200704251202A Soldier of the Bridges
A Soldier of the Bridges (橋梁尖兵)
The inspiration of my BLOG title – A Soldier of the Bridges is an association of idea from A Soldier of the Highways (公路尖兵) that the former General Director of Taiwan Area Freeway Construction Bureau and the former Chairman of China Engineering Consultant Incorporation Mr. Mei-Huang Hu (胡美璜先生) considered himself as it after he retired from his career.
The reason why I called myself A Soldier of the Bridges is because most of my professional experiences are concentrated in the Bridge construction and maintenance. I always have a feeling of mission and responsibility for promoting the construction quality and saving the cost of those Bridge Projects I have ever worked. I disciplined myself very seriously and required myself to be an unknown soldier behind the Projects.
Following is my detailed RESUME.
l Diploma, MCE, Civil Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, Michigan, USA.
l Diploma, B.S., Civil Engineering, Chung-Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li, Taiwan, ROC.
l Senior Member, – Chinese Engineers Association.
l A Member of Interview Committee, – Graduate School of Civil Engineering, National Central University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, 2005.
3. LITERARY WORKS:
l A Study of PSM Construction Method – Dec. 2000
l The Most Disputed Contract Issue in the Field – Feb. 2000
l Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation – Since May 2006
Senior Engineer: (1 yr. and 7 mths.)
Operation Preparation Task Force
Assists EVP (Executive Vice President) in coordinating and administrating the multitude of projects and tasks leading to the commencement of revenue operation.
Takes charge of Quality and Risk Management in the Project of 3 new HSR stations in Miaoli, Chenghua and Yunlin, respectively, during the stages of preliminary planning and design.
l Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation – Jan. 2003 to May 2006
Deputy Resident Engineer: (3 yr. and 4 mths.)
Taiwan High Speed Rail Project.
Assists RE (Resident Engineer) in design, organization and management of RE site office and monitors technical, progress, quality, safety and environmental aspects of the works and assists the Contractor in dealing with other agencies for contract C220.
l Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation – Oct. 1998 to Jan. 2003
Senior Engineer: (4 yrs. and 3 mths.)
Taiwan High Speed Rail Project.
Responsible for construction planning, coordination with National and Local Authorities, and Tender document preparation for civil work contract C260 and playing a project owner’s monitoring team leader in contract C215 RE office.
l Continental Engineering Corporation ( Seconded to Taiwan High Speed Rail Consortium ) – Mar. 1997 to Sep. 1998
Senior Engineer: (1 yr. and 6 mths.)
Taiwan High Speed Rail Project – Bidding Phase.
Responsible for preparation of BOT investment proposal to Bureau of Taiwan High Speed Rail, M.O.T.C. for construction of 345 Km High Speed Railway, and for bridge and viaduct construction planning and studying their various construction methods, and playing a window role of Spoil Disposal Plan with BOTHSR.
l Continental Engineering Corporation – Feb. 1992 to Mar. 1997
Deputy Project Manager and Project Manager: (5 yrs. and 1 mth.)
Bih-Tan Bridge and Tunnel project of 2nd Northern Taiwan Expressway.
Responsible for construction management of the project including 1 Km of twin bridges passing over Hsin-Tien Creek (the longest span length 160 M and no expansion joint on the concrete bridge deck within 800 M) and 500 M long twin tunnels with an excavation cross section 150 M2 each.
l Pacific Engineers & Constructors, Ltd. (Seconded to ATCI, General Consultants for Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei ) – May 1989 to Feb. 1992.
Project Coordinator and PECL’s Representative to DORTS: (2 yrs. and 9 mths.)
Hsin-Tien line and Chung-Ho line of Taipei MRT projects.
Responsible for design management of the projects which include supervising design procedure and integrating DDC’s submittals, coordinating and solving interface problems among DORTS/GC/DDC, and supervising about 100 PECL’s employees who were seconded to American Transit Consultant Incorporation in DORTS.
l Ministry of Communications, Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Jun. 1984 to Apr. 1989
Engineering Expert: (4 yrs. and 11 mths.)
Bridge Section, Maintenance Department, Ministry of Communications.
Responsible for reviewing all routine bridge maintenance reports submitted by the contractors, managing computer information of bridge maintenance, and providing preventive or general solutions for those problem bridges, and training junior engineers for carrying out bridge maintenance inspection, and checking the stress of those critical bridges on the routes when the transportation companies required a permit to deliver super-heavy things passing over by non-standard trucks.
l Construction Firm, Tang-Eng Iron Works Co. Ltd. – Apr. 1980 to May 1984.
Project Manager: (4 yrs. and 1 mth.)
Kuan-Du Bridge project of Taiwan Highway Bureau and Keng-Fang River Bridge project of Taiwan Railway Administration.
Responsible for construction management of the projects and coordination with client and subcontractors. Kuan-Du Bridge is a steel arch bridge of full-welded in the field and the longest span length is 165 M, and Keng-Fang river bridge is a prestressed concrete bridge with each span length 20 M of double cell box girder.
l International Operation Dept., Tang-Eng Iron Works Co. Ltd. – Nov. 1978 to Apr. 1980.
Project Engineer: (1 yr. and 5 mths.)
Responsible for marketing, estimating and preparing the bid documents of overseas projects and providing necessary assistance to those projects during construction.
l Northern District Head Office, Taiwan Area Freeway Construction Bureau, M.O.T.C. – Jul. 1976 to Nov. 1978.
Assistant Engineer: (2 yrs. and 4 mths.)
Fong-Shan River Bridge and Chung-Kong River Bridge of First Freeway projects.
Responsible for survey, construction supervision, quality and schedule control of the prestressed concrete I-beam bridges with normal span length 40 M.