About Roger Repstien

RDC is a SDVOB business and is qualified to do Federal contracting work related to architectural design, construction services and research related thereto.

Roger is a Service Disabled Veteran and principal for RDC.

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MILITARY SERVICE & AWARDS:

SP5 Army Regular Army Artillery, US Army                                                 October 1968 – August 1971
VIETNAM SERVICE                                                                                  October 1969 – October 1970

HHB AMERICAL DIVISION ARTILLERY, TGT ACQ PLT

Conferred Division Level Commendation Certificate Artillery Command Armed Forces of Vietnam- Division Level for outstanding performance of duties, exceptional professional competence and untiring dedication, training the 2nd Infantry Division Artillery, in the use of surveying electronics.

Conferred Bronze Star with Oak Leaf clusters for meritorious service.

Conferred other campaign ribbons, Good Conduct and an Honorable Discharge.

Roger Repstien Military Medals

 

  • Principal Architect / Engineer / General Contractor of a Multi‑Disciplined Consulting Practice offering Architecture, Engineering, Master Planning and Land Development services in the South Eastern USA and the Caribbean Basin. Expert services in Building Code Analysis, Handicapped Accessibility Studies, and Construction Litigation. RDC Research Development Construction The firm is based on this philosophy, technical research, continuing educational development, and the application of technical construction skills are necessary for the continued protection of the general public, within the environment resultant of the construction industries efforts. Founded in 1987, RDC offers Master Builders Consulting Services, primarily to institutional and private sector clients.

 DUTIES DEFINED:

Principal Architect – AIA Definition of the Classification

Most often a proprietor or an individual who has an equity position in the firm (the own shares in a corporation or is a partner in a partnership). Sometimes limited to the owners holding a certain percent of the business; sometimes expanded to include anyone in a significant leadership role in the firm.

As the Principal Registered Architect (RA) is a hands‑on manager who uses technical and administrative skills to oversee and complete architectural commissioned projects. Holding the highest level management position requiring a high degree of independent decision making and professionalism. As sole proprietor practitioner, demonstrate the capability of assuming complete responsibility all essential functions and responsibilities. Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of commissioned projects. Demonstrates advanced technical knowledge in architecture discipline and broad knowledge of architectural/engineering systems, architectural/engineering calculations, applications of architectural/engineering and construction methods, and architectural/engineering application of computers.

  • Project controls, cost estimates, quantity takeoffs and manpower requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders.
  • Prepare and report on project status and financial reports including proposals, and initiation of any necessary corrective actions.
  • As Architect of Record review and approve technical design phases of projects; prepares drawings, specifications, calculations, charts and graphs.
  • Responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting and coordinating the technical and management aspects on assigned projects, directs assigned discipline personnel assignments to projects.
  • Ensure effective communication and coordination on assigned projects between all disciplines, parties and the client.
  • Accountable for the quality of service and profitability.
  • Responsible to resolve all disputes and conflicts related to commissioned projects and client contracts, invoices and payments to vendors on commissioned projects. Maintenance of Client and Vendor personal relationships to keep Client satisfaction at a high level to recognize and develop new business opportunities.
  • Education Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited curriculum, or equivalent, plus appropriate continuing education to maintain professional registration.
  • Typical Professional Attainments Member of professional societies and attend technical and professional society meetings and seminars.

Thorough knowledge of Building Codes, Title 24, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Licensed Architect

Equivalent Federal General Schedule Grade GS‑13

  • Principal Engineer / Architect / General Contractor of a Multi‑Disciplined Consulting Practice offering Architecture, Engineering, Master Planning and Land Development services in the South Eastern USA and the Caribbean Basin. Expert services in Building Code Analysis, Handicapped Accessibility Studies, and Construction Litigation. RDC Research Development Construction The firm is based on this philosophy, technical research, continuing educational development, and the application of technical construction skills are necessary for the continued protection of the general public, within the environment resultant of the construction industries efforts. Founded in 1987, RDC offers Master Builders Consulting Services, primarily to institutional and private sector clients.

Principal Engineer—ASCE Definition of Classification

Makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have an important impact on extensive engineering activities. Initiates and maintains extensive contacts with key engineers and officials of other organizations and companies, requiring skill in persuasion and negotiations of critical issues. At this level individuals will have demonstrated creativity, foresight, and mature engineering judgment in anticipating and solving unprecedented engineering problems, determining program objectives and requirements, organizing programs and projects, and developing standards and guides for diverse engineering activities.

