Educating tomorrow’s engineers, construction managers and architects impacts the precast concrete business today. Here is the story of Minnesota resident Alex Fiebiger. Alex was introduced to precast at a Foundation-funded studio at Minnesota State University, Mankato and today works as an engineer at Wells Concrete.
Q: Tell us about learning about precast while you were a student at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
A: I entered college with a desire to learn about structures and left with a wealth of knowledge and a finely tuned career path. My professors were hands-on and through the PCI Foundation precast studio courses I visited job sites, production facilities and built professional relationships in the industry.
Q: Now that you have graduated and are working as a Design Engineer at Wells Concrete, how are you using what you learned in the PCI Foundation Studio?
A: Working at Wells Concrete is an unbelievable experience. I have an opportunity to see the entire lifecycle of our product, from proposal to jobsite and everything in-between. I am learning about inefficiencies and how my role as a design engineer can improve or eliminate them.