ABC of WI members promoting careers in construction

Brian Steinhoff shows students fire protection and HVAC equipment in the stacked flats units.
Brian Steinhoff shows students fire protection and HVAC equipment in the stacked flats units.

From Kurk, Inc.

ABC members Kurk Inc, The Reesman Company, and Construction Management Associates (CMA)/BEAR Development hosted high school students at the Canopy Hills development for National Skilled Trades Day held on the first Wednesday of each May.

More than 40 students from Racine County high schools got the opportunity on Wednesday, May 4 to have a pretty cool field trip to a 168-acre single family and multi-family development in Union Grove. The students were from Union Grove High School, Racine Park High School and Racine Horlick High School.

Amanda Kurt of Kurk, Inc. organized the trip to show students the variety of careers in construction. Students were able to see many trades professionals including carpenters, plumbers, roofers, surveyors, and machine operators.

Eric Reesman, Seth Scott, and Kyle Hettermann of The Reesman Company showed students GPS staking, 3D modeling, and different earth moving equipment. Kyle piqued student’s interests when he talked about flying his GPS drone over jobsites to quantify overall progress that has been made.

Brian Steinhoff with CMA and BEAR Development described what his role as site superintendent involves and how he started his career as a carpenter.

Brian Steinhoff shows students different parts of the construction process including rough framing and plumbing.

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