Adela Santisteban
ADA Consultant


Building codes:

Review & studies- domestic and international. ADA compliance.


Structural, civil, architectural drafting & design; Work from vendor drawings to layout in CAD. Interpretation of survey data and incorporation into drawings. Incorporation of historical construction drawings into new construction.


Representative of company to vendors; Extensive work with field questions; Coordination with electrical, instrumentation, & piping processes for industrial construction. Architectural representative to clients. Review of vendor submittal for compliance with company requirement and Statement of Work. Coordination with building department officials.

Construction specifications:

Composition & review for compliance with statement of work (building enclosures, building finishes, pre-engineered building specifications).

Technical Skills:

AutoCAD R11, R13 & R14. 3-D Modeling ( R13 & R14). AutoLisp.
Rebis AutoPlant

Work History:

1991 to November 1998: Civil/Structural Designer, NEPCO, Redmond, WA
Gas, Coal and alternative energy power plants.
Responsible for design and coordination of all architectural with other engineering disciplines. Developed all architectural drawings. Performed building code studies, reviewed plant design for permitting purposes and code compliance. Responsible for ensuring ADA compliance in building design. Coordinated all work with mechanical installations for industrial & commercial settings. Maintained architectural products file. Developed and revised as necessary building specifications in coordination with statements of work. Piping isometrics. Project proposal drawings. Foundation & structural steel layout. Interpret and incorporate survey data from field.

1988 to 1991: Civil/Structural Drafter, Zurn/NEPCO, Redmond, WA
Responsible for providing engineers with completed construction drawings developed from rough sketches. Check drawings and update structural progress. Review steel vendor submittals for accuracy with design drawings.

1980 to 1981: Volt Technical Services, Drafter

Resources Conservation Corporation, Bellevue, Washington
Bridges, Roadwork Projects, and Dam Projects: Electrical schematics, charts, piping elevations and plans.

Chevron, Inc., Seattle, Washington
Gas stations: Structural steel building details, store plans, update of site plans.

Education & Training:

1977: Bachelor of Arts, History, Minor: technical writing; University of Washington
1978: Associate of Applied Sciences in Structural Design & Construction Cost Estimating. Coursework included engineering geology.

AutoCAD Release 11, Robert McNeel & Associates.
AutoCAD Release 13, Robert Mcneel & Associates
Autodesk : AutoCAD R13-R14, KETIV Assoc.
AutoPLANT 97 Structural & Plant Design training, Isometric training, Rebis Industrial Workgroup.

Excel 5.0 for Windows, beginning & intermediate, New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Access, New Horizons Computer Learning Center

Exiting 330, Fire Protection 340, Overview of the U.B.C., 1991, International Conference of Building Officials

Building Codes:

Standard Building Code, Uniform Building Code, New York State Building Code, Alberta Building Code.