Major: Construction Management
Company: McCarthy Building Companies INC.
Internship from May 2, 2016 — August 23, 2016
Howdy, my name is Ryan Moore, I’m form Sugar Land Texas, I’m a Construction Management student at BYU-Idaho. I love to design and build and learn how things get put together, I’m going into my 3rd year here at BYU-Idaho and I wanted to see what I was learning in class put to use in the “real” world and see if a young man with no prior construction experience, minus my schooling, would fair in the work force.
What results did you achieve on the internship, and how did you exceed the company's expectations for your role?
I was able to show the need for more VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) interns, I was able to produce the concrete structural model for a hospital building, a garage, and a dock for the Port of Houston. I was able to produce concrete drawings for each pour for the foundation of each of those jobs. I was able to assist in the pre-planing of the buildings and provide information in one nice and convenient drawing package. I was the very first VDC intern the region had ever had and now they have two VDC interns.
What did you learn in this internship that will affect your life in a positive way?
How to work with others in such a friendly way, I improved my 3D modeling and drawing skills but most importantly I think I also increased my understanding of how to communicate with other people and how to value the work that they do to complete the job.
How were you involved with safety and/or quality during your internship, and how did that change your perspective on construction?
The drawings I produced were to make sure that everything in the concrete pour was in its proper placement before we poured. I had never realized how complex a building could get and now I realize how important it is to do your job right the first time.
After reviewing www.IBuildAmerica.com, tell us what I Build America means to you?
The respect that the construction industry deserves, I love how they are trying to show people what construction really does for them and their lives and livelihood