Meet Peyton Ford, BIM Coordinator. Peyton has been with ColonialWebb for 10 years, and has taken her love of building and architecture and turned it into a successful career. Read below for more details of her success story, and why ten years later she is still just as passionate about buildings!
1. How and why did you get started in the industry?
Since I was a small child I have always loved buildings and architecture. This passion led me to pursue an education in the design CAD industry, so I could better understand and explore how buildings are designed and constructed. While attending college for building construction, I ran across an opportunity at ColonialWebb to apply for a BIM technician position and have been here ever since.
2. What do you like most about your job?
The best part about my job is helping the team sort out and fit all our systems into these ever-changing structures. Every project presents a new challenge to our team on how we are going to turn the design into a constructible product for our field to have success with installation. I gain much satisfaction in putting this puzzle together and visually watching a building come to life because of our hard work.
3. What does your career path look like?
Our Virtual Construction department is ever changing. New technology is always coming out growing and changing how we do things all the time. I look forward to helping streamline that for our company and making us the best in the business. I anticipate much opportunity for growth and promotion inside of the Virtual Construction world.
4. What personal and professional gains have you seen since joining the industry?
Professionally, I have gained an abundance of trade knowledge from the great team here at ColonialWebb. They have taught and coached the process of construction to me, which has coupled well with my technological abilities. I have also learned what it means to act professionally in customer settings, and developed many skills needed to facilitate project meetings and guide individuals to success from a high level managerial approach. With the continuing cultural changes that are occurring in our industry, I am finding it more comfortable as a woman in a predominantly male workforce, to be myself and open my ideas.