Nicholas Morrison '19, Construction Management Alum

Nicholas Morrison '19

Nicholas Morrison, RWU Class of 2019

Major:  Construction Management
Minors:  Business + Psychology

What is your major?
Construction Management

What is your minor?
Double Minor: Business & Psychology

What internships have you had?
Two Project Management Summer Internships with Consigli Construction
One Estimating Winter Internship with Consigli Construction

What major projects have you been a part of?
I estimate mainly within the healthcare and life science markets.  Typically, these projects are relatively small in size, but having a hand in renovating spaces within active hospitals that will serve to better accommodate front line workers and patients in need is continually rewarding.

The most notable project I have been a part of was the preconstruction efforts of the 212,000-square-foot, five-story Patient Pavilion at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, currently under construction in Lebanon, NH.

Have you been a part of any competitions?
2017 ASC Region 1 Heavy Civil Competition - Project Engineer
2018 ASC Region 1 Heavy Civil Competition - Chief Scheduler
2019 ASC National Preconstruction Competition - Safety Director

What are your post-graduation goals?
Now a few years into my career, I enjoy working on healthcare projects that ultimately can make a great difference in someone’s life.  Along those same lines, I eventually want to be working on projects that benefit society as a whole, more specifically, working on sustainable projects.  It’s an exciting time to be in construction, as now, more than ever, we are developing and implementing new technologies and building materials with sustainable goals in mind.

Keeping in touch with RWU is a top priority of mine as well.  I have many fond memories of Bristol and must give a lot of credit to the RWU CM program for me being where I am today, so I’d like to always pay it back and help CM students during their time there.  This past year, I had the pleasure of mentoring for Consigli’s section of the capstone course.  Being on the other side of the final presentations was a unique experience.   

What was your favorite course and why?
Although the most daunting, senior year’s capstone project was my favorite.  It was easily one of the most rewarding experiences of my college career, as my teammates and I were able to showcase everything we had learned over the past three and a half years, and in the end, receive valuable feedback from proven, experience professionals from the industry.

Why did you choose RWU CM?
Honestly, as a 17-year-old junior in high school, I was not at all positive on what to study in college.  I was always diligent student, but I had no experience in the construction field, just an interest from a young age.  I was considering engineering, marketing, and accounting, but I knew that in the long run, the job opportunities in the construction field would never be in short supply.  So, I took a shot, and declared Construction Management after being accepted to RWU.  It only took a few weeks of Construction Management classes for me to realize I was in the right place.  The small class sizes, hands-on lab courses, and highly knowledgeable professors from a variety of backgrounds all reassured me that I had made the right decision.  The views of the bay and downtown Bristol didn’t hurt either.