About KarlN

Project Manager and Database Administrator

Museum of the American Indian

The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian has free form curve limestone exterior walls with bands of glass windows. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

The Museum of the American Indian was a demanding construction subcontract to bid and project manage because the wide open public spaces and large exhibition galleries are all curved.

A high rise office building on the Chicago River across from the Mechandise Mart.

The 225 West Wacker Building was the first my first high rise construction subcontract. I walked the job from the roof to basement garage. The building is used for commercial office space and has been sold to a South Korean investment company.

iPhone VPN

VPN mode

iPhone 3G screen shot in VPN mode

If you can log on to your server with a computer using VPN (Virtual Private Network) you can also connect to a network using VPN on your iPhone. The VPN will allow you connect securely over non-private networks. The iPhone VPN will work with Wi-Fi (at Starbucks) and cellular networks.




Lambeau Field

Mike Roemer/AP: Fans showed up last February to dig out Lambeau Field after the Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV so the famed stadium could host the victory celebration.

Fans helped clear snow from Lambeau Field’s 73,128 seats on Friday for the division playoff against the New York Giants. 1,200 people showed up to help. Notice the innovative snow chute in the center of photo above. No retractable stadium roof is required at the Frozen Tundra.

I was the Project Manager of a subcontractor at the last major Lambeu Field renovation.





Getty Images: Treasury traders in Chicago last year.

The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) is the worlds’ oldest futures an options exchange with an octagon shaped trading pit. Trading is done through open outcry in the pit and 24 hour eTrading. Much the trading is done electronically now but the pit remains the best place to get some complex options filled.

“Getting on to the floor of the trading pit is like getting a photo op with God”

rm photograhic: The Chicago Board of Trade's octagon trade pits

I was the project manager for a construction subcontractor on the Chicago Board Trade.


Mandarin Oriental City Center Las Vegas

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Sky Lobby From Robb Report

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel is a 47 floor hotel with 392 guestrooms and 225 condominiums. The elevators on the ground floor take guests up to the Sky Lobby lobby on the 23rd floor.

When worked as project manager on the Mandarin Oriental Hotel I had to to walk up the stairs all the way to the 23rd floor lobby.

Cosmopolitan Resort

—The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, which targets the young and tech savvy, has 2,995 guest rooms in two 50-story towers. This suite includes a kitchenette, flat-screen TV and Japanese soaking tub. (Thomas Hart Shelby / The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas via Bloomberg)

The Cosmopolitan Resort is located on the Las Vegas Strip next to City Center. The views from the balconies of the Bellagio fountain and City Center are great.

I was the estimator for a successful interior subcontact proposal and job completion.


Rush University Medical Center

The Tower building viewed from Ashland Avenue and Congress Parkway. Courtesy of Rush University Medical Center

Built in to be ready in January 2012, Rush University Medical Center is a new hospital that promises to have state of the art readiness for bioterrorism. The McCormick Foundation Center for Advanced Emergency Response can accomodate emergencies of all sizes from disease epidemics to biological attacks.

I was a subcontractor project manager in the Rush University Medical Center.

From:  http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2011/12/08/new-rush-university-hospital

McCormick Place West

Associated Press Photo: Chicago political and labor leaders, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel (arms crossed), appear at the expanded McCormick Place convention center in October.

Built in 2007 the McCormick Place West convention center is part of Chicago’s McCormick Place one of the nations three most used centers.

I was the project manager of the painting subcontactor at the McCormick Place West project.

From: Wall Street Journal December 31, 2011, Cross Country, “Have We Got a Convention Center to Sell You!”