Construction Management news and events
News and Events
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
CM Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to the Construction Management student scholarship recipients for the 2013-2014 school year!
Ben C. Griggs & American Subcontractors Association Scholarship
Chuck Orr Construction Management Scholarship
Construction Management Departmental Scholarship
Mike Kolling Memorial Scholarship
Scott W. McFarland Memorial Scholarship
Retail Construction Association Scholarship
Valley of the Sun Chapter CMFA
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
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
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