University of Southern Indiana

Stephen Baim

Stephen Baim

Adjunct - Science, Engineering, and Education
Engineering Department


812-464-1979
Business and Engineering Center -

EDUCATION

  • 2011 - Masters of Science, Washington University – Construction Management.
  • 2007 - Advance Graduate Studies, Northcentral University - Training and Development Leadership.
  • 1999 - Teachers Education, University of Minnesota -Teacher Education Sequence.
  • 1989 - Masters of Science, University of Arkansas - Operations Management.
  • 1982 - Bachelor of Science, Mississippi State University - Electrical Engineering.
  • 1979 - Associate of Science, Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College - Pre-engineering.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

  • U. S. Green Building Council LEED AP BD+C Certification.
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Master Instructor.
  • OSHA authorized Construction Trainer.
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Level I Concrete Tester.
  • Villanova University – Lean Six Sigma Course.
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Training Course/Certification - Construction Quality Management for Contractors.
  • OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Certification.
  • Previous Licensed Class “A” Master Electrician in the State of Minnesota.
  • Previous American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Certified Inspector.
  • Previous Certified Facilities Management Administrator (FMA) through Building Owners and Manager Institute (BOMI).
  • Previous Certified Facility Manager (CFM) through International Facilities Manager Association (IFMA).
  • Previous Level III Federal Contracting Officer.
  • Previous U.S. Naval Schools of Construction Master Training Specialist.

 

EXPERIENCE

Building Construction Management (BCOM) & Construction Technology (CONT) Department Chair

August 2011 – September 11, 2015

Ivy Tech Community College, Evansville, IN

Manage programs, recruit and supervise adjunct instructors, advise students, recruit students, develop lesson plans and provide instruction. Courses instructed include: BCOM 103 Green Construction, BCOM 115 Construction Management Practices, BCOM 220 Project Planning and Control, CONT 106 Construction Blue Print Reading, CONT 127 Electrical Basics, CONT 279 Capstone, and IMTC 122 Electrical Wiring Fundamentals.

Construction Administrator/Quality Manager

June 2008 to November 2010       

Ross and Baruzzini Architecture & Engineering, Saint Louis, MO.                                   

Provided Construction Administration Services, On-site Compliance Observations and Quality Program Management. Accomplishments:

  • Developed and implemented a corporate wide Quality Management System to reduce project design defects, improve Change Order Rates, reduce Requests for Information (RFI) response time, and reduce Shop Drawings/Submittal review time.
  • Construction Administrator/On-site  Observer for a new $25.5 Million, 3-story, 141,000 square foot training and administrative facility on a historic 14-acre site serving 680 troops for the Missouri National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves.
  • Construction Administrator for mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems for a $32 Million Community Center, Additions and Renovation Project. 
  • Construction Administrator for Department of Veterans Affairs, Operating Suite Replacement.

Department Head Electrical Systems Design Program           

March 2005 to May 2008

Ranken Technical College, Saint Louis, MO.                                  

Managed the program, developed curriculum and provided instruction for the Electrical Systems Design Technology program. Topics instructed include:

  • Residential Phase – Electrical Safety, NFPA 70E, OSHA, AutoCAD 2007, Manual and Computerized Electrical Estimating, Advanced National Electrical Code Requirements, and Construction Print Reading.
  • Commercial Phase – Electrical Lighting Design, Computer Estimating with The National Electrical Cost Estimator and McCormick Electrical Estimating System, Electrical Grounding, and Hazardous Classified Locations.

Principal Instructor Electrical Construction Design and Management Program /Corporate Trainer.

May 1998 to November 2003

Dunwoody Technical Institute, Minneapolis, MN.                                  

Managed the program, developed curriculum and provided instruction for the Electrical Construction Design and Management Program. Provide instruction for Corporate Clients.  Subjects included:

  • Corporate Clients: Master’s and Journeyman’s License Preparation courses, 2002 NEC Update Classes, Electrical Safety, Print Reading, Construction Management, Computerized Electrical Estimating, Electrical Calculations, Electrical Lighting. Design, Electrical Grounding Requirements and Hazardous Classified Locations.
  • Residential Phase – Microsoft Office Software (Excel, Power Point & Word), AutoCAD 14, Manual Electrical Estimating, National Electrical Code Requirements, and Contract Specifications.
  • Commercial Phase – Understanding National Electrical Code Calculations, Electrical Lighting Design, Computer Estimating  Systems with The National Electrical Cost Estimator, and Commercial Contract Specifications.
  • Industrial Phase – Electrical Grounding, Hazardous Classified Locations and Materials, Lightning Protection, Project Management with Microsoft Project Software, and Electrical Estimating with the McCormick Electrical Estimating System.
  • Basic Phase– Basic Electrical Theory ( Direct, Alternating and Three Phase Theory)

Lecturer

August 1996 to May 1998                                           

University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, CO.

