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Arthur Plowden

Owner/President

South Carolina , South Carolina, United States
Industry Category: Related Professions
Accomplished construction director offering over 24 years expertise in  directing construction activities involving national and international project management, budgeting and costing, performance management, and contract negotiations across diverse sectors. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with extensive military experience in technical and operational roles complemented with considerable awards and commendations. Specialist in initiating and executing niche projects utilizing refined approaches and best-in-class methodologies while ensuring strategic alignment. Outstanding in identifying future needs and actively seeking measures to enhance engineering pool and organizations capabilities for project delivery.  Remarkable ability in managing highly stressful and challenging situations utilizing a broad knowledge base along with top-notch communication and negotiation skills.  Influential in facilitating customer collaborations while negotiating deals pertaining to strategic projects and transformational solutions. Targeting growth-oriented organizations and global ventures demanding unique skills and experience.

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 ARTHUR DAVIS PLOWDEN III
430 Veranda Drive, Sumter, South Carolina 29150, USA
Mobile: + (1) 803 983 2340 Email artplo2963200[AT]okyay.comReferences available upon request
 
PROJECT DIRECTOR/VICE PRESIDENT CONSTRUCTION/CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR
Accomplished construction director offering over 24 years’ expertise in  directing construction activities involving national and international project management, budgeting and costing, performance management, and contract negotiations across diverse sectors. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with extensive military experience in technical and operational roles complemented with considerable awards and commendations. Specialist in initiating and executing ‘niche’ projects utilizing refined approaches and best-in-class methodologies while ensuring strategic alignment. Outstanding in identifying future needs and actively seeking measures to enhance engineering pool and organization’s capabilities for project delivery.  Remarkable ability in managing highly stressful and challenging situations utilizing a broad knowledge base along with top-notch communication and negotiation skills.  Influential in facilitating customer collaborations while negotiating deals pertaining to strategic projects and transformational solutions. Targeting growth-oriented organizations and global ventures demanding unique skills and experience.
 
CORE COMPETENCIES
▪ Construction Strategies and Plans ▪ Procurement and Contract Negotiations ▪ Resource Planning ▪ Risk Assessment and Value Engineering ▪ Claims and Impact Analysis ▪ Commercial Awareness ▪ Alternative Construction Techniques ▪ Project Management Methodology ▪ Project Leadership ▪ Design and Construction Cycle ▪ Stakeholder Relationships ▪ Process Improvements  ▪ Performance Management ▪ Due Diligence ▪ Multisite Management ▪ Budgeting and Costing ▪ Facility Management ▪ Complex Methods of Construction ▪ Su btitle Sanitary D Landfill Construction ▪ Wetlands Mitigation ▪ Site/Soil Stabilization methods
AASHTO, ASTM, ACI, ANSI, Military Specifications (Milspecs), IHS, ISO 9001,  Federal regulations, DoD guidelines, OSHA standards, USACE QC protocol, building codes/ standards, FAR  
KEY SKILLS
§       Domain  Expertise  –   Impressive  success  record  in   the   construction  industry  particularly  with   regards  to   contract administration, project management, complex means and  methods of  heavy construction, marine construction, accurate detailed  cost  estimation/bidding, and  the  operational integration of  complex electrical/hydraulic/mechanical systems in applications related to subma rines, plants, surveying, and advanced airplanes.
 
§       Strategic  Planning  and  Alignment  –  Meticulous in  embedding  organization’s progress  metrics  while  clearly  defining methods, procedures, and quality objectives. Instrumental in providing technical direction to project team for channel izing efforts towards attainment of realistic goals while eliminating roadblocks hampering growth.
 
§       Resource M a n a g e m e n t –    Allocating b e s t -in-class r e s o u r c e s f o r provision of premium quality services  in project development. Continually reviewing reports pertaining to use of technical resources to ensure optimal costs and resource utilization.
 
§       Quality Assurance, Health, and Safety – Displaying precision in formulating and implementing quality and health and safety standards (OSHA/MESHA), in line with federal and other government requirements for various projects.
 
