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HECTOR LOPEZ CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Houston, TX 77079
Tel 713.385.6270 * hlopez@designbuildarch.com
Senior-level Construction Management Professional who has consistently demonstra
ted successful leadership over strategic vision and planning, financial manageme
nt, process and project design and implementation, in all aspects of the commerc
ial and residential construction process. Adept in working with and managing cro
ss-functional teams. Strong administrator with a keen capacity to effectively al
ign business goals, project direction, and client needs to produce better-than-p
lan results.
KEY QUALIFICATIONS

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULING
TEAM TRAINING & COACHING
AUTOCAD DESIGN EXPERTISE
VENDOR COMPLIANCE
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION DESIGN
BUDGET PLANNING & MANAGEMENT
CAPITAL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT
MARKETING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
CUSTOMER RELATIONS MANAGEMENT
REAL ESTATE SALES
BUILD-OUT PROJECTS
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION * DESIGN BUILD ARCHITECTS CORPORATION * HOUSTON, TX 200
5 - PRESENT
A Houston-based firm providing Commercial and residential architectural design,
general contracting, construction project management, real estate sales and cons
ulting, and international property investment and acquisition services.
Performed overall administration and business development activities, including
staff and team management, multiple project management, and scheduling. Develope
d new business opportunities and both client and vendor relationships, conducted
site visits and inspections, and authorized contractor payments. Assessed and m
anaged all aspects of the quality compliance process and carried out the company
's marketing and networking process through seminars, workshops, and numerous ev
ents establishing DBAC as a leading provider. Developed and maintained effective
communications with the Regional Vice President, project services teams, and de
velopers. Presented updates and potential drawing modifications, created concept
ual and schematic design layouts, established full working knowledge of multi-pr
oduct line specifications, and served as project compliance resource for all pro
duct requirements and specifications.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
* Orchestrated the implementation of construction BID software to facilitate and
expedite the bid process, resulting in a significant increase in volume from 2
per month to 16 per month.
* Produced more than $500K in new construction projects for the company annually
.
* Established highly-successful client business relationships consistently attra
cting new and referral contracts.
* Reviewed, redlined, updated and coordinated prototype drawings as well as all
supporting program documents for all DBAC product lines.
* Served as SME for all project compliance requirements pertaining to architectu
ral drawings and details.
* Maintained real-time on-going methods of construction, value engineering, and
identification of prototype drawing inconsistencies for each project.
* Expert in the development of commercial projects from conceptual design to fin
al construction documents package.
* Authored construction projects specifications, utilized AutoCAD 2000 through 2
010 expertise, managed architect teams and projects, and obtained city permits.
CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATOR/PROJECT MANAGER * NATEX ARCHITECTS, INC * HOUSTON, TX
2002 - 2005
A leading Houston-based national provider of architectural services, including d
esign, master planning, and construction management.
Provided construction design and administration, directed the architectural proc
ess, and ensured compliance with all code as well as internal company and client
requirements. Prepared bid documents and packages; liaised between owners, cont
ractors, and architects; approved contractor payments; reviewed weekly construct
ion schedules. Served as project Director of Design and Construction through the
full project lifecycle. Ensured internal and state regulatory compliance, prepa
red all bid documents and packages, and evaluated and qualified contractors. Per
formed construction scheduling; site visits; reporting and documentation; and at
tended weekly construction meetings with owners, contractors, and architects.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
* Successfully managed numerous projects for the University of Houston, providin
g conceptual design, design development, final project construction documents, a
nd overall construction process administration.
* Managed several projects for the city of Houston's Metropolitan Transit Author
ity (METRO), including design and development, final project construction docume
nts, construction oversight.
* Delivered several private projects, including clinics, BSL laboratories, medic
al, educational and retail developments.
* Implementation of AutoCAD software for the project drafting.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER * TEAL CONSTRUCTION, INC * HOUSTON, TX 2001-2002
Provides general contracting and construction management services, including pre
-construction, general construction, design and build, construction project mana
gement, renovations and additions, and interior architectural design for clients
throughout the US.
Performed all aspects of design, coordination, and development of commercial con
struction projects from concept to final delivery. Managed project finishes sele
ction as well as methods of construction and materials evaluation and approval.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
* Served as project architect team lead and owner liaison for several commercial
projects in the automobile dealership industry, including Texas Ford Motor, Vol
kswagen Katy, and Mercedes Benz.
* Coordinated 4 intern architect groups to develop construction documents for ea
ch project, and successfully brought all project to timely delivery within or be
low budget.
PROJECT ARCHITECT * BRICKER & CANNADY ARCHITECTS * HOUSTON, TX 2000-2001
A Houston-area architectural firm providing design, planning, and programming se
rvices to clients in various public and private areas.
Carried out all aspects of design, coordination, and development of construction
projects for the city of Houston. Coordinated and effectively communicated with
all stakeholders, including consultants, city officials, and contractors.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
* Provided architectural expertise for numerous projects for the city of Houston
, including:
o James Wiley Park Water Playground project-5,000sf
o Edgewood Building Park Renovation project-12,000sf
o Nieto Water Playground project-4500sf
o Candlelight Park project-3000sf
* Served as AutoCAD leader in the production of construction documents and redli
nes, and coordinated projects with engineers and consultants.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
INTERN ARCHITECT * WILSON ARCHITECTURAL GROUP * HOUSTON, TX 1997-2000
PROJECT MANAGER/OWNER/SUPERINTENDANT * LOPEZ & GUTIERREZ ASSOCIATES * COLUMBIA 1
994-1997
PROFESSOR OF CONSTRUCTION * UNIVERSITIES OF TOLIMA AND QUINDIO * COLUMBIA 1994-1
997
URBAN DESIGN ARCHITECT * CITY OF PEREIRA * PEREIRA, COLUMBIA 1991-1994
EDUCATION * PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBIA, MANIZALES, COLOMBIA
Associate of Applied Science in Construction Building Technologies and Estimatin
g
HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, HOUSTON, TX
Additional Training & Certifications
REAL ESTATE SALES REPRESENTATIVE SINCE 2002.
Languages-SPANISH/ENGLISH