Heath and Associates, Inc., Shelby, NC 11/95 - present
Provides engineering and management consulting services to clients. Provides engineering designs of system improvements for transmission and distribution facilities. Requests, collects and consolidates operational statistics data into rational, easily understood tabular and graphical formats for rate studies, gas supply/load forecasting, flow studies and feasibility studies.
Works with clients to determine new areas they wish to serve with new and existing facilities. Helps clients evaluate economic feasibility of proposed projects. Provides assistance on system reliability and other operations problems.
Prepares detailed engineering designs to expand existing facilities to serve new areas, or to improve the natural gas flow and pressure to areas already being served. Designs distribution main, regulator stations, services, and metersets for new customers. Determines requirements for contracting, surveying, and purchasing of right-of-way.
Contacts other utilities, collects information on the type and size of facilities those utilities have in proposed construction areas, and considers this information when preparing designs.
Contacts controlling authorities involved in the construction areas, such as Departments of Transportation, Departments of Natural Resources, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and prepares and submits necessary permit applications for highway, pipeline and railroad right-of-way encroachment, as well as environmental permits.
Prepares comprehensive specifications to meet company standards as well as state and federal regulations for the construction of the design. Supervises the preparation of project drawings. Recommends equipment and materials to clients. Prepares engineering and construction cost estimates. Develops construction sequence requirements and construction timetables.
Prepares bid packages and contract documents, answers contractor questions, oversees bid processes, evaluates bids, and provides construction management services. Aids in the resolution of disputes over methods and procedures, quality of work, adherence to specifications, accounting discrepancies, and payment questions.
Young Engineering, Inc., Charlotte, NC, 1993 - 1994
Engineer, Charlotte, NC 1993-1994
Prepared forensic engineering reports of structural failures and inadequate structural behavior for insurance firms. Prepared as-built drawings of existing industrial, commercial, and residential structures depicting materials, member sizing, and loading. Collected soil data using a soil auger and a dynamic cone penetrometer. Designed structural repairs, including replacing, adding or strengthening members, installing piers or underpinning, grouting beneath slabs, and installing trench drains.
Using preliminary construction plans and code requirements, determined wind, gravity, and earthquake loads. Selected roof decking, steel joists, beams, and columns. Designed column and wall footings. Designed steel/steel and steel/masonry/concrete connections.
Repaired/upgraded computers as necessary for entire office.
Mirafi, Charlotte, NC 1991-1992
Co-op Student, Charlotte, NC 1991-1992
Designed reinforced soil retaining walls based on interlocking blocks and Mirafi's soil reinforcement products (geogrids). Designed steep, reinforced slopes based on Mirafi's soil reinforcement products. Wrote software programs to aid in the design process.
Personal Creations/Copyrights Owned:
Multiplication by Rote:
A book designed to teach multiplication tables 1x through 12x.
Software used to prepare image-centric multimedia educational or training packages for use on Windows-based computers. A completed training package asks questions in training, review, and test mode. The responses are recorded when the created package is in test mode, and a comma delimited text record of grades is prepared which is suitable for import into most database programs.
Software which creates a web site from a folder of images. Web site creator adds text, links, sound, and backgrounds to site design using common spreadsheet programs to prepare a table of desired attributes.
Registered Professional Engineer in the following states:
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, May 1993 (GPA: 3.48/4.0)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Associate of Science Degree, May 1989 (GPA: 4.0/4.0)
Isothermal Community College, Spindale, NC
American Society of Civil Engineers
Engineers Without Borders