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Student performance study earns best paper honor for CoSci prof

Study finds students do best in 2-week intense MEP course

posted July 18, 2017
Students in an intensive, two-week course in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems did better than those who took the same class in a standard long semester, reported Ifte Choudhury, associate professor of construction science, in an award-winning paper.
Students, residents in Houston neighborhood to create plan combating polluted conditions

Students, residents in Houston to combat neighborhood toxins

posted June 22, 2017
Residents of Sunnyside, a Houston area neighborhood beset by water and air pollution and prone to flooding, will collaborate with College of Architecture students to develop plans to improve their community and create a roadmap for future growth.
Tier One Program grants promote transformational learning projects

Tier One Program funds extraordinary learning experiences

posted June 22, 2017
This fall, Texas A&M College of Architecture students will design building envelopes from auto assembly line waste, research problems facing communities on the Texas-Mexico border, and create a virtual reality platform to test engineering designs.
College to honor 9 distinguished former students at Oct. 26 event

College to honor outstanding alumni at Oct. 26 ceremony

posted June 21, 2017
Nine former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture, distinguished humanitarians and leaders in their respective fields, will be honored as outstanding alumni at a Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 banquet in College Station.
CoSci instructor honored for inventive teaching, solicitude

CoSci prof honored for transformational teaching excellence

posted May 22, 2017
For his mentorship work and transformative teaching practices, Gary Boldt, a senior lecturer in the Texas A&M Department of Construction Science, earned a 2017 teaching award from the Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence.
CoSci adviser’s performance earns award from Texas A&M president

CoSci adviser earns presidential honor at Rudder ceremony

posted May 2, 2017
Analicia Leiva, academic adviser for Texas A&M College of Architecture, has expertly guided the trajectory of hundreds of aspiring construction managers, helping them navigate academia so they can earn degrees leading to successful careers in the construction industry.
Study: Construction industry still slow to adopt new technology

Construction still hesitant to adopt tech, study shows

posted May 2, 2017
The construction industry is hesitant to pay for and utilize technology according to the 5th Annual Construction Technology Report, a survey-based study developed in part by Texas A&M construction science faculty members Ben Bigelow and James Benham ’01.
Schools team up for AIA-AAH health facility design contest

Schools team up in national health design challenge

posted May 1, 2017
Mixed into four multidisciplinary teams composed of students from different schools and disciplines, Texas A&M construction science students engaged in an intense, 48-hour competition to design and schedule a 13,000 sq. ft. rehabilitation hospital.
CoSci prof working to diversify electrical construction industry

Prof investigating diversity in electrical construction industry

posted April 28, 2017
As study by Ben Bigelow, Texas A&M assistant professor of construction science, is seeking best practices for attracting and retaining members of traditionally underrepresented groups, namely women and minorities, to the electrical construction industry.
College students lead conversion  of containers to health clinics

College students lead container to health clinic conversions

posted April 27, 2017
Four mobile medical clinics now serving patients in remote, impoverished areas in different nations were built by a small army of more than 1,500 Texas A&M students and volunteers led by a command team including 24 students from the College of Architecture.
Teaching, service earn AFS honors for two college profs, one staffer

Two college profs, one staffer earn prestigious honors

posted March 31, 2017
For exhibiting the highest standards of excellence in teaching and service, two faculty and one staff member of the Texas A&M College of Architecture are among 24 recipients of 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards, presented annually by the university and The Association of Former Students.
College of Architecture Faculty Biennial opens at Stark Gallery

2017 Faculty Biennial runs through May 14 at Stark Gallery

posted March 20, 2017
The College of Architecture’s 22nd Biennial Faculty Art Show, featuring a wide range of artwork created by 23 members of the college faculty, will run March 21 – May 14, 2017, at the J. Wayne Stark Galleries in the Memorial Student Center.
Leadership, teaching earn late CoSci head posthumous award

Lengthy education career earns honor for late CoSci head

posted February 28, 2017
The late Jim Smith, who elevated construction education at Texas A&M as an administrator and professor after a stellar industry career, was honored with a posthumous lifetime achievement award in 2017 by the American Council for Construction Education.
CoSci prof advising global facility management foundation board

Prof advising global facility management foundation board

posted February 9, 2017
The board of the International Facility Management Association Foundation, a group that supports educational opportunities for FM students and professionals, is getting academic advice from Sarel Lavy, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science.
CoSci graduates in high demand at jobsites throughout the state

CoSci grads in high demand at jobsites throughout Texas

posted January 25, 2017
High demand for graduates of Texas A&M’s Department of Construction Science has led to a doubling of the department’s enrollment in just four years, said its head, Joe Horlen, on KBTX-TV.