Construction Management news and events


CM professor awarded ASC "Excellence in Teaching" award

CM professor John Tingerthal was recently awarded the Associated Schools of Construction "Excellence in Teaching" award at the international conference at Cal Poly in April.

Beavers Foundation awards NAU CM $50K

The Beavers Heavy Engineering Construction Association awards NAU Construction Management Program $50K to fund an endowed scholarship for students who are interested in Heavy / Civil construction careers.  With this endowment, NAU joins the ranks of respected construction management programs across the country.  Dave Woods, executive director of The Beavers (third from left) presented the award to Professors Mead, Tingerthal and Provost Laura Huenneke on April 9, 2013.

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NAU CM program announces Dwight D. Eisenhower MIHE Transportation Fellowship Program

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) provides funding for NAU American Native students and Hispanic students in the pursuit of a Degree (Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate) in transportation related fields at NAU.  Applications due April 1, 2013. Click here for details

CM Industrial Advisory Board Sponsors First Annual Sporting Clay Event

Thanks to all the generous sponsors and Participants: (click on image above for photo gallery)

Food and Beverage Sponsor: Chanen Construction
Station Sponsors: Gilbane Building Company, Mortenson Construction, Midstate Mechanical and Kovach

Winning Teams:  

Kinney Construciton Services (1st place)
Core Construciton (2nd place)
I Frame (3rd place)

Other Teams

Holder Construction, JE Dunn, E&K of Phoenix, Snell & Wilmer, Wilson Electric, Hensel-Phelps, Midstate Mechanical, Kovach, Gilbane Building Company, Mortenson Construction

Construct 4 Practice Integrated Lab Begins Second Semester

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In Fall of 2012, we completed the first semester of our new integrated lab curriculum, called Construct for Practice (C4P).  Teams of Sophomores (Project Builders) and Juniors (Project Designers) designed and built commercial mock-ups, collaborating between campus and an off-site facility in real-time.  This semester, we will introduce Project Managers (Seniors) to the teams to provide a truly vertically integrated environment.

CM program graduates 20 students in Fall 2012

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Standing:  Patrick Haynes, Lindsey Blum, Ryan Walker, Amanda DeTemple, John Wittekind,  Justin Frechione, James Blee, Herman Ludwig, Jeremiah Hancock

Front Row: Alexander Montanaro, Chris Lotz,  Kyle Thomas

(Not pictured:  Jeff Calvet,  Ki Daehler, William Gray, Brent Siler, Will Stacey, Victor Uribe)

Students prepare for 2013 ASC competition in Reno


CM students kicked off the semester with a day of team building at the NAU Challenge Course on September 8.  Thanks to this year's mentors and sponsors who will be helping the teams prepare:  Matt O'Connell from Sundt (Heavy Civil), Mark Psenak from Kitchell (Commercial) and Jamey Coleman PCL (BIM).

CM Wall of Fame

This year our program will be graduating its 1000th co nstruction management student.  To celebrate this achievement we are asking all of graduates to send us their business cards which we are going to mount in our Wall of Fame display case at the NAU engineering facility.   We are going to use the Wall of Fame to demonstrate the successes of our alumni and to help recruit future CM students into our program.   We’d like to get all 1000 alumni on the wall so I hope you will participate.  Please click here for details on how to get your card on the wall.

CM Program Graduates 24 in Spring of 2012


Victor Apaez, John Carter, Austin Atteberry, Justin Beall, Henry Daggett, Ray Collier,  Beau Compau, Sam Lohr, Derek Monti, Joshua James, Jeff Ritter, Ryan Slade (not pictured: Jordan Adem, John Butler, Chris Grimh, Max Hicky, Scott Hill, Kris Impelliter, Kevin Ingram, Richard Liberato, Martin Rios, Andres Rossini, Noah Sam, Ben Sellers)

CM Program Welcomes New Faculty

Jun Ho

Chun-Hsing Jun Ho, PhD joins us as an assistant professor. Jun’s research interests deal with the applications of construction materials (asphalt, concrete, composites) in pavement systems; specifically concerning in how the material properties affect the durability of pavement structures using mechanical testing, viscoelastic modeling, and finite element method. His goal is to promote the sustainability and longevity of the pavement systems to increase the life cycle of structures. Read more on our Faculty and Staff page.


Rob Bruner joins us as a lecturer. Rob has specialized in the management of both building and civil Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) and Design Build projects.  These include the NAU W.A. Franke College of Business, the High Country Conference Center, multiple pedestrian walkway reconfigurations, and campus beautification projects including the Historic NAU North Quad. Read more on our Faculty and Staff page.