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James A. S. Fatzinger

James A. S. Fatzinger, American construction educator, estimator. Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Bethlehem, 1950—1960, commissioner Huntington Beach, California, 1976—1977; trustee Fullerton Junior College, 1986—1992; Member of American Society Professional Estimators (certified, emeritus).

Background

  • Fatzinger, James A. S. was born on January 27, 1926 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • Education

    • Student, Pennsylvania State College, 1944. Student, Moravian College, 1958. Student, Fullerton Junior College, 1973.

    Career

    • Journeyman various companies, 1951-1972. Supervisor 3M Company, Montpelier, Ohio, 1966-1967. Journeyman Endicott Brass Company, 1967.

      Substation operator Public Service Electrical and Gas Company, Newark, 1959-1965. Construction estimator various companies, from 1972. Contractor California, Arizona, 1980-1985.

      Construction instructor Mesa (Arizona) Community College, Rio Salado Community College, Mesa, 1974-1978, Community College Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, 1978-1997, University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1992-1997. President, owner Basic Estimating Ltd., Las Vegas, 1978—1999. 1st sergeant United States Army, 1944-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

    Works

    • Basic Estimating for Construction (2nd Edition)
    • Assuming no prior knowledge of blueprint reading and mathematics, this manual guides readers through a material quantity survey, the conversion of the material quantities to a monetary value, and the addition of labor and equipment costs, using actual construction plans as a reference.
    • Blueprint Reading for Construction (2nd Edition)
    • Based on the author's extensive practical experience in construction as a crew member in the field as well as a contractor and professional estimator, this book covers the whole spectrum of construction blueprint reading—from what a blueprint is to how to make use of a set of plans.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Bethlehem, 1950—1960, commissioner Huntington Beach, California, 1976—1977. Trustee Fullerton Junior College, 1986—1992. Member of American Society Professional Estimators (certified, emeritus).

    Personality

    Interests

    Motor home travel, music.

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    Died November 18, 2006
    (aged 80)
    • 1944
      Pennsylvania State College
    • 1958
      Moravian College
    • 1973
      Fullerton Junior College
    • 1951 - 1972
      Journeyman various companies
    • 1959 - 1965
      substation operator Public Service Electrical and Gas Company
      Newark, Ohio, United States
    • 1966 - 1967
      supervisor 3M Company
      Montpelier, Vermont, United States
    • 1967
      journeyman Endicott Brass Company
    • 1974 - 1978
      construction instructor, Mesa (Arizona) Community College
      Mesa, Arizona, United States
    • 1978 - 1997
      construction instructor, Mesa (Arizona) Community College
      Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
    • 1980 - 1985
      contractor, California
      Arizona, United States
    • 1992 - 1997
      construction instructor, Mesa (Arizona) Community College
      Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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