Construction Management students shine in design-build competition

A team of four construction management students in the  Del E. Webb School of Construction  at Arizona State University recently placed first in the Western Pacific Region 2012 Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) student competition.

Original Article: http://fullcircle.asu.edu/2012/10/construction-students-shine-in-design-build-competition/

Del E. Webb School of Construction students (from left to right) Todd Scott, Arundhati Ghosh, Skyler Holloway and Myles Morton, took the top prize in a regional design-build competition over teams from nine other universities. Photo by Jessica Slater/ASU

Overall the ASU team placed fourth among about 30 teams from universities across the country. The accomplishment earns $2,000 from the DBIA for team members to attend the industry organization’s national conference in New Orleans in November.

Seniors Skyler Holloway, Todd Scott and Myles Morton and graduate student Arundhati Ghosh took on the competition’s challenge to develop a design-build proposal based on stipulations for a real-life architectural design and construction project.

Competitors had a little over a week to complete their proposals, with the requirement to integrate all aspects of project design and construction.

The ASU team came out on top in the regional competition against teams from nine other universities, including the University of California-Berkeley, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and San Diego State University.

Holloway, the team captain, says the training ASU construction school students are given in a wide range of construction- and engineering-related disciplines – as well as hands-on experiences in the field – helped prepare the team to go up against tough competition.

The Del E. Webb School of Construction Programs is part of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

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Arizona State welcomes No. 2 Oregon – 6:00 PM at Sun Devil Stadium today 10/18

ASU News posted an article this week providing the back story to the football game tonight against the University of Oregon – https://asunews.asu.edu/20121016_oregon_game.  Today, the early commuters arrived to the Tempe Campus to see our beloved A painted green by some Oregon pranksters.  Within a few hours the A was painted black to reflect the “blackout” theme for this game. If you are not coming to the game tonight, try to re-route your commute away from the Tempe Campus.  Street closures begin at Noon and  the game starts at 6:00 PM.

A painted black for Oregon "Blackout" game

A New Industrial Revolution for a Sustainable Energy Future – MAE Distinguished Scholar Lecture series, Dr. Arun Majumdar

On behalf of the organizers of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Distinguished Scholar Lecture series, Dr. Arun Majumdar will present a talk titled “A New Industrial Revolution for a Sustainable Energy Future” on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in SCOB 228 on the ASU Tempe campus.   For additional information about this event, please contact Durella O’Donnell by email at Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu or by phone at (480) 727-0476.

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ASU selected to lead new OSHA Training Institute Education Center

Publication Source: Full Circle – http://fullcircle.asu.edu/2012/10/asu-selected-to-lead-new-osha-training-institute-education-center/

Arizona State University has been selected as one of four new OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers by the U.S. Department of Labor. ASU is one of 28 centers nationwide, and the only OTI Education Center in Arizona.

OTI Education Centers complement OSHA Training Institute education efforts by providing training to private sector and federal personnel from agencies outside OSHA. The centers also assist by administering the OSHA Outreach Training Program and its trainer courses which prepare participants to teach courses focusing on safety and health hazards.

“This is a great achievement and establishes us as an authority in safety and safety training in the region,” says Jim Rogers, faculty associate in the Del E. Webb School of Construction programs and new director of the OTI Education Center.

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JCCR Approves Block 12 Building

Many thanks to Mark Minter, Executive Director of the Arizona Builders Alliance, who sent a nice message yesterday informing us that “at this afternoon’s meeting the Joint Committee on Capitol Review approved four ASU capitol projects including Block 12.”  Block 12 is the name given to the building site where the Del E. Webb School of Construction Programs will reside along with other tenants in phase 1 of the site development.  We first wrote about the plans for a new building back on August 6th.

With formal approval from the JCCR you can expect to see more project details becoming available  ahead of the February 2013 groundbreaking.