The next project on UW-Stout’s radar, although not a residence hall, is the renovation of the Heritage Hall classroom building. It received priority approval from the UW System Board of Regents, is ranked No. 1 in the Chippewa Valley and No. 3 for major academic building renovation projects in the UW System.
Gansluckner is a field engineer intern for Market & Johnson, working from four to eight hours a day or about 30 hours a week. Supporting Wichmann’s work as project manager, he coordinates workflow, handles change orders and troubleshoots day-to-day issues with foremen, architects and the university.
“It gets to be a lot going to school full time and I’m taking a lot of credits too, but the experience is really valuable and I enjoy it a lot,” he said. “It helps reinforce all the concepts I’m learning in class.”
He even helps lead tours when his professors bring in other construction students. “It’s really cool when I can hop in on the tour. I usually end up leading it at that point.”
Gansluckner, who will graduate in December, interned in summer 2022 with Market & Johnson, part of UW-Stout’s polytechnic, applied learning focus that ensures experiential learning.
He worked on four projects in the Eau Claire area, including the new Eau Claire Children’s Museum. “There was some pretty creative construction going on there. It was fun to be a part of,” he said of the museum.