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FERNANDO CIFUENTES CABAL
Date of Birth October 2nd , 1.961
Nationality Colombian
Civil Status Married
Home Cali, Colombia.
e-mail fecica@uniweb.net.co

 

CAREER OBJECTIVE
Pursuing a challenging career involved in a structural design project driven company, where a wide and well experienced engineer could bring up and apply his knowledge and skills gathered along 10 years of valuable work.

 

EDUCATION
Civil Engineering

B. Sc. degree.

  UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA
  Manizales, Colombia - August, 1.988

 

LANGUAGES
Spanish: Native language. Total command of the language.
English: Second language. Medium to advanced command of the language.
French: Basic. Third level completed at l’Alliance Française

 

OTHER EDUCATION  
Seminar Colombian standardization for anti-seismic design and construction procedures. NSR-98 CODE. Cali, March 1998.
Seminar Steel Design updating. L.R.F.D. method. Bogotá, June 1995.

 

OTHER SKILLS

Proficient in: AutoCAD R14 - 3D and good knowledege of other structural software such Etabs, SAP 90, RC Building and Avansse.

Very good knowledge in the following programming languages: Fortran, Basic and Pascal.

I have a large experience in operating systems, DOS, Windows 3.1, 95, NT and 98.

I have large experience in Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet explorer and wide knowledge of microsoft applications in general.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Independent Consultant on Civil Engineering – Cali, Colombia
Period: Current position, since January 1998.
Function: Provide consulting services to constructer companies.
Tasks:
  • Analysis, advice, consultancy and support on site during installation.
  • Technical analysis and advice. Technical perspective risk analysis.
  • Costs analysis and project related risk analysis.
  • Concrete/Steel structures analysis, design and drafting support.
  • Concrete/Steel structures construction/fabrication.
Related projects record:
  • CAUCA RIVER - TREATMENT PLANT. Structural design, CAD-drafting, fabrication and erection of a steel-deck mezzanine, 100 m². Cauca river – Cali, Colombia.
  • LE BAG INDUSTRIES. Structural design and CAD-drafting of a hangar with steel-deck mezzanine, 600 m². Cali, Colombia.
  • GALICIA BUILDING. Structural design and CAD-drafting of a 5 stories building. 700 m² . Cali, Colombia.
  • ACOPI INDUSTRIAL HANGARS. Structural design and CAD-drafting of two hangars. 1200 m² . Yumbo, Colombia
  • ANA MARCELA – country house. Structural design, CAD-drafting and construction of a country house. 150 m². Km 24 on the highway to the sea. Dagua, Colombia.
  • ASTROCENTRO shopping center. Structural design, CAD-drafting, fabrication and erection of a roof steel structure for the internal hallway of ASTROCENTRO Shopping center. Cali, Colombia.
  • SANTA ANITA CITY HOUSE. Remodeling of a city house. Design and construction. 150 m² . Cali, Colombia.
  • ALBERTO LENIS BUILDING. Steel reinforcement structure for a new cabinet in an old building. Cali, Colombia.
  • JOHANNA BUILDING. Structural design and CAD-drafting of a 4 stories building. Max. Span width 11 m. 3500 m² . Cali, Colombia.
  • DERMANAT LTDA. Structural design and CAD-drafting of two hangars. 1500 m² . Yumbo, Colombia.
  • EL LIDO BUILDING. Structural design and CAD-drafting of a three stories building. 360 m² . Cali, Colombia.
  • CALI ZOO. Structural design and CAD-drafting of the ticket module building. Cali, Colombia.
  • LITORAL INC. Fabrication and installation of a 164 m steel continuous beam. Buenaventura, Colombia.

 

INACON LTDA – Cali, Colombia
Period: November 1997 - December 1998.
Function: Technical Manager
Tasks:

General co-ordination on SIKA products application to Industrial maintenance. Decks water-proofing, Chemical/mechanical high resistance floors systems, repairing of cracked concrete structures by applying epoxi-resins, etc.

 

ACABADOS ARQUITECTONICOS LTDA – Cali, Colombia
Period: October 1996 - November 1997.
Function: Various project related functions.
Tasks:
  • Puerto Valdivia Bridge – Sand-blasting and re-painting maintenance Manager.
  • Piñal Bridge - Repairing Consultant.
    Repairing of concrete piles and beams, II stage concrete using SIKA systems. Steel railing. Fabrication and installation.
  • Guillermo León Valencia Bridge - Fixing Procedures Manager.
    Fixing of left main support behavior by driving steel sheet piles with top beam - Beams, wiring and Anchorage system design.

 

POSSO ASOCIADOS – Cali,
Period: January 1996 - November 1996.
Function: Structural Engineer.
Tasks: Concrete/Steel structures analysis, design, drafting. Steel structures,
fabrication and installation on site. Projects related record:
  • Colegio Juan XXIII - Roof structure enlargement.
  • Highway bridge - Structural design.
  • El Cabuyal (country side) - Rock cave supporting structure design.

 

INDUSTRIAS METALMECANICAS CENO LTDA – Cali, Colombia
Period: October 1992 - December 1995.
Function: Field Engineer.
Tasks: Steel structure design, drafting, fabrication and installation plans.Projects related record:
  • Salomón Shop Cover Roof, Sn. Andres Island - 600 m².
  • Pichichí sugar cane supplier hangar, Guacarí - 800 m².
  • Arroyohondo. Set of 27 hangars, Yumbo - 12 000 m²
  • Johanna building. Cover roof structure, Cali - 800 m²
  • Plasticel Ltda. Warehouse hangar, Yumbo – 1200 m²
  • Dn Bosco school. Warehouse steel building enlargement, Cali - 1200 m²

 

SIKA ANDINA S.A. – Cali, Colombia
Period: August 1989 - October 1992.
Function: Technical Advisor.
Tasks: Technical advice on general purpose structural constructions, industrial maintenance and cement industry.
  • Reviewing, updating, following up and technical assistance on SIKA requirement specifications for repairing loading platform 1 to 9, Buenaventura harbor.
  • Given speeches:
  • Water proofing procedures. San Buenaventura university, Cali.
  • Use fo concrete admixtures. Cali, Pereira, Manizales, Pasto.

 

ROBERTO H. TORRES B. & ASOCIADOS – Cali, Colombia
Period: August 1988 - August 1989.
Function: Structural engineer.
Projects:
  • Margarita María building. Concrete structure, 8 stories.
  • Cañasgordas building. Concrete structure, 8 stories.
  • Cypress Garden building. Concrete structure, 10 stories.
  • Tobys Bowling Club building. Concrete structure, 3 stories.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
UNIVERSIDAD SAN BUENAVENTURA – Cali, Colombia
Period: 1994 - 1996.
Function: Cathedratic teacher.
Tasks: Giving the subject, Steel Structures Analysis.

 

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA – Manizales, Colombia
Period: 1984 - 1985.
Function: Mentor/Teacher.
Tasks: Mentoring activities carried out during university studies. Subjects:
  • Highway geometrical design.
  • Computer programming.

 

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