This year the Department of Construction Management made history by elevating itself to OHL School of Construction. Globally known international construction company Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL) named the FIU construction program through a generous gift. OHL School of Construction became the first named school in the history of the college. The dedication took place on March 20, 2012 in the presence of the high-ranked executives of both FIU and OHL including President Mark B. Rosenberg of FIU and Chairman of the OHL Board of Directors Juan-Miguel Villar-Mir. Many dignitaries were present as invited guests including FIU administrators, local construction industry executives, faculty and students of the college.
This year the school continued to make noteworthy accomplishments as in the previous years. A team of undergraduate students won the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 12th annual student chapter Construction Management Competition during the 2012 ABC EdCon and Expo in San Antonio, Texas. FIU also took second place in safety. FIU was one of the 25 teams form colleges and universities across the nation participating in the competition. Our team competed with reputable schools such as Auburn University, Clemson University, Colorado State, Georgia Tech, Purdue University, Texas A& M University, Ohio State University, and University of Florida among others. It is the second time FIU has brought home the coveted title of Construction Management Champions. FIU team became champion for the first time in 2006.