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Facility Management Program Now ABET Accredited

The Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET recently accredited the facility management (FM) program within the Georgia Tech Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management (MSBCFM) degree. The MSBCFM has the only ABET-accredited program within the College of Design. It offers students two concentrations: building construction (with tracks in construction management and program management) and facility management.

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Baabak Ashuri Studies Inland Flood Risks with AT&T

Georgia Tech is one of five universities that has been selected to participate in AT&T’s Climate Resiliency Community Challenge.

The company has awarded a team of researchers from the Institute $50,000 to study flood resilience in the Southeast using new climate data from the Argonne National Laboratory. The researchers will assess risks and help local governments with climate adaptation and resilience planning.

Photo courtesy: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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New Faculty Publication

Construction 4.0: An Innovation Platform for the Built Environment

Modeled on the concept of Industry 4.0, the idea of Construction 4.0 is based on a confluence of trends and technologies that promise to reshape the way built environment assets are designed, constructed, and operated.

Construction 4.0 is a framework that is a confluence and convergence of the following broad themes discussed in this book.

Edited by Anil Sawhney, Michael Riley, and Associate Professor Javier Irizarry at the Georgia Tech School of Building Construction.

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