PEOPLE CREATING PLACES
People Creating Places is Schemmer's blog about our professionals, the people who create the places where you live, work, and play.
Konrad Broer is Schemmer's Construction Administration Manager. His credentials include:
- Career began in construction and became a site superintendent
- 21+ years providing construction administration services
What is the best advice you can give to someone just starting their career?
"Go out and get real world experience. If you want to be a Mechanical Engineer, go out and learn how to fabricate duct work and hang it, go roughened plumbing piping through a bunch of trusses, go get hooked up with a plumber who's setting chillers or boilers. If you want to be an Electrical Engineer, learn how a panel is really wired. Not to take anything away from formal education or textbook learning, but there's something about real world experience that will give you a much more well rounded understanding of the traits you're going to be designing for, for the rest of your life. And you'll make pretty good money doing it too."
If your work could inspire, motivate or have a lasting legacy what would that look like?
Construction is difficult and design work is difficult, and a lot of people in the world take for granted that all of these buildings just appear out of nowhere without a lot of difficulty and stress, and a lot of blood sweat and tears. I think the fact that if you make it look easy you might be doing something right because it's not easy...So I think a good legacy would be well, you made it look easy."
Watch the video above to learn more about Konrad Broer.
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Schemmer is a full-service architecture, engineering, and construction field services consultant providing responsible solutions for complex design and construction-related challenges.
Founded in 1959, we are grounded in our past but remain fully committed to the future. Located in four states and eight offices throughout the Midwest, Schemmer is providing services to clients from coast-to-coast and border-to-border across the United States.
Schemmer's services include:
- Field Services