The future of apprenticeships, education in construction

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FIU in D.C. weekly update: The College of Engineering and Computing hosted the panel discussion “Education + Industry: Partnering for the Future of Construction”; President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order calling for more apprenticeships in technical fields; Fiscal year 2018 appropriations season is under way. Education + Industry: Partnering for the Future of […]

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Chad Moss makes largest donation to FIU by an alumnus

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Gift names the Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure and Sustainability Chad Moss, executive vice president of Moss & Associates, announced a $10 million gift to FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing – the largest donation by an alumnus to date. “Chad Moss has shown incredible vision and entrepreneurship in Miami and across the country,” said FIU […]

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Dr. Ahmad speaks to the Miami Herald about unique building on the rise

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Dr. Irtishad Ahmad, director of Florida International University’s school of construction, discusses One Thousand Museum by the late superstar architect Zaha Hadid. Every week, a ship leaves Dubai loaded with an entire floor’s worth of structural pieces bound for what’s likely the most unusual, not to say outlandish, tower ever erected in Miami — One […]

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Excellence in Career Advising

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At the Fall Advisors’ Forum on Monday, October 17th the Council for Undergraduate Academic Advising recognized members of the FIU academic advising community who have demonstrated outstanding qualities in academic advising. Among other outstanding academic advisors Natasha Wedderburn, Academic Advisor at the School of Construction was awarded for Excellence in Career Advising. The School of […]

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FIU wins several awards at the 2016 ABC’s Construction Management Competition

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The ABC-FIU Student Chapter headed to Dallas for the 2016 ABC’s Construction Management Competition (CMC) and returned with four awards. The team of students (pictured above) Jonathan Lee, Jose Faria Jr., Manuel Zamora, Laritza Ortega, Melissa Arcila, and Alexandra Riviere from the School of Construction at the Florida International University competed with 22 other teams […]

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Finding synergy between human values and built environments

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Lu Zhang brings the human touch to construction. As the newest hire in the School of Construction, and its only female faculty member, Zhang’s research focuses on human-building interactions, specifically on what humans value in buildings (e.g., health and comfort, safety, energy conservation), how such human values affect the value of buildings, and how the […]

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South Florida construction industry prepares for Hurricane season

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Hurricane Matthew takes aim at South Florida’s construction boom Construction workers are scurrying to batten down the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science job site. Interior exhibit rooms are being used to store equipment and supplies. Anything too big to be brought in was tied down. Frost Science The construction site at the Patricia […]

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OHL School of Construction is Champion

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For the second time in three years, a team of students from the OHL School of Construction won the national Construction Management Competition organized by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Students (pictured above) Brian Carson, Felipe Martinez, Elan Okhovat, Raul Robayna, and Jose Urdaneta competed with 18 other teams representing top construction management programs across the United States. In addition […]

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School Student Team Shines again in ABC National Competition

FIU team ranked second in the Spring 2013 ABC Student Chapter Construction Management Competition. Go Panthers!

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FIU and MIT Hold a Sustainability Summit

The FIU OHL School of Construction and MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub are co-organizing a summit on Transportation Infrastructure Sustainability.  Notable speakers from the government, industry, and academia are invited.

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