Co-Op at Danis Building Construction Co.
At Dayton Children’s Hospital in the Construction Management field,
I was assign the specific long-term tasks of taking daily progress photos, measuring the water table elevation, measuring the power usage, managing documents, and doing trash runs but many others came my way. Photos had to be taken of tasks being worked on for that day to record the progress of construction in the morning and afternoon and to take multiple photos in the same spot over the course of several days, weeks, or months to show specific changes over time. Photos also had to be taken from the roof and tower crane to be used at the weekly construction update meeting. All photos were periodically downloaded to a computer, organized by date, and then uploaded to SharePoint and to www.earthcam.net, where each photo was placed on a site drawing marking the spot where it was taken. The water table elevation was to be measured every morning by taking depth readings of the job site water wells since the basement is below the normal water table. These measurements were added to an excel spread sheet and sent in a daily update email to the project engineers, managers, and superintendent informing them whether it rose or fell since the previous day and by how much. The kilowatt hour (kWh) usage was recorded every Monday by reading power meters on the job site and adding the measurements to an excel spread sheet.
The documents needed to be managed were the drawing sets, bulletins, RFI’s (requests for information), and Permits. The set of drawings had about nine hundred sheets and there were sixteen hard copy sets and one digital set. Every time a bulletin (revised sheets from the architect) was issued, prints were ordered and each set had to be updated, voiding the old sheets. RFI’s were to be printed out from SharePoint as they were issued and kept in an RFI Log in numerical order. Each time a new bulletin was issued or a new set of drawings was issued, two copies had to be delivered to the City of Dayton Permit Office for review and these had to be picked up when notified. Down the line, I also was assigned to manage shop drawings and submittals, attend meetings and gave relevant information, make calls to invite contractors to bid the project, send out updates to contractors and answer questions, tidy up the office, monitor office supplies, purchase equipment and supplies, create display boards, track crane usage, assist the surveyor in the field, manage iPads, and assist anyone in the office when they asked for it.
August 2015 - December 2015