Event Title

Wiecking Center Work Shop

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

21-4-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2014 3:30 PM

Student's Major

Construction Management

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Matthew Durand

Mentor's Department

Construction Management

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

Currently the Construction Management Program is lacking a shop formatted lab. Having a workshop would allow students to view plans on proper plan tables, have a work bench for various field testing, and would support an education on building green, as it would be a green building. The program would also benefit from the planning and building phases of the project. It would allow students to work with outside contractors in a field application. We are currently benefiting from the project by creating designs. We are gaining a true accountability for our structural calculations, attention to building codes, and respect for construction/operational efficiency based on the project potentially being constructed. In our area of study there is no replacement for learning in a hand on live field application. Making the construction documents estimates and measurements apply to something you can see develop provides a motivation to learn. We would gain that motivation through the shops construction process but would gain our overall goal by providing an area for students to gain a hand on learning experience every day. In my personal experience from attending class for 4 years followed by working in the field for 3 years. I learned a lot of the business language along with other tools in the class room but that information didn’t mean anything to me until I was able to apply it in a hand on environment. The shop would be a great step in brings the class room to life.

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Apr 21st, 2:00 PM Apr 21st, 3:30 PM

Wiecking Center Work Shop

CSU Ballroom

Currently the Construction Management Program is lacking a shop formatted lab. Having a workshop would allow students to view plans on proper plan tables, have a work bench for various field testing, and would support an education on building green, as it would be a green building. The program would also benefit from the planning and building phases of the project. It would allow students to work with outside contractors in a field application. We are currently benefiting from the project by creating designs. We are gaining a true accountability for our structural calculations, attention to building codes, and respect for construction/operational efficiency based on the project potentially being constructed. In our area of study there is no replacement for learning in a hand on live field application. Making the construction documents estimates and measurements apply to something you can see develop provides a motivation to learn. We would gain that motivation through the shops construction process but would gain our overall goal by providing an area for students to gain a hand on learning experience every day. In my personal experience from attending class for 4 years followed by working in the field for 3 years. I learned a lot of the business language along with other tools in the class room but that information didn’t mean anything to me until I was able to apply it in a hand on environment. The shop would be a great step in brings the class room to life.

Recommended Citation

Johnson, Kody. "Wiecking Center Work Shop." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/poster_session_B/14