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Construction Management Newsletter   Spring 2021

The Construction Management newsletter publishes twice per year, in January and June.

From the Department Head

Paul Goodrum, Ph.D.

Dear Alumni and Friends,

I hope you are doing well!

As the Spring 2021 semester comes to an end, I cannot be more proud of how our Department of Construction Management persevered during this most unusual academic year. Our faculty, staff, and students demonstrated the agility in adapting plans to meet unexpected and unforeseen conditions. In many ways, it was like working in construction.

With the end of the 2020-2021 academic year, we celebrate our student, staff, and faculty accomplishments. The following are a collection of stories shared throughout spring semester to highlight the department’s accomplishments.

I hope you take a moment to read these stories and visit our website to view even more highlights of how the Department of Construction Management’s faculty, staff, students, and alumni are making a difference in the construction industry and with it, the lives of others in our community.

All the best,

Paul M. Goodrum
Professor and Department Head

Department News

Jim Young portrait

Construction Management pays tribute to the late Jim Young, former faculty member

CM says good-bye to former faculty member and outstanding supporter of construction management education.

Image of stick figure people with one standing out in contrast to the rest and captioned "bystander intervention starts with you"

Construction Management hosts panel discussion on bystander awareness in the construction industry

CM, as an academic department, and the construction industry at large, is emphasizing more awareness on bystander intervention.

Cody Farmer, CM Alumnus

CM spotlight on alumnus, Cody Farmer (’11)

Learn more about how CM alumnus Cody Farmer is making a green impact in the environmentally sustainable passive housing industry.

Eric Dimmick headshot

Eric T. Dimmick scholarships commemorate a life, help students achieve their dreams

Two scholarships at CSU in memory of Eric Dimmick are helping students in need to reach their dream of earning a degree.

Collage of 4 members: Powell, Ortiz, Spight, and Kee

CM alumni engage and give back through industry advisory board

Four alumni have committed to giving more after being selected to join CM’s Professional Advisory Development Board Executive Council.

9 participants in online meeting with Preconstruction team member

Construction Management students participate virtually in annual competitions

Three teams from CSU’s Construction Management placed in the ASC Regions 6 and 7 virtual competition.

Rick Tucker portrait

Construction Management presents Friend of the Department Award

CM honors Rick Tucker, executive vice president of Hensel Phelps, with Friend of the Department Award.

John Killingsworth award slide

Associated Schools of Construction selects CM assistant professor, John Killingsworth, for two teaching awards

Assistant Professor John Killingsworth receives two of the six faculty teaching awards at ASC’s international conference.

Ram Built Hardhat

CM faculty, staff and graduate students celebrate achievements and recognition

Faculty, staff, and graduate students were recognized for outstanding, research, teaching, and service over the past year.

Research & Impact Spotlight

Graphic of research items - computer and hardhat

Construction Management research overview

Multiple CM faculty and graduate students are working with national, industry, and state agencies on funded research grants.

ASC Logo

Faculty, students recognized at the Associated Schools of Construction’s 57th annual international conference

Construction Management received three ASC awards at the 57th annual international conference.

Mehmet Ozbek portrait

Construction Management professor Ozbek named Joseph Phelps Endowed Chair

Professor Ozbek will hold the Joseph Phelps Endowed Chair for a three-year appointment.

Guest lecturer in suicide prevention class

Construction Management hosts guest lecture for suicide prevention in the professional industry

CM is taking steps to educate students about the high incidence of suicide in the industry.

CM Graduating Class of Spring & Summer 2021

The Department of Construction Management congratulates our spring and summer graduates! Students had the opportunity to participate in a ceremonial Oval Walk to celebrate commencement. See the CM Class of Spring and Summer 2021, here.

Bryan Flores Amezquita in graduation regalia holding his hardhat

Outstanding Grad: Bryan Flores-Amezquita, College of Health and Human Sciences

Flores-Amezquita will be the first in his family to receive a college diploma.

Deniz portrait

Graduating student spotlight on doctoral candidate, Deniz Besiktepe

Besiktepe is a part of the CM/Civil and Environmental Engineering collaboration.

Abby Thiesen portrait

Graduating student spotlight on senior, Abby Thiessen

Thiessen aims to help families affected by disability through home design or improvement.

Andy Hieber portrait

Graduating student spotlight on Andy Hieber, M.S.

Hieber’s immediate plans are to continue working in the heavy civil construction industry.

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