THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPAL

 

  • PERSONAL DATA
  • Last name: Castelo Branco;
  • First name: Antonio Jose (Tomze);
  • Cellular Telephone: +55 79 9 8820 0000;
  • Direct office fax: +55 79 3303 9009;
  • E- mail:tz@tcbintl.com.br;
  • Skype: tomzecastelobranco;
  • Nationality: Brazilian;
  • Tongues:
  • Portuguese: mother;
  • English: Read easily, speak fluently,  write easily not correctly and understand not easily;
  • Spanish: Read easily, speak not fluently, write not easily and understand easily;
  • French: Read not easily, speak a very little,  no write and understand not easily;
  • Italian: Read not easily, speak a very little,  no write, understand not easily;
  • Marital Status: Divorced;
  • Profession: Architect and Community Planner;
  • Passport: Brazilian;
  • Brazilian Consular Identity: Matriculation issued in June, 2003 by the Consular Assistance Division of the External Relationships Ministry of the Brazil;
  • Romanian Consular Identity: Matriculation issued in June, 2003, by the External Affairs Ministry of the Romania;

 

  • EDUCATIONAL DATA
  • From 2001 to 2002, concluded the following courses and/or trainings:
  • Vienna Convention for Consular Relations;
  • Bilateral International Relationships Practices;
  • International Commerce;
  • Procedures and posture protocol based in the Brazilian protocol;
  • Development of the touristy  activities of the nations;
  • In 1985, concluded the Town Planning Extension Course at the EN-HAP – Escola Nacional de Habitação e Poupança (Saving and Habitation National School, a official school of the Habitation National Bank) Rio de Janeiro City and State, Brazil and Computing in the production of Architecture Extension Course, at the XII Congresso Brasileiro de Arquitetos in Belo Horizonte City, Minas Gerais State, Brazil;
  • In 1980, concluded the Town Planning Extension Course at the Secretaria de Trabalho e Bem Estar Social do Estado da Bahia (Labor and Social Well Be Bahia State Secretariat), offered by the Banco Nacional da Habitação, ( Habitation National Bank, a Brazilian official bank for habitation) in Salvador City, Bahia State, Brazil;
  • Since 1974 until 1979: Complete Architecture and Urban Planning Superior Course at the Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador City, Bahia State, Brazil;
  • Since 1966 until 1973: Secondary Course and High School, both complete (Curso Secundario e Colegial completos) at the Colegio Antonio Vieira, Salvador city, Bahia State, Brazil;
  • Since 1966 until 1970, parallel, complete English Course at the EBEC – Escola Bahiana de Expansão Cultural, Salvador City, Bahia State, Brazil;
  • In 1965, Complete Admission for Secondary Course, (Admissão ao Curso Secundario completo), at the Escola Urania da Bahia, Salvador City, Bahia State, Brazil;
  • Since 1961 until 1964: Complete Primary Course, (Curso Primario completo) at the Escola Guajara, Iguai, Bahia State, Brazil;
  •   PROFESSIONAL DATA
  • In 2006, Established the company named TCB - TRADING COMPANY BUREAU.
  • In 2005, was firmed partnerships with companies of the international markets in Brazil, Romania, Finland, France, United States, Belgium, Germany, China, Argentina, Mexico, India, Russia, Portugal, Chile, etc. in the sector of importation and exportation with various businesses and a lot of negotiations, principally with sugar, urea, used rails scraps, cosmetics for hair, leather and soybean;
  •  In 2004, was firmed partnership with the company Energy consulting Ltd, in Rio de Janeiro, with various works for the electric sector and we work trying to implant one petroleum refinery. 
  • In 2003: June,  believed Romanian Honorary Consul for the Sergipe State of the Brasil; 
      March, signed contract of Partnership with La Scala n.v. /s.a., Houthalen, Belgium for performance in the European market. 

  • In 2002: Assigned one Consulting Agreement with the Rolls-Royce Power Ventures Limited, London, England, for the business and undertakes and it’s develops the implantations of the projects under orders of this agreement and will receive for the services hereunder a success fee in the amount of one percent (1%) of the EPC cost of the projects.
  • In 2001: created the International Commerce Department of the Ceplantec. Basically working with importation of cement, reinforced steel for civil constructions, urea and exportation of sugar ICUMSA 45, juice of fruits, cosmetics, soybean, etc making inclusive catching of external credit with priority to the states of Bahia, Sergipe and Alagoas, in Brazil and the Romania and the Eastern European countries.
