Karina Goldberg | Preconstruction Engineer
Don’t be Afraid, We are All Capable to do Any Job
Karina Goldberg is a pre-construction engineer and has been working with Kensington Glass Arts for 6 years. Karina shared with us what a day in the life of a pre-construction engineer looks like and why she loves working for Kensington Glass Arts.
1. What does a day in the life of a Pre-Construction Engineer for KGa look like?
Insane sometimes! My job starts after the estimating department releases a project. I review the scope, get quotes & product data information to start the process for hardware submittals, shop drawings, LEED submittals and BOM’s to turnover to the Project Manager’s team assigned to each project.
2. Why did you choose a career in construction?
I’m an architect and graduated back in my home country of Bolivia. I came to the United States in 2000 and started working in residential and later in commercial construction. I always knew that I wanted to be part of a building process, I was fascinated by all the preparation, anticipation and massive coordination that implicates the construction process.
3. How many women work in your department?
Total of 2 women
4. What do you love about working at Kensington Glass Arts, Inc.?
I love this company and the people in it. I started working at KGa back in 2007, this is my second home and the way I see is that we are a big family that went through many things that only made us closer. I believe in KGa and I think together we can get anywhere we want.
5. What advice do you have for women who want to start with a career in construction?
Just do it, don’t be afraid, we are all capable to do any job.