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Innovations in Tribal Housing – Presentation December 1, 2016 in CAVC Atrium

Innovations in Tribal Housing
Innovations in Tribal Housing

Innovations in Tribal House, a presentation of course findings.  December 1, 2016 in the College Avenue Commons 3rd floor atrium.

We welcome you to the Del E. Webb School of Construction to celebrate the results of a new course:

Community-Based Design: Innovations in Tribal Housing (Con 598: Indigenous Project Delivery).

The aim of the course is to investigate affordable, sustainable, energy efficient, and culturally-responsive housing prototypes. The course is a result of collaborations with two Arizona communities, Gila River and Tolani Lake. While each community had different objectives, both were interested in exploring residential construction as an economic generator through self-build, local materials and/or training opportunities.

With the student work on display, we hope to begin a dialogue regarding tribal housing in terms of performance, cost, design, project delivery, innovative materials and alternative energy.  Both Gila River and Tolani Lake will be in attendance. We welcome your input and feedback.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to:

Also, save the date for Construction in Indian Country Conference, April 17 – 19, 2017.


The  DBIA student chapter is holding an industry-academia networking event this Thursday 4/7 in CAVC. The presentation topic is about the ASU Cronkite School of Journalism design and construction project downtown Phoenix. There will be dinner and drinks too. Faculty and students get in for free if they register using this link before Monday night:


Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 3:30 PM (MST)

Bechtel Corporation in College Avenue Commons – 29 February 2016

Bechtel Corporation is in the College Avenue Commons today (2/29/2016) from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM to discuss full-time and internship positions.  You will find them located in the third floor atrium.  This is part of a larger visit that includes a presentation this evening over in the Carey School of Business and time at the Engineering Career Fair tomorrow (3/1).

You can you a flyer about all of their activities here – PDF.


Friends of Civil Engineering – Fall 2015 Mixer

Thanks to the our industry partners and students who attended the Annual Friends of Civil Engineering (FOCE) Student/Industry Mixer Tuesday (9/15/2015) evening at the University Club. Representatives from 10 local firms were present to speak with the students, Black & Veatch, Carollo Engineers, City of Phoenix, Coe & Van Loo, Dibble Engineering, EPS Group, HilgartWilson, Kimley-Horn, Westland Resources and Wood Patel.

FOCE Mixer 2015


Want to get involved with FOCE?   Download the FOCE flyer and join!



SSEBE Fall 2015 Career Fair – October 14-15, 2015

The SSEBE career fair is Wednesday, October 14th and Thursday October 15th in the College Avenue Commons (CAVC) for civil engineering, construction engineering and construction management students.  There are have 20 spaces each day throughout the CAVC (3rd, 4th and 5th floors) for information tables.  Most of the spaces will have power available.  This is maximum exposure for companies since it is during the regular class activities of the CAVC.   There will be an ebb and flow as students come and go from classes.  Recruiters will not get a better opportunity to be interact with hundreds of students in the civil engineering and construction academic programs.

Confirmations and table assignments are processed in the order of registration submission.

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) Career Fair
Programs:  Civil, Environmental & Sustainable Engineering, Construction Engineering and Construction Management
Dates: Wednesday 10/14/15 and Thursday 10/15/2015
Location: Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, College Avenue Commons
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Download: SSEBE Career Fair – Fall 2015 Registration Form


Matthew Eicher, PhD
Industry Relations
School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University

Office: 480.727.6474 | Email:

Devils on College – September 12th Football Game

Devils on College

Just outside of the College Avenue Commons!

3 hour DOC

Devils on College takes place on College Avenue and the College Avenue Commons plaza and throughout the Sun Devil Market Place. The event will feature music and live artists, merchandise street sale, athlete meet-n-greets, food and drinks, and tailgate games. Throughout the season, Devils on College will be hosting a food and beverage tent where 100% of the proceeds from beer sales will be donated to ASU and local charities. The first game of the season is September 12th and the party will start at  5 and continue until kick-off at 8 p.m! Stop by to help support ASU and Tempe charities! Tempe Bicycle Action Group will also be sponsoring free bike valet throughout the event and the football game! Follow us on Twitter at @DevilsOnCollege and hashtag at the event #devilsoncollege!

Local vendors will also be having game day specials throughout the area!

  • Orange Table will have special extended hours during football season, so you can tailgate and watch the game with us!  craft beers, mimosas and fun cocktails!
  • Dicky’s will have $2.50 Devils Ale from Santan Brewery as well as Free Big Yellow Cups to anyone dressed in Maroon and Gold.
  • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month at Devils on College with discounted tickets to the first game! Promo code “HHM” .  See Flier- HispanicHeritageflier

DOC football

Jim Rogers, OSHA OTI Director visits Washington DC

The Del E. Webb School of Construction is home to ASU’s OSHA Training Institute Education Center. This center was established through an agreement between ASU and the US Department of Labor to ensure that Arizona has high quality training and education related to worker safety and health. Jim Rogers, OTI Ed Center Director, recently met with OSHA officials and other Education Center directors in Washington, DC to get the latest updates on training programs, new standards, and other issues related to OSHA enforcement. He will present this information in upcoming presentations, the first of which will be hosted next week by the Arizona Chapter of the American Concrete Institute. For information on attending this presentation, visit For more information on ASU’s OSHA Education Center, visit

AWIC Volunteer Event – Wagons for Girls Scouts

Great photos by Jessica Hochreiter, from the Engineering Communications Office, of the Advancing Women in Construction (AWIC) wagon event.  AWIC students and mentors were at the Urban Systems Engineering building on Janaury 18th to help 4th and 5th grade Girl Scouts kick off their cookie season by building something to transport their cookies. Girls Scouts built and decorated troop wagons with the help of ASU’s Advancing Women in Construction and volunteers.  Tip of the hat to Dr. Edd Gibson, Director of SSEBE, Associate Dean Jim Collofello and Dean Paul Johnson of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering for coming out on a Saturday morning and helping out.