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Annual Students Day

Annual Students Day

The Moles' Education Committee has hosted an Annual Students Day since 1962, a widely popular event offered to Junior-year students attending participating colleges, universities, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and U.S. Military Academy.

Currently offered in October, the pre-visit overview presentation and tour to an active work site for an "open air walking classroom" is a unique opportunity for students to see first-hand a complicated, heavy construction job. The day begins with a continental breakfast and a briefing of the project. Equipped with required PPE – hard hats, safety vests, goggles and gloves all generously donated by Moles members' firms – Students are escorted to the site with guides and Moles member volunteers eager to share their knowledge and enthusiastically promote the Heavy Construction Industry. Tour complete, students return to the mustering site for a boxed lunch.

This undertaking, which in recent years routinely involves approximately 400 students, faculty and volunteers converging on a site, is truly the culmination of dedicated planning between the Committee, contractor hosts and project owners. Based on the success of the inaugural New England-area Students Day in Spring 2019, The Education Committee has decided to further expand its outreach to the Washington, D.C. area and is in the planning stages of adding one to the Midwestern states.

Students Day Information - Three Column Layout

Students visit the construction of LaGuardia Airport in 1965.

Students tour the East Side Access Project in 2011.

Students descended 15 stories beneath Grand Central Terminal for a truly unique site visit in 2018.

Tour Location

Year Tour Location
1962 GWB Approach, World's Fair Site & Shea Stadium
1963 Verrazano Bridge Construction
1965 LGA Expansion Project
1966 NJ DOT Deep Rock Cut and Highway Const.
1967 World Trade Center Slurry Wall
1968 Route 78 to NJ Turnpike in vicinity of EWR
1969 WTC Slurry Wall and Steel Construction
1970 Newark Airport Redevelopment
1971 Bruckner Interchange + Yonkers Treatment Plant
1972 63rd Street – Tunnel Project
1973-74 North River Pollution Control Plant
1976 58th-63rd St. Subway, NYC
1977 P.A. Bus Terminal Expansion + I-78 in New Jersey
1983 World Financial Center + Battery Park City
1984 Javits Convention Center
1986 NYC Board of Water Supply Water Tunnel #3
1987 PATH Station at Exchange Place
1988 US Navy "Homeport" Piers in Staten Island
1990 JFK Redevelopment Program
1993 Manhattan Bridge Reconstruction
1994 NY Hospital + HSS over the FDR
1995-98 63rd Street Subway Expansion to Queens Plaza
1999-00 AirTrain - JFK Airport
2001 Brooklyn Queens Expressway Reconstruction
2002 I-87 and I-287 Interchange in West. County
2003-05 Newtown Creek Sewer Treatment Plant
2006-10 World Trade Center Reconstruction
2011-13 East Side Access Project
2014 2nd Ave Subway Project
2015-16 Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement
2017 Bayonne + Goethals Bridges
2018 Spring & Fall: East Side Access Project
2019 Spring: Boston Green Line Extension
2019 Spring: Rondout West Bypass Tunnel Construction, Delaware Aqueduct
2019 Fall: LIRR 3rd Track Project
2020 Spring: Green Line Extension
2021 Fall: Bruckner Blvd, Bronx, New York
2022 Spring: RIDOT’s I95 Providence Viaduct Bridge Project
2022 Fall: Terminal A at Newark International Airport
2022 Fall: East Side Access Project, Grand Central Terminal, NYC
2023 Fall: MASSDOT I-495/I-90 Interchange, Westborough, MA
2023 Fall: Portal North Bridge Project, Kearney, NJ
2023 Fall: MASSDOT RiverRenew Tunnel System Project, Alexandria, VA