  • In 2001, worked offering technical support in advice of urbanizations projects for medium income and poverty populations in general, for Nations Union Organization contracted. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
  • Since 1999 until 2000: Parliamentary Secretary of the Brazilian National Congress together one Federal Deputy, Brazilian capital named Brasilia ;
  • Since 1993 until 1998: President of the CEPLANTEC, worked as a Civil Constructor Company. The client was the state government through the engineer Antonio Carlos Santos  and making the services following down, supervising the work less 1000 and more than 600 persons organized by different levels and I went out this activities because the State Government or didn’t pay our services or paid part or paid after I needed receive. 
  • Construction of the Administrative Division of the Joao Alves Filho Hospital, client Sergipe State Govern by engineer Antonio Carlos Santos, in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  •  General Reform in building of 10 schools in Aracaju, Itabaiana, Capela, and Muribeca, cities of the Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • Horizontal and Vertical Signaling of the Estancia City- Boquim City Road, in Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • Construction and the Architectonical Project of the Centre of Recuperation of the Dependent on Drugs, in Lagarto, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • Construction, Paving and draining all streets of the General Maynard City and Pinga Fogo Town, with approximately 120.000 m², Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • General Reform in building of the Santa Isabel Hospital, Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • Urban and Architectonical Project and Construction of one human settlement with 42 habitations in Porto da Folha City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  •  Urban and Architectonical Project and Construction of one human settlement with 100 habitations, and paving at many streets, in Brejo Grande, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • Paving at many streets, in Jenipapo Town, Lagarto,  Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • Since 1988 until 1993: I found the CEPLANTEC – Centre of Technical Ltd., my first Office, my first Company and I was the largest member, the technical responsive, the manager and the first supervising the work of the more than 100 professionals of the various level (since doctor on economy until person without technical qualification). The CEPLANTEC worked initially, making architectonical and urban and/or regional development projects, after with engineering projects, too (hydraulic, all draining, electrical, etc.), after with budget, economic viability and the proper economic project, control and policy development plans, in resume, the CEPLANTEC was like a bridge between, the commercial companies, the market and the financing banks for all kind of business, but, my experience was habitations. In this area, my company went ahead better. In this time, in Brazil, there wasn’t the BNH – Habitat ional National Bank, a official bank for habitation, in your place arrived the Caixa Economica Federal, another official saving bank, opening new credit lines for the constructor companies build habitations and my company made for them, a lot of completes undertakings, appearing, our works, for this Bank. Until here, the CEPLANTEC made, principally, the following works, supervising the work of no more than 25 professionals of various levels:    
  • The Head Frame II, for the Odebrecht Constructor S.A., by the engineer Ricardo Roth Ferraz, It’s a project of a building for one big elevator that lift up and down workers and the bigger machines of the potassium mine located inside down the land, approximately 1400 feet. This building, outside the land, have all compartments all fully pressurized, like a plane, by technical order, in Rosario do Catete, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • One building, named Campo do Jordão, with 24 flats, two flats with four bedrooms per floor and 15 floors for Atenco – Atalaia, Engenharia e Comercio Ltda, by the engineer Lenio Mendonça de Morais, in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • One building, named Ile de France, with 24 flats, one flat with four bedrooms and one with three bedrooms per floor and 15 floors for Atenco – Atalaia, Engenharia e Comercio Ltda, by the engineer Lenio Mendonça de Morais, in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • Two building, named Jardim Monte Verde, each, with 16 flats, four flats with three bedrooms per floor and four floors for Atenco – Atalaia, Engenharia e Comercio Ltda, by the engineer Lenio Mendonça de Morais, in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • Two building, named Jardim de Luxemburgo, each, with 16 flats, four flats with three bedrooms per floor and four floors for Atenco – Atalaia, Engenharia e Comercio Ltda, by the engineer Lenio Mendonça de Morais, in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • Two building, named Jardim de Windsor, each, with 16 flats, four flats with three bedrooms per floor and four floors for Atenco – Atalaia, Engenharia e Comercio Ltda, by the engineer Lenio Mendonça de Morais, in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • Two building, named Ville de Paris, each, with 24 flats, four flats