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

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…

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…

Affiliate Faculty Spotlight

Rob Warnaca Rob is currently the President of GenCap, a commercial General Contractor based in Kirkland, and also serves as Chair of the Department of Construction Management’s Construction Industry Advisory Council. As a graduate of the UW Construction Management program, Rob enjoys giving back to the department and sharing his 25 years of professional industry…

2019 Chair’s Update

Last spring, we said goodbye to 66 seniors who began their careers in the workforce and welcomed 68 new juniors to the Construction Management program in the fall. Additionally, we graduated about 12 master’s students in the spring while 18 new master’s students started our program in the fall. We are proud to have reached…