P1 teaches university students about fabrication and Building Information Modeling

The P1 Training Center takes education to a new level with hands-on learning.

LENEXA, Kan. – This holiday season P1 Group lent its facilities and time to help aspiring construction professionals from Kansas State University and Pittsburg State University learn about the realities of the industry and some of its trending technologies. As part of their daylong excursion to Kansas City, the MCA student chapter members headed over to P1 Group for a hands-on experience led by Kollin Knox, P1 Group president, and Paul Smith, P1 Group vice president.

Students received an up-close look at fully operational mechanical systems in the company’s state-of-the-art training center. In addition, students were able to witness a demonstration in P1 Group’s plumbing fabrication shop and learn how the industry is using Building Information Modeling (BIM), including a discussion on the company’s sophisticated Trimble equipment, which allows for fast and automated 3D modeling of existing structures.

This is not P1 Group’s first time supporting construction education at the university level. Previously P1 Group installed a wireless local area network on a jobsite to allow Iowa State University students the opportunity to see the construction process in action and ask questions without having to leave the classroom.