Hanson interns collecting mechanical engineering knowledge on-site

An intern moves a ceiling tile while standing on a ladder in a classroom

Cypress Gore lifts a ceiling tile to look at the heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment at Sanford Middle School Magnet in Sanford, Florida.

Cypress Gore, an intern at Hanson’s Orlando, Florida, regional office, gathered data on heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment June 14 at Sanford Middle School Magnet in Sanford, Florida, as part of Hanson’s facility condition assessment project for Seminole County Public Schools.

A large generator is behind an intern holding an electronic tablet.

Cypress stands in front of equipment June 16 in the energy plant for Orlando International Airport’s South Terminal C in Orlando, Florida.


Then, Cypress learned about emergency generator and switchgear operation and took notes during a June 16 field observation at Orlando International Airport. Hanson personnel conducted a site walk to check the chiller plant’s status for the airport’s South Terminal C expansion.

Christa Barsanti uses an infrared thermometer on a ductless split system at Fuller Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh, North Carolina.

That same day, intern Christa Barsanti in Raleigh, North Carolina, assisted with building commissioning activities for one of Hanson’s Wake County Public School System projects. She used an infrared thermometer on a ductless split system at Fuller Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh to determine if the temperature changed as expected when the system was turned on or off.

Cypress and Christa are pursuing degrees in mechanical engineering and are expected to graduate next year.