with four bedrooms per floor and 16 floors for Atenco – Atalaia, Engenharia e Comercio Ltda, by the engineer Lenio Mendonça de Morais, in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • One building, named Eldorado, with 24 flats, two flats with four bedrooms per floor and 15 floors for Santa Maria Constructor Ltda, by the engineer Carlos Orlando Maia, in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • In 10.10.1988, the directory of the Caixa Economica Federal central office in Brasilia, Federal District, by the minute of the directory meeting number 900, after invite me, authorized the credential of the CEPLANTEC for it operate all Brazil in the Habitat ional Programs of the National Habitat ional Financial System. Henceforward, I returned to work with habitation, community, human settlement, saving, financing, budget, coordination, etc. and put all my attention for the angle undertake of the habitation question, only, because it is what I like and think that know how to make well, it’s easy for me. I analyzed all facts conditional of the new business supported with one big bank back me, made the option for works with it, forever. I thought if I worked directly with the communities, my bank was safer and I felt the future problems before, For it I optioned to work by habitat ional cooperatives and the CEPLANTEC supported administratively all works of them. Immediately, I went to the communities objective of the Programs and began to deep studies about incomes of each family, selecting the families for levels of incomes, ordering a social studies of the selected groups, knowing how each family lived and arrived to the final groups really seems, with capacity of payment seems, inside  of the financing and saving plans of my bank, founding after this work, each cooperative, where for each group, I created one separated session of the cooperative, for each large action other cooperative and others sessions, etc. and founded for the families:
  • COHAZUL and RIOMAR – South Zone Habitat ional Cooperative, with thirteen sessions, in Sergipe State, Brasil;
  • PAULICOOP – Habitat ional Cooperative of Sao Paulo, without sessions, in Sao Paulo State, Brasil;
  • RIOCOOP – Habitat ional Cooperative of Rio de Janeiro, without sessions, in Rio de Janeiro State, Brasil;
  • GOIASCOOP – Habitat ional Cooperative of Goias, with two sessions, in Goias State and Brasilia Federal District, Brasil;
  • Organized this part, with a Social Assistants, made the architectonical studies of the houses or flats and one quick budget for arrive to one big final number, but, near of the reality. After, to select areas to buy, to make all projects integrated, the budget to the human settlement, the study of the financing with a payment less the capacity of payment of each groups and/or session of cooperative, the plan of the policy and control of the construction, all it with legal performance attended, the organized occupation of the homes and the attendance of the new life each family settled. For almost ten years I made this service fulfilled above a Brazilian lingering inflation with rates until 70% a month, without mistakes and all our human settlements paid the financing normally, as principally: 
  • Costa Verde or COHAZUL I, with 128 flats, in eight buildings with four flats with three bedrooms per floor and four floors, parking for 128 cars, a meddle swimming pool and 128 families with a support building with one floor for administration staff, games room, etc. These families earned approximately US$600,00, each. We worked with 640 persons for live there, located in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • Moradas dos Farois or COHAZUL II, with 128 flats, in eight buildings with four flats with three bedrooms per floor and four floors, parking for 128 cars, a little swimming pool and 128 families with a support building with one floor for administration staff, little games room, etc. These families earned approximately US$400, 00, each. We worked with 640 persons for live there, located in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • Praias do Nordeste or COHAZUL VII, with 352 flats, in forty four buildings with four flats with three bedrooms per floor and four floors, parking for 352 cars. These families earned approximately US$250, 00, each. We worked with 1.760 persons for live there, located in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • Luis Alves or COHAZUL X, with 204 houses with two bedrooms, with treated water, electric energy, sanitary draining system and paving with parallelepiped on the streets. These 204 families earned US$120, 00, each. We worked with 1.020 persons, located in Sao Cristovao, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • Moradas do Ipe or GOIASCOOP I, with 108 houses with two bedrooms, with treated water, electric energy, sanitary draining system and paving with parallelepiped on the streets. These 108 families earned US$120,00, each. We worked with 540 persons, located in Rubiataba City, Goias State, Brazil; and other undertakings as Cubatão with 80 families in São Paulo State, Feira Livre with 96 families in Bahia State, Mage I and II, Furnas I, Suisse I, in Rio de Janeiro State.
  •  We went out this business because the government, without money for financing this habitat ional system, resolved to stop and without the financing with low rates, the cooperatives didn’t accept to continue theses works. 
