National Engineers Week Spotlight: Eric Chini, PE

By working together, engineers develop new technologies, products, and opportunities that change how we live. DCCM is proud to say we employ some of the best engineers in the nation, and we’re honoring them by celebrating #WhatEngineersDo with DiscoverE! This Eweek, we hope that you’ll take a moment to recognize and celebrate the work of our DCCM Family of Companies engineers!

Today’s spotlight: Eric Chini, PE (Rochester & Associates)

1. How has Rochester helped you to develop and expand your professional career as an engineer?

Rochester has given me the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects, which has provided me with amazing opportunities to design and learn about all facets of civil engineering. The team at Rochester also provides great collaboration between all departments that allows for sharing knowledge and experiences for everyone to develop and expand their career.

2. What has been one of your favorite Rochester projects to have been a part of?

One of my favorite projects was the Lanier Technical College campus in Gainesville, Georgia. I was the lead engineer on a 94-acre development that created a state-of-the-art technical institution that trains the future workforce for northeast Georgia. This was the first-ever development of an entire campus at one time for the Technical College System in Georgia. This project featured six new buildings, including a conference center, totaling more than 330,000 square feet. It was very rewarding to be involved with a project like that from start to finish.

3. What qualities and skills does it take to be successful in engineering?

In today’s environment, you need to utilize all your various experiences and knowledge to problem-solve projects. Every project is unique with its own challenges that often require you to think “outside the box” to come up with reasonable, cost-effective solutions. You also need to be able to collaborate with numerous design professionals from different fields to design and construct projects successfully.

4. What would be the first thing you did if you won the mega jackpot lottery?

Buy a house on the beach in southwest Florida. 😊

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