Construction engineering professor makes an impact on graduate experience at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) Engineering is in Doug Gransberg’s genes. He is an engineer, his father was an engineer, his sons are engineers – even Gransberg’s ancestors constructed bridges. “I never thought of doing anything else,” Gransberg, … Continue reading Retirement: Iowa State CCEE’s Doug Gransberg
Students from five focus areas present at poster competition Students budget time each November to get ready to defend their research findings and answer questions during the Annual Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Graduate Student Research Showcase and Poster Competition. This year, the symposium was held on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in Howe Hall Atrium … Continue reading Graduate student council hosts Seventh Annual CCEE Graduate Student Research Showcase
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
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
ISU CCEE GOLD stands for the Iowa State University Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) alumni group Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD). In the weeks leading up to its annual Zoo Brew at the Blank Park Zoo, ISU CCEE GOLD members will be featured in spotlight segments. ISU CCEE GOLD Zoo … Continue reading ISU CCEE Graduates Of the Last Decade: Tim Schlosser
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.
The state Board of Regents approved 58 faculty promotions and tenure applications for the 2016-17 year during its April 21 meeting in Council Bluffs. The full list of faculty can be found here. The new titles and promotions take effect in July for A-base (12-month) faculty and in August for B-base faculty. Nine College of … Continue reading Faculty positions announced for 2016-17
Douglas Gransberg, a professor of Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, recently accepted the ASCE Construction Management Award. The award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of construction management as a practitioner, educator or researcher.
The Iowa State AGC student chapter recently received its 10th first-place finish as Outstanding Student Chapter. The award recognizes work the group completed in the Ames community, Tennessee and Nevada.
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
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 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
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
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
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