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ASU-led project to rebuild tribal housing with eye to future, rooted in tradition

Gila River Indian Community residents haven’t chosen their housing since the 1800s.Their U.S. government-furnished homes are uninspired, inefficient and lacking reference to culture, experts say.A community-led research project headed up by Arizona State University has the potential to turn it all around.“Indigenous people have an interrupted history in North America,” said Wanda Dalla Costa, a visiting eminent scholar from Canada based in ASU’s School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment.

Source: ASU-led project to rebuild tribal housing with eye to future, rooted in tradition

Banicki Construction – Information Table at CAVC Nov. 18th

It was great to have John Armstrong, Engineering Manager for J. Banicki Construction, in the CAVC yesterday.  Banicki Construction, and many others this semester, set up information tables on the 4th floor to meet with interested construction management, construction engineering and civil engineering students.  Interested in visiting in spring 2015?  Contact Matthew Eicher at to get on the calendar and visit with students in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment.

Banicki Construction Information Table at CAVC
Banicki Construction Information Table at CAVC

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

Information Technology in Construction |BIM| CON 575 in Spring 2013

This is a comprehensive course designed to meet the knowledge required for the implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in today’s Architecture and Construction industry.
Part I: Basic tutorials for software applications from 3D to 6D from the BIM toolbox (SketchUp, Revit Architecture, Navisworks, D-Profiler, QTO, Bluebeam and Prologue etc.)

Part II: Students collaborate to effectively demonstrate the application of BIM in the real world through case based scenarios. Will include developing proposals for a three step process of Request for Qualifications (RFQ),

Request for Proposals (RFP) and Pre-Construction services for a project.  Thursdays – 6.00 – 8.45 pm Units: 3 credits  For any questions or further details, email – Dr. Allan Chasey at