Ask the Expert: Hitesh Dewan on How Construction is Adapting to COVID-19

April 21, 2020
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education instructor and Director of Technology Integration at Roebbelen Construction, Hitesh Dewan, sits down with public education specialist, Crystal Babowal, to discuss how the construction industry and construction managers are adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.

Instructor Spotlight: Natalie Ghilain

January 28, 2020
Natalie Ghilain is the chief estimator for Otto Construction, and has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry.

Student Spotlight: Karen Meistas

May 23, 2019

Construction is an inherently dangerous profession. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the construction industry saw 971 workplace fatalities in 2017 (OSHA, 2019).

Having worked in the construction industry for 25 years, Karen Meistas was no stranger to workplace accidents. “I’ve seen firsthand the effects of an injury to an employee, their family and the company,” Meistas said.