  • From 1987 to 1988, I was Transit Engineering and Defensive Direction Director of the Transit and Traffic Official Department named DETRAN/SE – Departamento Estadual de Transito,
  • In 1987, founded the company Ceplantec – Centro de Planejamento Técnico Ltd, in AZracaju city, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • Since 1982 until 1987 – I was a Projects Manager. I supervised something around 20 professionals, I could make the human settlements, located in Sergipe State, Brazil at the following cities:
  • Aracaju – less than 4.000 families;
  • N. S. do Socorro – less than 125.000 families;
  • Laranjeiras – less than 200 families;
  • Maruim – less than 200 families;
  • Gloria – less than 100 families;
  • Cristinapolis – less than 100 families;
  • Divina Pastora – less than 50 families;
  • Barra dos Coqueiros – less than 500 families;
  • Telha – less than 20 families;
  • Tobias Barreto – less than 400 families;
  • Simao Dias -0 less than 400 families;
  • Lagarto – less than 200 families;
  • Ribeirópolis - less than 100 families;
  • Moita Bonita – less than 100 families;
  • Itabaiana – less than 200 families;
  • Gararu – less than 50 families;
  • Tomar de Geru – less than 50 families;
  • Itabaianinha – less than 50 families;
  • From 1980 to 1981 – I was a Substitute Manager of the Engineering, Architecture and Human Settlement Department ;
  • In 1979 – I was contracted by the COHAB/SE – State Company of the Popular Habitation,;
  • From 1978 to 1979 – With the partner of the Brandao Construtora, (Constructor Company) by the proprietary architect Luis Henrique Brandao, I won two businesses, the first was five architectonical projects of the banking agency for the Banco Economico SA (Economic Bank) and in the second I won five project to the Brandão Filhos SA (company of exporters of cocoa, coffee, sisal, principally, to the world). The banking agency were:
  • Blumenau City, Santa Catarina State, Brazil;
  • Itabuna City, Bahia State, Brazil;
  • Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil;
  • Juazeiro City, Bahia State, Brazil;
  • Vitoria da Conquista City, Bahia State, Brazil; and for Brandao Filhos SA I made:
  • Commercial Building with four floor in Ilheus City, Bahia State, Brazil;
  • Natural Coffee Processing Plant, with an African technical support in Itiruçu, Bahia State, Brazil;
  • Natural cocoa store in Ipiau City, Bahia State, Brazil;
  • Commercial shop in Ipiau City, Bahia State, Brazil;
  • Natural cocoa store in Ibirapitanga City, Bahia State, Brazil; In these businesses I supervised 10 professionals;
  • Since 1977 until 1978 – The last three probation, when I attended a class, I working on two and one on vacancy. The first in Acquasana, one company that worked with a construction of swimming pool, only, with a water treatment system was developed by them. With this technology I planned various swimming pools with water feed, filtration, treatment station, and final draining. I don’t remember the name of the engineer proprietary of this company I supervised six professionals, in Salvador and Feira de Santana Cities, Bahia State, Brazil; The second was one Search, I was searcher of poor populations sitting for the IBGE/Planning Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic of the Brazil, working in one human settlement named Beiru, Salvador City, Bahia State, Brazil. I don’t remember who was the supervisor and I didn’t supervised anybody,; The third and last was on vacancy, more than three  months, in Grupo Quatro (Group Four) it’s a company formed by four architects and worked with Towns Planning and Architectural projects an Consultants. I worked almost an assistant of the architect Walmir Aguiar, he’s a very experienced architect and a few times he was working with the architect that made the United Nation’s architectonical project Mr. Oscar Niemeyer in the project of the Brasilia’s University Library. I made basically architectonical details, and made my first human settlement supervised by him and another architect member of the company in Goiania City, Goias State and Brazil. I supervised three professionals.                             
  • Since 1976 until 1977 – I was probationer of the Salvador City Education Municipal Secretariat, working with projects, budgets and sometime making constructions of:
  • Kitchen Garden for all municipal schools;
  • Renewals and/or Maintenances at all municipals schools;
  • Renewal of the historical monument building, office of the Education Municipal Secretariat;
  • Sport Court and leisure areas at various point of the Salvador City. Near of the end I was probationer chief, supporting the architect Luis Carlos Alcoforado, supervising 25 professionals;
  • Since 1975 until 1976 I was probationer of the Mecal – Mecal, Engenharia, Comercio e Arquitetura Ltda (Constructor Enterprise that made their all projects inside the company). I worked directly with the Technical Director, the architect Gustavo Gois in office of the company and in their constructions together the architect Cid Oliveira. I supervised at one time 5 or 6 professionals, at another time approximately 20 professionals  working with a complete projects, budgets and constructions of the buildings, in Salvador City, Bahia State, Brazil, as:
  • Pablo Picasso with 13 floors with three bedrooms and two flats per floor;
  • Pablo Casals  with 13 floors with three bedrooms and two flats per floor;
  • Joao Alves   with 18 floors with two bedrooms and eight flats per floor;  
  • In 1974 – My first thinking after entered at the University was to work in my professional area for learn studying at the School and working together a good professionals in a job seems the matter taught. In this way, young, made my initials contacts with the Civil Construction, at the Construtora Pinheiro, (Constructor Company) making little works supporting the architect Sergio Doria, technical staff chief at the construction of one building with nine floors and with Architecture in the office of the architect Armando Francisco Gordilho Muniz de Aragão, working in a little jobs too, together him. I didn’t supervise anybody. Both in Salvador City, Bahia State, Brazil;   
  •   PARALLEL WORKS DATA
  • From 2003 to 2005, was Fiscal Effective Counselor elected of the Brazilian Construction Industry Chamber – CBIC, Brasilia.