§      Performance Management and KPI Development Actively participating in the development of key performance indicators as well as directing technical resources’ performance monitoring for each development project.
 
§       Process Optimization – Exceptional in developing and managing a knowledge base in order to share best experiences and methods used across company for future projects development. Contributing towards on-site control investigations during construction while ensuring contractors follow design and quality standards as per approved budgets.
§       Technical  Expertise  –   Proficient  in   MS   Office  (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Project/Outlook), AGTEK  Estimating  Software, SmartDraw 2013, Primavera Contractor, Topcon, Nikon, Pentax Total  Stations, Survey  (GPS and  total station usage and layout), TDS Survey Works, TDS ForeSight, TimeMap2, and Adobe Acrobat X Pro.
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
§       Instrumental in  leading public and  private construction projects with  estimates and  bids ranging up  to  $32M involving negotiations with major organizations and government agencies regarding change orders, design improvements, and other issues of providing a superior finished project to the owner.
§       Framed strategic project plans and proposals enabling acquisition of m u l t i p l e projects. Acclaimed by o r g a n i z a t i o n s for developing strategic partnerships during contract execution while maintaining high standards of integrity and professionalism.
§      Earned high ratings in Contract Performance Evaluation System (CPE S) from South Carolina Department of Transportation
(SCDOT), Department of Defense (DOD), and FAA for contri butions to various projects.
§       Reputed  for  deriving  optimal  results  in  compliance  with  established  specifications and  timeframes  while  effectively resolving work-related complexities and issues.
 
PROJECT PORTFOLIO
 
§       Executed a plethora of high-end construction projects including development of runways, railroad systems, artillery ranges, roads and bridges, and buildings as well as plant sites.  Made significant innovative contributions to  the State of  South Carolina such as  new  construction, repair, and  renovation of  taxiways and  ramps at  numerous military/general/international controlled aviation airports; multiple artillery ranges for  corps of  engineers; Okonite, Wal- Mart, hospitals and new const ruction site work, and new road design and construction among others.
      Construction of Governor’s mansion complex in Columbia, South Carolina – honored with the National Landscape Award from the White House.
§       Developed and implementing a top-secret R.O.D. computer program – Range of the Day.
Please refer to annexure for  complete details
 
CAREER HISTORY
 
Lakewood Links Golf Course Vice-President                                  1991-1995
  • Developed the course into a PGA tournament quality. This included new layout and design. Elevation changes, paved cart paths, drainage, bunker placement, lakes and landscaping.  In 1992 approved by the PGA to host events. In charge of the surrounding subdivision road design, storm drainage and utilities for lot sales.
 
Plowden Construction, Sumter, SC                                                                                                                                                  1987 – Present Summer of 1987 part time Estimator then Commenced as a  Chief Estimator in  1989; charted a phenomenal growth curve to merit the roles of Vice President in 1991 and Owner/Preside nt in 1995.
§       Monitored entire business operations including employee management (> 46  employees), project cost  estimation for bidding as well as development and implementation of construction means and methods.
§     Acquired solid knowledge of current construction methodologies through training on Critical Path Method (CPM), erosion
Control, asphalt/concrete pavement structures, bridges, soil stabilization methods and types of retaining walls as well as various workshops on testing requirements and pavement structure design.
§       Observed and ensured high-level quality and safety in leading various project operations encompassing runways, railroad systems, artillery ranges, roads bridges, buildings and plant site projects. TSA Clearance’s unlimited last 2008.
§     Leveraged highly complex systems to maintain efficient and safe operations within different work environments.
 
US Navy, Submarine Service                                                                                                                                           May 1979 – May 1985
Roles: Quality Assurance Inspector/Sonar Supervisor/Nuclear Weapons Security Guard/Cold Water Advanced Rescue
Swimmer/Top-Secret Security Clearance
Précis: Served 9 fleet ballistic missile patrols including USS James Monroe Gold Crew (8) and USS Ben Franklin Gold Crew (1).
 
