U.S. Engineering is proud to support individual and community health and wellbeing by giving time and resources to the Construction Management (CM) Cares program at Colorado State University. This program promotes service learning for its students by partnering on construction-related projects for individuals with special needs or local community service agencies.
Recently, U.S. Engineering team members contributed to two CM Cares projects.
U.S. Engineering team members, alongside FCI, Encore Electric and the Construction Management Student Board of Directors, helped remodel a family bathroom. This renovation added wheelchair access for Brigden, who lives with cerebral palsy. The original bathroom was too restrictive for his wheelchair.
The team enlarged the bathroom and built a new walk-in closet for his mother. Brigden can now more easily maneuver his wheelchair, allowing for greater independence.
U.S. Engineering team members also helped with the “Elke Project” alongside Swinerton, Encore Electric, MTECH Mechanical and the Construction Management Student Board of Directors. The project team reconfigured an existing bathroom for Elke, a young girl who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1.
Her closet was remodeled to be a walk-in shower space and a small nurse’s station. U.S. Engineering donated all the fixtures and labor for the bathroom renovation. The project team also installed hard floors so that her wheelchair and medical equipment would roll easier. This renovation gives extra space for her and her caregivers and can be easily customized for her future needs.