Profile of Cephil Hodge

Cephil Hodge Quantity Surveyor
15 years experience 0 projects worked Trinidad and Tobago
$3,500.00 /hr $0 earned
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Mr. Cephil Leroy Hodge – BSc. QS; DipTech. Arch.; TechDip. Building & Civil Engineering

General Information

 Date of Birth: August 28th, 1977

 Address: Lot 7 Hingoo Lane, El Socorro, San Juan, Trinidad

 Telephone: (868) 748 – 7445, 710 – 7863

 Email: cephil51@hotmail.com

 Skype: cephil.hodge

 Drivers’ License: yes

 Student Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor (RICS) – United Kingdom

 Member of Institute of Surveyor – Trinidad & Tobago

Education:

 September, 2015 – July, 2017 – Bachelors of Science Degree in Quantity Surveying – Heriot-watt University – Scotland

 April, 2017 – Certificate in Quantity Surveying – School of Higher Education Limited – Trinidad & Tobago.

 September 2012 – Certificate in Project Management – University of Guyana (I.D.C.E).

 September 1995 – July 1998 – Diploma in Technology (Architecture) – University of Guyana, Guyana.

 September 1993 – July 1995 – Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering – Government Technical Institute, Guyana.

Experience:

A. July, 2020 to October, 2020 – Fixed term contract – Coosals Construction Company Limited – Quantity Surveyor

 Lady Hailes Avenue Widening Project for Ministry of Works & Transport – Trinidad – post contract administration of the project – prepare monthly valuations to send to the client for payment, prepare subcontractor’s payment certificate, prepare subcontrator’s contract documents, attend monthly site meeting with subcontractors/client/main contractor,  Prepare tender documents Lady Hailes Overpass, Port of Spain General Hospital, Toco Valencia Highway, Dansteel Drainage Project, among other project.

B. March 2018 to Present – Freelance Quantity Surveyor – Guyana & Barbados

 Prepare bills of quantities for various contractors and individuals (Barbados/Guyana).  Site inspection and preparation of valuation reports for various clients to submit to the banks (Guyana).  Advise contractors on their rights and obligations under their contracts (Barbados/Guyana).  Assist contractors with site measurements and preparation of invoices/valuations for payment (Barbados/Guyana).  Prepare and price bill of quantities for Coverley Garden Project (Barbados).  Post contract administration of works for the Sheriff Street-Mandela Avenue Roadway Enhancement Project for small contractors among other works (Guyana).  Prepare budget estimate for Caribbean Marketing Enterprises Incorporated – 250 room hotel at Ogle, Greater Georgetown, Guyana.  Prepare budget estimate and bill of quantities for the Facilities Maintenance Building, Sophia, Georgetown, Guyana.  Provide SMM7 bill of quantities template for E&A Consultants Incorporated to utilize in preparation of bill of quantities and train six (6) Engineers in utilizing the said template and in preparation of bill of quantities – Georgetown, Guyana.  Prepare bill of quantities for Mr. & Mrs. Persico’s Residence – Guyana.  Prepare bill of quantities for Mabaruma Magistrate’s Court – Guyana for E&A Consultants Incorporated.

C. November, 2016 to March, 2018 – K.Jameson Associates Limited – Quantity Surveyor/Site Supervisor.

 BIR Tower – day to day post contract administration of the project – negotiate terms & conditions and prepare contract for subcontractor’s work packages, prepare payment certificates, attend various meetings, re-measurement of all works done by subcontractors, price variations that occur from time to time, among other duties.  Carenage Fishing Centre – day to day post contract administration of the project – attend various meetings, remeasure all works done by the contractor, prepare payment certificates, quality control – monitor works onsite to ensure it’s done according to set standards, ensure all site safety rules and regulations adhered to according to contract, prepare daily reports, among other duties.

D. September, 2015 to October, 2016 – DW Total Finishers – Quantity Surveyor – Part-time 

 Worked on various private and public buildings throughout Trinidad and Tobago at both pre & post contract administration stages.

E. November, 2015 to October, 2016 – Sierra Support Services/Actavo – Quantity Surveyor – 1 year fixed term contract

 Involved in pre and post contract administration of the project that entails installation of poles, cables, etc. for Digicel’s internet/phone/cable services throughout Trinidad and Tobago – preparation of sub-contractor’s work packages, agree terms and conditions of contract with sub-contractors, remeasure works, assess payment requests, prepare payment certificates, deal with day to days issues that may arise as project progresses, among other duties.

