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The mission of the Haskell and Irene Lemon Division of Construction Science is to prepare our students to be leaders in the construction industry by fostering a student centered, collaborative learning environment that benefits local, state, national and international communities through innovative teaching, research and service.

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Award-winning Educator, Ben F. Bigelow named Director for CNS Division

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Award-winning educator Ben F. Bigelow recently was named director of the Haskell and Irene Lemon Construction Science Division. Before coming to OU, Bigelow spent six years in the Construction Science department at Texas A&M University. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and serves as associate editor of the International Journal of Construction Education and Research. He has been awarded over $341,000 in funding to support his research and scholarly activities.

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OU Commercial Team Placed First at the 2017 ASC Region V/TEXO Competition

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The OU Commercial Team placed 1st among nine in the category at the recent Associated Schools of Construction Region V/TEXO Student Competition in Dallas. The Design-Build domestic team was placed 2nd in the category; Design-Build International teams were placed 2nd and 3rd in the category. Students also won best presenter awards in the Commercial and Design-Build International categories. The annual competition, hosted by construction association TEXO, included four competition categories, out of which OU participated in three categories.

OU Placed 3rd in National Design-Build Competition

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The OU Team of Architecture (Arch) and Construction Science (CNS) students place 3rd in the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) 2016 National Student competition.  The competition included two phases.  The RFQ phase 1 began with 31 teams of students from 23 universities across the country.  Team responses to the RFQ were evaluated by a panel of DBIA professionals and 9 regional winners qualified to move on and receive the RFP in phase 2.  Three teams were then shortlisted based on their proposal to the RFP in phase 2. The shortlisted teams included the University of Oklahoma, University of Colorado Boulder, and Washington State University.  Judges evaluated teams based on their delivery solutions and demonstration of team collaboration and synergy to solve design-build problems. Team members included Chris Parker (CNS), Grant Baggs (CNS), Matt Festa (Arch), Jared Scarborough (CNS), and Joshua Schoenborn (Arch).  Faculty advisors for the team were Associate Professor Tammy McCuen (CNS) and Associate Professor Dan Butko (Arch).   http://www.dbia.org/Pages/2016-National-Student-Design-Build-Competition.aspx

CNS Faculty Awarded Outstanding Educator by NAHB

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The NAHB Student Chapters program awarded Matthew Reyes, Outstanding Educator at an award ceremony held at the 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas in January.

Sponsored by Delmar Cengage Learning, this prestigious award recognizes and encourages high quality standards in teaching construction education. Educators are recognized for their voluntary extracurricular activities, including those with construction industry organizations, as well as their construction experience and professional initiatives.

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OU Placed in Top Three in Various Categories at the 2016 ASC Region V/TEXO Competition

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The OU Design-Build Teams and Commercial Team placed among the top three at the recent Associated Schools of Construction Region V/TEXO Student Competition in Dallas. The Design-Build domestic team was placed 1st in the category among seven teams from different universities in the region. Students also won best presenter awards in the Design-Build category and Commercial category. The annual competition, hosted by construction association TEXO, included three competition categories.

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C5: Collaborate, Create, Construct, Capstone Charette

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C5 is an interdisciplinary design-build project designed as a collaboration between architecture, interior design, and construction supported by the use of building information modeling. The winning team of 2016 was comprised of Trisha Murray, Shelby Little, Nicholas Norsuorthy, Josh Hogsett (Arch students), Tyler Sublett, Jonathan Healey (CNS students), and Katie McCarley (ID student).

Associate Professor of Construction Science Tammy McCuen, Associate Professor of Interior Design Elizabeth Pober, and  Associate Professors of Architecture Lee Fithian and Marjorie Callahan organized the charette this year. The event was sponsored by JE Dunn Construction and supported by Studio Architecture.

CNS Students in the ASC Region VIII International Competition

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Four students from Construction Science Division participated in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 8 competition.

Construction Science students Tyler Sublett, Jonathan Healey, Chris Parker, and Grant Baggs travelled to Dublin, Ireland to take part in the ASC Region VIII competition, which was held at Dublin Institute of Technology. This is the second time the Division has taken part in an international competition outside of the US. Though not placed, the team made a strong showing in the competition.