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The Future in Innovation: The Story of Jerry Gillman

Oct 5th, 2017

The Future in Innovation: The Story of Jerry Gillman

Latha Bhavnani

Devastation caused to the built environment by hurricanes (such as Harvey and Irma recently), tornados and severe storms has long inspired manufacturers in the construction industry to improve and develop technology and building materials that can with (...)

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Building Construction Campers Think Small

Aug 4th, 2017

Building Construction Campers Think Small

Latha Bhavnani, Stephanie Bond

Tiny, in fact. This summer nearly 30 rising eleventh and twelfth grade students began construction on a tiny house on wheels during Building Construction Camp

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CADC Student Team Places First in ASC International Design-Build Competition

Apr 22nd, 2017

CADC Student Team Places First in ASC International Design-Build Competition

In February this year, a joint team of students from CADC and Birmingham City University (BCU) in the UK won first place in the Associated Schools of Construction Region 5 International Design-Build competition that was held in Dallas. “This is t (...)

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Hoar Construction endows building science scholarships

Apr 2nd, 2017

Hoar Construction endows building science scholarships

Demonstrating the importance of Auburn’s industry partnerships, Hoar Construction of Birmingham, Ala., has committed a $100,000 philanthropic gift to endow new scholarships for McWhorter School of Building Science students in the College of Archi (...)

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Auburn Students participate in the Associated Schools of Construction student competitions

Mar 12th, 2017

Auburn Students participate in the Associated Schools of Construction student competitions

A team of seven Masters of Building Construction students, led by Professor Salman Azhar, participated in the 30th Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) competition in Reno, Nevada recently and brought home two prizes. The te (...)

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Master of Building Construction receives Inaugural Award

Mar 5th, 2017

Master of Building Construction receives Inaugural Award

The Master of Building Construction (MBC) program in the McWhorter School of Building Science is the first to receive Auburn University’s Program Assessment Excellence Award. Professor Salman Azhar, J.E. Wilborn Endowed Professor for Emerging Fac (...)

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Building Science students win international competition

Jan 22nd, 2017

Building Science students win international competition

The annual highlight of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 8, is the International Student Competition, which was held November 17–18, 2016, at the University of Reading (UR), England. Of the nine student teams from the United St (...)

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Building Science Teams Place First in Three Competitions

Nov 20th, 2016

Building Science Teams Place First in Three Competitions

The Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Southeast Region (Region 2) held its annual competitions November 1-3 in Peachtree City, Georgia. The competitive events were in Open Co (...)

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Building Science faculty receive advanced degrees

Nov 13th, 2016

Building Science faculty receive advanced degrees

Three faculty members from the McWhorter School of Building Science recently received their doctoral degrees, one from Virginia Tech, and two from Auburn University.

 

Eric Wetzel, who began teaching in Auburn in s (...)

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Oct 12th, 2016

Remembering Paul Brandt

Former head of the department of building science and emeritus professor Paul C.H. Brandt (1923—2016), passed away on October 9, 2016, at his home in Auburn, Ala. Brandt was born to Carl and Alma Brandt of Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 26, 1923. Br (...)

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Meet Bret Holmes, the wunderkind of racing!

Oct 2nd, 2016

Meet Bret Holmes, the wunderkind of racing!

Bret Holmes, a Munford, Alabama native, might be one of the most exciting and talented young drivers to come out of the state of Alabama in recent memory. The 18-year-old racing wonder has quickly become a main stay in Pro Late Model and Super Late Mod (...)

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McWhorter School of Building Science Hosts Fall 2016 Career Fair on October 5

Sep 25th, 2016

McWhorter School of Building Science Hosts Fall 2016 Career Fair on October 5

The McWhorter School of Building Science will host its Fall 2016 Career Fair on Wednesday, October 5, from 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., at the Beard Eaves Memorial Coliseum.

 

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Taylor Named Building Construction Chair

Sep 18th, 2016

Taylor Named Building Construction Chair

Associate Professor J. Mark Taylor was recently named Chair of the Building Construction Program. In his new role, Taylor will be responsible for the program leadership, curriculum review, academic standards, assisting with student recruitment, and coo (...)

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The Sani-Freeze Returns

Sep 5th, 2016

The Sani-Freeze Returns

Thanks to the McWhorter School of Building Science, the Sani-Freeze returns to the Auburn campus this fall. A group of students working under the direction of Professor Mike Hosey completed the front façade of the “The Flush,” as it (...)

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Aug 7th, 2016

BSCI Grad Competes in Rio

Every four years, the world witnesses super-human endeavors and crowns new champions at the Olympics. This year, the Olympics in Brazil is where world-class athletes will compete in their respective events. One of the most popular events is the swimmin (...)

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Aug 7th, 2016

Azhar and Kan win Best Paper Award

Dr. Salman Azhar, J. E. Wilborn Endowed Associate Professor, and Congwen Kan, former graduate student of the McWhorter School of Building Science, won the Best Paper Award at the CIB World Building Congress (WBC 16) held in Tampere, Finland, May 30&nda (...)

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International Conference to be hosted by the McWhorter School

Jul 10th, 2016

International Conference to be hosted by the McWhorter School

The McWhorter School of Building Science will host the 33rd annual International Symposium for Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) from July 18 to 21, 2016, at Auburn University. The theme for the 2016 conference i (...)

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Building Science Graduate Students participate in ASC competition

May 13th, 2016

Building Science Graduate Students participate in ASC competition

Building Construction Program graduate students placed 3rd in the Integrated Project Category after competing against 11 teams at the ASC competition held in Sparks, Nevada recently. The team consisted of Alex Getz (Team Leader), Caroline Garner, Embre (...)

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McWhorter School of Building Science Hosts 2016 Annual Awards Banquet

Apr 23rd, 2016

McWhorter School of Building Science Hosts 2016 Annual Awards Banquet

Faculty and students were honored at the McWhorter School of Building Science 2016 Annual Awards Banquet at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

 

A big “thank you” to (...)

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Competitions Inspire Student Creativity

Jan 23rd, 2016

Competitions Inspire Student Creativity

Student competitions help bring about a student’s best effort by inspiring creativity and challenging the student to utilize their skills. “Competitions are a great way for students to engage in their learning,” said Ben Farrow, (...)

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