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Construction Management Students Engage in National and International Activities

University organizations that foster student development in the discipline of construction management include the Construction Association, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Habitat for Humanity.  Activities of our construction management students within these organizations include 1) participation is NAHB sponsored residential construction management competitions, 2) field trips, and 3) international service projects with Habitat for Humanity.

 

Residential Construction Management Competition

NAHB Students with Dr. Bryan Reaka in the IBS Residential Construction Management Competition (2011)

 

CM students are actively involved in the Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity (H4H) as a result of the faculty/student interaction within. In 2006, three CM students took on the leadership role as construction managers for the Centennial Birthday Build house. This H4H house was the first one exclusively built by the campus chapter. Another H4H project was the deconstruction of nine WKU houses on Normal Drive and Regents Avenue. This was a valuable civic engagement activity as well as a teaching tool for our majors. This effort reclaimed 6051 pounds of aluminum, copper, steel, and cast iron that was recycled as scrap. Numerous other items including doors, windows, light fixtures, hardwood floors, and shelving were donated to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The main goal of this project was to prevent reusable material from being placed in landfill while helping out a non-profit organization.

 

Community Project in Fiji

Habitat for Humanity students working on one of their International community projects in Lasi Lasi, Fiji.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14