Civil and environmental engineering student Neisha French wrote about her experience working for Brasfield & Gorrie in Nashville as part of a co-op.
I worked with a Project Management group in Brasfield & Gorrie’s Corporate Services division. The group’s overall responsibilities were to plan the construction and oversee sub-contractors financially and physically throughout the duration of the construction process.
My responsibilities were to make “exhibits” that illustrated floor finishes and shoring heights for the crews to use during construction, send and document submittals and RFIs, and track and order formwork for each floor of the building.
This industry experience helped me see what positions I could potentially have working for a general contractor. It also gave me insight on the construction process, so if I should ever engineer the structure of a building, I can consider ways to add constructability, which is a time and cost savings for whoever builds it.