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Engineering Week 2017:       Kolton G Jungemann

Engineering Week 2017: Kolton G Jungemann

Background:

Kolton has worked at LJA as a Structural Engineer-in-Training for over a year.  He received LJA’s Core Value Reward in 2016 for Return on Effort in obtaining personal, business and financial satisfaction through efficient work practices.  He was nominated for this award by his fellow employees.  He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2015.

What interested you about being an engineer?

When I was young, I always enjoyed creating/building with LEGO’s and as I grew those LEGO’s turned into wood. I have made items such as a filing cabinet, a kitchen table, and stools. Engineering was the choice rather than Architecture because I have always been intrigued by the science behind engineering.

What is your favorite part of being an engineer?

Being able to see the capabilities of the construction products we use. Taking those materials and forging them into something creative and real.

What have you enjoyed most since you've begun working at LJA?

Being able to apply what I have learned in my coursework to a higher degree and having exposure to different types of engineering material that I was unable to study through school.

Engineering Week 2017:  Troy Tooz

Engineering Week 2017: Troy Tooz

Background:

Mr. Tooz is the President of LJA and has been a professional Civil Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the consulting engineering field. His experience has included projects for state and municipal government entities and private clients. He has a strong background in concrete and pavement design, including streets, roadways and parking lots. His experience includes planning, design and construction observation.  His experience also includes underground utilities, grading and drainage. Mr. Tooz has also provided inspection and quality control services for various types of construction projects.

What interested you about being an engineer?

I have been in construction my entire life.  I have always viewed the construction industry as a whole full of people willing to work hard for what they want in life; for themselves and their families.

What is your favorite part of being an engineer?

My favorite part of being an engineer is being part of something much bigger than any one person.  Big projects happen not because of one person but of the efforts of many.

What has been your favorite or most rewarding project of your career?

I like the big projects like SDSP, MNSP, Prairie Pride but sometimes just as much satisfaction comes in helping people on the small projects that could not have happened without us.

Engineering Week 2017:  Aaron Faiman

Engineering Week 2017: Aaron Faiman

Background:

Mr. Faiman is a professional mechanical engineer with over 15 years of experience. He has been involved in a variety of commercial, healthcare, industrial, and retail projects. His experience in green design includes geothermal systems, energy recovery units, energy modeling, and LEED certified projects.

What interested you about becoming and engineer?

It is a job that allows you to solve problems while being creative.  It is satisfying to see your solution implemented by the construction team and to see the end user enjoy the final product.

What is your favorite part of being an engineer?

The variety of tasks and challenges that come up each day.  Each day is different.

What has been your favorite or most rewarding project of your career?

Working on the new airport terminal in Grand Forks, North Dakota, in 2011 that included a restaurant.  This project pursued LEED certification and was built to be very energy efficient and green.