NFCC 2020: Postponed

Our annual New Frontiers in Construction Conference has been postponed. Schedule to occur on March 19, 2020, we have decided to postpone this year’s event as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus. As we do every year, we plan to engage industry, academia, and government in meaningful conversations surrounding emerging technology, industry best practices,…

Impact of Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure Policy on Office Buildings

Building energy benchmarking policies require owners to publicly disclose their building’s energy performance. In the US, the adoption of such policies is contributing to an increased awareness among tenants and buyers and is expected to motivate the owners of less efficient buildings to invest in energy efficiency improvements.

Analyzing Investments in Flood Protection Structures: A Real Options Approach

The soaring number of natural hazards in recent years due largely to climate change has resulted in an even higher level of investment in flood protection structures. However, such investments tend to be made in the aftermath of disasters. Very little is known about the proactive planning of flood protection investments that account for uncertainties associated with flooding events.

Career Fair 2019!

November 4th was our Annual Career Fair with more than 85 companies participating. We are grateful for the support of our industry partners and hope lots of good connections were made between employers and UW students. See you next year on October 12, 2020! (This date has been changed from what was previously announced.)

Professor Dossick receives Pathfinder Award

The Engineering Project Organization Society presented Prof. Carrie Dossick with the Pathfinder Award on June 27, 2019, at their annual conference in Vail, Colorado. This is the highest honor of the society, and it is in recognition of work with high impact and influence. Professor Dossick reflects that, “It was very meaningful for me to get this…

Digital Fabrication for Concrete Formwork

Project Funded by:  Turner Construction CERC Applied Research Fellowship Faculty Advisor:  Carrie Sturts Dossick Ph.D. Canddiate:  Sadra Fardhosseini Turner Partners:  Renzo DiFuria, Sean Beatty “Digital fabrication is an emerging approach to transforming design to physical products. While a number of studies have been carried out to highlight the use of digital technologies in construction, there…

Lean and Safety Manual

On June 6, Professor Chris Lee presented a “Lean and Safety Manual” to AGC (Associated General Contractors) member companies at the AGC-WA Building. Funded by WA State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), the manual is the final product of his research project, entitled “Develop a Lean Practice Manual for Improving the Safety of Electrical…

NUCA Scholarship deadline: June 30, 2019

The Washington Chapter of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) is once again seeking scholarship applicants for students pursuing their education in Construction Management and/or Engineering Degrees. Following is a hyperlink that provides the online application form for our 2019-2020 Scholarship Application. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2019. Please let UWCM students know…

New CM students tour Population Health Building

Our 2019 Freshman Direct and Early Admit students tour the UW Population Health Building job site–escorted by Micah Humann (BS CM 2018) of Lease Crutcher Lewis.

BIM Cybersecurity: Vulnerabilities and Mitigating Risk

Memo created for Port of Seattle April 5, 2019 Executive Summary The increased sophistication of networked Building Automation Systems (BAS), integration of Internet of Things (IoT) devices into new construction and legacy buildings, and the creation and maintenance of Building Information Model (BIM) data and information located within a common data environment (CDE), heightens security…