This month we got to know more about our first CPC Constructor of the Month, Benjamin Hall. Mr. Hall became a CPC in early 2013 and is currently a Constructability Coordinator with FLUOR in Sugar Land, Texas.
Benjamin was born in Plano, TX but grew up in Grand Haven, MI on Lake Michigan. From an early age he showed an interest in building and working with his hands. During his time as a Construction Management Major at Michigan State he spent time as an iron worker, which led to other opportunities in the trades. Outside of work he listed two top priorities that will give you an indication of the type of guy he is, Faith and Family. When he is not coaching his son's soccer team he serves as the Local Boy Scouts Den Leader, President of his Toastmaster Club, and as a mentor for the Texas Criminal Justice Department.
What does being a CPC mean to you?
It provides our company a way to gauge employee knowledge and an added component when marketing the skills and experience of our team. It also indicates a higher ethical standard.
Why did you become certified?
To ensure my continued development and to test my self professionally.
Why did you choose a career in the construction industry?
Teamwork. I love being a part of a team all focused on a common goal and a common vision. I enjoy the dynamic of an aligned team as they can accomplish much together. The environment of construction is always changing - lots of moving parts and pieces. It gave me the opportunity to continue to learn and grow / strain toward excellence in execution.
What advice do you have for someone interested in a career in the construction industry?
Prioritize you life properly. Don't let anything come before your family. Pay attention to detail. Don't compromise your integrity. Don't be passive. Be responsible. Be dependable. Apply your all! Take care of your body! Be safe! Seek the Truth. Love and cherish your wife.
Featured Projects - Odoptu Stage 2, OS2
Location: Sakhalin, RU
The first phase of project will support the existing oil and gas production at the Odoptu North Well Site which is part of the original field developments on the island. The site is located approximatly. 76 KM north of Chayvo Onshore processing facility. The second part of the project will be primarily off site modular construction wherein keeping craft peak and resource levels low due to arctic weather conditions and craft availability. Scope of project also includes build-up of heavy haul road, pier construction and utility pipeline corridor construction. The schedule is fully loaded, construction driven, and looks to be a very good opportunity to build character. We are currently finalizing detailed design and starting FEED for the second phase. Very interesting seeing all the components required to be involved in an international project.