  • In 2002, Assumed the Vice Presidency for the Northeast Region, of the Brazilian Construction Industry Chamber – CBIC, Brasilia.
  • In 1992 – Made a large work to talk about Human Settlement by the architectonical angle for middle income populations with solutions through habitat ional cooperatives for directors of companies members of the ABICOOP – Brazilian Habitat ional Cooperatives Assistant Organism Association, in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil;
  • In 1988 – Made a large work to talk about Human Settlement by the architectonical angle for low income populations for directors of public companies members of the ABC – Brazilian Popular Habitation Public Companies Association, in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • In 1988 –  Received the diploma of master freemason by the Freemasonic Store named Cotinguiba, in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • In 1987 – Participant of the Public Administration General Diagnoses Seminary invited by Planning  State Secretariat of Sergipe, in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • In 1986 – Response and chief of one than another technical staff for build the Second Own House Construction (Mutirão), in N. S. Socorro City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • In 1984 – Talk about Human settlement of the architectonical angle for students and teachers of the Technical Federal School of Sergipe, Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • In 1982 – Participant of the Security and Development Study Cycle produced by the Superior School of War Graduated Association in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  • In 1979 – Participant of the Town Planning Seminary produced by the Brazilian Geographers Association, in Aracaju City, Sergipe State, Brazil;
  •   AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE DATA
  • In 1988 until 2000 – I’m a farmer and planted cassava, after orange, peanut and sugar cane in Japaratuba, Sergipe state, Brazil;
  • Since 1999 until now – I’m trying to plant sugar cane, without chemical products in plantation and manufacture, and product alcohol, special beverage, natural (mascavo) sugar and electric energy in our little distillery. This plant is at construction stage.
  •  COMPUTER ABILITY AND EXPERIENCE DATA
  • Since 1985, I work with a computer for all service that I need to make. Along this time I made courses, bought machines and programs, read books but I believe that I learned it, using a lot(style self made man). I use words, excel, 3d home for architects, schedule, internet programs some financial programs and other programs developed for my works, use a lot.  
  • EXPERIENTAL TRAVELS OUTSIDE BRAZIL
  • In 2003 - I went to Cancun City, Mexico;
  • In 1997 – I went to Cancun City, Mexico;
  • In 1996 – I went to Brussels, Holland, England and France;
  • In 1994 – I visited the United States of America (Florida and New York);
  • In 1991 – I was in the United States of America (New York), after made a travel to Spain, Portugal and  England, returning to United State of America (Florida);
  • In 1990 – I went to the United States of America (Florida);
  • In 1988 – I went to France (Paris) and traveled to Italy, San Marino, Monaco, stayed in south of France ( Nice, Avignon), Switzerland, Germany and Luxembourg, returning to France;
    • For an architect, a professional of the human settlement, cities, flats, houses, stores, shopping centers, etc., to travel is one large study, very important for him that see another populations, their different customs and cultures, another solutions for various problems seems that he resolve every day. It’s good, he can see advanced and primitive solutions for old troubles and think about his performance while an architects. Previewing better the future of the planning that he make in his work and take him new idea.
  • FINAL CONSIDERATIONS
  • I never take up legal permanent residence status in some country other than that of my nationality;
  • I never take some steps towards changing my nationality at birth;
  • All my life, I never have been arrested, indicted, or summoned into the court as a defendant in a criminal proceeding or convicted, fined or imprisoned for the violation of some law;
  • I don’t have any objections to my personal history form being made available to other agencies inclusive of the United Nations System;

I CERTIFY THAT ALL INFORMATION STATED IN THIS RESUME IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.        

 

Castelo Branco, Tomze
Architect