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Building Women in Construction


Building Women in Construction is a new philanthropic organization in the Department of Building Construction. Their mission is to inspire women to become future leaders in construction through personal, professional, and academic successes.

Fall 2014 Capstone Project


The Fall 2014 Design / Build Senior Capstone Project took place Friday, December 5th in Bishop-Favrao Hall. The Fall 2014 project was for four animal exhibits at Mill Mountain Zoo in Roanoke, VA.

Student Spotlight: Sarah Wingfield

Sarah Wingfield is a senior in the Bachelor of Science in Building Construction program who has excelled in her work on and off campus. We've asked Sarah some questions about her time here at Virginia Tech, why she's chosen the Building Construction program, and how it's treated her. These are her responses:

Hourigan Visits Bishop-Favrao

On Friday, September 19th, Building Construction alumni from Hourigan Construction came to Bishop-Favrao Hall to lead a workshop for students on Virtual Design and Construction Technology (VDC). Hourigan uses Building Information Modeling as a tool to collaborate with other fields, providing increased accuracy in the building process and improving communication. The software allows them to predict problems faster, often avoiding issues and ultimately saving the client money in the process.

Dr. Andrew McCoy Named a Preston and Catherine White Fellow

Andrew McCoy, associate professor with the Department of Building Construction and assistant director of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech, has been named a Preston and Catherine White Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.