School: University of Texas Pan American
Major: Civil Engineering / Engineering
Company: Foremost Paving Inc.
The main project(s) that I’ve worked and contributed as being a part of Foremost Paving, mainly consist of reviewing proposal specification and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate. Ensured that estimates are completed on time, in a professional and competitive manner, and accurate considering risk factors and construction methods. This tasks are easily accomplished with the help of Heavy Bid.
What results did you achieve on the project(s), and what impact did they have on the company?
The end result that i personally achieve on every project is a life learning experience. furthermore, the results that impact Foremost Paving, are to assist chief estimator to acquire low and accurate cost estimates delivered on time; facilitate and learn his estimating methods.
What real-life technical or business skills did you learn during the internship?
A real-life skill that I have learned working at Foremost Paving would include construction time scheduling, construction sequence, and project estimate costs. I have also achieve knowledge on how to communicate properly and formally with peers, vendors, subcontractors, owners, Engineers, etc., personally I believe this is a big part of success.
What did you learn in this internship that will affect your life in a positive way?
The most valuable lesson that I have learned so far during my time working at Foremost Paving would be to never give up on what you believe, and that every day is a challenge so always show the best in you. I believe that this will have a positive impact on my personal life because it not only signifies work status, but a day to day challenge may oppose your daily routine; so be prepared.
Where do you think technology will make the biggest impact in construction in the next few years, and how will it do that?
I strongly believe that technology has had a huge impact in the construction field over the past decade. not only the way we operate, but the equipment has had vast major improvements. Everything from computers and electronics down to the hammer and a nail. Computers have been a huge impact in construction, they facilitate and speed up projects. For Foremost Paving, HCSS products have facilitated everything from bidding a project to building it. Heavy Bid has kept improving since I started using it, so has Heavy Job. This software signifies the advance in construction technology, and in a few years it will continue to innovate, refine, and expand its products as the industry evolves.