Women in Construction Week Spotlight: Halie Schmulligan

Posted on Mar 7, 2022 by Miron Construction

As part of Women in Construction Week 2022, we’re highlighting the women of Miron Construction – their backgrounds, what got them into construction, and what both rewards and challenges them. We hope these features inform and inspire you!

Halie Schmulligan – Estimating Innovation Specialist

  • What are the most challenging things on a project? Communication continues to be a challenge no matter the type of project. Technology provides a variety of options for getting and staying in communication with others. The challenge is getting everyone on the same page as to what platform to use for what especially when there are running multiple projects.
  • What is the most rewarding part of your job? Getting something to work and then seeing it in action!
  • Did you have a mentor when you started? No one in particular. The department as a whole, which was much smaller than it is now, were my mentors.
  • What has been your favorite project you have worked on? Downsville Elementary – it was a small project early on in my estimating life, but it presented some great challenges to get me thinking outside the box and understanding coordinating multiple trades on a project. This was a favorite because the lessons I learned while pursuing it have lived on with me.
  • What made you interested in a career in construction? Ryan Atwood. He just made looking at a model look so good!
  • What are some challenges you face in your role? Having others understand what my role entails. My position is continuously morphing as it was created for me in the first place and as new needs come up my role evolves.
  • How did you get into construction? Switching majors in college gave me the step I needed to plunge into construction. I had started my freshman year thinking I wanted to be an architect, but when a particular project came up, I found myself saying this isn’t for me and started the search for something new. I’ve always had an interest in designing and building so I took those terms for face value and wound up pursuing a bachelor’s degree in construction.

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