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Lavy, collaborators stress facility managers’ reliance on tech in  award-winning literature review

Lavy, collaborators stress tech reliance by facility managers

posted November 9, 2017
Facility managers should rely on data-driven decision making, resolved a team led by Sarel Lavy, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science, after an extensive review of technology’s relationship to facility management.
CoSci alum leads electricity restoration in Puerto Rico

CoSci alum leading Puerto Rico electric grid restoration

posted October 12, 2017
Texas A&M construction management graduate, James DeLapp ‘03, a colonel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is leading efforts to restore electricity to critical facilities in Puerto Rico after the island’s electrical grid was destroyed by Hurricane Maria’s 150-mph winds.
Students working to transform shipping containers to clinics

Project transforming shipping containers to specialty clinics

posted September 19, 2017
Texas border region residents will soon have access to two specialty medical clinics converted from shipping containers by students at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
19th symposium showcased faculty, Ph.D. student projects

Oct. 23 symposium spotlighted college, faculty research

posted September 14, 2017
The 19th annual College of Architecture Research Symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” showcased research and creative work by college faculty and doctoral students in a daylong series of five minute sessions in the Langford Architecture Center’s Preston Geren Auditorium.
Keynote to explore impact of Swiss landscape architecture

Symposium speaker, exhibit eye Swiss impact on design

posted September 13, 2017
Swiss educator and author Michael Jakob will discuss how Swiss designers helped shape landscape architecture history in a keynote address at “Natural, Built, Virtual,” the 19th annual Texas A&M College of Architecture Research Symposium.
Air Force veteran takes helm of construction science department

Former Air Force Academy educator heads CoSci dept.

posted September 1, 2017
Patrick Suermann, who led numerous, large-scale military construction projects around the world and excelled as an educator during a distinguished 20-year career as a U.S. Air Force officer, is the new head of the Texas A&M Department of Construction Science.
Dean sets forum to facilitate diversity-related concerns

Weekly office hours set to hear students’ diversity concerns

posted August 3, 2017
Diversity-related concerns at the Texas A&M College of Architecture can now be confidentially aired directly to the college’s associate dean for outreach and diversity, Cecilia Giusti, who is expanding her office hours to facilitate dialogue.
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.