Training and Awards
 
§       Advanced Electronics Training USN Submarine Service
§       Advanced Electronics Training /Engineering, Anti-Submarine
Warfare Base, San Diego, CA
§       Advanced Electronic Theory of Sonar Auxiliary Systems, Repair Training of Equipment (BQQ-3, BQR-21, BQS-4, BQR-
15, and other related equipment)
§       Commander Submarine Squadron 14 Letters of
Commendation
§       Qualified Submarines / Sea Service Deployment ribbon 3 stars

§       Congressional Appointed Meritorious Unit
Commendation (MUC)
§       Battle Efficiency E (3)
§       SS Qualifications
§       Nuclear Weapons Security Gu ard
§       Sharp Shooter
§       Honorable Discharge
§       Sub-Safe Quality Assurance Inspector
 
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
 
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Clemson University, Clemson, SC                                                                       May 1985 – Dec 1989
 
PERSONALLY HELD LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
 
 
§       Unlimited Commercial
§       Water/Waste Water Treatment Plants
§       Site Utilities (Water, Sewer, Storm Drainage)
§       Site Grading
§       Bridges
§       Asphalt/Concrete Paving Base and Paving Structures
§       Private Pilot License (single engine land high- performance and multi-engine instrument)
§       Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control
Inspector (CEPSCI)
§       Passed Technical Examinations for numerous Licenses:


§       State of Louisiana, State Licensing for Contractors
§       Business and Law II Highway, Street, and Bridge
Construction: Nov 2008
§       Experior, South Carolina Contractor’s Licensing Board
§       South Carolina Asphalt Paving: Feb 2002
§       South Carolina Concrete Paving: Mar 2002
§       South Carolina Grading Examination: Mar 2002
§       South Carolina Bridges Examination: Mar 2002
§       Water/Waste Water Treatment Plants: Nov 2002
§       Unlimited      Building     Examination     Certificate     of
Achievement: Mar 1997
 
 
PERSONAL INFORMATION
Date of Birth: 24th Sep, 1960      Marital Status: Single    Nationality: American   Driver’s License: American
 
ARTHUR DAVIS PLOWDEN III
430 Veranda Drive, Sumter, South Carolina 29150, USA
Mobile: + (1) 803 983 2340 Email: artplo2963200[AT]okyay.com
 
 
 
 
 
Limited Project Summary
 
§       2010–2013

ANNEXURE
 
 
ü      Sidewalk Additions for South Wise Drive, Patriot Parkway, and Lorring Mill Road, Sumter, SC
ü      Sidewalk and Curb in Lexington Avenue, Paving Doctors Parking Lot, Williamsburg County, SC
ü      Raxter Road Bridge Construction Chester, SC
ü      Downtown Sumter Beautification Opera House and Parking Lot, Sumter, SC
ü      Wetlands Mitigation Projects, Sumter, SC
ü      Numerous Interior Road repairs and Overlay Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC
ü      Assembly Station Columbia, SC
ü      SCDOT Jasper Project HWY-315 widening
ü      SCDOT Lexington Project Old Cherokee Rd.
§       2009
ü      Site Work, NAPA Auto Parts, Sub for Advanced Systems, Columbia, SC (Forest Acres)
ü      Site Work/Demolition, AT&T Building, Harbison, Sub for Weathers Contracting, Columbia, SC
ü      Site Work, SC ENT Building, Su b for Lucas Builders, Hartsville, SC
ü      Site Work, SCB& T–Irmo Branch, Sub for Weathers Contracting, Columbia, SC
ü      Apron Expansion Project Phase II, Orangeburg Municipal Airport, Orangeburg, SC
ü      Apron Expansion Project Phase, Lancaster County Airport, Lancaster, SC
ü      Number of SCDOT Projects
§       2008
ü      Road Work, Lexington County, Gaston, SC
ü      Paving Sumter County Roads (Whitehall Subdivision, Swamp Mill Creek, and Point Drive), Sumter, SC
ü      Asphalt Paving, Lee School Bus Shop, Bishopville, SC
ü      Cottageville Elementary School, Pierce Road, Cottageville, SC
ü      Fort Jackson Building and Ewell Road (Sub for Boykin Contracting), Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC
ü      Number of SCDOT Projects
§       2007
ü      Asphalt Paving, Williamsburg Bush Shop, South Carolina Department of Education, Kingstree, SC
ü      Asphalt and Concrete Paving, Clarendon Bus Shop, South Carolina Department of Education, Sumter, SC
ü      Road Improvements, Florence County, Columbia, SC
ü      Sumter County Roads (Sawgrass Subdivision, Blackberry Lane, Hunting Hills Subdivision), Sumter, SC
ü      Charleston Executive Airport, Reconstruct East/West Taxiway, Construction Apron Expansion, Rehabilitate Runway 9–27, Johns Island, SC
ü      General Aviation Apron, Reconstruction and Expansion, Greenville–Spartanburg International  Airport, Greer
ü      Number of SCDOT Projects
§       2006
ü      Roadway Improvements, Electrolux Facility, Florence County, SC
ü      Hillside Drive Storm Water Improvement, North Myrtle Bridge, Horry County, SC
ü      SCDOT (Widening Highway 15, Construction of Turn Lange), Sumter, SC
ü      Commercial Concrete Apron Demolition and Repair, Greenville/Spartanburg Airport, Greer, SC
ü      Georgetown County Airport, Airfield Access Road, Parking and Lighting, Georgetown County, SC
ü      Number of SCDOT Projects
§       2005
ü      Dirt Road Design/Paving Program, County Council District 1, Orangeburg County, SC
ü      Design/Paving Sumter County Roads (Havenwood Subdivision, Roosevelt Creek, and Roosevelt Road), Sumter County, SC
 
