Bechtel's Zukley offers support for new industrial construction course
John Zukley of Bechtel has provided valuable assistance for the last two years to support a new industrial construction course initiative being offered to BCM students.
Zukley is the field project control manager for the Las Bambas copper project, a $4.2 billion copper concentrator project high in the Peruvian Andes. He visited class in Fall 2011 to discuss the project and provide valuable insight about working on large industrial projects overseas. He has also supported the class via online video sessions (Skype) from Peru.
Bryan Hubbard, professor for the industrial construction course, said Zukley’s involvement was a great way to follow an active project. Students were able to hear directly from the project manager about developments throughout the semester and see theories they were learning put into practice.
“His enthusiasm for and knowledge of construction have been key to the success of the new course modules,” Hubbard said.
The industrial construction course includes construction of power plants, refineries, chemical facilities, and electrical distribution. Course topics include piping systems, welding, modularization, heavy crane lifts, industrial construction contracting, smart grid technologies and installation. The course development was supported by grants from both the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy.
If you would like more information on the course or an opportunity to participate in the course, contact Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org. ?