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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture School of Design and Construction

Celebrating the new Kiewit classroom

Ribbon cutting for Kiewit Construction Management Classroom, from left to right: Don Bender, interim dean of Voiland College; Scott Cassels, executive vice president of Kiewit Corporation; Jason Peschel, program head, construction management; Max Kirk, associate professor, construction management; and Phil Gruen, director, SDC
A ribbon-cutting and celebration was held earlier this fall for the new Kiewit Construction Management Classroom. Kiewit Corporation, one of the largest construction companies in North America, provided support to renovate the construction management program’s primary classroom. They also supported the Kiewit Asphalt Technology Laboratory in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. » More ...

Kristoffer Christianson: A changed life and returning the favor

Kristoffer Christianson at Tillicum Middle School construction site

Kristoffer Christianson (CM, ‘06) didn’t have a lot of choices when it came to going to college: it came down to finances and WSU was it.

Freshman orientation was his first visit to Pullman, and he arrived with only $350 in cash to get through the semester. His decision to study construction management was based on practical considerations. Coming from a family of architects and knowing that wasn’t for him, he found construction management to be a perfect fit. In high school he was guided by an industry mentor – a construction management degree would provide him with hands-on skills for a future in the construction industry.

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Design-build student success

Washington State University construction management and design students at the Design-Build Institute of America’s national student competition in Las Vegas.
A team of Washington State University construction management and design students recently earned second place in the Design-Build Institute of America’s national student competition in Las Vegas.

“The student competitions are as close to real life in the design and construction industry as possible. The DBIA student competition is a competition that forces the involvement and collaboration of students in the design disciplines with the construction management students,” said David Gunderson, the team advisor and associate professor of WSU’s School of Design and Construction (SDC).

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