Building a diverse engineering portfolio and an experienced team is no easy task. At Gausman & Moore, we take it to heart in our projects and community endeavors. While it’s not uncommon for an engineering firm to focus on a certain type of project, region, or area of expertise, there can still be diversity and a broad range of experience built within. Here we’re going to take a quick look at our engineering portfolio and the experience your team could take away from such a project.
● Athletic Facilities. Often multi-purpose in nature, athletic facilities present many opportunities for building a strong engineering portfolio and team experience. From the unique challenges of large pools, ice arenas and gymnasiums to the locker rooms, concession stands, and other various functions needed in an athletic facility, it’s important to be flexible and willing to think outside the box.
● Corporate. Few engineering portfolios are complete without corporate projects. The bar is set high, so there is a lot for a team to learn and take away. Unique considerations such as location and area aesthetics to interior noise level and parking allow for creative problem solving and the potential for a shining portfolio sample.
● Education. A key component of our company is sustainable design, which often coincides with that of educational institutions. The potential for growth when an engineering team works on an education project is huge. Such projects combine unique, engaging design while making spaces efficient and productive for students, faculty, and staff alike.
● Government. We’ve had the pleasure of working on a variety of government and military projects. As a long-standing institution, government can provide unique opportunities for learning and portfolio growth. We’ve worked on old buildings needing to be updated to the 21st century, city parks being outfitted with efficient and safe lighting, and state-of-the-art new buildings, just to name a few. Don’t be afraid to take on government projects, as they can be highly rewarding for your team and your firm.
● Healthcare. As an industry that is constantly innovating, healthcare presents unique challenges for any engineering team. Whether working on building a new clinic or retrofitting a large hospital facility, there many elements to consider in any healthcare engineering project. Such buildings require extensive electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and energy considerations, plus they must be highly functional for staff and patients alike.
● Industrial. While industrial design and engineering can be seen as less than glamorous, such projects can provide a wealth of experience for any team. We’ve found tremendous satisfaction in industrial projects, being able to fine tune our expertise and grow our portfolio. Many industrial projects require extreme efficiency or innovative ways to save space, energy, or water. Take it as a challenge and run with it!
● Retail. Every retail store is going to be different than the next, which in itself is a great challenge for any engineer. Incorporating an owner or board’s dream into a functional design builds an experienced team. The function of a building and its immediate surroundings play an important role in a customer’s experience, which is why retail projects should not be overlooked. There’s always something to learn and add to your expanding portfolio.
Building an engineering portfolio takes time and dedication. Any experienced team will come to the table with knowledge, specific skills, and unique perspectives. We understand and value this part of the process and work to encourage growth in every individual and team at Gausman & Moore.