(Rudy) H. Hilton
Dad does research and writes articles for the newsletter along with his involvement on the commercial side of building inspections. As I have often stated, he has forgotten more than I know. Here is a little about Dad's background. What is it they say, "The limb doesn't fall far from the tree?"
You can contact him by e-mail at RHHilton@aol.com
Research & Technical Adviser
Retired from a 50 plus year career of active involvement in the constructing, maintaining and/or managing of some 52,000,000 square feet of residential, industrial, commercial and institutional facilities, Mr. Hilton has considerable experience with older buildings and antiquated systems. He has observed many facility situations and conditions and contributed to the satisfactory solution of countless construction, maintenance and management problems.
to present, retired, working as a consultant on select projects
to 1997 Project Manager/Director of Physical Plant
and maintenance of about 1,700,000 square feet on 100 acres of high quality
grounds, athletic fields, miles of roads and sidewalks. Site distribution of
potable, firewater, storm water lines, natural gas, telephone, computer and high
voltage (15,000 volts) electrical systems. Tracked utility expense ($1,750,000
annually). Identified, initiated changes resulting in savings of thousands
annually in utility costs. Involved in numerous roofing projects. Project
management for tens of millions of dollars worth of construction and renovation
including the Divinity School Chapel where Mr. Hilton coordinated the execution
of extensive wall and ceiling murals by Petru Botezatu.
Hilton Construction Winston-Salem, NC
to 1988 Coordinator of Metal Building Construction, Home Building, Facility
to 1985 Director of Physical Plant
construction projects and in house construction utilizing students, employees
and subcontractors. Some projects exceeded $500,000. Maintenance and operation
of approximately 800,000 square feet of facilities including craft workmen,
groundskeepers and custodial employees. Identified energy savings initiatives
saving $80,000 on an annual basis.
Superintendent Commercial Division
Owner, President Commercial Masonry
twenty-two years of service
Hilton rose through the ranks from mason to manager of the Construction Section.
held included Section Leader, Foreman, Superintendent, Assistant Shop Manager,
Shop Manager and Section Manager.
responsibilities included management and accountability for crews performing
masonry, concrete, carpentry, steel erection, cabinet and pattern shops, roofing,
rail siding maintenance, moving heavy equipment, and related tasks.