Team members of the ISU ASC Competition Teams show off their winnings. Photos courtesy Phil Barutha and Charlie Sweeney.

Iowa State teams take top honors in ASC Region IV Student Competition

Engineering students uphold winning tradition while teaching team skills “Our success or failure entirely depends on how we work as a team,” says Michael Feste, a junior in construction engineering. That statement could not be more true. For the past two years, Feste has been a part of Iowa State University’s Associated Schools of Construction … Continue reading Iowa State teams take top honors in ASC Region IV Student Competition

Iowa State engineering researchers transform teaching of structural analysis through mobile augmented reality

Multi-disciplinary team aims to bring new tech tools to the classroom in effort to prepare students for real-world challenges (From left to right): Faculty members Aliye Karabulut, Chuck Jahren and An Chen “Students are motivated when things make sense and are relevant,” says Chuck Jahren, Iowa State University’s (ISU) Construction Engineering Professor-in-Charge. Jahren has been … Continue reading Iowa State engineering researchers transform teaching of structural analysis through mobile augmented reality

Alum creates cloud-based application to make payments easier between owners, contractors, and designers.

Throughout his career, ISU alum John Trickel has been providing companies across Iowa with engineering expertise for everything from electrical lighting to plumbing to energy efficiency. Trickel, who earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering in 1993, owns the company VGI Design, and the impact of his work can even be seen on Iowa State’s campus … Continue reading Alum creates cloud-based application to make payments easier between owners, contractors, and designers.

Iowa State civil engineering graduate student showcase puts on greatest performance yet

Fifty Iowa State University graduate students showcased their research Dec. 3 at the 5th Annual Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition. About 100 fellow students, faculty, staff, family, friends and alumni attended the event, which was held on the entire second floor of Town Engineering Building. Since 2011 … Continue reading Iowa State civil engineering graduate student showcase puts on greatest performance yet

Iowa State construction director named Construction Owners Association of America president

Dean McCormick (BSConE’81), director of Iowa State University design and construction services, was recently named president of the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) beginning in 2016. McCormick’s appointment as president was announced at COAA’s 2015 Fall Owners Leadership Conference, held in Henderson, Nev., earlier this month. COAA’s membership includes public and private owners who … Continue reading Iowa State construction director named Construction Owners Association of America president

Iowa State extends winning reign at Midwest construction management competition

Iowa State University construction engineering students won three divisions in the 23rd Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 4 Construction Management Student Competition. The event was held Oct. 21-24, 2015, at the Lied Lodge in Nebraska City, Neb. Iowa State won the commercial, design-build, and heavy highway divisions, and placed second in this year’s specialty … Continue reading Iowa State extends winning reign at Midwest construction management competition

Iowa State MCA earns second national Chapter of Excellence Grant

The Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) Iowa State University chapter recently received special national funding for student chapter scholarships and activities. The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) awarded Iowa State, also known as the Mechanical Specialty Contracting Student Chapter, the 2015 Chapter of Excellence Grant, which allocates $5,000 for student scholarships and $2,500 for chapter … Continue reading Iowa State MCA earns second national Chapter of Excellence Grant

Iowa State NECA a 2-time Green Energy Challenge Champion, earns Chapter of the Year

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Iowa State University chapter recently won the 2015 ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge – a repeat accolade as Iowa State defended its 2014 national title. They also won NECA Student Chapter of the Year. Both honors were recognized at the NECA Convention held Oct. 2-6 in San Francisco. ELECTRI … Continue reading Iowa State NECA a 2-time Green Energy Challenge Champion, earns Chapter of the Year

How Iowa State civil, construction engineering alumni built the Jack Trice Stadium South End Zone

One of Iowa State University’s largest construction projects had many Iowa State civil engineering and construction alumni and students at the helm. Students and graduates put their skills to practice on the Jack Trice Stadium South End Zone, a fast-paced, $37.4 million project that opened in August 2015. The Jack Trice Stadium South End Zone … Continue reading How Iowa State civil, construction engineering alumni built the Jack Trice Stadium South End Zone

Iowa State’s Jeong named Construction Industry Institute Distinguished Professor

David Jeong, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University, has received the Construction Industry Institute (CII) 2015 Distinguished Professor Award. He will officially accept the honor at the 2015 CII Annual Conference, held this August in Boston, Mass. Jeong is honored for consistent efforts and active application of CII-sponsored research … Continue reading Iowa State’s Jeong named Construction Industry Institute Distinguished Professor

Governor, Iowa DOT to honor Iowa State construction engineering students

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and the Iowa Department of Transportation selected students of the Iowa State University Associated General Contractors (AGC) Chapter to receive the Group Governor’s Volunteer Award. They will be honored at a recognition ceremony June 8 at Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Andy Reynolds, a spring 2015 construction engineering graduate, is … Continue reading Governor, Iowa DOT to honor Iowa State construction engineering students