I am an Architect who have being practicing for the last 25 years and have gained a lot of experiences. My experiences include some of the majors projects in Tonga as a schematic design and conceptual design. detail documentations of the project, setting specification and Contracts, supervisions of the construction phase up to it completion of the building.These projects include; Teufaiva Main Stadium, 'Atele Indoor stadium, Up grading of the Centenary Church for the King's Coronation, Sia'atoutai Theological Multipurpose Hall, Nukunuku Hall, Tongoleleka Hall, Ha'ateiho Hall, Ta'anga Chapel, Falehau Chapel, Tungi Colonnade New Building, Lopeti Taufa's Residence, Dr. Havea's residence in Tofoaand many other buildings in the Kingdom of Tonga, I also obtained Bachelor of Divinity and worked for the church as Property Manager for 10years but before that I work as Asisitance archietct with the Ministry of work, as Indoor Stadium Manager, as Insurance Architect, as Marketiing and personel Manager, I also involve alot in sporting as National Coach in Athletic, National coach in Volleyball, Trainer of Tonga Rugby National team. I am a dedicated Christian and work very hard. I love working in the bush and am married with one child.
Architectural Design (Manual) Documentation, Contract Management, Taking Off Quantities, Costing
I carryout many Architectural designs and documentations manually drafted. I did the Specification and specifications, Contract Preparations, I supervise many Buildings' works and documentations in many project including Tungi Colonnade, & Fanga Hall
Free Wesleyan Church HQ, Nuku'alofa
Manage all land records, new leases and lease renewals. Ability to calculate the most cost effective option in different situations. Using Practical and technical understanding of building materials and elements, structures, construction and services to advise different church congregations on a building project solution. Liason contact between clients, President, Builders Committee and Conference Committee.
Elected as Probation Minister in 2005 and ordained in 2011.
Sia'atoutai Theological College
Ability to analyse provision and offer suggestions for improvement. Demonstrate people skills when communicating in a variety of settings by interacting with students in class, and meetings with other administrators of the College.
Achievement: DUX of the Sia'atoutai Theological College whilst studying there.
Architectural Services & Retail Store.
Sialata ClubHaateiho, Tonga
Financial Management and Innovation in the provision of services to the community. Time Management through the ability to prioritise set tasks and meet deadlines. Experience engaging and working with youth and seeking to promote strategies and programs to facilitate their needs. Assistance in the delivery of community projects such as the organisation of litter bins and village support in cleaning along the main road in Tonga (Taufa'ahau Road- Ha'ateiho)..
Personnel/Market Manager, Architect & Assessor
ICT/MMI Insurance, Tonga
Sole inspector and retained architect for all MMI properties throughout Tonga. Assessinghousing value for insurance purposes with the ability to conceptualise and visualise a solution. Effectively analysed property damages due to natural disaster and apply knowledge of architecture to decision making. Interaction with stakeholders in the other main groups of the Island (Vava'u, Ha'apai, Niua's) through upgrade valuation of properties.
President & National Coach
Tonga Volleyball Association
Competitive spiritand a strong work ethic representing Tonga in the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) in Athens.
Atele Indoor Stadium
Provide leadership and direction to staff. Scheduled competitions, training, tournaments and other special sporting events to meet the demand of the services' indoor recreation facilities and associated programs. Lead the development, monitoring and review of improvement initiatives for programs to improve service quality and cost outcomes in collaboration with clients and staff.
Subsequently, completed Level 2 coaching in Australian Sports Institute (AIS) Canberra, Australia in 1993.
Tongan Rugby Team
Designed innovative training methods and programmes. Provided feedback on players' performance, fitness and technical skills. Ensured guidance on nutrition, injury recognition and prevention.
National Track & Field Coach
Tongan Athletic Team
South Pacific Games, New Caledonia Demonstrated sportsmanship, fairness and leadership at all times. Coached the team through motivation and example.
Ministry of Works
Coordination and interpersonal skills to manage a complex project team. Liaison contact with clients and Government Departments.
Achieved the Papua New Guinea Institute of Architect Prize for Best Overall Student (Architecture and Building) as well asthe DUX Medal for the Papua New Guinea School of Architects in 1986.
Community Based Building Programme.
Ability to perform original design work utilising specifications, sketches and ideas on developing designs. Attention to detail displayed when reviewing work of contractor, verifying specified materials used, dimensions and quality are according to contract.
Lae, Papua New Guinea
Communication skills displayed in building good relationships with the athletes and their families as well as other coaches and administrators. Excellent Planning and Organisational skillsin identifying each performer's needs and goals and offering challenges to promote confidence and a sense of achievement. Mentored athletes whilst training and provide support in sustaining injuries.
Such skills earned Tonga two medals in the South Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands in 1981 with a Gold medal in Pentathlon and a Bronze medal in Pole Vault.
Ministry of Works
Tonga Ability to demonstrate Drafting and Design detailing skills. Knowledge of architectural principles and techniques.
Fanga 'o Pilolevu New Multipurpose Hall
This is the latest of all the project I did, which was just opened in December 2013. I carryout the full documentation, and Contract preparation and supervision to the completion of the project. This is a Multipurpose Hall which caters for sporting events, meetings and social caterings and many other activities.
This is the biggest project build in the Center of Nuku'alofa the Capital of Tonga. (Kingdom Of Tonga) The project was part of the reconstruction of the Capital after the riot that burned the building in this site. The building was a property of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga. I was the Church Architect and I was the designer of the concept drawing before the Chinese did the final design in Auto cad with my professional consultancy advise. I then travel with a team to China to select the materials that I need for the Project and this task was heavily rely on my expertise. I did the Architectural supervision together with the Architect and Engineers from the CCECC Contractor from China. I carry out site meeting and report progress on side with cost analysis to the committee. I made report to the Main Church Committee representing the Stakeholder. I work together with few other people like Pita Moala as the Church Engineer for the project. I make the final call together with Pita and the Project Manager Mr Charles Napier for the quality control and maintain a communication and professional relation with the Chinese people until the project was completed.
Qualifications & Certifications
Sia'atoutai Theological College
University of Queensland
Diploma in Building Technology, Bachcelor in Architecture
PNG University of Technology
Tonga College is a secondary school
Tonga High School
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