At American Structurepoint, we are so proud of the more than 170 licensed professionals who work here. Yet proud doesn’t begin to describe how we feel about the ten employees who have passed their professional licensing exams within the last month or so – we are over the moon.
This stands an immense accomplishment in the careers of these men and women. It also marks an impressive milestone for our company. We can’t recall a time in our 51-year history when so many employees have passed these rigorous exams in such a short time frame. The entire American Structurepoint team extends a special congratulations to Gannon Grimmer, Liz Kokosinski, Chad James, Tanner McKinney, Kelsey Morton, Max Paton, Charles Prigge, Rahul Rajbhara, Max Rehlander, and Ryan Selby.
Professional certification not only enhances a person’s stature, but also represents higher levels of authority and responsibility. It also earns these employees a high degree of personal achievement and more respect among their peers and clients.
We are so thankful for all our employees, especially those who seek to further their expertise and careers by becoming licensed professionals. We can’t wait to see how they grow and achieve great things for the communities that they serve.
We asked these individuals how their experiences at American Structurepoint helped them in preparing for the licensing exams. Here’s a sampling of each person’s response.
- Ryan Selby – As a surveyor at American Structurepoint, I was able to see many different types of surveying and work with many different surveyors. This experience allowed me to draw a wealth of knowledge from many different sources.
- Tanner McKinney – My work at American Structurepoint helped me in terms of real-life knowledge that I could apply during the exam. I felt very comfortable.
- Rahul Rajbhara – American Structurepoint provided exposure to diverse projects in my field of practice, collaborative team work on interdisciplinary projects providing insight into other disciplines, and mentorship/guidance from senior engineers and managers.
- Charles Prigge – Working on such a wide array of projects and learning from so many experienced engineers within the company helped a tremendous amount. Even in conversation with coworkers about various projects, there were several occasions where I learned something that directly helped me answer questions on the exam.
- Kelsey Morton – At American Structurepoint, I have had the opportunity to touch most, if not all, aspects of designing a road. Many of the questions covered things I do daily, so I knew exactly what reference book or equation to use, and I was confident in the process.
- Chad James – When I started working for American Structurepoint, I had to the opportunity to work with the Utility Infrastructure Group for about four months. During this time, I was able to gain “real-world” experience with wastewater treatment plants, water main design, and sanitary sewer main design, all of which are all topics on the PE test.
- Gannon Grimmer – As a traffic engineer, I work on a wide variety of projects that require me to use many of the resources that are needed for the exam. This familiarity allowed me to answer quite a few problems more efficiently than if I did not have the experiences provided by American Structurepoint.
- Max Rehlander – Working at American Structurepoint, I have had to learn/study the Indiana Design Manual, AASHTO Green Book, and Roadside Safety Design Manual (among others). These were often referenced on the exam, and therefore, I knew quickly how to tackle problems and look up values in tables.
- Max Paton – There were numerous stormwater questions on the exam that were very similar to issues I deal with every day. If I hadn’t been able to easily move through those questions and on to more challenging questions, the end result may have been different.
- Liz Kokosinski -Through American Structurepoint, I have thankfully been exposed to several different areas besides just structural concepts – for example, transportation engineering. Because of this, I feel like I had a familiarity with some of the items in this and some other subject areas.