CHRIS ORR

CHRIS ORR

DRAFTEE

Senior structural draftsman, with more than 10 years’ experience working in a structural design consultancy office, plus 18 years in the process engineering sector.

I began my career working with ink and paper on a drawing board and, having a natural interest in technological development, readily progressed into computer aided design draughting with AutoCAD. As technology improved, I moved to working in a 3D modelling environment with AutoCAD Architecture migrating to Revit full-time in 2012. 

 

The experience gained from working in a traditional structural drawing office together with using the latest 3D modelling tools enables me to deliver quality structural detailed drawings while gaining all the benefits that come from using the latest that technology has to offer.

 

I’ve worked on architecturally designed buildings of various kinds as the lead draftsman including; 

 

  • Apartments on Jervois Road, Herne Bay

 

  • A new science block for Glendowie College

  • Various high end residential houses

 

  • Tall Tree and the Eye Sculpture, for Anish Kapoor studio in London

 

  • Multi-storey apartment block in Pollen Street, Ponsonby

 

  • Sir John Guise stadium, Papua New Guinea

 

  • St Andrews retirement village, Cambridge

 

  • Elizabeth Knox home and care centre, Epsom, Auckland

 

  • Retail developments such as McDonald restaurants and the Stoddard Rd shopping centre in Mt Roskill, Auckland

 

  • Te Wharekura O Mauoa, Bethlehem, Tauranga, new school development

A good example of a project on which I added value was a luxury house project on Clifton Road in Auckland. Because it was a complex structure involving multiple types of structural components to facilitate many different architectural features, the project required a high level of technical detail. We adopted a genuine BIM approach, collaborating closely with the architects enabling them to incorporate the true detail of the structural components into their design thereby providing a more accurate visualisation for the owner of the final product and a more streamlined set of details for the contractor without conflicts between the structural and architectural designs.

 

If you choose to work with me you can expect me to focus on building a good working relationship and adding value wherever possible.

Qualifications:
  • Qualifications; NZCE(Civil)​

 
VIKRAM YADAV

VIKRAM YADAV

DRAFTEE

Senior structural draftsman, with more than 17 years’ experience in New Zealand, the UK, USA and India. I have a solid background in structural drafting and BIM (including 3D Revit) modelling.

My role is to produce accurate 3D models of the proposed structure to identify any clashes with the architect’s and others’ models early on. This helps to inform the structural design and eliminates problems occurring at the construction phase. I then produce accurate drawings to document the design.

Before I moved to New Zealand I managed the drafting team on multiple projects ranging from roads, bridges and rail to multiple building types including residential, commercial, community and sports.

If you work with me you can be confident that I will coordinate our models with those of the architect and service providers to resolve issues early. My deep knowledge of BIM software including Revitt and Civil 3D enables me to create efficiencies in modelling that save both time and cost. You can expect excellent drawings that contain all the info you need and are cross-referenced to other disciplines.

Work highlights have included:
  • The King Abdul Aziz Road Development (KAAR) Project in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. As BIM coordinator, I handled BIM meetings for this large project featuring a road, pedestrian underpasses, tunnels, a metro station and parking.

  • The Edinburgh Gateway station, which connects the city to the airport. I modelled the project from scratch, attended site meetings and coordinated with other disciplines. I then returned to India and did all the drafting.

  • The King Khalid Medical City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I led the drafting team for the residential section of the project which comprised 9 apartment buildings for men, 16 apartment buildings for women, a mosque, a maintenance room and a number of villas. This involved a great deal of coordination.

 

Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering, University of Delhi, 1999

  • Graduate BA, University of Delhi, 2002 (part-time)