Hagerstown Community College students Jeremiah Keller of Wolfsville, Md., and William “Henry” Ricketts of Hagerstown recently completed 15-week internships at Hess Construction and Engineering Services Inc.
Both Keller and Ricketts are mechanical engineering technology majors specializing in computer-aided design. During their internship, they worked directly with staff from Hess, which is on-site at HCC to build the college’s new Science Technology Engineering and Math Building.
When completed, the facility will provide approximately 65,000 square-feet of laboratories, classrooms, and faculty offices in a five-story structure to be built between the existing Science and Classroom Buildings, which will also be renovated.
According to Keller and Ricketts, the work they completed on their internship primarily involved using the computer software Navisworks to work with the Building Information Model.
The model is a three-dimensional computer model of the new building that includes both architectural and structural drawings and is used primarily to check the sub-contractors’ work in a process that is known as “clash detection.”