This Fall, construction management students, Jacob Best, Austin Chang, and Eddie Gammon were awarded support from the Andrew Eker Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship transforms the possibilities for our transfer students.
Last Tuesday two UW CM Department teams competed at the annual NWCCC (Northwest Construction Consumer Council) Student Bid Competition, affectionately known as the “Battle in Seattle”. The “UW Construction Company” team, led by Anik Das, was recognized for their innovative ideas that included an onsite concrete batch plant and a QR code inventory tracking system.
Construction Management junior Will Denny talks about his internship experience with Turner and gives advice to students interested in CM.
Eddie Gammon joined the University of Washington after a career as a carpenter. In our interview, Eddie offers insight into the transfer student experience and what he hopes to get out of the degree.
Sana Newad joined the University of Washington this autumn as a junior in the College of Built Environments. In our interview, Sana offers insight into the transfer student experience and what led her to pursue construction management at the UW.
It is an honor to share that our very own Darlene Septelka, FDBIA was inducted into the DBIA College of Fellows last week at a celebration dinner in Las Vegas, NV.
Prime contracting models for engineering and construction projects are described extensively in the literature, but models between prime contractors and subcontractors are less well known. This study examined the established and evolving subcontracting models in the US construction industry to not only document their utilization but also investigate their advantages and disadvantages when employed. There search followed a two-phase/two-step approach. During Phase 1, the authors completed a regionally based study to identify subcontracting practices in the Pacific Northwest. As part of Phase 2, the study was expanded across the United States to gain a greater understanding of each of the identified subcontracting models, including advantages, disadvantages, and variations. Both phases were organized into two steps:(1) an online survey instrument was sent to professionals with either general or specialty contracting firms, and (2) follow-up semi-structured interviews were conducted with selected survey respondents to better evaluate each subcontracting model. The authors found that five sub-contracting models address the most common scenarios and the characteristics of each are familiar to the nationwide participant sample. There are subtle variations to the main five models that are being employed to varying degrees across the country. The impetus for these variations appears to be founded on the need to find better contractual arrangements and that subcontracting practices are dynamic by nature. Although most of the participants were from western and central divisions of the US Census Bureau geographical classification, participants from all geographic areas participated in the study. Increasing knowledge on how project delivery systems may affect disputes and claims or conflicts and legal issues of procurement systems, this article uniquely contributes to defining a taxonomy of subcontracting models while giving insights into the current and emerging trends in subcontracting practices, including how subcontractors are integrated into a projectteam.DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000568.© 2022 American Society of Civil Engineers
Construction Management alumni Prutha Chiddarwar reflects on the experiences that led her to success in her current position as a field engineer for Mortensen Seattle. | Seattle DJC
UW alum Murphy McCullogh to step up as president and CEO of Skanska USA Commercial Development. | The Registry
On November 8, the College hosted the Construction Management Career Expo. The booth-style event was held in-person at the HUB, and was attended by over 70 employers and students, including those from construction management, civil engineering, and other built environments disciplines.