Electrical Systems class tours Old Main Academic Center

September 20th, 2017 Comments Off on Electrical Systems class tours Old Main Academic Center

Story and photos via Edward Kemp

The Electrical Systems (BCS 3213) class taught by Edward Kemp recently took a site visit to the newly constructed Old Main Academic Center.

The group was hosted by Associate Director of Utilities in the MSU Facilities Department, Jacob Forrester.

The primary objective of the visit was to look at constructed examples of sanitary sewer drainage, sanitary sewer venting, fire protection and storm drainage piping and systems.

Building Construction Science awards 2017-2018 scholarships

August 28th, 2017 Comments Off on Building Construction Science awards 2017-2018 scholarships

Abbey Burnett Bridges Endowed Scholarship
Regan Horn, $1,000

Brislin, Inc. Annual Scholarship
Hunter Bullock, $1,000
Jonathan Cave, $1,000
Cora Howell, $1,000
Jalyn Wallin, $1,000

Chip and Jennifer Crane Endowed Scholarship
Victoria Thompson, $1,000

Kline Mechanical Systems Annual Scholarship
Maxwell Kirchgessner, $1,000

Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors Scholaship
Ross Weeden, $1,000

Mississippi Contractors Endowed Scholarship
Christopher Sharp, $1,000

BCS Program holds 2017 Fall Convocation

August 23rd, 2017 Comments Off on BCS Program holds 2017 Fall Convocation

The program’s new Assistant Professor Saeed Rokooei speaks at convocation. Each faculty member gave a brief talk.

Fall 2017 Convocation for the Mississippi State University Building Construction Science Program was held on Aug. 16 in the Bost Theater.

 

Building Construction Science Program to hold career fair, clay shoot

July 31st, 2017 Comments Off on Building Construction Science Program to hold career fair, clay shoot

The Building Construction Science Program at Mississippi State holds an annual career fair for students who are seeking internship, co-op, and full-time positions in leading construction companies across the U.S.

The 2017 MSU BCS Career Fair will be held on the MSU campus in the BCS Program studios in Howell Building on Thursday, September 14, from 2-6 p.m.

A sporting clay tournament will be held in conjunction with the career fair on Fri., Sept. 15 with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at Burnt Oak Lodge in Crawford.

Funds raised through the BCS Career Fair and Sporting Clay Tournament allow the program to enhance technology resources and support opportunities for students such as participation in a variety of academic and professional events, including field trips and competitions, which reinforce the studio experience.

Download the brochure with full details here.

Please contact Beverly Burton with questions: bburton@caad.msstate.edu or 662-325-8305.

MSU sophomore receives Associated Builders and Contractors scholarship

July 17th, 2017 Comments Off on MSU sophomore receives Associated Builders and Contractors scholarship

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

A second-year student in Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design is receiving major recognition from the state’s most diverse construction trade association.

Jalyn R. Wallin of Double Springs, Alabama, is a 2017 selection for a $2,000 scholarship from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Mississippi Chapter, which annually provides scholarships to building construction students at Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi.

A sophomore building construction science major, Wallin is a member of the ABC Student Chapter at MSU.

Also a participant in the university’s Day One Leadership Program, Wallin helped this past fall with constructing benches, painting buildings and purchasing a fire pit for a local Boy Scout camp.

Outside of MSU, Wallin enjoys volunteering in the community with such organizations as Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity and Toys for Tots. Last summer, she assisted Habitat for Humanity with construction of a one-story residential facility and a separate storage shed.

Wallin also will be receiving a $1,000 Brislin Inc. Annual Scholarship for the upcoming academic year.

“These scholarships mean a lot to me because I can help my parents pay for my college tuition, and helping pay for my tuition is getting me closer to reaching my academic goals,” she said.

As for her future goals, Wallin said she would like to own a construction company or work in a top position in the construction industry.

Founded in 1973, ABC Mississippi is positioned as one of the largest ABC chapters in the nation. Its membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is primarily comprised of firms that work in the industrial and commercial sectors. For more, visit http://abcmississippi.org.

Offered by the College of Architecture, Art and Design, Mississippi State’s building construction science academic curriculum is one of only two such studio-based programs in the country. 

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

Building Construction Science Program holds annual awards banquet

May 10th, 2017 Comments Off on Building Construction Science Program holds annual awards banquet

Class of 2017 (L to R): Will Daniels, Owen McVitty, Hunter Frierson, Greg Moore, Tanner Wallace, Matt Bowen, Mark Varnado, Rudy Lazarus (photo by Michele Herrmann)

The 2017 annual Awards and Recognition Banquet for the Mississippi State University Building Construction Science Program was held on May 5 at the Mill Conference Center in Starkville.

A special thanks to all the alumni who attended the event as well as our Advisory Board members, Tony Carroll and Mike Upchurch.

Barry Lipsky, current chair of the BCS Advisory Board, opened the night with a congratulations to the Class of 2017 via video from New York.

The following students were recognized at the event:

Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region II Student Competition
Two MSU teams participated in the annual student competition this year in Peachtree City, Ga.

The Heavy Civil Team, which included BCS students Carver Camp, William Daniels and Owen McVitty, won the Best Presentation Award.

