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  Jim Ongman (pictured above) in 2005. He was finally released from his struggles against cancer and died peacefully on Sunday, June 10, 2007.
 
   
 

 

 

 

Directed Washington construction projects for:

  • Everett Clinic for Radiology, Everett
  • JC Penny’s, Puyallup
  • Larry’s Market, Redmond
  • Lincoln Properties, military housing,
    Fort Lewis, WA
  • McDonalds, North Bend
  • Northshore School District, Inglemoor High School, Kenmore
  • Sears (Building & Retrofit) Bellevue, Burlington and Puyallup (as well as sites in California)
  • Swedish Hospital, Seattle, main campus
    and Ballard campus
  • Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle
  • Weyerhaeuser (Seismic upgrades), Federal Way

 

 

 

In Memory of Jim Ongman - June 2007

As Director of Facility Operations at Visual Imagry, Jim Ongman was responsible for management of photography, floor/site plans, data collection and training. His extensive experience in commercial construction, coupled with experience and training in photography and web design, made him a natural for this role.

Jim also served as project manager for Building and Construction Interface for
VIPlanning®. As such, he was responsible for overseeing testing and adaptation of HTML preplans. He also converted more than 400 AutoCAD files for use in developing the HTML preplans for the Washoe and Humboldt County School Districts in Nevada.

Facilitating and team building were Jim’s hallmarks.


He co-managed the development of HTML preplans for the following projects
from March 2006 until May 2007:

  • Washoe County School District (NV)
    116 facility HTML preplans
  • Humboldt County School District (NV)
    16 facility HTML preplans
  • Bishop Manogue Catholic High School (NV)
    1 facility HTML preplan
  • Developed VIPlanning® Software Training Modules
    Jim's love of computer technology didn't stop at simply creating HTML preplans.
    He also developed training movies for the 2007 release of VIPlanning® 6.2 Software.

Commercial Construction Background
Though Jim had been employed mostly as a commercial construction superintendent, he worked in a full range of construction roles including data management, project management and project planning. Projects ranged from ground up construction using various means and methods, to remodels including seismic upgrades. He had been a pioneer in using the computer in each of these situations. Most of these jobs, many of which were occupied remodels, required extensive coordination with subcontractors, municipalities, owners and staff.


Disaster Recovery
Project Manager & Superintendent
Jim surveyed multiple Sears’ stores throughout Western Washington with a structural engineer for damage after the regional earthquake. He also coordinated with subcontractors for repairs and was tasked with overseeing repairs and retrofits.

 
 

Other Skills and Background

  • Civil Engineering, AAAS
  • OSHA Certification in Construction Health & Safety
  • Qualified as a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Inspector for FEMA disaster inspections
  • Ongoing classes in project management and computer technology
  • Completed all VIPlanning® Software & Online Trainings
  • FEMA - ICS and NIMS certifications
  Jim Ongman - Director of Facility Operations | In memory of Jim |
Memory messages
| Memories Page 2
| Celebration of life

 

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