Welcome, I am a mature and self-motivated Architectural Technology student. Hardworking and reliable with a passion for Architecture, I can quickly learn new skills and commit well under pressure. My past site experiences have taught me much about planning, practicality and development, enabling me to effectively work in a construction team and independently using my own initiative.
Through my studies at Nottingham Trent University, I have gained skills in many important areas of Architectural Technology, including computer-aided design, knowledge of current and past building methods, and visualising design ideas from conception through to completion. My experience with computer programs includes Adobe Photoshop, SketchUp, AutoCAD and various other softwares. I have recently completed my second year, and I am now searching for placement and internship opportunities as I wish to gain valuable work experience with professionals in the industry.
At the onset of my study I managed to gain hands-on experience on building processes. In the summer of 2007, I took the opportunity to gain some work experience to assist an Electrician. We had to complete many tasks within a building that was being renovated from flats to offices. I had the responsibility of cutting into brick walls and attaching and readying plug sockets for wiring.
In 2009, I once again took the opportunity to work with a small building firm in my hometown. My tasks here range from mixing cement, masonry pointing, mixing plaster, sanding and helping to install block paving. Working alongside builders, I really enjoyed learning and completing these types of tasks, and it gave me an insight of what experience is like on site. Working in different environments has encouraged me to further my portfolio.
My time at University and work experiences in the outside world has taught me much about buildings, planning and practical work. I believe I can contribute to work within a professional firm and the experience would give value to my future career.
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