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The annual ASC student competition for Regions 6 & 7 took place this past week and you can found out how the schools performed at the ASC Regional Website at:

http://www.asc67.org/index.html

The event was held in Sparks, Nevada this year — check out the website above for more details.

ACE Mentor LogoThose of you that follow this blog are familiar with the ACE Mentor Program that connects high school students interested in architecture, construction, and engineering with industry professionals that serve as mentors.

Our Peninsula One Team within the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter has started a new year with a new group of students and we will be keeping a blog to chronicle our activities from week to week. Check out the link at:

ACE Mentor Program – Peninsula One Team

USGBCfsbulldogs.jpgFresno State Construction Management Professor, Hal Johnston, supports US Green Building Council’s Central California Chapter in the following article:

“Green” council to hold celebration at FS

chicostate.jpgBuilding Information Modeling, or BIM, has become a hot topic in the construction industry. At the ASC Student Competition in Reno, NV the BIM National Problem was one of the more popular student problems judging by the “standing room only” audience that watched the student presentations.

The following two articles highlight what Chico State is doing with BIM technology:

Outline for a BIM Curriculum at Chico State

Construction Management Faculty Seen as Leaders in Building Information Modeling

calpolymustangs.jpgAccording to the article, “Cal Poly Construction Management Graduate Receives $20,000 Fellowship”, Joe Karten will be traveling the world to research examples of sustainable construction. An excerpt of the article is below:

“Karten’s trip begins May 30 in Mexico, where he will spend three months volunteering at Mexico’s Green Building Council helping create a standard for sustainable building similar to the United States ‘ Green Building Council’s LEED standard.

Following his work in Mexico , he will travel to Europe where he will meet with architects, contractors and planners in Spain , Sweden , Denmark , Germany and Holland . He will also visit and research sustainable building projects in those countries and will study techniques used to achieve sustainability in the building industry.

In late July follow Karten’s travel and see information about on-going research findings at www.caed.calpoly.edu . For more information about Cal Poly’s Construction Management Department, visit http://construction.calpoly.edu/ . For information about the Regnier Traveling Fellowship, visit http://www.regniertravelingfellowship.org.”

washingtonhusky.JPGUW Extension has recently published links to their construction engineering and construction management programs. Select link here to find out more about these programs. A brief outline of the classes (taken from the website) can be found below:

 

Construction, Engineering and Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate
Construction Engineering (online) – Features certificate programs in Heavy Construction Project Management; Infrastructure Construction; and Quantitative Construction Management
Construction Management
Construction Management (online)
Facility Management(online)

chicostate.jpgThe article entitled, Construction management students take home awards” highlights Chico State’s performance at the recent ASC Student Construction Competition held in Reno, NV. According to the article:

During the competition, students are given 16 hours to map out the process a construction firm would go through — work schedules, bids and other tasks — on an actual construction project, then present their solution to a team of expert judges.