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Stay abreast of our latest accomplishments and events at the School of Building Construction. 

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Alumnus Builds a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Sean Warner (BC '15) is the co-founder and CEO of the multi-million dollar sustainable animal feed enterprise, Grubbly Farms. It was a CREATE-X startup that Warner said leans heavily on his building construction education.

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Ashuri Selected to Participate in Smart Cities Program

Professor Baabak Ashuri will help lead the City of Valdosta’s smart traffic management system in connecting all 128 city traffic signals. This massive project includes hardware and software system enhancements at signals and in the traffic control operations center and installation of communications responders in particular fire trucks.

Ph.D. candidate and Smart Community Corps member, Heung Jin Oh, will assist Prof. Ashuri in the research.

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Irish Horsey Appointed Interim Chair at Kennesaw State

Irish Horsey, School of Building Construction Ph.D. candidate, recently appointed interim chair of the Department of Construction Management at Kennesaw State University. Congratulations, Irish!

Photo credit: Department of Architecture, Kennesaw State University

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Ph.D. Candidate, Leonardo Garcia, Wins 2020 CMAA Scholarship

Congratulations to Leonardo Garcia, recipient of the 2020 Dylan Thomas Memorial Scholarship!

The scholarship, provided by the Construction Management Association of America - South Atlantic Chapter recognizes “individuals with exceptional character and an interest in the architecture, engineering and/or construction industry.”

Garcia is a Ph.D. candidate currently researching the “Implementation Methods and Business Value Proposition for Cast-In-Place Reinforced Concrete BIM Standards.”

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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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