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Habitat for Humanity Shack-a-Thon

Beginning April 13, the Habitat for Humanity Virginia Tech chapter will host its largest fundraising event of the year. Organizers, which include numerous Building Cosntruction and Construction Engineering and Management students, say they hope Shack-A-Thon will become an annual event focused on healthy competition in the name of philanthropy.

Over a five-day period, six qualified charity organizations will build and man a shack and actively raise funds on the plaza outside of Squires Student Center. Each team is responsible for providing materials and participants for their organization, engaging in a competitive bid to claim a patch of land for their shack, and building a shack that meets the competition's safety standards.

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Success at the ASC Construction Management Competition in Reno

Our Building Construction and Construction Engineering and Management students are back from the ASC Construction Management Competitionthat was held in Reno, NV. They competed against 1,200 students who made up 166 teams from 43 different universities. Our teams placed: 2nd in BIM 2nd in LEED 2nd in PreCon 4th in Concrete. Congratulations to these student and their advisors, Dr. Fiori.

Andrew McCoy listed among Mid-Atlantic Top 20 Under 40

Congratulations to associate professor Andrew McCoy for being recognized by leading construction industry publication, Engineering News-Record, as one of the Top 20 Under 40 for the Mid-Atlantic region.

Kevin Boyle named to EPA advisory committee

Kevin Boyle, director of the Program in Real Estate and professor of agricultural and applied economics in Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was recently named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board’s Economics Advisory Committee by Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Fall 2013 Capstone Winners

Congratulations to the Green Team for taking first place in the  Fall 2013 Design / Build Senior Capstone Project that took place Thursday, December 5th in Bishop-Favrao Hall. Green team members include Andrew Adams, Doug Armstrong, David Lindley, and Ryan Turner.