As we approach the end of summer, our Engineering Field Representatives, who have become both friends and invaluable to the METHOD team over the summer, prepare to return to school. Emma Horgan, a 3rd year Civil Engineering co-op student from the University of Victoria, and Greg Kelley, a student in the Architectural Building Technology program at BCIT, supported METHOD and our clients well in the time they were with us, and they will be missed.
Emma plans to study Architecture once she completes her Civil Engineering degree, and she appreciates the opportunity to expand her hands-on knowledge in building envelope science. With Matt’s mentorship through the co-op term, Emma gained confidence in her abilities in the field and in the office. Her favourite scope of work at METHOD was Leak Investigations, an area we commonly assist our clients with. Emma has a great work ethic; our Engineers and Technologists enjoyed working with Emma as she provided great assistance in the field, anticipating their needs and not hesitating to roll up her sleeves.
Greg was looking for an opportunity to learn how he can make a difference in the building science field, designing and making construction more suitable to reducing our impact to the environment. As a Red Seal Carpenter, Greg could have worked with any construction company in Victoria during the summer, yet he pursued a position with METHOD, and we are thankful he knocked on our door. Of the various projects Greg was involved with, the Leak Investigations were his favourite due to the forensic nature of the work. With Tim and Matt’s support, Greg increased his knowledge in building science, technical terminology and report writing.