Construction science students at Texas A&M learned first-hand about the construction process, material production and manufacturing on visits to several sites throughout the region during the department’s spring semester field day April 5, 2013.
The students fanned out on chartered buses for daylong site tours to Acme Brick near Elgin, Texas Quarries in Cedar Park, Heldenfels Enterprises, a concrete manufacturing company in San Marcos and the state capitol building, where a massive extension and renovation was completed in 1994.
Facility management students hopped aboard a bus to learn about the daily operations of Memorial Hermann Health System’s Memorial City location.
“It’s a relaxed day with classmates at interesting construction-related sites,” said George Eustace, senior construction science lecturer and industry relations coordinator. “The camaraderie and fellowship make the trips fun for all.”
Production and manufacturing sites are included in the daylong tours to pique student interest in operations that provide more diversity than a typical construction project.
The department sets aside one day each semester for field trips to avoid creating class conflicts with multiple outings.