F. February, 2013 – October 2015 – Coosals Construction Company Limited (Trinidad) – Quantity Surveying Technician

 Pre-contract assist with the preparation of cost estimates/BoQs for various projects, attend pre-tender meetings, prepare tender documents, solicit quotes from various suppliers and specialist contractors in preparation of BoQ/estimates, prepare contract documents for subcontractors & suppliers, evaluate tenders submitted by subcontractors, attend various tender opening, among other duties.  Post-contract – Projects – CRH/UBH Infrastructure Project Package C Contract 3 – Northside Works, Eteck Project – Tamana – (Projects under FIDIC Contract Redbook), Reform Development, Madras Warehouse – In-house projects, PURE Roadworks Projects – Valencia Bypass, Caroni Bypass, Manzanilla Roadworks, among others – prepare notices under clause 20.1 of FIDIC and submit to client, procure subcontractors for various aspects of the works, work Page 5 of 11 closely with procurement in quantifying materials for purchase, inspect works and measure quantities onsite and prepare interim payment certificate and submit for subcontractor’s payment and for submission to client for payment, monitor each stage of the construction to ensure that costs are in line with forecast, settle all final accounts with all subcontractors, assist with the preparation of final account for submission to the client, liaise with client representative & subcontractors as the need arises on various aspects of the works, prepare interim project reports for submission, prepare drawings/sketches, provide advice where necessary to project staff to ensure project controls are in place and adhered to, assist senior QS as the need arises, among other duties.  Private Practice – Prepare bill of quantities and price various works for small contractors, preparation and submission of interim payment certificates, among other duties.

G. October, 2010 – September, 2012 – Patterson & Associates (Guyana) – Quantity Surveyor – 2yrs Contract.

 Pre-contract job details include: Pre-Contract projects – Republic Bank – Lethem, Latter Day Saint – East Coast & Georgetown, Farfan & Mendes – East Bank Demerara, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Casique Hotel – Providence East Bank Demerara, Keith Evelyn Residence, Kester Yearwood, Bounty Supermarket – attend pre-tender meeting between client/consultant, prepare detailed budget estimates/BoQs for the projects, prepare tender documents, monitoring of the tender process and prepare necessary addendum as required, evaluation of submitted tenders, prepare tender reports, meet contractors to discuss particulars of their tender and once selected in connection with the award of the contract, prepare contract documents for signing, awarding of contracts to contractors, assist with the preparation of project cost budget, advise potential clients on areas where savings can be made as a result of construction designs(Value Engineering), among others duties.  Post contract projects – Republic Bank – Diamond, Citizens Bank – Linden, St. Mercy Hospital, Latter Day Saint – East Coast Demerara, Scotia Bank – Robb Street Georgetown, Keith Evelyn Residence – Oleander Gardens – East Coast Demerara – attend project progress meetings between Client/ Contractors/ Consultant/suppliers, liaise with all parties in relation to various administrative issues from time to time on the various projects, site visits for inspections and measurement of works for preparation of interim payment certificate and to ensure works comply with the required specifications, measure and agree all variations on the projects, monitor each stage of the construction to make sure costs are in line with forecast, prepare project monthly financial reports, prepare Architect instructions and pricing of variations, assist with the procurement of materials for various projects, prepare and agree project final account , among other duties.  Prepare property valuations & draw down valuations for various individuals and financial institutions.  Assist the drawing studio and various Architects in the areas of cost estimating and designing, among other duties.

H. September 2009 – September, 2010 – DW Construction Ltd. (Trinidad) – Quantity Surveyor/Project Manager – worked on various project in Trinidad & Tobago – Freelance Quantity Surveyor.

 Preparation of the bills of quantity for various projects – MIC building – Tobago among other private individuals. Page 7 of 11  Prepare valuations for various contractors – Richard Knights Construction – Edinburg 500 Housing Development – Chaguanas among others.

I. November 2007 – August, 2008 – Home Construction Ltd. – Community Design & Development Unit – C.D.D.U. (Trinidad) – Quantity Surveyor – The Crossings Housing Development – Phase 1A-D, 2, 2A, 2B & Infrastructure Works at The Crossings – Santa Rosa.  Prepare and price bill of quantities for Phase 2B & Phase 3A.  Negotiate with suppliers and subcontractors.  Prepare all contract documents for both subcontractors and suppliers.  Assist with the timely procurement of materials.  Prepare list of materials for the project.  Negotiate with subcontractor’s final accounts.  Prepare payment certificates in a timely manner for subcontractors and suppliers.  Prepare tender documents.  Evaluate submitted tenders and prepare tender analysis.  Remeasure works onsite for both main contractor and subcontractor.  Assist with the supervision of works onsite.  Attend meetings with client, design team, main contractor and subcontractors.  Meet contractors to negotiate terms & conditions of contract.  Assist with the preparation of meeting agenda.  Work closely with accounts department preparing monthly cost report, valuations, and job cost codes for tracking project cost, among other duties.

