latest news & announcements

Spring 2018 Design/Build Senior Capstone Projects

The spring semester is wrapping up, graduation is quickly approaching and seniors completed their Spring 2018 Design / Build Senior Capstone Project.  The Spring 2018 capstone project scope of work included a full services Design Build proposal for the redevelopment of the infield at Richmond International Raceway. This includes the demolition of infield existing facilities, new garages, garage support areas and operational spaces, club or hospitality place, new media center, new fan zone, new pedestrian tunnel and other additional features.

Fall 2017 Senior Design / Build Capstone

The Fall 2017 Design / Build Senior Capstone Project took place Thursday, December 14, 2017 in Bishop-Favrao Hall. The Fall 2017 capstone project scope included a full services Design Build proposal for a residential rehabilitation center to include living quarters, kitchen and dining facilities, treatment rooms, and other medical provisions, as well as offices and work stations. The owner sought a minimum Certification of LEED Silver and proposer was asked to consider additional sustainability options in choice of materials, products, and systems.

Construction graduates are the job market’s hottest thing. Just ask a Hokie.

Allie Jo Vogrig, a senior in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, speaks with Virginia Tech alumnus David Coleman of Donley’s Inc. at the fall career fair. Vogrig begins a position as a project engineer at Donley's after she graduates. “I signed a full-time job offer on my first day of senior year," she said. "More people should know about this amazing school."

It may be the construction industry’s worst-kept secret: There aren’t enough Virginia Tech Myers-Lawson School of Construction graduates to satisfy hiring demand.

Department Welcomes Newest Team Members

The Department of Building Construction would like to welcome the newest members of our team. We are pleased to have them with us and excited that our continued growth has resulted in new talent. Please take a moment to introduce yourself when you see them in Bishop-Favrao. 

Dr. Andrew McCoy Named Head of Building Construction Department

Professor Andrew McCoy, Preston and Catherine White Fellow, has been named head of the Department of Building Construction in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech.

McCoy, also the school’s associate director and director of the Virginia Center for Housing Research in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, brings more than 20 years of experience as an academic and practitioner in construction, architecture, and engineering to the role.

Design Build Capstone Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 Design / Build Senior Capstone Project took place Thursday, May 3rd in Bishop Favrao Hall. This year's Request for Proposal was to provide full design and construction services for a state-of-the-art Environmental Sciences Center building located on a private college campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia with a total overall gross area of approximately 30,000 to 40,000 SF.

Dr. Eric Wetzel named 2017 CAUS Outstanding Doctoral Student!

     Dr. Eric Wetzel has been named the College of Architecture and Urban Studies Outstanding Doctoral Student! He successfully defended his dissertation on October 27, 2016 and completed his degree in December 2016. He is now working in the School of Building Science at Auburn University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D. at Virginia Tech, Dr. Wetzel obtained multiple degrees related to the field of construction at diverse institutions including Western Kentucky University and Auburn University.