Detailer at Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation in Penticton, BC
Hi, my name is Kiana Rowlands and I currently on my second work term at Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation as a detailer. During this work term I have been developing my 3D modelling and 2D drawing skills through Cadwork. As a detailer, I read and interpret structural and architectural drawings to 3D model the pieces needed for the fabrication of the scope of a project (Glulam, CLT, steel, or hardware). More recently, I have been working on a mock-up for a larger project which is still in the design stage, so I have been able to learn how the design of steel connections is influenced by the ability to erect each piece. During both of my co-op terms with Structurlam, I have been able to use my Excel/VBA skills to create or modify code for new processes; more specifically, this work term I have been able to work on the production data engine, which is the file that is used to run the plant in Conway, Arkansas. As a co-op student, I have been able to learn and develop new skills that I wouldn’t have otherwise. Co-op has also helped me learn what type of job/career path that I would like to follow.