J. April 2006 – October 2007 – Freelance Surveyor/Project Manager (Barbados).

 Priced & managed various construction works throughout Barbados for M&M Building & Maintenance and other small contractors. Jobs include: Lot 16 Sandy Lane, Cottage and Gazebo for Tranquility House, Sandy Lane, Husbands House, Norman Center Mall, Borely Swimming Pool, Moonshine Ridge, among other works.  Preparation of the bills of quantity for various projects – St. Ambrose Primary School, La Tropical Office, Ann Hill School, Silver Point Hotel, Burke House, Whitesands.  Project Manager – Lillistone, C.B. Barnes 1&2, Burke House, Whitesands, Cascade, Burrowes Townhouses, Harmony House.  Attend various project meetings between Client/ Contractor/ Consultant.  Prepare property valuations & draw down valuations for various individuals and financial institutions.  Prepare final account for various projects – Harmony House, Lillistone, Burrowes Townhouses.  Assist with the preparation of tender documents, evaluation of tenders and with the preparation of tender report for various projects.  Prepare detailed cost estimates & analysis for various projects.  Preparation of payment certificates for contractors.  Assist the drawing studio in the areas or cost estimating and designing.

K. August 2003 – February 2005 – Rotherley Construction Incorporated (Barbados) – Junior Estimator and Site Supervisor for Bakers Wood Housing Development.

 Onsite measurement for the production of the bills of quantities – projects Hassid’s residence, Joe Wards residence, Kirton’s pool, Heron Bay, Diamonds International, Croney’s residence, among others.  Assist with valuation for various projects – Villas on the Beach, Bakers Woods Development, Kirton’s Pool, Alan Bay, among others.  Assist with tender document production and procurement.  Building quantity take off for various projects.  Re-measure subcontractor’s works for payment on a weekly basis.  Assist with preparing the time books on a weekly basis.  Meet with home owners to deal with issues pertaining to house construction & handing over of same.  Procurement of materials in timely manner.  Coordinate the day to day site operations.  Production of architectural drawings – projects – Joe Ward residence, Alan Evelyn residence at Strong Hope, Polo club house – St. Peter.

L. June 2002- July 2003 – Camco Decorative Finishes (Barbados).

 Duties include: preparation of architectural drawings and preparation of detailed estimates for drawings prepared, all for a number of private dwelling throughout Barbados.

M. August 2001 – February 2002 – Courtney Benn Contracting M. Services Ltd., (Guyana) – Civil Engineering Technician.

 Pre and post contract measurement.  Assisting with preparation of monthly valuations – projects – Royal Castle restaurant, Diary Bar restaurant.  Assist with the preparation of the tender documents.  Procurement of materials for various projects.  Procurement of materials and coordinate timely delivery to site.  Attend various project meetings between Client/ Contractor/ Consultant.  Site supervisor for Guyana Water Authority pipe work project. Prepare detailed take-off for various projects.  Time keeper & stores clerk.

N. July 1998 – August 2000 – Engineering and Agricultural Consultants Ltd (Guyana) – Draughtsman/ Civil Engineering Technician.  Preparation of engineering drawings -projects – Drainage & Irrigation projects for Grove, Haslington, Craig, Nabaclis and Ann’s Grove  Prepare architectural drawings – projects – Magistrate Court in Georgetown, Linden, Charity & Anna Regina, Dharry’s Residence.  Ensure the jobs are done to specification.  Procurement of materials and coordinate timely delivery to site.  Prepare weekly timesheets for payment.  Assist with preparation of bills of quantities on various projects.  Assist land surveyor with setting out structures and picking out levels.

O. 1996 – 1998 – Freelance Draughtsman – Produced architectural drawings, estimates & supervised personal small works in Guyana: septic tanks, water tanks, walkways, private dwellings, among others.

 1998 – 1999 – Taught Technical Drawing, Woodwork and basic Electrical Installation at Golden Grove Secondary School – Guyana, to form 1 to 3 students.

Skills:  Microsoft word, Microsoft excels, AutoCAD, Microsoft Project, Cato Procurement, QS Express.

Other Qualifications:

 Certificate of Participation – International Seminar – The Management of Claims and the Resolution of Disputes under the FIDIC 1999 Conditions of Contracts & the MDC Harmonised Edition.

 Certificate of Participation – Seminar – The Motivation of the Workforce – Sponsored by Rotherley Construction Inc. Interest: Meeting interesting people, basketball, cricket, swimming and reading.

References:

 Mr. David Patterson – Owner Patterson Associates Lot 1 Thorne Drive, Durban Backlands, Georgetown, Guyana. Telephone (592) 227-1161 Email: patransfer@gmail.com

 Mr. Alvin Panalal A&S Contracting Company Services Limited 891 Tabaquite Road, Rio Claro, Trinidad. Telephone: (868) 688 – 1986

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