As the Principal Registered Professional Engineer (PE) is a hands‑on manager who uses technical and administrative skills to oversee and complete engineering projects. Holding the highest level management position requiring a high degree of independent decision making and professionalism. As sole proprietor practitioner, demonstrated the capability of assuming complete responsibility all essential functions and responsibilities. Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of assigned projects. Demonstrates advanced technical knowledge in engineering disciplines and broad knowledge of engineering systems, engineering calculations, applications of engineering and construction methods, and engineering application of computers.

  • Recommends facilities, personnel, and funds required to carry out programs that are directly related with and directed towards fulfillment of overall organizational objectives.
  • As an individual researcher and consultant is a recognized leader and authority in the organization in a broad area of specialization or in a narrow but intensely specialized field. Selects research problems to further the organization’s objectives. Conceives and plans investigations of broad areas of considerable novelty and importance for which engineering precedents are lacking in areas critical to the overall engineering program.
  • Is consulted extensively by associates and others with a high degree of reliance placed on his/her scientific interpretations and advice. Typically, will have contributed inventions, new designs, or techniques that are regarded as major advances in the field.
  • Typical duties include research, publication of findings, classroom instruction, student advising, serving on governance committees, and serving on review committees.
  • Education Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited curriculum, or equivalent, plus appropriate continuing education.
  • Typical Professional Attainments Member of professional societies.
  • Publishes engineering papers, articles, textbooks, or make presentations, gives lectures, provides training, etc.
  • Responsible for Direction of Others Directs several subordinates supervisors or team leaders, some of whom are in positions comparable to Engineer VI, or, as an individual researcher and consultant, may be assisted on individual projects by other engineers and technicians.

Equivalent Federal General Schedule Grade GS‑14

  • Principal General Contractor / Engineer / Architect of a Multi‑Disciplined Consulting Practice offering Architecture, Engineering, Master Planning and Land Development services in the South Eastern USA and the Caribbean Basin. Expert services in Building Code Analysis, Handicapped Accessibility Studies, and Construction Litigation. RDC Research Development Construction The firm is based on this philosophy, technical research, continuing educational development, and the application of technical construction skills are necessary for the continued protection of the general public, within the environment resultant of the construction industries efforts. Founded in 1987, RDC offers Master Builders Consulting Services, primarily to institutional and private sector clients.

Principal Contractor—Definition of Classification

Contractors are defined in the law by each state and are usually considered those who contract, bid, negotiate a price or offers to construct, supervise, oversee, schedule, direct, alter, repair, install, improve, move, demolish, furnish labor, etc. In addition, there are various types: building (residential and commercial); electrical; plumbing; mechanical; highway; and environmental (mold/lead remediation).

As the Principal Certified General Contractor (CGC) is a hands‑on manager who uses technical and administrative skills to oversee and complete construction projects of unlimited size and complexity. A general contractor is defined as the signatory or the builder of the prime construction contract for the project. A general contractor is responsible for the means and methods to be used in the construction execution of the project in accordance with the contract documents. Said contract documents usually include the contract agreement including budget, the general and special conditions and the plans and specification of the project that are prepared by a design professional. A general contractor usually is responsible for the supplying of all material, labor, equipment, (engineering vehicles and tools) and services necessary for the construction of the project. To do this it is common for the general contractor to subcontract part of the work to other persons and companies that specialize in these types of work. The Contractor directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of the project by subcontracted trade professionals. Demonstrates advanced technical knowledge in the application of construction trades and broad knowledge of construction methods, and related computer applications.

  • Recommends facilities, personnel, and funds required to carry out programs that are directly related with and directed towards fulfillment of overall organizational objectives.
  • As an individual researcher and consultant is a recognized leader and authority in the organization in a broad area of specialization or in a narrow but intensely specialized field. Selects research problems to further the organization’s objectives. Conceives and plans investigations of broad areas of considerable novelty and importance for which engineering precedents are lacking in areas critical to the overall engineering program.
  • Is consulted extensively by associates and others with a high degree of reliance placed on his/her scientific interpretations and advice. Typically, will have contributed inventions, new designs, or techniques that are regarded as major advances in the field.
  • Typical duties include research, publication of findings, classroom instruction, student advising, serving on governance committees, and serving on review committees.
  • Education Bachelor’s Degree in construction engineering from an ABET accredited curriculum, or equivalent, plus appropriate continuing education.
  • Typical Professional Attainments Member of professional societies.
  • Publishes engineering papers, articles, textbooks, or make presentations, gives lectures, provides training, etc.
  • Responsible for Direction of Others Directs several subordinates supervisors or team leaders, some of whom are in positions comparable to Engineer VI.

Equivalent Federal General Schedule Grade GS‑13