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…

We Are Construction Management 2020

In September, we welcomed 68 new Construction Management juniors to our program. Meet a few of them below!                   Renata Popov Renata was born in Israel but raised in Toronto, Canada. She spent her childhood living in different cities around the world–Tel Aviv, Frankfurt, Toronto, and Seattle–…

2019 CIAC Members

Thank you to all of our Construction Industry Advisory Council members!   FIRST LAST ORGANIZATION Jeff Arviso Manson Mike Bell Sound Transit Cody Bishop Kiewit Tamara Butler MCA, Western Washington Gary Chubb Swinerton John Claeys Parker, Smith & Feek, Inc. Brice Cobean Valley Electric Shanna Dennis Sellen Construction Co., Inc. Kevin Eng GLY Construction Co….

Prime Electric creates an endowed student scholarship

Special thanks to Prime Electric for their generous donation to support our students. Prime recently made a $62,500 donation to the department to create scholarships. These funds will be combined with departmental resources to create an endowed scholarship. The endowment will provide two annual scholarships of $2,000. Pictured here are Oliver Whitehead and Lisa Kenyon…

CM Senior Awards, class of 2018

On May 31, 2018, we celebrated the following student achievements at the University of Washington Club.   Student of the Year: Dan Bello “contributes the most to the graduating class through professionalism, service and commitment”   Excellence in Academic Achievement: Richard Reynolds “highest GPA in core CM / ARCH classes over 5 quarters”   Excellence…