Developed curriculum and provided instruction for in Facilities Management Program. Subjects included:

  • Building Electrical and Mechanical Systems.
  • Facilities Administration, Operations and Maintenance.
  • Office Furniture & Interior Design.
  • Facilities Planning and Project Management.
  • Personnel Supervision.

Instructor

September 1996 to May 1998                     

Building Owners and Managers Association, Colorado Springs, CO

Provided instruction for the organization's Facilities Management Administrator (FMA), Real Property Administrator (RPA), Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT) and Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA) programs.Courses instructed include:

  • Building Electrical Systems and Illumination.
  • Facilities Planning and Project Management.
  • Building Design, Operations and Maintenance

Facilities Planner

November 1993 to May 1996                                                      

USAA Insurance, Colorado Springs, CO.

Facilities planning, space management, maintenance, service and construction contract development, contract administration, and project management for a 471,000 sq. ft. - 800 personnel Regional Office Facility.

  • Developed the Contractor Quality Program for Facilities Services Contracts.
  • Developed the 1995 & 1996 Real Estate Capital Budget.
  • Project Manager for Regional Maintenance and Construction Projects.
  • Project Coordinator for the 271,000 sq. ft./$52M building expansion.
  • Contract Administrator for Facilities Services Contracts.

Public Works Officer            

November 1991 to August 1993                            

Naval Station Ingleside, Ingleside, TX.

Planning, acquisition, construction, maintenance, and repair of a New Naval Station consisting of 15 Facilities, 498 acres, with a plant value of $187M.

  • Level III Federal Contracting Officer.
  • Directed a department of 30 staff and 200 contractor maintenance and operations personnel.
  • Developed and executed a department budget of $7.0M
  • Established and executed an Architect-Engineering Design program for new facilities.
  • Coordinated customer requirements with Design Engineers and Construction Contractors.

 Assistant Public Works Officer  

November1989 to November 1991                    

Naval Station Ingleside, Ingleside, TX.

Contracting/Maintenance Officer for construction, maintenance and operation of facilities.

  • Level IV Federal Contracting Officer.
  • Developed the maintenance and contracting organization bringing the station to operational status.
  • Awarded and managed 200 operations/maintenance actions exceeding $6M within the first year of operation.
  • Implemented Total Quality Management procedures resulting in a 98% Customer Satisfaction Rating.

Resident Officer in Charge of NAVFAC Contracts  

October 1986 to October 1989         

Naval Air Station Millington, TN. 

Managed $16M per year minor construction, operations and maintenance contracting program.

  • Supervised a division of 14 civilian personnel, including 10 Quality Control Inspectors.

Assistant Director of Public Works

March 1984 to September 1985   

Naval Weapons Station, Earle, NJ.

Operations and maintenance for a department with 200 personnel comprised of 1000 items of automotive, railroad, construction, and material handling equipment with an annual budget of $20M.

  • Developed, awarded, and managed 30 Maintenance, Service, and Construction Contracts valued at $6.9M per year.

 Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction

October 1982 to February 1984

Northern Division, NAVFAC, Earle, NJ.

Project Manager for 25 Construction Contracts valued at $7M varying in scope of structural repairs, electrical renovations, mechanical fire systems repair, and building alterations.

  • Administered $2.5 M in Maintenance/Service Contracts and nine Architect-Engineering Contracts.

 Phase Head & Instructor

March 1977 to August 1980

Naval Schools of Construction, Gulfport, MS.                      

Developed curriculum and provided instruction in the Construction Electrician School, a vocational institution accredited by the "Southern Association of Colleges and Schools". Advanced to Branch Director for Electrical Theory. Awarded the Training Center’s first "Master Training Specialist" Designation. Certified to instruct 34 courses to include:

  • Electrical Theory (Applied math, DC, AC, 3 Phase and Solid State Theory).
  • Interior Wiring ( Basic and Advanced Interior Wiring, National Electrical Code, Power Conduit Bending, and Estimating).
  • Power Distribution (Basic & Advanced Power and Telephone Distribution Systems, Basic and Advanced Power Plant) Operations, and Airfield and Street Lighting.

Electrical Shop Supervisor

July 1974 to March 1977

Naval Security Group Activity, Hanza, Okinawa.                  

  • Electrical construction and maintenance for the Facilities Department of a Communications Listening Site.

Telephone Exchange Supervisor

November 1973 to June 1974

Naval Communications Station, Asmara, Ethiopia.               

  • Electrical maintenance, operations and repairs of the Naval Station’s Central Telephone Office and Distribution System.

Senior Crew Electrician

July 1973 to November 1973

Naval Support Activity, Thurmont, MD.                                 

  • Electrical Construction on various projects located at the Presidential Retreat, Camp. David, Maryland.

Emergency Service Electrician

September 1971 to September 1972

Naval Air Station, Keflavik, Iceland.                                      

  • Electrical maintenance and repair of residential, commercial and industrial facilities.

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