DEWSC Shirts Available for Purchase

The DEWSC now has dress and sport shirts available for purchase.  If you have seen Dr. Chasey or some of the faculty recently then you have seen them sporting some great DEWSC themed shirts.  If you would like to have your own DEWSC shirt you can download the order form (PDF) – ASU Alumni DEWSC Shirt Order Form.  If you have any questions you can contact Lisa Hogle  at or (480)965-1579.









10 Minute Survey [honors thesis] “The Contractor’s Self-Perceived Role in Sustainable Construction”

Construction Industry Professionals – An undergraduate Construction Management student in the Del E. Webb School of Construction, Skyler Holloway, is studying the contractor’s role in sustainable construction for his Honors thesis (Skyler is a member of Barrett, The Honors College as well as DEWSC). As part of his thesis work, he has worked with one of our new faculty, Kristen Parrish, to develop a questionnaire to better understand contractor’s perceptions of their roles and responsibilities on sustainable construction projects. Please take 10 minutes to provide your opinions and viewpoints in a survey titled “The Contractor’s Self-Perceived Role in Sustainable Construction”.

All answers to this survey will remain confidential and will only be presented on an industry aggregate basis. No specific company, personnel, or job names will be mentioned in the analysis. Those that choose to provide contact information will be given survey results.

 Respondents are asked to complete by Thursday, February 28, 2013.



Thank you in advance for your participation.

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Envrionment – Annual Report 2012

The SSEBE Administration released the 2012 Annual Report last week.  The PDF copy is full of great information on the SSEBE faculty, programs and accomplishments.  The Del E. Webb School of Construction Programs is one of three academic programs within SSEBE (Civil & Environmental, & Sustainable Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management).  You will find CM focused faculty and DEWSC student accomplishments throughout the Annual Report.

Download (PDF) – SSEBE Annual Report 2012


ASC 2013 [Reno] Student Competition Results

Aaron Cohen, AGC Lecturer at DEWSC, sent a great summary to all of the faculty this morning:

The official results are in.  ASU had another outstanding year at the 2013 Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) competition in Sparks, NV (more commonly known as the Reno Competition) placing in 6 of the 7 problem categories that we competed in.

The results were as follows:

Region 6 problems categories (Southwest Region)
Heavy/Civil:  3rd place
Commercial:  2nd place
Design Build:  2nd place

Open problem categories (Nationwide)
Concrete:  2nd place
Determining Project Risk:  2nd place
LEED:  Best Presentation Award

Teams are typically comprised of 6 members, but many teams will have a 7th member travel with the team as an alternate. Last year ACS created a new problem category where teams are randomly formed from the alternate team members and compete against one another in a construction problem.  This year ASU had students on both the first and third place alternate teams.

Every one of our teams performed exceptionally well this year and truly outdid themselves.  Please pass this on to the rest of the faculty and staff and be sure to congratulate the students that participated in this year’s Reno Competition when you see them.


Aaron Cohen, CPC
AGC Lecturer

Images from the College Avenue Commons Groundbreaking Ceremony

Jessica Slater from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering – Media Office has posted photos on Flickr from the College Avenue Commons (that’s the new building DEWSC will move into) Groundbreaking Ceremony.   Information about the 24 January 2013 groundbreaking – here and information about the building – here.

30th Anniversary of Premier Modular Construction Expo: Phoenix, Arizona, March 16-19, 2013

The Modular Building Institute, the international trade association serving modular construction, will hold its 30th Anniversary World of Modular convention and trade show in Phoenix, Arizona, March 16-19, 2013.

High-Profile Speakers, Networking, Product Display Among Highlights of Event


For 30 years, the Modular Building Institute has provided professionals in commercial modular construction a place to network, exchange ideas, learn from experts, discuss issues, display new products and get well-deserved recognition. World of Modular, held annually in the United States, is MBI’s largest event — serving 500 people from 15 countries.

The industry event will feature high-profile speakers, top-notch educational sessions, exhibits, the latest trends in modular building, networking and awards. Most participants of the event are wholesale manufacturers, direct manufacturers and dealers of commercial modular buildings. Architects, engineers, traditional contractors, developers and suppliers of building products and services also participate. Exhibitors at the trade show will be suppliers of products to modular companies.

The industry leaders speaking at WOM include Anirban Basu, SAGE Policy Group; Deke Smith, National Institute of Building Sciences; Ryan Smith, University of Utah; Mark Taylor, PCL Construction and more.

For information on registration or sponsorship, please visit MBI’s website.

ASC Reno Competition Feb. 6-9, 2013 | DEWSC sending seven teams

This year the DEWSC is sending seven teams to the ASC Reno Competitions.  This year there are 47 students competing in Heavy Civil, Commercial, Design-Build, Virtual Design and Construction, Sustainable Building & LEED, Determining Project Risk and Concrete Solutions.  ASU students left Tuesday and will be returning Saturday from the competition.  We will post results and pictures as soon as we get them.

The ASC Construction Management Competition is held nationwide over seven regions.  The problem categories include Residential, Commercial, Heavy Civil, Design-Build, Mechanical, Electrical, Sustainable Building & LEED, Virtual Design and Construction, Determining Project Risk, Integrated Project Delivery, Concrete, Marine, Preconstruction Services and Graduate.  From more information on the competition visit