Professor Dossick receives Pathfinder Award

The Engineering Project Organization Society presented Prof. Carrie Dossick with the Pathfinder Award on June 27, 2019, at their annual conference in Vail, Colorado. This is the highest honor of the society, and it is in recognition of work with high impact and influence. Professor Dossick reflects that, “It was very meaningful for me to get this…

Digital Fabrication for Concrete Formwork

Project Funded by:  Turner Construction CERC Applied Research Fellowship Faculty Advisor:  Carrie Sturts Dossick Ph.D. Canddiate:  Sadra Fardhosseini Turner Partners:  Renzo DiFuria, Sean Beatty “Digital fabrication is an emerging approach to transforming design to physical products. While a number of studies have been carried out to highlight the use of digital technologies in construction, there…

Lean and Safety Manual

On June 6, Professor Chris Lee presented a “Lean and Safety Manual” to AGC (Associated General Contractors) member companies at the AGC-WA Building. Funded by WA State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), the manual is the final product of his research project, entitled “Develop a Lean Practice Manual for Improving the Safety of Electrical…

NUCA Scholarship deadline: June 30, 2019

The Washington Chapter of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) is once again seeking scholarship applicants for students pursuing their education in Construction Management and/or Engineering Degrees. Following is a hyperlink that provides the online application form for our 2019-2020 Scholarship Application. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2019. Please let UWCM students know…

New CM students tour Population Health Building

Our 2019 Freshman Direct and Early Admit students tour the UW Population Health Building job site–escorted by Micah Humann (BS CM 2018) of Lease Crutcher Lewis.

BIM Cybersecurity: Vulnerabilities and Mitigating Risk

Memo created for Port of Seattle April 5, 2019 Executive Summary The increased sophistication of networked Building Automation Systems (BAS), integration of Internet of Things (IoT) devices into new construction and legacy buildings, and the creation and maintenance of Building Information Model (BIM) data and information located within a common data environment (CDE), heightens security…

Women in Construction 2019

On March 6, McKinstry hosted an event entitled Women In Construction. Renee Cheng, the College’s new dean, was the featured speaker; her talk focussed on advocating for an equitable workforce throughout all aspects of the built environment. Five of our juniors were in attendance: Kelly McCandless, Renata Popov, Tina Chi, Vanessa Sanchez, and Kaycie Luna

From snowy Reno to snowy Seattle!

On Saturday our Reno competition teams returned from a big four days in Reno at the ASC student competition. Our Mixed Use team earned third place and our Sustainability team won the Judges Selection award. A great learning experience for all! Mixed Use: Back row:  Mitchell Stafford, Wyatt Tetz, Henry Corrado, Joe Worley, and Bryce…

Mixed Use team wins NWCCC competition

 The Northwest Construction Consumer Council (NWCCC) is an organization of owners and contractors. Annually they host a “student bid” competition between UW, WSU, CWU and Oregon State Construction Management students. This year UW’s Mixed Use team won the competition on 23 Jan 2019. The competition was to estimate, schedule, provided a safety plan, and risk…

CM Faculty Research Updates

Ahmed Aziz published and presented “The USA PPP Payment Mechanisms – the Path Toward Comprehensive Systems” at the Construction Research Congress in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bill Bender published “A Model for Collecting Replacement Cycles of Building Components: A Hybrid Approach of Indirect and Direct Estimations” in ASCE’s Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. Carrie Dossick…