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  • 2022 DBIA College of Fellows inductee: Darlene Septelka, FDBIA

    November 14, 2022

    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.


  • Emergent Subcontracting Models in the US Construction Industry

    September 30, 2022

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    Abstract: 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.…


  • Innovative new paths in construction careers

    August 4, 2022

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    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


  • Skanska Names Murphy McCullough Head of Commercial Development Operations in the U.S.

    July 12, 2022

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    UW alum Murphy McCullogh to step up as president and CEO of Skanska USA Commercial Development. | The Registry


  • Update: Student Profile: Matt Novotny

    April 25, 2022

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    Matt Novotny, CM ‘21, is an alumnus from the Department of Construction Management who now works full-time as an Engineer at Clark Construction Group. He is currently working on a distribution and fulfillment center development project in Arlington, Washington. As an alumnus, Matt returned to the college several times to assist other Construction Management students…


  • Women in Construction: Carrie Sturts Dossick

    March 29, 2022

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    Carrie Sturts Dossick didn’t set out to break new ground when she decided to pursue civil engineering in college. “It never dawned on me that I shouldn’t do it and I came in a bit oblivious to the fact that I was joining a male-dominated field. I just thought that it was an interesting subject…


  • Women in Construction: Darlene Septelka

    March 18, 2022

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    In honor of Women's History Month, we asked Teaching Assistant Professor, Darlene Septelka, to share her experience as a woman with 50 years of experience in the construction field. Growing up, Darlene didn’t experience the gendering of toys. Her parents made no distinction between playing with trucks, blocks or Barbies.  “I never felt like 'girls…


  • In Memoriam: Steve Goldblatt

    March 2, 2022

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    We are saddened to share that former Department of Construction Management Chair and Associate Professor Emeritus, Steve Goldblatt, passed away on February 7, 2022. Read about the legacy he has left.


  • Student Spotlight: Ruben Salazar-Izquierdo

    March 1, 2022

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    Ruben Salazar-Izquierdo, a student in the Masters in Construction Management program, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in 2021. He anticipates finishing the program in June 2022. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary…


  • Bid Day: a real life simulation

    February 22, 2022

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    Bid Day is a half-day exercise that takes place at the end of the Fall Quarter of a student’s senior year. It's a chance for them to put into practice the skills learned to effectively and accurately review subcontractor and supplier bids. They are charged with summarizing them into the “low bid” and submitting to…