If you’re at the very beginning of your career in construction, work experience is a great way to get a flavour of what it’s like to be an architect. With the summer holidays approaching, now is an ideal time to start a placement.
The next Career in Construction blog features Zhangeldy Kaupynbayev, a student at the University of Westminster who undertook a work placement in Mark Carter’s team. He kept a diary of his time at Ryder – here are a few excerpts.
On the first day, I was introduced to the office and to my mentor Stefania. In the morning I attended a weekly team meeting where everyone was updated on what their individual tasks were for the week. This promotes communication and the team then reviews how they could collaborate resources in the most efficient way.
I participated in a cartoon set meeting for MRI extension, explained to me as “who’s preparing what drawing by when”. The cartoon sets reminded me of making a storyboard for my university portfolio.
My task for the upcoming client meeting was to make a model that demonstrated the demolition and phasing of the project.