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Software Developer - Bruce Thomas


2000 - Now
Designing and programming database applications.  I have created over 60 business software applications
mostly based upon SQL Server and Access, many of which are of considerable complexity.  Details of a selection of these are provided in my Software Portfolio.
2000 IT Manager - Flexer Construction Ltd.
Programming and implementation of database applications for the management of hired plant, vehicles and labour.  Procurement and maintenance of all IT equipment and software. 
1998 2000 Freelance Quantity Surveyor
During this period, as my clients became more aware of my computer programming skills, I gradually moved from QS work to full time programming, mainly creating database programmes to improve and speed up the conversion of measurement records into  electronic valuations and payment applications.
1997 - 1998 Senior QS - John Licudi & Partners (Gibraltar)
Preparation of final accounts for two sewerage projects in Jamaica.  All in Excel.
1987 - 1997 Associate - Jeremy Lenton & Associates
Preparation, evaluation, and defence of contractual claims in the construction industry. During this period I used the computer full time and became very experienced with Excel, Word, Superbase, and MS Project.  I created numerous database applications to suit the nature of the required analyses.
1983 - 1988 Managing Director - The 3R Roofing Co Ltd
In 1984 I installed a desktop computer with an accounting software package.  At that time there was only a very limited range of software available.  I therefore wrote my own programmes for estimating, quantification of materials, and for calculating wages.
1975 - 1983 Resident Engineer - Consulting Engineers John Taylor & Sons
Resident Engineer on various sewerage projects in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait.
1968 1975 Assistant Engineer - Oxfordshire & District Water Board
Design, preparation of contract documentation, and supervision of numerous pipeline schemes and treatment facilities and participation in operational management.



B.Sc. (Honours) in Civil Engineering. The University of Birmingham.  July 1968.


Chartered Civil Engineer - Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.  July 1974.


bulletMusic, playing guitar, dancing, and walking.
bulletPlaying in the band Stick The Fiddle.
Based in Devon in southwest UK, Database Collection can provide software and program development for English speaking businesses worldwide.
Last modified: 14 March 2008 Software Development companies