Logan Moore: Kokosing Construction
Second-year construction systems management student Logan Moore completed his internship with Kokosing Construction this summer. For his experience, Logan worked on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s I-70, I-71, and State Route 315 interchange project, southwest of downtown Columbus, OH.
Logan, from Mount Vernon, OH, learned of this opportunity with Kokosing during a high school career fair. He saw this as a way to grow his leadership, communication, and management skills in his future career.
Logan’s first work assignment was grade checker, where he measured the elevation of excavation sites. He instructed dozer and excavator operators on where and how deep to dig. His second job was bridge crew, where he helped build formwork and pour concrete for the bridge. “Pouring the bridge at night is a whole other experience,” he explained, as the crew started placing the concrete at 8 p.m. and finished at 6 a.m.
He also had the chance to work with the pipe crew, which installs manhole structures and connects pipes for waterflow to the river. To do these jobs, he had to utilize trench boxes. These tools help to support sides of the trench to prevent it from caving during construction. Logan also used gas detectors for alerts of gases in the underground structures.
Logan’s piece of advice for anyone looking for their own internship is, “Get into something that is interesting to you and make the world of it.” He plans to work for Kokosing after graduating from the construction program at Ohio State ATI.