Daylan Toledo, a senior in civil engineering with an emphasis in construction engineering management, represented the UA at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2018 Construction Institute Student Days, Aug. 3-7.
“Student Days was one of the coolest and most informative engineering conferences I have been to,” Toledo said. “I got to learn a lot about the civil industry through the presentations of several ASCE board members. I also found out what a proposal was for design-bid-build.”
Toledo joined students from construction programs across the U.S., traveling to San Diego to attend the event, with ASCE covering all expenses.
“I got to meet students from universities all over the country and had a lot of fun with my team,” he said. “We went to the zoo, participated in events, worked on the project, and practiced our presentation for the proposal.
According to the ASCE website, the project that students work on at the conference requires them to work in teams “to develop a written and oral real-world construction project proposal that takes all conditions into account, including local laws and regulations, as well as minimized impact to traffic, surrounding residential/commercial areas, and shareholders.”
“I’m glad I got the chance to go to the event because now I know many aspects of civil engineering that I wouldn't have learned in school,” Toledo said.