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CoSci undergraduate program lauded for faculty, facilities

CoSci undergraduate program lauded for faculty, facilities

posted July 9, 2018
Numerous strengths of the Texas A&M Bachelor of Science in Construction Science program were noted by a team of educators and industry professionals from the American Council for Construction Education, who recently reaccredited the program for six years.
Studies to bolster rural motorist safety, cut road building costs

CoSci prof studying road safety and construction costs

posted June 29, 2018
Researchers are learning how to reduce highway repavement costs and maximize rural highway safety in two multiyear research projects that include Kunhee Choi, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science, and scientists from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Texas A&M team uses robot to design, build complex structure

TAMU team uses robot to design complex structure

posted June 19, 2018
Working with an industrial scale robot and polystyrene blocks at the renowned Autodesk BUILD Space in Boston, a Texas A&M team is developing a full-scale, light-weight vault structure from interlocking and uniquely dimensioned structural modules.
CoSci prof earns grant to develop virtual reality firefighter training

CoSci prof develops firefighter training simulation software

posted June 13, 2018
Jing “Eric” Du, Texas A&M assistant professor of construction science, is creating a virtual reality emergency simulation system to train firefighters for dangerous missions with a $465,000 National Institute of Standards and Technology grant.
ASC honors CoSci prof with Lifetime Achievement Award

CoSci prof honored with ASC Lifetime Achievement Award

posted June 6, 2018
In recognition of more than 30 years of distinguished leadership in construction education, Kenneth C. Williamson III, a Texas A&M associate professor of construction science, received a Lifetime Achievement award from The Associated Schools of Construction.
CoSci prof earns grant to aid firefighters through wayfinding

CoSci prof to make firefighting safer with VR wayfinding

posted May 30, 2018
First responders’ lives depend on their ability to navigate structures during a emergency — a task Jing “Eric” Du, assistant professor of construction science, aims to make easier and safer with wayfinding research funded by a $220,000 NSF grant.
CoSci student creates immersive model of historic Texas building

CoSci student creates immersive model of historic building

posted May 5, 2018
Enabled by virtual reality technology, visitors to the recent Bluebonnet Festival in Chappell Hill, Texas explored a historic Texas building demolished more than a century ago. The building was recreated as an immersive virtual model by Siva Ramadoss, a Master of Construction Management student.
CoSci study abroad students build replicas of iconic buildings in UK

CoSci study abroad students construct building replicas

posted March 19, 2018
Texas A&M construction science students studying abroad in the UK battled chilly, windy, rainy weather as they built scaled-down replicas of two iconic European buildings at Constructionarium, which provides students with a “hands on” building experience.
Project to yield cost estimating tools for highway construction

Professor developing new estimating tools for rebuilding roads

posted March 19, 2018
A construction science professor is working to lower the cost of highway construction bids by optimizing data-driven construction scheduling methods in advance of a $1.5 trillion federal highway infrastructure rebuilding proposal.
CoSci students earn top honors for contest plans, presentations

Students earn top honors for standout construction plans

posted March 19, 2018
Construction science students netted two first place honors at a February 19 undergraduate construction management competition in Dallas hosted by the Associated Schools of Construction and TEXO, a group of North and East Texas general contractors.
Interdisciplinary design charrette brings undergraduates together

Space design contest unites students from multiple disciplines

posted March 9, 2018
Multidisciplinary student teams vied to reimagine a space adjacent to the Langford Architecture Center as part of the Feb. 23 – 25 Harold L. Adams Interdisciplinary Charrette for Undergrads, a Texas A&M College of Architecture design competition.
Profs improve space requirement calculating for health facilities

Profs develop new way to calculate health facility spaces

posted March 2, 2018
Faculty and graduate student researchers in the Texas A&M College of Architecture have developed a new method to calculate proposed health care facility space requirements that overcome significant limitations of previously established procedures.
Tech’s building industry impact was subject of March 8 CoSci event

Tech’s impact on builders was focus of March 8 events

posted March 2, 2018
Technology’s growing impact on the building industry was explored March 8, 2018 at the JBKnowledge ConTech Roadshow, a daylong Department of Construction Science event at Texas A&M’s Francis Hall.
Students, industry rave about COSC study abroad program

CoSci study abroad garners praise from students, industry

posted January 22, 2018
A high impact, transformational learning experience awaits construction science students who participate in the Texas A&M London study abroad program, which is renowned by industry professionals and students alike.
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.