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Mr. David A. Tidwell
2998 Owens Meadow Lane
Kennesaw, GA 30152
(770) 975-1964


secure position utilizing previous CAD production,
training and management experience in architectural & civil site development


- provided design supervision for over 350
multiple-use and commercial projects within the Southeastern U.S.

- proven ability to effectively manage engineering teams and supporting
design professionals on fixed deadline projects.

- sound understanding of
national and regional code-required design planning standards (ADA, B.O.C.A., Life Safety Code, SBC, NFPA 96, etc.)

- over twelve years of
user experience & training in AutoCAD (R12, 13, 14, 2000-06) and Softdesk LDD & R8 software (GOGO & ADT modules).
  Establish CAD file naming conventions and standards for use in creation of region specific plan sets and archiving of historical record documents.

- Coordinated consultants and attorneys in securing plan approvals including zoning use changes, variances, easements, etc.

- Worked within construction organization for a systematic transition of projects from pre-development to active construction.


Independent Consultant
Atlanta, GA

* provision of CAD design & due dilligence investigation services to commercial and mixed-use developers in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Conduct feasability analysis for land use on proposed individual & multiple tract property assemblies.

* installation & configuration troubleshooting for AutoCAD design software. Integration of customized CAD interface for user-specific production solutions. Establish remote wireless connection access for field communication with primary network servers.

McDonald's Corporation
Senior Architectural Coordinator
Atlanta Regional Office
Atlanta, GA
16.9 years

* responsible for managing internal & external design staff charged with production of
architectural, MEP & civil planning for 450 store territory
(including cost reviews, value engineering and approval of work from supporting architects, engineers, surveyors, landscape architects and equipment vendors)

* formulate budgets and define individual timetables for scope of work on all assigned projects. Presented development options to Senior Management in Construction, Operations and Real Estate Departments in order to solidify major design decisions.

* served as primary point of contact for preliminary design phase of property development team (Project Architect, Project Manager and Real Estate Manager) on all projects including new construction, remodel/rebuilds, and prototypical projects.

* extensive experience with owner representation for contractor, developer and permitting activities

Continential Telephone & Telegraph (now GTE)
Construction Development Planner
Southeastern Regional Office
Atlanta, GA
3.5 years

* served on Regional office development staff for territory in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North & South Carolina and Alabama.

* produced
architectural, civil, and facility systems design on physical plant and new service construction improvements within region.

* responsible for budgeting, production and design staff supervision of architectural, civil & underground utility design for central offices.

* digitized as-built information converted from engineering field verification data records

* performed field line/ pole/ facility physical walk out audits

Blount International Ltd. (Mercury Const. Division)
Civil Engineering Designer
Kuwahee WWTP ~ Knoxville, TN
2.5 years

* assigned to project design team of ten engineers, four surveyors and support staff providing civil design and site management, compiling field data and verification of as-built construction for $56m Kuwahee Waste Water Treatment Plant/ Knoxville, TN.

* served as Asst. Project Safety Director, insuring OSHA compliant design & construction site practices and executed all insurance and OSHA-required accident investigation reports.

All American Surveyors, Inc.
Civil Survey Draftsman
Jacksonville, FL
2 years

* initially served as field crew rodman

* promoted to
office staff as civil survey draftsman

experience with residential subdivision lot layout, existing and finished topo planning and easement delineation
* accountable for final project delivery to
residential & commercial developers, realtors and closing attorneys


Autocad/ ASG/ Softdesk Corporate Offices
Sausalito, CA
completed Certified training courses with Autodesk Architectural, Civil & COGO CAD programs

McDonald's Home Office (C.O.B.)
Oakbrook, IL
continuing education
courses and technical development training in M/S Win 9x-NT-XP O/S, TCP/IP, SHTML, LAN & WAN system technology
graduate of McDonald's Total Quality Management and Covey Management Skills courses

The David G. Farragut School
Knoxville, TN
Accelerated Placement Curriculum
Building Systems Design, Architectural Engineering Theory