KARL BORBON

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Summary - Education - Skills - Experience - Certification/Skills


Summary:

Arch. Tech. graduate with years of experience in construction. Completed multiple renovation projects independently to the satisfaction of clients. Drafted and interpreted ample amounts of blueprints to complete various construction/architectural projects as a coordinator working with contractors such as Ellis Don, Chart Construction Mgmt, etc.

Education:

Architectural Technology (Co-op) Advanced Diploma, Sheridan College: Sep 2019 - Aug 2022
Construction Technology Certificate, York Construction Academy: July 2018 - Oct 2018

Skills:

• Conduct site measurements
• Create blueprints using AutoCAD/Revit
• Bluebeam software for markup, takeoff, editing documents
• Profound knowledge of on-site safe work practices
• Operate equipment such as conc. saw, hammer drill, mini excavator, etc.
• Drywall install, mudding, taping and finish up to 1,500 sq ft
• Flooring installation: hardwood, laminate, ceramic, etc.
• Framing: wood/metal, finish & rough
• Wood trim installation and Painting: cutting, finish, etc.
• Technical specifications interpretation and writing
• Profound knowledge of OBC
• Familiar with CCDC contracts
• Residential/Commercial detailing
• Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, Lumion, Bluebeam, etc.
• Estimate & Takeoff practices
• Multiple safety orientations by contractors such as Atlas, Ellis Don, Mosaic Transit Group
• Ensured worker safety on sites as big as Finch West LRT Project (heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic)

Experience:

Architectural Coordinator, Unity Health Toronto

  • Undertook multiple projects as a liaison between clients and contractors to communicate concerns and issues and ensure optimal workflow
  • Assisted Project Manager in the 10,000 sq ft demolition and renovation of a clinic at St. Michaels Hospital by supervising trades on site, conducting inspections and attending meetings to determine scope of work
  • Accommodate needs of Site Superintendent and work with them to ensure minimal disruption to hospital staff and cleanliness of site during construction
  • Schedule meetings and coordinate with clients (doctors, directors, etc.) to determine scope of work of their projects; draft floor plans based on their needs and schedule contractors to conduct the work required  
  • Write emails to various parties to address RFI’s, receive quotes, schedule, etc.

 

Aug 2021 - Jan 2022

Underground Construction Technician, Trinity Communication Services Ltd.

  • Interpret plans to install vaults, fiber cable, and pipe up to 12 ft underground.
  • Excavate, backfill, and compact material using machinery, power/hand tools as well as assist in performing hydro excavations.
  • Drive various company vehicles including cube vans, dump trucks and bucket trucks as well as tow trailers to transport heavy equipment/material.
  • Protect workers in construction zone by regulating traffic flow and setting up signs/barriers on sites such as the Finch West LRT Project, residential neighborhoods, and various busy intersections
  • Perform logistic duties pertaining to construction materials in warehouse.

 

Sep 2020 - Aug 2021

Materials Coordinator/Rigger, Trylon TSF:    

  • Installation of telecommunication radios on bldg. rooftops and cell towers 
  • Perform equipment audits to ensure material inventory levels are sufficient to meet production schedules
  • Interpret drawings to properly wire jumpers and fiber cable
  • Communicate with Nokia/Bell representatives to pass inspection requirements
  • Apply work-at-heights training to work safely in aerial sites (roofs, towers, etc.)

 

May 2020 - Sept 2020

Commercial Partition Wall Installer, Extreme Partitions:   

  • Install partition walls for commercial buildings under new construction, and existing buildings under renovation.
  • Interpret drawings to determine specifications and measurements of products to be installed.
  • Prepare tools/equipment/materials to be brought on-site and load onto work vehicle.
  • Measure and cut products to specified dimensions using skill saw, table saw, etc.
  • Write reports on duties performed and make notes for the project manager.

 

Nov 2018 - Aug 2019

Skilled Construction Laborer, Skilled Trades Agency: 

  • General clean up to keep site hazard free and organized.
  • Demolition of concrete, drywall, floors, etc. manually and with machinery
  • Measure surface areas and make estimates of materials quantity and costs.
  • Purchase and install material such as drywall, tile, etc. based on estimates
  • Framing, drywall, mud/tape, finish, flooring, paint, trim work, masonry, etc.

 

Nov 2017 - Current

Certifications/Additional Skills:

  • Certified G Driver, with personal vehicle
  • Working at Heights Certification
  • WHMIS Certification
  • Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps Certification
  • Standard First Aid - CPR C & AED 2020-2023
  • Toronto Hydro Electrical Safety Orientation
  • Mosaic Transit Group - Finch West LRT Project Site Orientation