ü      Runway 5–23 Pavement Resurfacing–Sumter Airport, Sumter County, SC
ü      Number of SCDOT Projects
§       2004
ü      Dirt Road Paving Program, County Council District 4, Orangeburg County, SC
ü      Apron/Stub Taxiway Construction, Williamsburg County Airport, Kingstree, SC
ü      Sanitary Landfill Construction New Cell, Sumter, SC
ü      Number of SCDOT Projects
§       2003
ü      Site Work/Runways–Marlboro Co. Airport, Bennettsville, SC
ü      Number of SCDOT Projects
§       2002
ü      Taxiway/Apron New Construction and Overlay, Hartsville Municipal Airport, Hartsville, SC
ü      Number of SCDOT Projects
§       2001
ü      Road Work, Orangeburg, SC
ü      Sidewalks–Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC
ü      Site Work (Super Wal-Mart, SC Clearing, Grading, Storm Drainage, Paving, Striping, Signage, and Landscaping), Hartsville, SC
ü      Road Work–Lexington, SC, West Columbia, SC
ü      Overburden Removal – Columbia Quarry, Eutawville, SC
ü      Widening and Paving, Lexington Co., SC, West Columbia, SC
ü      Number or SCDOT Projects
§       1987–2000
ü      Airport Improvements (Roads and Parking Lots), Florence Regional Airport, Florence, SC
ü      Turn Lanes–Charleston Co., SC, Charleston Heights, SC
ü      Sidewalks and Irrigation, Santee, SC
ü      Road Work, Florence, SC
ü      Daniel Island Interstate Off Ramps and Interior Road Construction, Charleston, SC
ü      Fort Jackson Softball Field Complex, Columbia, SC
ü      Shaw Air Force Base Numerou s flight Apron Repairs and New Construction, Sumter, SC
ü      DOD Runway 22R-04L Demolition & New Construction and Design/Construction of High Speed Taxiway, Shaw AFB
ü      Governor’s Mansion Beautification, Columbia, SC
ü      Bigger’s Brothers Expressway, Ft. Mill, SC
ü      Commissary Site work Shaw Air force Base, Sumter, SC
ü      PX site work Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC
ü      Corp of Engineers Marine Construction, Dredge Spoil Areas
ü      Okonite plant site work and Railroad construction, Orangeburg, SC
ü      South Carolina Rail Road Museum Spur Construction, Winnsboro, SC
ü      Alum Lagoon HDPE Lined with other supporting structures, Pageland, SC
ü      Numerous SCDOT Projects
ü Marine Corp Air Base Paris Island SC. Exotic testing and evaluation of concrete silica fume concrete / HY 120 steel / HDPE Bak systems on all runways
 
Evaluations More available upon request
 
Shaw Air force Base Sumter, SC
Contact:     US N a v y   P r o j e c t   C o n t r a c t i n g
Officer
1990
Project:    Replace    Parallel    Runway
04/22
Client’s Remarks: “This project entailed a high degree of coordination with using agencies to assure mission essential capabilities…this was accomplished in a timely and professional manner. The contractor’s work force was most efficient seen to date and workmanship is of excellent quality.”
 
