Seagate Development Group hosted and taught a class of nearly 30 construction management students and faculty from Florida Gulf Coast University at the upcoming Alico Trade Center.
The Construction Methods and Equipment course took place on October 21st. It started with an overview of the 57-acre Seagate-owned, Class-A business park at Alico Road and Oriole Road in Fort Myers. This particularly focused on 35,000-square-foot Rice Insulation & Glass as the first of many single-tenant office, flex and industrial design-builds.
The class evolved into experiential lessons on site development and infrastructure as well as a question-answer forum. Discussions included due diligence, phases of development, selecting equipment based on budget, environment and efficiency, the importance of value engineering during every phase of a project, and overcoming obstacles associated with development and construction.
The on-site lesson concluded with a tour of the entire site – giving students a better understanding of all major design-builds along the Alico Corridor.
“Seagate is honored to take part in events like this, because we are making a direct impact on young people in Southwest Florida,” said Matt Price, CEO & Partner at Seagate Development Group. “My team has such powerful industry experiences to relay to the future workforce. Knowing that so many young men and women want to hear about those experiences tells us that Southwest Florida development and construction will be in good hands. We look forward to a continued relationship with FGCU and other colleges and universities, as quality construction managers, project managers, engineers and others are incredibly valuable assets in our eyes.”
For more information about Alico Trade Center and other Seagate commercial projects, visit SeagateDevelopmentGroup.com/Commercial-Development.