, procurement, contract staff management, variations, claims, payments, client relation, subcontractors etc…
– Plans, direct, coordinates and supervises the activities in the assigned projects
– Monitors and ensures progress and quality of work as per project requirements.
– Ensures projects are completed in full compliance with client’s standards, specifications, budget at a given time frame and final preparation of close out report.
– Programming, sequencing and control of project resources. Co-ordination of principal disciplines and functions on projects with special focus on performance improvement systems.
– Facilitating the training of junior Architects.

Name, description, geographical location and contract value of project undertaken:
– The Steve Biko Foundation Centre, South Africa.(Design to technical document stage)
– Department of Health Community Health Centre for Gauteng Province, South Africa (Prototype Design) JV with Inarch Designs. (Design to technical document stage) R400M project estimates.
– PTA Central& Bavianspoort Prison Parole Board Facilities, RSA.(Design-Close out stage) R24.5m
– Competition Design Proposal MTN: Swaziland JV with Consortium (Design Competition)
– KM Offices: Pretoria, South Africa and few residential projects (Design to Technical document stage)
– Bellacassa Housing Dev., Shoshanguve, Pretoria (Design to contract implementation stage) R125m

 

ENANELA ARCHITECTS – ULUNDI, RSA (Jul 2007 – Aug 2008)

Position: Architect/Project Manager

Duties & Responsibilities:
– Charge of site supervision, design / technical documentation of building projects as well as takes full responsibility for the projects on site through liaison with technical team and contractor.
– Re-tender for final completion stage/tender adjudication for selected contractor.
– Prepare practical completion list, works completion list.
– Site supervision and quality control as principal consultant and principal agent
– Attending Meetings for design co-ordination, preview and budget review with client and other consultants.
– Supervision of technical documentation and review with council for council approval.
– Site investigation of existing projects, take images etc…Redesign and upgrade facilities.
– Prepare specifications writing and detailing.

Name, description, geographical location and contract value of project undertaken:
– Ulundi and Mahashini Clinic, Ulundi Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.(completion stage to Contract close stage) R4.5M, R10M
– Fumana Combined High School, Nongoma R8M
– Phumzulu Phase 1 & 2 &King Miyayise High School, SA(Design to contract close stage) R15.7M
– South Africa Post office (Roll-out projects), South Africa.(Design-Technical document stage)R50M
RDA ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS – Johannesburg, SA (Sep 2006 – Jun 2007)

Position: Senior Architectural Technologist

Duties & Resonsibilities:
– Architectural detailing, design and documentations of home care centres for UK based practice.
– Design & spatial analysis, documentations of hotels and residential building for UK practice.
– Compliance to UK Building Regulation standard for design and technical documentation.
– Liaising with consultant, specialist for design overlaying, queries and working out possible solutions constructively.
– Coordinating construction drawing and issuance of documentation to subcontractor and specialist.
Professional Affiliations
– South African Council for Architectural Profession; (No ST2451)
– Graduate Membership Nigeria Institute of Architect (NIA)
– South African Council for the Project and Construction Management profession (In Process)
Society Memberships
– Full Gospel Business Men fellowship International (Johannesburg Chapter)

Knowledge Application
– Detailed knowledge of SABS 0400, NBR, JBCC,NEC, GCC, FIDIC, CSIR,EPC
– Participant on Business Workshop
– Participation of Continuous Professional Development Act
Education
– MBA in Project Management Mancosa, Auckland Park, South Africa. (Part time studies In process)
– Higher National Diploma degree Architecture OSPO Nigeria (January 1997-December 2001)