Contact Designation: Assistant Sumter City
Engineer
Project:  Design and Construction of a p p r o x i m a t e l y 15,000 ft.  of sidewalk,  Storm
Drainage and site improvements along Highway system.
Client’s Remark: The contractor performed work well. Contractor was quick to point out potential conflicts and offer solutions to deal with these conflicts in a timely manner.
Evaluation: Received an excellent rating for 18 criteria’s
 
Williamsburg County
Contact: Grants Administrator
Project: Sidewalk and curb on Lexington Avenue, Paving Doctors parking lot at Williamsburg regional hospital, North Main
Street/Carrols Road resurfacing
Client’s Remark: The contractor began and completed the work in a timely manner. No problems were experienced on the project and change orders were handled effectively. We would definitely be inclined to award additional work to this contractor.
Evaluation: Received 7 excellent ratings and 10 good ratings
 
Corps of engineers
Contact: Electrical Construction Representative
Project: Modified Record Fire Range, (earthwork, clearing and grubbing concrete pavement, Target placement, school buildings, Erosion control, storm drainage, utilities)
Evaluation: Received an exceptional excellent rating for all the criteria.
Wal-Mart (Construction Management Association)
Contact: President
Project: Roads, all site work, Building pad, detention ponds, water lines, PAD constructions, concrete paving, Curb, asphalt paving, Storm Drainage of all pipe and structures
Client’s Remark: We had no major problems on this project with the contractors work. Cooperation with all requirements were met in a timely manner.
Evaluation: Received an exceptional excellent rating for all the criteria’s
 
 
Appreciations for Plowden Construction Company, Inc.
 
AED – Advanced Engineering Design
ü      Received an appreciation for an excellent job his superintendent did on Apron reconstruction and expansion project. Greenville- Spartanburg International Airport, Greer, SC
 
Wilbur Smith Associates
ü      Rated high in performance evaluation involving repair and overlay of the existing Taxiway “A” and ramp at Williamsburg
Regional Airport which was accepted by FAA and state division of aviation staff.
 
SCDOT – South Carolina Department of Transportation
ü      Commended for outstanding performance of subcontractors and staff particularly with regards to work site maintenance and cleanliness throughout the project cycle.
 
Department of Army
ü      Complimented for exceptional work in constructing the modified record Fire range at Fort Range, SouthCarolina ; issued outstanding in performance evaluation.
 
Department of the Air Force – 20th Fighter Wing (ACC), South Carolina
ü      Highly recommended for delivering million dollar projects while providing first rate quality products within the budget and timeframe specified.
 
Berkeley County Engineering
ü      Applauded for delivering excellence in project under adverse weather conditions and plan problems along with  a  note expressing desire to work in further assignments.
 
Kershaw County District
ü      Highly appreciated for working on areas on each side of the house along with a note expressing desire to work collaboratively, again.
 
Nick and Judith Miller
ü      Praised for the paving task at Old Spring Road with a special note on courteousness and helpfulness of the entire crew.
Lee Martin
ü      Highly appreciated with a special note directed to the employees and his management on the impressive paving operations completed within strict timelines and budgets.
 
BB&T Insurance Services
ü      Strongly recommended as an excellent contractor and highl y regarded as a client for many years.
 

References
 
President BB&T Insurance Services, Inc President The Thompson Construction Group CPA Porter L. Thompkins, CPA


 
Vice President The National Bank of South Carolina –
Synovus
 
 
 
 
Details and other personal evaluations available upon request
 
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