Construction Management news and events

News and Events

2014 Annual Demolition Banquet


We would like to thank all the Industry Supporters who attended our 2014 Annual Graduation Banquet and Demolition Banquet! A special thank you goes our keynote speaker, Ron Wilson, and JE Dunn for winning the Supporter of the Year Award.  We wish the spring 2014 class luck as they enter the ever growing construction industry!  

NAU STEM Event: Building your Future


On April 2nd, STEM hosted their first event at NAU's Walkup Skydome.  The purpose of the event is to encourage K-12 students to get involved in science, technology, engineering, and math degrees in the future!

ASC Student Competition in Sparks, NV; NAU Commercial Team takes 2nd Place

NAU CM students competed in the 27th annual ASC Student Competition on Feb 5-8 in Sparks, NV. 1178 students from 43 universities competed in 18 different construction problems. NAU sent 3 teams this year to the competition and placed 2nd in the commercial problem, beating out teams from ASU, Colorado State, Montana State and other strong programs. The Heavy Civil Construction Team and Virtual Design and Construction Team did incredible. Participation wouldn't have been possible without the strong support from Sundt Construction, Kitchell Construction, McCarthy Builders, Kiewit and Granite!

CMO Awarded Scholarship from Ambassadors of CEFNS

The Construction Management Organization (CMO) has been awarded $400 from the Ambassadors of the College of Engineeing, Forestry, and Natural Sciences (CEFNS).  This scholarship will be used to help fund one of CMO's club projects, their build with Habitat for Humanity this Spring.  Be sure to check out the CMO webpage to learn more about the organization and get involved!

16th Annual Golf Tournament

Thank you to everyone that participated in the 16th Annual NAU/CM Golf Tournament! It was a successful event and we cannot express how much your support drives the students in this program.

The winners of the tournament were:

1st Place:  FCI Constructors

2nd Place: Adolfson and Peterson

3rd Place:  DPR Construction

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Recipients


Congratulations to Alejandra Quesada (Civil Engineering major) and Leondo Benally (Construction Management major) for receiving the Eisenhower Fellowship. Alejandra has been working with Dr. Robin Tuchscherer on a project related to the service-life of concrete bridges while Leondo is doing a rerouting highway 89 near Page that was previously collapsed on February 2013. Both students have been received a $10,000 award and will be presenting their research at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C.

NAU senior students, Junyi Shan and Darius Ishaku, participated in the 2013 ACI Pervious Concrete Cylinder Competition and won second place in the Load-to-Cost Category. Among 25 universities (34 teams) from the US and South America, their achievement is quite significant. These two Civil Engineering students worked closely with Dr. Jun Ho and performed research on pervious concrete paving that can withstand the cold climate of Flagstaff, AZ. They have been received a certificate of recognition and a $500 award. Their pervious concrete mix design will be adopted by NAU to install pervious concrete pavements for parking lots on campus. 


CM Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the Construction Management student scholarship recipients for the 2013-2014 school year!
Ben C. Griggs & American Subcontractors Association Scholarship
Johnathan Lance
Chuck Orr Construction Management Scholarship
Christopher Dodge
Construction Management Departmental Scholarship
Kaylee Robbins
Cameron Moon
Mason Biggi
Mike Kolling Memorial Scholarship
Kacy Zinnecker
Scott W. McFarland Memorial Scholarship
Teresa Rosales
Retail Construction Association Scholarship
Kaylee Robbins
Teresa Rosales
Valley of the Sun Chapter CMFA

Natalie Bouley

CM Program Welcomes New Faculty


Rob Bruner joined us as a lecturer last Fall and has been been permanently hired onto our staff as an assistant professor of practice. 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.

CM Program graduates 14 students in Spring 2013

Spring 2013 Graduates

Front Row: Iden Mesereau, Shannon Fuller, Daniel Plake

Back Row: Michael Pavich, Max Kohler, Brenton Chinn, Brandon Zimmerman, Jacob Buckely, Joseph Gallagher, Benjamin Perpich, Kyle Carter, Donovan Ullstrom, Preston Ostwinkle

Not pictured: Kenneth Bring

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