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CoSci event eyed technology’s impact on construction industry

CoSci Dept. hosted 2/11 construction technology demos

posted February 4, 2016
Technology’s transformative impact on the building industry was showcased Thursday, Feb. 11 during the Texas A&M Department of Construction Science’s Tech Demo Day at Francis Hall.
Mine data, solve problems, win prizes at Build Day competition

Mine data, vie for prizes in 24-hour Build Day contest

posted February 2, 2016
Discussions of race, rights and inclusivity throughout the Brazos Valley will abound at the Feb. 5 – 6 Open Data Build Day competition in which citizen teams will vie for prize money by mining and manipulating census data to create spatially illustrated solutions for diversity-related challenges.
Lecture series to focus on impact of healthcare changes and trends

Lecture series to focus on impact of healthcare trends

posted January 22, 2016
The latest developments in healthcare and their effects on the planning and design of world-class specialty hospitals will be discussed by health and design experts during the Spring 2016 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series at Texas A&M.
Industry luminaries interact with students on CoSci's Company Day

Company Day unites construction industry pros with students

posted January 19, 2016
This spring, Texas A&M construction science students have several opportunities to interact with visiting construction professionals as part the department's “Company Day” program, a series of one-day, open-ended visits from construction industry luminaries.
Energy Corridor bridge design competition gets under way

Students to compete to design Interstate 10 pedestrian bridge

posted January 19, 2016
Students have until Feb. 2 to register for an Interstate 10 Energy Corridor pedestrian bridge design competition hosted by the Energy Corridor District and Texas A&M landscape architecture professor Jun-Hyun Kim.
Students to present new H-E-B market designs to company execs

Students to present new H-E-B market concepts to execs

posted January 19, 2016
Prototypes for future H-E-B markets created by Texas A&M architecture students will be unveiled Jan. 25 at the grocery store chain’s downtown San Antonio headquarters.
41st annual Aggie Workshop explored multidisciplinary design

Aggie Workshop focused on landscape, art, architecture

posted January 13, 2016
Landscape architecture students teamed with design professionals at the 41st annual Aggie Workshop, a Feb. 5, 2016 event that included lectures, a charrette and a panel discussion hosted at Texas A&M by the student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Former students endow new professorships, fellowship

Former students create four new endowed positions

posted December 15, 2015
Leading by example, four former students of the Texas A&M College of Architecture have made generous commitments, endowing three professorships and creating a new fellowship to support a promising residential construction educator.
Opportunities remain to sponsor Bob Segner Auditorium seats

Opportunity remains to sponsor seats in Segner auditorium

posted December 15, 2015
There are 64 seats in Francis Hall’s Bob Segner auditorium that need a sponsor as part of a Department of Construction Science fund raising initiative honoring the auditorium’s namesake Bob Segner, who is retiring at the end of the Spring 2016 semester.
Student-gathered data aiding coastal vulnerability research

Furr HS students gather data aiding vulnerability study

posted December 14, 2015
A group of students who attend Furr High School, which serves an east Houston industrial area prone to air pollution and flooding, are gathering local environmental data with help from Texas A&M urban planning faculty and graduate students.
CoSci ugrades its BIM CAVE in new Francis Hall headquarters

New BIM CAVE facilitates students' 3-D visualizations

posted December 14, 2015
Futuristic, immersive journeys through and around virtual 3-D buildings created by Texas A&M construction science students highlighted final reviews for a fall 2015 building information modeling class led by Julian Kang, associate professor of construction science.
CoSci professor to lead summer program for South Texas youth

CoSci prof to lead summer program for South Texas youth

posted December 14, 2015
Students from predominantly Hispanic South Texas high schools have an opportunity to learn about careers in construction management at a free U.S. Department of Education summer program designed and led by Co-Sci professor Edelmiro Escamilla.
College offering new Diversity Certificate for undergraduates

College offering new Diversity Certificate for undergraduates

posted December 14, 2015
Employers looking for graduates with the nuanced cultural knowledge and skills to successfully operate in a diverse world can seek former students who have completed the new Diversity Certificate program offered through the College of Architecture.
Study finds undersized IT budgets stifle building industry innovation

Survey: Undersized IT budgets stifling building industry

posted December 8, 2015
Undersized technology budgets in the construction industry are responsible for a lack of industry innovation, poor “cloud” security and other problems, according to an annual survey developed in part by two construction science faculty members.
 Play structures created by design students thrill toddlers at daycare

Student-designed playscapes thrill daycare children

posted December 8, 2015
When it’s playtime for children at the St. Thomas Aquinas Child Development Center, they’ll be able to frolic on four new play structures designed and built by students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture.