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Robert F. Burnett

Robert BurnettAssistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology B. Tech
Civil Engineering Technology AAS
Construction Technology Management AAS
State University of New York at Canton

Office: Nevaldine North 121
Phone: 315-386-7159
Email: burnettb@canton.edu
Area of Expertise: AutoCAD, REVIT, BIM, Residential Architecture

Educational Background

  • M.S candidate – Human Performance Technology, SUNY Potsdam (NY), in progress.
  • B.S. – Psychology (Concentration in Sociology), SUNY Potsdam (NY)
  • A.A.S. – Individual Studies, SUNY Canton (NY)
  • Certificate – Building Construction, SUNY Canton (NY)
  • Certificate – Drafting/Design, SUNY Canton (NY)

Academic Experience

  • SUNY Canton, Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Construction Technology, 2006-present

Industry Experience

  • RFB DESIGN CONSULTING, Rensselaer Falls, New York, 2002-present, owner and operator.  Architectural and engineering Design consulting business providing Arch/Engineering design services for commercial Industrial, residential clients Design/Drafting, training and related and CADD/BIM.
  • Four-C-Aire, Potsdam, New York, 2003-2006. Mechanical Designer.  Project management, duties: Project coordination, produce layout and coordination drawings for sheet metal fabrication of HVAC ductwork, and coordinate CADD     drawings among all trades.
  • Viking Cives, Inc., Harrisville, New York, 2002-2003, Mechanical CADD Designer.  Duties: Provide drafting/design support for engineering department (detailed part sheets, weldments, and assembly drawings).
  • Robson & Woese, Inc., East Syracuse, New York, 1999-2002, Mechanical Designer/Drafter, CADD Administrator/Coordinator.  Duties: design and drafting of plumbing, HVAC systems, provide CADD; administrative support for all offices, coordination of incoming/outgoing CADD drawings, and related design duties.
  • RIST FROST Associates, P.C., Glens Falls, New York, 1998-1999, Engineering Technician CAD.  Duties: Drafting/design, assisted engineers in design layouts, design revisions and general office duties.


  • Residential Architecture- Building design
  • Mechanical building systems design
  • AutoCAD 2D and 3D
  • Inventor

Courses Taught at SUNY Canton

  • CONS 132 Construction Drafting*
  • CONS 151 Building Trades – Blueprint Reading and Drafting
  • SOET 116 Intro to CADD*
  • SOET 250 Intro to 3D CADD and BIM*
  • SOET 352 Advanced REVIT and BIM Management*
  • MECH 112 Advanced Computer Drafting

(* = actively teaching)