McKim & Creed is helping the Civil Engineering (CE) Program at N.C. State University strengthen and promote the CE 450 class that focuses on land development engineering. The class is titled “Senior Design for Multidisciplinary Projects” and is described as an “integrated multi-disciplinary team approach to large-scale civil engineering design including topics from geotechnical engineering, land development, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering.” In other words, a land development engineering class!
McKim & Creed served as a founding member firm when the class first began three years ago. This year, we are working closely with the class instructor to introduce topics that help prepare students for the real-life world of land development engineering.
We also mentor two 4-person student teams throughout the semester. To date, we have hosted two teams in our Raleigh office to present their first assignment, a site investigation report. In addition, engineer intern Taylor Bolte and project engineer David Ridout have taught two AutoCAD Civil 3D labs. “I think this involvement not only helps N.C. State create a better more valuable class to the student, but also provides the industry with a more well-rounded student with stronger land development knowledge at graduation,” said Grant Livengood, PE, a business unit leader with McKim & Creed and a 1997 graduate of N.C. State’s engineering program.
The spring 2020 semester enrollment includes 40 students, making this one of the largest senior project groups in the N.C. State CE program.