At some point in your life you have looked at a building or a stadium and thought it looked cool and thought nothing more. Many individuals admire buildings but rarely think of the workers who have helped build it. Mental health is a major problem in our society, especially amongst construction workers. A great way to start of this podcast is with Davis Barksdale a newly appointed project manager.
For many who don’t know, the project managers runs the whole entire job site. They cover multiple tasks such as the finance side of the build and many more. Davis Barksdale is a 24-year-old Texas A&M alumni, and being a project manager at his age is a crazy accomplishment. He currently workers for Manhattan Construction. I want to dive into his mental health to see how he’s doing with such a major workload at such a young age.
For being the first interviewed, Davis and I will be discussing:
- The stress that comes with being a Project Manager?
- What is his social life with such a strict schedule ?
- What are his goals in the construction industry?
- How is he mentally doing in this industry so far?
- What does he think he can do to improve his mental health?
Life as a construction worker if very stressful for many individuals. They go to work very early and don’t leave till it’s very late. With such a strict schedule and a heavy workload I’m excited to dive into Davis’s life and see what he does to get through this tough industry.
My personal experience so far in this industry will be apart of the podcast series. I worked all summer long and currently am working my senior year of my last semester in college. I haven’t been in the industry long and I can see my mental health depleting so far.
Join into this episode as Davis and I dive into the blueprints.