Darryl R. Wilson

Architecture & Construction

Wilson, Darryl

Itracit Project Solutions Inc.
Onoway, Alberta, Canada
Industry: Architecture/Construction
Field: Turnaround Project Management

The youngest Canron Construction site manager in Western Canada, Darryl R. Wilson has dedicated nearly four decades to the construction industry. He began his career working as a boilermaker, and after gaining substantial experience in his field, Mr. Wilson assumed a position as a senior planner and scheduler for Alstom Power, followed by a position as senior planner and scheduler for Kellogg, Brown, and Root (KBR, Inc.). He enjoys project management and the implementation of business planning and currently serves as the president of Itracit Project Solutions Inc.

Mr. Wilson is skilled in turnaround project management for clients in the power generation, pulp and paper, oil and gas, process and chemical industries. Drawing on his educational background, which includes a Microsoft certified professional designation and a certification as a Microsoft System engineer, he has become an expert in consulting and leadership. In his current role, he plans multi-contractor and trade resource loaded and fully integrated schedules for turnaround execution teams, including level six detail schedules that utilize critical path methodology. He credits his successful career to his 35 years of field experience and 29 years in a managerial or supervisory role with the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths Forgers and Helpers.

Mr. Wilson holds the record for the quickest erection of an EEC precipitator — 90 days from material onsite to commissioning. He also names being responsible for the rigging procedures and rigging crews for the field erection of the first supercritical boiler in Canada as one of the highlights of his profession. Looking toward the future, he plans to retire and take time for himself. He is considering mentoring young people entering the planning and scheduling field. Continue reading

C.L. Wales

Architecture & Construction

Wales, CLAssistant Construction Project Manager
Stanford Construction, Inc.
Montgomery, TX, USA
Industry: Architecture/Construction
Field: Construction Project Management

C L Wales is the assistant development manager for Fort Hood Family Housing.  C L provides management services for design and revitalization of existing residential units for our military families, as well as project management for new community centers.  Ms. Wales is responsible for developing scopes of work and specifications in preparation of proposal request documents, contracts projects, manages change orders, develops and maintains project budgets, manages and coordinates with all contractors and other team members.

Ms. Wales always had an interest in the arts, she followed art show circuits selling many of her own paintings.  Oil paints were her medium of choice; however, she worked with acrylics, chalks, pen and ink, and charcoal.  She also sculpted using sandstone, wood, plaster, bronze (the lost wax method), along with various scrap metals, etc.

Another of her many interests is architectural history, and construction techniques used in historic buildings, along with the intricate detailing and fine finish trims, both inside and outside.

Ms. Wales’ career path has exposed her to amazing forms of architecture and construction.  She has designed and produced construction documents for metal buildings, industrial facilities, equestrian centers, office, schools, and church facilities, apartment complexes with management facilities, shopping centers, chain retail facilities, speculative new retail facilities and rebranding retail facilities.  In her career, Ms. Wales’ has inspected projects under construction, designed new buildings, has written specifications for construction documents, prepared proposal requests for new construction and renovations, and contracted and managed the revitalization of substandard housing. Ms Wales has had the fortune of being the project architect on multiple 10,000 + square foot homes in the North Park area in Dallas, Texas.  These multi million dollar homes were extremely detailed on the exterior as well as the interior, requiring detailing of copper dormer window frames through detailing of cornices and wall and ceiling moldings on the interior.  The designs evolved from the Biltmore Mansion, the Breakers and many of the turn of the century mansions.  The architecture extended through to the yards that became extravagant pool areas with cabanas, strolling and reflecting spaces.  Antique marble fireplace mantels, salvaged antique wood flooring, antique tile floors and walls, timber beams, and antique or handcrafted railings were incorporated into the homes.  Some of the homes were constructed of heavy timber framing.

Ms. Wales attributes her success to diligence; passion for her profession, her positive can do attitude, and a profound desire to gain further knowledge in architecture and all phases of construction, coming out of the ground all the way through the turn over of Certificates of Occupancy, either through her own past experiences or those of others.

Ms. Wales received a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University.

In her spare time, she passionately collects fine antiques; furniture, crystal, ornate figurines, and jewelry.  She also enjoys studying; historic structures; buildings, bridges, mausoleums, fountains, architectural antiques and art.  On the home front she; volunteers with various organizations, cultivates house plants, reads, makes jewelry, and fills Christmas baskets for the often forgotten elderly. She also enjoys numerous publications, including The Antiques Magazine, Architectural Digest, Professional Builder, Texas Architect, Progressive Architecture and Forbes. Continue reading

James Powers

Architecture & Construction

Powers, JamesPresident, Chief Executive Officer
Red Plains Surveying Company
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Industry: Architecture/Construction
Field: Land Surveying

James M. Powers, PLS, RPLS is the president and chief executive officer of Red Plains Surveying Company. A registered federal surveyor, he is qualified to survey federal lands, national parks, bureau of land management properties and American Indian lands. Mr. Powers has developed a particular expertise in the performance of ALTA/ACSM surveys. Additionally, he has established internal processes enabling them to handle large portfolios of properties in remarkably short turn around times.

Established in December of 1999, Red Plains Surveying Company is a full-service land surveying firm offering a wide variety of surveying services including boundary, topographic, right-of-way, construction, subdivision platting, single and multi-family projects, FEMA elevation certifications and ALTA/ACSM land title surveys for both urban and rural properties. While personally holding professional land surveyors licensure in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Utah, Mr. Powers’ company also maintains license in Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Washington. [At time of publication, the States of North Carolina and Hawaii are pending, with further expansion into Iowa, Oregon and North Carolina slated for 2009.]

The impressive portfolio as surveyor of record includes: The Stratosphere Hotel and Casino and The Hughes Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; Greenway Plaza comprising 80 acres in the heart of Houston; four of the largest paper mill complexes in the country consisting of thousands of acres; the Redbud Energy Plant; and literally thousands of franchise operation sites for BP, Tesoro, Shell Oil, Applebee’s, Church’s Chicken and Pep Boys across the country. Large and complex; or high quantities of small locations are the specialties of Mr. Powers and company. Continue reading