Since I was a child I was always curious to understand how things worked — the mechanisms and how the pieces fit together. I always tried to find the most efficient way to do things in order to save time and resources. My curiosity and habits led me to study engineering, not only to understand but also to be able to create and optimize practices that I believed were not efficient. With that desire and with the skillset acquired in the university, I started working with BIM and then as a VEC partner. Helping VEC achieve the goal of better construction in the biggest market in the world was nothing short of a dream becoming a reality. As a leader at VEC, I feel grateful for the chance to pursue my passion and inspire others to find innovative solutions to challenges. The opportunities are boundless, and I’m excited to teach others how to do more with less.
When VEC and one of our clients presented to a large group of people at one of the biggest construction conferences in the US. We were presented as a successful case study for finding a solution for a seemingly impossible-to-solve problem: how to check elements on slab before pouring, even if the items were installed the day before concrete was going to be poured. In that presentation, our team was attributed as essential to that solution, as the client was explaining that the project was a success because of what we did. The number of attendees at this conference was around a third of the population of my hometown. Being there and being a part of a successful solution in front of a massive audience was unbelievable. I can say that was one of my proudest moments working at VEC.
It's hard to choose one good memory and call it the favorite, however one of the memories I like the most was when Leo and Shane visited the Brazil office. Leo and Shane were in the office working with the team on finding solutions and understanding the limitations of working remotely. This showed us that the team was truly connected on a personal level with the US team. The value of “Better Together” became really clear to me in that moment.