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CG Schmidt Launches “Ask the Builders” Virtual Education Series for Wisconsin Students and Teachers

Students invited to submit building and construction questions; new educational videos released weekly

By - Apr 29th, 2020 02:02 pm

MILWAUKEE – To help provide fresh and engaging educational content for Wisconsin students who are learning remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, CG Schmidt recently launched a virtual education series called “Ask the Builders.” Students are invited to submit their construction and building questions via a form on CG Schmidt’s website for the chance to have their questions answered in weekly video demonstrations by local Wisconsin construction workers and project managers.

Ask the Builders videos will be posted to CG Schmidt’s YouTube channel every Friday and will answer common student questions, like how tower cranes are operated, what happens inside a construction fence, what carpenters build and more. The series launched on April 17 and the first two videos are now available online.

The Ask the Builders program began two years ago, inside schools CG Schmidt was constructing. Students placed handwritten questions inside a mailbox for the CG Schmidt project teams to answer over the school announcements or in an all-school assembly. Given that Wisconsin students won’t be returning to their buildings this school year, CG Schmidt project teams wanted to find a way to keep the Ask the Builder program running for the students, and going virtual opened it up for students everywhere to join.

“As a proud building partner of many Wisconsin school districts, we recognize the unique challenges facing teachers, parents and students at this time,” said Dan Davis, Managing Director of CG Schmidt’s education group. “The goal of our Ask the Builders virtual learning series is to provide fun and educational STEM content to students across the state.”

Over its 100-year history, CG Schmidt has been the trusted building partner on more than 200 school building projects in Wisconsin, working with 42 public school districts and completing more than $1 billion in facility maintenance and improvement projects.

“Our teams are hard at work on many school district renovation and building projects across the state,” said Davis. “We can’t wait for students to see their new learning spaces when they can safely return to school. In the meantime, we hope this video series helps keep kids connected, learning and engaged.”

For more information or to submit a question, go to www.cgschmidt.com/events/ask-the-builder.

About CG Schmidt:

CG Schmidt is a family-owned and operated construction management and general contracting firm, with offices in Milwaukee and Madison, specializing in community, commercial, industrial, healthcare and educational facility construction throughout Wisconsin. 2020 marks the firm’s 100th year in business. For more information, visit www.cgschmidt.com.

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