Tag: construction engineering

Associated Schools of Construction Iowa State competition team wins big at Region 4 Competition

The Associated Schools of Construction competition team from Iowa State University (ISU) just returned from their Region 4 Competition with awards in tow. The teams placed as follows: Design-Build – 1st place Specialty – 1st place Commercial – 2nd place Heavy-Civil – 4th place Each year in October, the North Central Region of the ASC … Continue reading Associated Schools of Construction Iowa State competition team wins big at Region 4 Competition

PODCAST: From blue roofs to rebuilds: why communities can (or cannot) construct after catastrophes

A hurricane hits. You survive the storm, but your house doesn’t. And to complicate matters, you don’t have the documentation to prove the house was actually yours to begin with. What do you do? Construction engineering doctoral student Jess Talbot recently traveled to Puerto Rico, a country still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Maria back in 2017. Along with her mentor, Assistant Professor Cristina Poleacovschi, Jess studied how communities are … or are not … able to reconstruct after a catastrophic event. Be sure to listen to the latest episode of our new podcast series “Factor Analysis” and click SUBSCRIBE wherever you listen to podcasts. Special acknowledgement to the research team of Cristina Poleacovschi and Jess Talbot, including:

Sara Hamideh (Stonybrook University), collaborating professor
Carlos Santos, undergraduate student
Luis Gallardo & Alison Chopel, Habitat for Humanity

And thank you to the multiple UPR students and the stakeholders and community members who shared their stories with us.

Larry Cormicle

Senior lecturer leaves lasting legacy of mentoring and service

Larry Cormicle, Dave and Katy Pepper Senior Lecturer in Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE), is retiring this May. Cormicle has been teaching at ISU since 2002, has a 24-year career in the construction industry and has been a construction educator for nearly 29 years. He is a registered … Continue reading Senior lecturer leaves lasting legacy of mentoring and service

Is there a future leader in the house? Perspectives from design and construction students

While it might sound cliché, it’s also true. The future of our industry will be defined by young people in college and apprenticeships today. What do they expect from and will contribute to a career in the architecture, engineering and construction industry? We put those questions, and many more, to members of the National Design-Build Student Championship team from Iowa State. They provide some interesting insights into future generations of design-builders and also offer advice for student teams considering competing in this year’s DBIA National Design-Build Student Competition.

Construction engineering faculty member searches for best disaster response strategy

This research feature is part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”). Text-only version available.     

K. Cetin Feature

ISU CCEE research turns analytical eye to building energy efficiency

This research feature is part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”). Text-only version available.

Team members of this year's ISU DBIA Student Chapter. Photos courtesy Gus Marty.

Iowa State team earns first place in Design-Build Institute of America Student Competition

It’s a week of firsts for Iowa State University’s Design-Build Institute of America (ISU DBIA) Student Chapter. On Friday, the team earned first place at the Design-Build Institute of America Student Competition. READ: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY WINS 2018 NATIONAL DESIGN-BUILD STUDENT COMPETITION  The team is comprised of five students. Trent Cork, Gus Marty and Brett Poulsen … Continue reading Iowa State team earns first place in Design-Build Institute of America Student Competition

Charles Jahren inducted into National Academy of Construction

San Diego, CA ― The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has elected Charles “Chuck” Jahren, the W. A. Klinger Teaching Professor, construction engineering division leader, and associate department chair in Iowa State University’s Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department, as a member of its 2018 class. He was inducted on Oct. 11 at the academy’s … Continue reading Charles Jahren inducted into National Academy of Construction

Team members from Cyclone Energy celebrate their win. Photos courtesy Beth Hartmann.

Cyclone Energy brings home fifth first-place finish in GEC

For the fifth year in a row, Iowa State University’s (ISU) Cyclone Energy team has earned a first-place finish at the Electri International/NECA Green Energy Challenge (GEC), held in Philadelphia on Sept. 29. The six-member team is comprised of civil and construction engineering students from ISU’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE). Cyclone Energy … Continue reading Cyclone Energy brings home fifth first-place finish in GEC

David Sanders, Incoming Greenwood Department Chair in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Greenwood Department Chair inducted to UT Austin Academy of Distinguished Alumni

On Friday, Sept. 28, the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) inducted Greenwood Department Chair David Sanders into its Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Sanders earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees at UT Austin in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Induction ceremonies took place at UT Austin’s Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. … Continue reading Greenwood Department Chair inducted to UT Austin Academy of Distinguished Alumni

Ellis speaks during celebration events. Photo courtesy Ellis.

ISU CCEE faculty member celebrates 60th anniversary with Lanzhou Jiaotong University

Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Timothy (Tim) Ellis participated this month in the 60th anniversary of Lanzhou Jiaotong University (LZJTU) in China. Ellis is a faculty member in Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE). Ellis gave a speech at the celebration of the anniversary. Along with fellow ISU faculty members, … Continue reading ISU CCEE faculty member celebrates 60th anniversary with Lanzhou Jiaotong University