2016, Barton Malow, Build U, Ideal Contracting, Intern, Mentor

Fort Wayne Trip – Paulina Torres

This has been a very exciting week! The Build-U Team took a trip down to Fort Wayne, Indiana on Wednesday to get a tour of the job site there. Wednesday evening, we had a nice dinner at Chop’s Steakhouse with Glenn Peer and Derek Woloszyk. It was nice to see everyone and follow up on all of the great things that we have been doing. On Thursday, we headed over to the Fort Wayne GM Plant for orientation and a site tour. Throughout the tour we got to see multiple things. First we went to a Light Weight Style Building where we got to see an Air Rotation Unit. Another cool thing that we got to see was how to place concrete. It was amazing to see all the different steps required in placing concrete. I did not know that steel fiber helps reinforce concrete and control cracking. Now I am eager to place concrete some day!

We also got to go on top of the roof on one of the buildings where I got to see an air handling unit. These air handling units were much bigger than the ones that I have seen at the Tech Center. Glenn talked about the G-Comply tags and the purpose of it; it was nice to hear him talk about something that I am working on at my job site. I also got to see a cooling tower. The day concluded with lunch and a power point presentation given by Glenn. Throughout the presentation we got to see progress photos of all the different jobs happening within the plant. He showed us a three week look ahead schedule for a specific project, talked through a submittal process, and mentioned “last planner”. I connected a lot with the power point presentation because most of what he went through I already knew from my experience at the Tech Center.

I want to give JON, YESI, ALEX, GUS, GLENN and DEREK a huge shout out! You guys are the best! The trip was fabulous and I had a great time. It was great to see another job site and learn about the projects that they are working on. Thank you Glenn and Derek for taking the time out of your busy schedules to make this an experience to remember. IDEAL CONTRACTING and BARTON MALOW ROCKS!

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