Brimum Mechanical Drafting is the trade name used by Brian Mumme, a New Zealand Certificate of Engineering – Mechanical qualified CAD draftsman. My initial entry into the world of drafting came about while on my OE manual drafting fire protection and then HVAC building services. It was upon my return to New Zealand that I realised manual drafting was a dying art form and it would be necessary to up skill to CAD if I was to continue in the industry.
The first version of AutoCAD I got to use in angry was R11, updating high voltage electrical drawings; a simple tracing contract but nevertheless a good opportunity to become proficient with the software. This was followed draughting building services for the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa for Gooder Construction, eventually becoming an employee. As a multidiscipline engineering company I not only drafted building services but also worked on Telecom and Transpower high voltage drawings.
After a cycling accident and redundancy in 2002, I returned to contracting. Since then I have been contracting to Designer Stainless working on architectural metalwork fabrication and installation drawings using parametric modelling. My client was so impressed with the software that they purchased their own copy and I have trained two draftsmen in its use.
When I’m not sitting in front of a computer I can be found down at the beach kite surfing, cycling or behind a camera.
With over twenty years of experience of engineering and computer aided design in a variety of engineering disciplines, Brimum is well placed to meet your CAD drafting requirements.
Brimum specialises in engineering / fabrication drawings and is NOT a Licensed Building Practitioner (LPB) hence can not undertake LPB work without supervision of a LPB.