TEST POST Reid’s Intern Experience: Bid Day, Intern Summit, and New Projects

It has been awhile since my last blog post and much has happened since then! For starters, shortly after writing my last blog post I found out I was being relocated to Wentzville, Missouri where there is GM plant and a Toyota plant located a short drive away. Leading up to my departure date, I experienced my first ever bid day. It was a great experience working alongside some of Alberici’s most experienced estimators and senior leadership. I have always heard about the famous “war room” found in almost every construction company office in the world, and to experience those intense hours filled with coffee, phone calls, and numbers was one of my favorite experiences of the summer. This was my favorite experience particularly because I was part of the project team and performed meaningful quantity take-offs and estimates that the team used to compare subcontactors’ numbers.

I was also able to wrap up some projects I had been working on at the Sterling Heights assembly plant and take some pictures! I was finally able to take an unforgettable golfing trip up North with my brother to Traverse City. Fortunately, my trip to Wentzville was much less eventful than my drive to Michigan earlier in the summer. I will be spending the remainder of my summer here and will work out of the Toyota plant in Troy, Missouri.