Blum's Brandon Gibson Feels Right At Home Renovating Dorm of Alma Mater
May 7, 2019
Blum Crews are hard at work on the campus of East Carolina University. Construction is progressing well at Greene Residence Hall as crews work to complete renovations on the 10-level dormitory, originally constructed in 1967. In the past 30 days work on the exterior façade has been completed – with the exception of brick patching from scaffold tiebacks and exterior bump outs that are added on the North and South elevations – allowing the building scaffold to be dismantled. Scaffolding is scheduled to be down by early summer. All interior mechanical-electrical-plumbing-fire protection rough ins have been completed and crews are preparing for the owner-architect-contractor punch lists which will be handled two levels at a time. Greene Hall is an integral part of East Carolina’s student housing community and the new updates will provide a facility that will better serve the students, a sentiment that is exceptionally important to one of the Blum Crew members on site; Brandon Gibson, a recent ECU graduate. Brandon graduated from East Carolina University before starting full time with Blum Construction last year. Prior to working full time, Brandon served as an intern with Blum for two consecutive summers. Recently, Brandon’s capstone professor, George Wang PhD, PE, FASCE, toured Green Residence Hall for a site visit. “It is marvelous,” remarked Wang. Wang explained that Brandon was one of the best students in his classes and was excited for the opportunity to walk alongside Brandon while touring the interior and exterior of the facility. Blum Construction is thrilled to have Brandon on board, and for the opportunity for him to work on a job that carries great value to him both personally and professionally.