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Turley - Computer-Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) - Tipton, West Midlands, UK

Martyn Turley

Tipton, West Midlands, UK


Computer-Aided Architectural Design (CAAD)

Work History

Draughtsman/Architectural Technician

Self employed

Produce steel fabrication and building construction drawings. Make detailed site surveys.
• Produced drawings, paper/polyester templates, CNC cutting code and fabrication drawings for industrial clients, acting as the drawing office for several established companies. My services allowed smaller enterprises to take on more complex work, increase turnover and profits.
• Measured industrial components on site and reverse engineered them into welded fabrications. Often the alternative would be expensive malleable iron castings.
• Accurately developed out flat patterns from bent and folded components. Converted the patterns into CNC cutting code or paper/polyester templates.
• Surveyed and designed domestic house extensions/conversions. Used 3D visualisations to allow the client to fully comprehend the layout, then produced planning/building regulation drawings and secured local authority permission. Created a thoroughly worked over design which saved clients building costs, by avoiding extra remodelling during construction.

Manufacturers of steel parapet bridge railing, pedestrian guard rail

Access Steel Structures Ltd

access steelwork and platforms.
Sales and Site engineer
Increase sales turnover and make detailed site surveys.
• Designed and oversaw the production of high quality sales literature and ran well targeted marketing campaigns.
• Identified companies that had secured sizeable contracts and obtained tender documents. Visited buyers and converted quotations into firm orders.
• Performed site surveys and held meetings with client's agents, resolved problems by liaising with production personnel and site contractors.
• Doubled the sales turnover within the first year.

Estimator and buyer

Easiflo Fabrications Ltd

Quote to customer's enquiries, purchase materials and services.
• From client's drawings, listed materials, estimated production times and prepared accurate and detailed quotations, which could be used directly for purchasing. This saved the production department repeating the task later.
• Purchased materials and services as required in conjunction with the production department.
• Worked along side an existing estimator and doubled the quantity of quotations drafted. Increased order conversion, sales turnover and profits.
• Made production cost savings, by introducing more efficient fabrication methods.
Earlier Career

Manufacturers of steel parapet bridge railing, pedestrian guard rail

Indel Engineering Ltd

access steelwork and platforms.
Estimator and site engineer
Quote to customers enquiries and make detailed site surveys.
• Estimated production times, broke down drawings, listed materials and prepared quotations.
• Designed manufacturing jig fixtures to reduced production times.
• Carried out site surveys and liaised with production personnel and site contractors. Created work-around solutions, as client's agents often revise delivery schedules without prior consultation.

Apprentice draughtsman

J S Forster Ltd

1976 - 1981
Manufacture structural steelwork, nuclear materials handling equipment, pressure vessels, power presses, boilers, blast furnaces and other general welded steel fabrication.
Apprentice draughtsman
Produce steel fabrication and structural steelwork drawings.
• Served an apprenticeship as a draughtsman, made site surveys and produced fabrication and structural steelwork drawings. Liaised with outside contractors, production and site erection staff. Attended technical college on day-release/evenings.
• Worked in the estimating department breaking down client's drawings, listing and pricing materials.
• Took a placement in the CNC flame cutting section, programming a mainframe computer using intricate trigonometry to cut complex shapes from steel plate.
Qualifications Affiliations and Training

Qualifications & Certifications

Mathematics, English Language

City & Guilds

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