For those of you not keeping score, the semester is half way over. Now come the fun half of the semester.
CM Department News
Make sure you RSVP for the Fall Student Welcome. You should have done so by last Friday, but if you haven't done so and still want to go, get on it ASAP. You should have received an invite from SCMEF. The RSVP info was with that email invitation.
Also, wish Alyssa Zayas, Neil Devlin, Nick Staykow and Javier Mederos luck in the national DBIA competition. Once again, Sac State gets to play David to Auburn and Colorado State's Goliath. Go kick their butts!
Still a ton of activity on the job leads front. A lot of these jobs are for interns. The best way to get your dream job upon leaving Sac State is to have real industry experience on your resume. There are several opportunities below to get that experience.
Horizon Glass (NEW!): here are excepts from an e-mail sent to me and Mike Anderson:
We [are] very excited about the prospect of hiring one/two of your Junior Construction Management class to start up in a Project Management / Jr. Estimating position in our commercial glazing company here in West Sacramento.
We have been in business over 30 years and are looking for new talent in this area. We would like to get more information from you as to how this would work and a list of prospects that are in their Junior year within your construction management program.
Please contact me directly with any questions you might have and any paperwork that we may have to fill out with your program to get this rolling.
(P) 916-373-9900 ext. 109
Flint Builders: The position is part-time and starts immediately, and is based in our Roseville office, working remotely for a jobsite near Arcata. For more info, contact:
Megan Actkinson, Marketing Coordinator, LEED BD+C
Flint Builders 401 Derek Place, Roseville CA 95678 l (916) 757-1000 office l (916) 825-2388 mobile l www.flintbuilders.com
Overaa: full description below, but Overaa is also looking for interns locally.
An exciting opportunity to join one of the largest Construction companies in the Bay Area.
Ranked # 226 in the ENR TOP 400. Overaa Construction is one of the nation’s top ranked firms, and has been in business for 106 years.
Why work for us?
Maggie White | Director- Human Resources/Training | firstname.lastname@example.org
C. Overaa & Co. | 200 Parr Boulevard| Richmond| CA| 94801
Office: 510-234-0926 | Direct: 510-231-5511 | Fax: 510-237-2435 |www.overaa.com
Steve P. Rados: This just came hot off the presses from Sac State alum Russell "Big Cat" Bonnifield. Rados, a heavy civil company, is looking for interns. For more info on Rados, click here. Send resumes to Russell at email@example.com. You gotta love the Sac State CM network!
Director of Field Operations: This position is for a more experienced person looking to for something not strictly construction management. I have a former student that is the VP of Operations at Sungevity. Sungevity, a residential solar sales and installation program looking for Director of Field Ops to oversee our installation and service operations. Solar installs closely mirror construction in how it requires multiple phases, permits, roof construction. Let me know if you are interested or know someone who is.
Capital Commercial Flooring Inc.: CCF is a commercial flooring company based in Sacramento with annual sales over $10 million with over 50 installers. They are looking for an intern to help with submittals, LEED information, safety, takeoffs/estimating, writing proposals purchasing materials and scheduling. This is a great opportunity to work with a specialty subcontractor and you will experience many aspect of managing construction work. If interested, contact me.
What's Going on In Classes
I hate bs "the dog ate my homework" style excuses, but I need to use one. My laptop is still being worked on by IT (since last Wednesday), so things are going to move slowly for a few days. I sincerely hope it's ready on Monday, but if not, bear with me. All of my class-related files are on it.
CM 121: We will review the midterm on Tuesday and discuss estimating wood framing on Thursday. We will begin estimating wood framing this week in lab. I sincerely hope to get feedback back to you this week regarding labs...
CM 124: We have a site visit to an Overaa project (water treatment plant). Not sure if we're going to the site next to campus or closer to downtown, but Gareth will have more info. One thing that we ask is that you WEAR A WHITE HARD HAT on the site visit. Actually, Gareth and I aren't asking, Overaa is. If you have a white hard hat, then great, wear it. If you have an extra white hard hat, bring it for a homie in you lab section.
CM 126: Monday's presentations will be will be courtesy of Matt Davidson and Josh Sheneman. Wednesday is a Angel Santa Cruz and Preston Tziouvaras production. Aside from their presentations, Monday's class is up in the air due to my computer issues. By Wednesday, I hope to revive the case studies and get you another one. Stay tuned.
I teach people who will be building our country's infrastructure.