The following students were also recognized for their participation: Sam Akers, Jackson Bates, Jonas Brooking, Hunter Bullock, Jonathan Burton, Davis Byrd, Clayton Crossman, Gregory Goza, Willie Hopkins, Regan Horn, Kacie James, Robert Montoux and Daniel Pacheco.

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Student Researcher Award:
At the encouragement and funding of Visiting Assistant Professor Mohammed Mawlana, the ABC Student Chapter presented the first annual Student Researcher Award in recognition for demonstrated professionalism as well as excitement, energy and drive that is crucial for successful research.

Recipient: Regan Horn

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Award of Appreciation:
In recognition for service as the ABC Student Chapter President.

Recipient: Regan Horn

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2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients:

Brasfield & Gorrie Building Construction Science Scholarship
Owen McVitty

Kline Mechanical Systems Annual Scholarship
Hunter Bullock

MS Associated Builders & Contractors Scholarship
Samuel Akers, Victoria Thompson

Brislin Inc. Annual Scholarship
Benjamin Chubb, Cora Howell, Jon Luke Cave

Chip & Jennifer Crane Endowed Scholarship
Jeffrey Hubler

Abbey Burnett Bridges Endowed Scholarship
Regan Horn

MS Contractors Endowed Scholarship
Jalyn Wallin, William Brooks, Christopher Sharp

Yates Construction Co. Annual Scholarship
Derricka Grayer

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Students of the Year:
One student from each studio level is selected as the Student of the Year based on academic performance. The student/s with the highest Grade Point Average at the conclusion of the fall semester receives this award.

First-Year: Chris Sharp (not pictured), Jalyn Wallin (right) and Jackson Bates

Second-Year: Evan Hodges

Third-Year: Jon Luke Cave (third-time recipient)

Fourth-Year: Tanner Wallace (third-time recipient)

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Director’s Medallion:
Selection criteria include academic effort, participation, leadership abilities, strong moral character and a concern with the sustainability of the program. The recipient must work diligently in the classroom, participate in BCS extracurricular activities and be a role model to students.

2017 Recipient: Tanner Wallace

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Thanks to Beverly Burton and Charles Beckham for their work for this special event.

Download the program.

See all the photos from the event below. (Full-res. files can be downloaded here until July 30, 2017).

BCS seniors present final projects

May 2nd, 2017 Comments Off on BCS seniors present final projects

 

(Story via Assistant Professor Michele Herrmann | Photos by Kelsey Brownlee)

For their final project, senior building construction science students in Assistant Professor Michele Herrmann’s class responded to a hypothetical Request for Proposals for a three-story assisted living facility.

They prepared proposals outlining the recommended cost and duration, their individual approach to the project, risk assessments, quality control plans, stormwater pollution prevention plans and three-dimensional site utilization plans.

Each student presented his or her project in a head-to-head competition against a classmate.

Students in Assistant Professor Tom Leathem and Visiting Assistant Professor Mike Duff’s second-year studio judged each pair of presentations and selected a winner.

Building construction science seniors visit New York

April 11th, 2017 Comments Off on Building construction science seniors visit New York

Building Construction Science senior NYC Field Trip 2017 from CAADatMSU on Vimeo.

From February 6-10, the building construction science senior class traveled to New York, NY, to view a variety of construction projects.

The group toured the High Line and a residential high-rise at 520 W 30th Street, courtesy of Terrance Richardson of Roy Anderson Related and a BCS Class of 2012 graduate.

The students also had a day of site tours, courtesy of T.G. Nickel, that included Essex Crossing II – future home of the Essex Street Market – and The Bryant – a residential condominium overlooking Bryant Park.

On the final day of the visit, the class toured EW Howell’s renovation of 11 East 89th Street to accommodate the Life Long Learning Center for the Park Avenue Synagogue.

During the trip, also students had some free time to explore the city:

BCS Industry Advisory Board holds spring 2017 meeting

April 7th, 2017 Comments Off on BCS Industry Advisory Board holds spring 2017 meeting

The Mississippi State University Building Construction Science Industry Advisory Board held their spring meeting on Fri., March 31.

The group met in the Sanderson Center Conference Room.

Click here to see the IAB members.

Building Construction Science holds 2017 spring career fair

April 6th, 2017 Comments Off on Building Construction Science holds 2017 spring career fair

The Building Construction Science Program at Mississippi State holds an annual career fair for students who are seeking internship, co-ops, and full-time positions in leading construction companies across the U.S.

The 2017 MSU BCS Career Fair was held on the MSU campus in the program studios in Howell Building on Thurs., March 30.

The following companies participated:

  • ABC Mississippi
  •  Baker Co.
  • Brasfeild & Gorrie
  •  Century Construction
  • Choate Construction
  •  Doster Construction
  •  Flintco, LLC
  •  Hoar Construction
  •  Innovative Construction Management (ICM)
  •  Jesco, Inc.
  • Lemoine Co.
  • Linkous
  • Robins & Morton
  • Yates Construction

Funds raised through the career fair allow the program to enhance technology resources and opportunities for students in their studios and courses as well as increase student participation in a variety of academic and professional events, such as field trips and competitions, which reinforce the studio experience.