On March 18, 2017, the UBC CSCE Student Chapter welcomed Corey Johnson from Kiewit to present on being a construction engineer with the company. He has spent the past seventeen years working with Kiewit on multiple highway improvement projects and graciously shared his experience with the chapter.

Corey’s time with Kiewit has allowed him to work on projects locally and across Canada, including the Port Mann and Highway 1 Improvement project, the Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project, and the Watino Bridge Project in Alberta. He discussed the challenges associated with each of these, such as the bitter cold experienced during the construction of the Watino Bridge and the extensive night work required for Highway 1. Corey also briefly mentioned Kiewit’s employee training program through Kiewit University in Omaha, Nebraska and the valuable knowledge he has gained through it.

 

The lecture provided some valuable insight on the Kiewit company and introduced Chapter members to some lesser known aspects of civil engineering. We would like to thank Corey for providing this lecture and also Kiewit for once again partnering with the Student Chapter.

 

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