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Clancy & Theys team shares industry expertise with NC State students

Clancy & Theys team shares industry expertise with NC State students

December 6, 2018

This fall, the Clancy & Theys team atVirtual Design Construction, VDC, BIM, NC State Students the Peace development project in Raleigh mentored two students from nearby NC State University. Both students are studying engineering and are interested in construction technology.

Saurabh Raka, a graduate student studying construction engineering, and Steffen Schilstra, a senior studying civil and structural engineering, are both in Dr. Kevin Han’s Building Information Modeling in Construction class.

Each student in Dr. Han’s class is assigned to a local jobsite, where they observe construction progress, interact with the project and virtual design teams, and submit weekly construction progress reports using visual data and BIM technology to their instructor. At the culmination of the course, students will conduct a case study using a new BIM-related technology, which will serve as their final project.

Dr. Han hopes this experience teaches the students the value of communication on the jobsite and gives them an opportunity to see how construction professionals exchange information about a project. By working closely with the project team, Saurabh and Steffen had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with construction technology before they begin their careers.

“Students are the future of this industry, so it’s imperative they learn about the constantly evolving technology used in construction,” said Harry McKinney, Director of Virtual Design and Construction at Clancy & Theys. “It’s been a pleasure for our team to work with Saurabh and Steffen, and we look forward to seeing their future success in the construction industry.”

Learn more about Clancy & Theys’ virtual design & construction services here.