ACE Ventures! | A Bird’s Eye View: How It’s Built – Concrete + Tower Cranes

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PCL Construction is involved with multiple student housing projects across the UCLA Campus. In this ACEVenture we will focus on the $303M Southwest Student Housing Project. The project consists of three residential cast-in-place concrete buildings, two at eight (8) stories and one nine (9) story building. The project will provide 358 apartment-style units consisting of 2,281 undergraduate beds. This ACEVenture will show the high level of coordination and daily challenges that goes into getting a project like this from start to where it is today at 50% complete. We will take detailed looks into the technology we use, placing a concrete deck, and removing a Tower Crane!

AGENDA TOPICS:

  • Overview of the Project-Time Lapse Review of Construction Sequence From Start to 50% Complete

  • Concrete Deck Placement – POUR DAY EXCITEMENT!

  • Tower Crane Removal – Time Lapse Explanation

  • Construction Technology – Review and Demonstration of Technologies PCL uses daily.

 

PRESENTERS:

MARK SCHNEIDER, Construction Manager

As a construction manager for PCL Construction Services, Inc., Mark consistently delivers outstanding performance on a diverse range of buildings projects. He has a proven track record in managing large, complex projects and has successfully delivered multiple high-profile projects through a variety of delivery models, including design-build, construction management at risk, and design-bid-build projects.

In the community, Mark has been a volunteer and mentor for the ACE Mentor Program since 2008 which is the first year PCL participated in the program in Los Angeles. He was a mentor and co-team leader for John Marshall High School from 2008-2018 and now sits on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles and Orange County ACE Chapter.

 

KRISTOF BEWER, Senior Superintendent

Kristof has 22 years of experience in construction on projects throughout the US and Canada. With his experience in many different roles, from carpenter to superintendent, Kristof has an ability to adapt to whatever role is needed to ensure the success of the project and is considered an asset to any project. His extensive experience includes bridges, commercial buildings, health care, water infrastructure, residential buildings, and sports & entertainment. Currently, Kristof is the lead Superintendent overseeing a $300 million student housing facility at UCLA. As superintendent, Kristof, leads all field operations to construct the project, overseeing on-site construction activities, ensuring project plans and schedule are followed, and making certain the project is executed effectively, safely, and within budget.

 

ALLY FORSTER, Field Engineer

Ally started with PCL in August of 2019 fresh out of college. With a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, she was well-prepared and quite eager to begin a full-time position as a field engineer. Ally joined the UCLA Southwest Campus Apartments project team after hiring on with PCL, where she focused her efforts on successfully completing a self-perform concrete scope of work. Her diverse responsibilities throughout her career thus far have ranged from shop drawing development to labor cost and field production management and have provided her with experiences that were challenging, but extremely rewarding both to her own growth and the company.

 

FAWN RADMANICH, CPSM Marketing and Communications Manager

Fawn Radmanich is the Marketing and Communications Manager for PCL Construction Services, Inc.’s California Buildings operations. A 20-year professional services marketing veteran for the architecture, engineering and construction industry, Fawn is an integral member of the PCL marketing and business development team. Fawn joined PCL in 2014 and has helped to grow PCL’s presence in Southern California from a $200 million region to a nearly $1 billion region.

With attention spans rapidly evolving, Fawn has embraced the challenge to find effective ways to communicate with impact. Combining her experience in graphic design and a passion for the written word, Fawn embraces opportunities to tell stories that bring words and pictures together to engage both hearts and minds.

 

JESUS BUENROSTRO, Project Engineer

Jesus joined PCL Construction Services as a Project Engineer in 2018. His experience spans a number of industry sectors including hospitals, K-12 schools as well as higher education. Jesus is currently assigned to the UCLA Southwest Campus Apartments project and has been a major contributor during both the preconstruction and construction phases of the project. Jesus’s interest in technology has quickly translated to his role as a project engineer with PCL. As the technology champion for PCL’s California district, Jesus seeks out innovative tools that support not only his project site but PCL project site’s across the company to work more efficiently. Jesus holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Technology and Construction from the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona.


 

PCL is a full service General Contractor with more than 30 offices across North America, Australia, and the Caribbean. PCL completes construction projects from small renovations to complex billion dollar projects that can include anything from sports arenas, high rises, water treatment plants, and everything in-between! We bring expertise across all project types, at all scales and under all procurement models. As innovative solution providers and construction specialists, we leverage our expertise to customize the right approach for each project. PCL is 100% employee-owned and more than 90% of our salaried staff choose to become shareholders. These facts reflect our employee’s confidence in PCL’s leadership and ability to help employees, clients, and partners create lasting and shared success.

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