CSU Students Work Together to Give Back

Contributor: Swinerton Blogger   |   April 16, 2015
CSU Students Work Together to Give Back

Recently, a group of Swinerton employees and Colorado State University (CSU) Construction Management students worked diligently to build an ADA-compliant bathroom for a northern Colorado youth who is living with severe epilepsy, is blind, and unable to walk. The improvements—named The Max Project—will allow his family members to take better care of him. The project came about through CSU’s community service program, CM Cares.

With the support of The Swinerton Foundation, Assistant Project Manager Mark Schaefer guided a team of four Construction Management students to determine the scope of the project and to secure material, labor, and product donations from local subcontractors and suppliers. Work for The Max Project included the build-out of a new ADA-accessible bathroom with a roll-in tile shower, front accessible sink, and water closet.  

2015 marks the third time Swinerton has fostered the CM Cares program. In 2014 volunteers built a wheelchair-accessible home entrance and shade structure for the Grashorn family, and in 2013 a team modified the bedroom of an autistic teen with custom furniture and sensory technology installations. The goal of the CM Cares program is to develop leadership traits, team building, and ethics through community service activities. Through this program, Swinerton has committed to mentor and work with future industry leaders to serve people with special needs or local community service agencies needing construction-related assistance that cannot
be provided by other sources.