CM Department in U.S. News & World Report

Professor Bill Bender was recently interviewed for an article in U.S. News & World Report on the subject of majoring in Construction Management. “Majoring in Construction Gets More Popular” By Delece Smith-Barrow, Reporter | Aug. 10, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. College students can study anything from accounting to zoology, but there’s one discipline that’s becoming especially popular. Construction trades…

CERC seeks a new Program Operations Specialist

We’ve been growing the Center for Education and Research in Construction (CERC) at Sandpoint, and we find ourselves at a transition point.  Our operations leader, Julie Angeley, will be leaving to pursue her own initiatives, but she leaves us with healthy momentum.  We are looking for a new staff member to step in and pick up where…

August 25 is our AGC Golf tournament!

Come join the fun!  Please contact Student Chapter president Sam Elliot with questions at AGCSC@uw.edu Location: Washington National Golf Club Start time: 1:30 pm  

PACE builds tiny houses at CERC

CERC is happy to host the amazing PACE program and all their great students at our Sandpoint facility. This month they have been busy building tiny houses for the homeless. Learn more about their activities on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paceprogram/

Research: Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Practitioners Guide

The Charles Pankow Foundation has awarded a grant (RGA #04-17) to support the creation of a comprehensive Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) “How-To” guide. The University of Washington is proud to play a role in this important work. An international group of experts has convened to create this guide, including key partners the Integrated Project Delivery Alliance and the Center for Innovation in the…

CM Students Compete for Another Win in Green Energy Challenge

The UW’s student chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is competing again this year in the ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge. Student teams from across the country were given an RFP in February and will demonstrate their ability to analyze real-world construction management problems by responding with a proposal to retrofit an old…

Research: Impact of Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure on the Performance of Office Buildings

CM Associate Professor Dr. Hyun Woo “Chris” Lee and Runstad Endowed Professor of Real Estate Dr. Sofia Dermisi were awarded a College of Built Environment Innovation Collaborative Award. Launched in January 2017, the work continues through March 2018. Title: Impact of Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure on the Performance of Office Buildings Abstract: The recent building…

ESC Lab hosts Solar PtD Seminar – May 12, 2017

Almost 50% of construction accidents are linked to decisions made during the design phase. Recognizing this, how can solar designers proactively address workers’ safety concerns? Through several solar project case studies and interviews, UW & OSU researchers have developed a Protocol and solar design guide. Intended for solar energy systems designers, this Protocol supports those…

Construction History Society of America to meet on UW Campus July 20-22

Leading construction historians and independent scholars will address the theme of Construction History on the Frontier – exploring the innovative construction history of the American west coast, with particular focus on Seattle and the Pacific Northwest –  during the Construction History Society’s Members’ Meeting taking place on the campus of the University of Washington, Seattle…

Research: Traffic Safety Performance of PPP Transportation Projects in the US

Associate Professor Aziz, Associate Professor Migliaccio, and PhD student Luming Shang recently published a new paper entitled: “An Investigation of the Traffic Safety Performance of PPP Transportation Projects in the United States. ” A link to the abstract is here. This work has been presented at various conferences. See the poster for a summary view of the…