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On Oct. 8, 5 teams of ECU CMGT students participated in the first annual BlockFest, hosted by Advisory Board members, Adams/Oldcastle products. The company supplied blocks of the students' choosing and challenged the teams to create 4 ft. tall structures in a 6x6 square. The top 3 teams won cash prizes up to $250.
The Department of Construction Management has prided itself on going beyond the walls of the classrooms and labs to get involved in student organizations at ECU. These groups not only strengthen team building and leadership skills, but also provide the experience many business and industry leaders are looking for out of new employees.
Below are the current student organizations in our program, as well as information about some of our projects, achievements and honors. We encourage your participation and look forward to working with you.
Associated General Contractors of America(AGC): The student chapter promotes the profession and exposes student to the wealth of opportunities networking them to the career in the construction field. Faculty advisor is Mr. Bryan Wheeler, email@example.com.
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA): The student chapter promotes the profession of construction management and its role in the process to bring about the best possible project, students will have opportunities to take the CMIT and other industry related benefits.
National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB): Membership for students who are interested in residential construction and the homebuilding industry. Students participate in residential related activities, such as Habitat for Humanity, attendance in the International Builders Show and local chapter meetings. Faculty advisor is Dr. Eric Connell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sigma Lambda Chi (SLC): The student honor society recognizing outstanding students locally and internationally for their academic accomplishments as a construction major. Faculty advisor is Dr. Jodi Farrington, email@example.com.
United States Green Building Council (USGBC-Student Group): This is a student based organization of the USGBC for members interested in sustainable construction and projects based on the LEED system of evaluation and credits. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Faculty advisor is Ms. Sue Sayger, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in Construction and Technology (WICAT): Women in Construction and Technology (WICAT) is a new organization supporting women students interested in construction and related technologies. Participating students are construction management, interior design, and distribution and logistics majors. Future affiliation with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is planned. Activities include networking with women employed in the profession, arranging for guest speakers who actively support women in the industry, engaging in outreach activities that promote construction career opportunities for women, and participating in service activities that utilize the students’ construction knowledge. Faculty advisor is Ms. Sue Sayger, email@example.com.