Construction Management Student Helps During Pandemic
Real-world pandemic response provides invaluable learning experience for student Dylan Casey.
When Dylan Casey, 20, started his internship with The Boldt Company last January, he never anticipated he’d be helping hospitals respond to a pandemic. As Boldt began building temporary care centers to support emergency room overflow, Casey served as a liaison between construction workers and vendors in acquiring supplies.
The projects included drive-through testing facilities and overflow tents for treating patients at Aurora Health Care facilities in Green Bay, Marinette, Oshkosh and Two Rivers. The entire undertaking was completed in under two weeks.
“It was an amazing experience,” says Casey, who will graduate from the Construction Management Technology program in May 2021. “I realized just how much the construction industry adapts to change and is also there to help those in need.”
Casey also took the initiative to present a learning opportunity for his classmates by creating a video highlighting various aspects of the construction process. His instructor, Rich Cass, used the footage during online classes as a real-time learning tool.
The know-how that Casey gained by working in the field was invaluable. “It was the pivotal moment in my life where I finally knew where I want to be,” he says.