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  • Mix Masters: At a UW lab, students are testing ways to give concrete a solid future.

    March 5, 2024

    Nestled in a former airplane hangar in the sprawling former Navy base at Magnuson Park, construction and engineering students from the University of Washington stress-test recipes for concrete—one of the world’s most used substances. Made with a combination of cement, water and aggregates, some type of concrete has been produced by every civilization since the…

  • Paving the way: Our next generation of women construction leaders

    March 4, 2024

    Three CM students with long brown hair learn to use survey equipment on the Gould Lawn

    Women in Construction Week is a time to celebrate and raise awareness of women's contributions to this traditionally male-dominated industry. At the University of Washington, a dynamic cohort of women majoring in construction management within the College of Built Environments are embarking on their journey to enter the construction industry. Their vision, leadership, and determination…

  • Dawgs Victorious at ASC Region 6&7 Reno Competition

    February 13, 2024

    Emerging from a competitive field of nearly 1400 their peers in an open national competition, the Sustainable Building team snagged the first place trophy in the ASC Region 6&7 Reno Competition, edging out Cal Poly and the University of Florida. 55 universities from 22 states were represented by student teams. According to the pre-problem statement…

  • Prof. Chris Lee on Public/Private Partnerships: Charging toward a zero-emission transit fleet

    January 2, 2024

    Conversion of bus base facilities, the heart of transit operations, for electric vehicle charging is a large-scale project with many players and complex needs. One option for transit agencies working to shift to a zero-emission fleet is a public-private partnership model (P3), which defers upfront capital construction costs and has the potential to help agencies…

  • CM Transfer Students Receive Andrew Eker and Mary Hughes Endowed Scholarship

    December 13, 2023

    Transfer students in the UW Construction Management program are automatically considered for the need-based Andrew Eker and Mary Hughes Endowed Scholarship. When the e-mail arrives that they've been granted the scholarship, they may have to double check that it's real! Donors Andrew Eker and Mary Hughes are familiar with the heavy lift transfer students face starting…

  • Prof. Carrie Dossick on Freakonomics: “Why Is It So Hard (and Expensive) to Build Anything in America?”

    December 11, 2023

    Carrie Sturts Dossick

    CM Professor and Associate Dean of Research in the College of Built Environments, Carrie Sturts Dossick  was interviewed on the Freakonomics podcast for an episode entitled: “Why Is It So Hard (and Expensive) to Build Anything in America?”  It’s a wide-ranging look at a number of global construction trends, including modular construction, building information modeling (BIM), safety,…

  • Construction Management Minor Available to UW-Tacoma Students

    November 20, 2023

    Students attending the University of Washington-Tacoma can now join the Construction Management minor. Through cross-campus collaboration, students are able to attend some CM courses taught on the Tacoma campus and apply some UW-T courses to meet the minor requirements. For Winter 2024, CM 311, Construction Documents, will be taught on the UW-T campus by CM…

  • CM Senior Jacob Bess wins AGC CLC Scholarship

    November 16, 2023

    The Associated General Contractors AGC Education and Research Foundation is proud to announce that this year's Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Scholarship was given to Jacob Bess, a senior in the Construction Management program at the University of Washington. Jacob's dedication to his studies and his active involvement in various industry-related organizations are a testament to…

  • Celebrating First Generation CM Students

    November 8, 2023

    Among the students pursuing the BS in Construction Management, 25.6% of them are first generation college students.  On November 8, we acknowledge the National  First Generation College Celebration on the anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965. We celebrate the students and families with bold goals to #BeTheFirst            …

  • Husky 100: Ari Lazowski

    October 9, 2023

    Ari Lazowski, B.S. Construction Management; B.S. Real Estate Class of 2023 “People don’t always associate construction and compassion– but my path at UW has been built on both. Construction is the possibility of new worlds, those worlds are more promising through ripples of kindness, perseverance, and community. I believe UW has strengthened my faith in all…