Buildings and Beyond – Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Buildings and Beyond – Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Construction Diaries Part 2: Tips for Young Professionals

September 30, 2022

As a continuation of our last episode, Construction Diaries: Lessons Learned From SWA’s Inspection & Verification Experts, Dylan gears his questions toward young professionals – specifically, those just starting out in the field or those aspiring to work in the field as a construction inspector or verifier.

Throughout the episode, the group provides some words of wisdom, including how to handle intimidation and animosity in the field, how to maximize time spent traveling from site to site, and more. Lastly, each guest ends the episode by sharing a piece of advice that they wish they had when they started their careers.

Episode Guests: 

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Dylan Martello (Moderator)

Senior Building Systems Consultant
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Jenny Powell

Building Systems Director
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Joe Andracchio

Senior Mechanical Engineer
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Michael Schmidt

Building Systems Consultant


Episode Resources:

Words of Advice in Ten Words or Less!

  • Pursue an internship
  • Don’t be afraid to say you don’t know something
  • Ask questions
  • Don’t limit yourself

Interested in a career at Steven Winter Associates? View our open positions here.

Episode Sponsors:

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This is a terrific opportunity to support the important work of Built Environment Plus while engaging key practitioners, leaders, advisors, decision-makers, and other stakeholders advancing the sustainability of the built environment. Learn more about the event here.


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Robb Aldrich | Kelly Westby

Production Team

Heather Breslin | Alex Mirabile | Dylan Martello


Episode Transcript

Transcript coming soon!

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