Zachary Newman spent summer 2020 in Mobile, Alabama, on a co-op with Brasfield & Gorrie. He worked with the second term project management on the Airbus A220 final assembly line project.
My experience with Brasfield & Gorrie (B&G) has been phenomenal. Being on site and seeing building(s) go together first-hand has helped me in more ways than I can even grasp. From participating in concrete pours to watching steel get erected, it has helped me understand WHY certain things are done/accounted for in my civil engineering classes. Not only has it helped me understand logic behind certain techniques/procedures, it has significantly enhanced my construction knowledge, vocabulary, and communication skills.
Lastly, the B&G culture has been the most inspiring thing about my co-op experience. Every person I have met in the company is so easy to talk and genuinely seems interested in getting to know me. Overall, B&G has shaped me to be self-sufficient, logical, and as open-minded as possible. In hindsight, my co-op with B&G has been the greatest impact of my college career. I can’t imagine college without this experience, it has truly opened my eyes to countless aspects of the construction industry and civil engineering in general.
Upon graduating, I plan to be on a superintendent/project management career path in the construction industry.