Yesterday marked International Woman’s Day 2020 a date which celebrates the achievements of women and the social movement for gender equality. To celebrate one of the women behind IN2 we had a chat with our BIM Manager to ask some questions about her experience working in the construction industry.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself, and how you first became interested in engineering?
Hi, my name is Regina Braum and I’m the BIM Manager here at IN2.
I graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning and went on to complete my post-grad in Interior Design, currently, I am working on my MSc in Construction Project Management.
I started my career in Engineering back in Brazil when I was still at university. What always fascinated me was the possibility to build something that could improve and change people’s lives. Fortunately, throughout my career, I have been able to experience many different aspects of the industry, from Project Design to Construction and Urban Planning. An interesting aspect to the industry would have to be that every project has its unique particularities and challenges so, as engineers, we are always learning by our experiences.
What’s your favourite thing about your role?
My favourite aspect of the role would have to be BIM (Building Information Modelling), a process that involves technology, design and information. Technology impacts every part of the construction industry and there is a lot of software and tools we now have at our disposal now to speed up and make the construction process more intelligent.
What do you like to do outside of the office?
During my spare time, I love to travel, see new places and try different activities. I visited Iceland this past week and I had an absolutely amazing time going snorkelling, driving a snowmobile, and seeing the northern lights.
Is there any advice would you give to young women interested in perusing a career in the industry?
For those who want to start a career in construction it’s important to continue to learn and acquire as much experience as possible. Learn how to use various CAD packages and keep aware of new technologies in the role. If you’re good at what you do and if you’re passioned about it there’s no holding you back.