Isaac’s Intern Experience – New Ventures at an Industrial Project

My blog assignment comes on the ninth week of my internship. I am blown away by the opportunities that I’ve gotten while on this project with the energy team. Every day brings something different, and I’m continually learning about all aspects of the project.

After the first week of introductions and intern meetings, I began working closely with the civil superintendent. I completed layout for concrete, surveying, poured concrete, and worked with the laborers. He has moved on to another project, so I am currently overseeing the laborers and painters in their day to day work, along with helping the concrete crew, boilermakers, ironworkers, and pipefitters.  I’ve gotten to know many of the guys on site, and they have helped me learn so much.

I had little experience in industrial construction processes before coming on this job, but I was eager to learn. My former experience has been residential for three summers. But this crew from the management to the labor force has helped me feel right at home and taught me so much.  I can always find someone who knows the answer to my question.

I don’t have a typical day. Every day brings new things I must do and trades I must work with. I love this and wouldn’t have it any other way. Tasks I have completed frequently though include; grout forms around the erected steel and incinerators, layout of areas to be excavated, epoxying in bolts, coordinating tasks between different trades, resolving issues with pipe supports, and quality control/assurance with the quality manager.

This summer has presented challenges unlike any we’ve faced. Alberici has taken all the steps they can to ensure jobsite safety while continuing to work productively. I’m proud to be a part of this team.