Welcome to the Myers-Lawson School of Construction
The distinguished MLSoC industry board held productive Fall and Spring meetings centered on the University’s new strategic planning cycle. The board has ratified its first formal by-laws and diversified through new members and guests. Diversification includes gender and ethnicity but extends to supply chain role. For example, we have added insurance (Zurich), large infrastructure (Bechtel) and construction tool manufacturer (Hilti). Two additional Principal Faculty were interviewed and approved. Dr. Tonya Smith-Jackson is Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering, and has been prolific in her construction safety and health research and scholarship. Dr. Ted Koebel from the School of Policy and International Affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies has been a director and leader in the Center for Housing Research for many years. Both faculty are well known to many in the School and we welcome them to the team.
Supporting the unique, integrative mission and programs of the School is a partnership among the Colleges of Architecture and Urban Studies which provides funding and space; the College of Engineering which provides funding; the Office of the Provost, which provides funding, and the donors. In addition to the founding donors for whom the School is named, the School has a following of dedicated alumni and friends. This year several new endowments have been created to support student service learning, capstone experiences and securing and retaining world class faculty. Alumni and Friends of construction are instrumental to the success of the School and we warmly thank them for their engagement with the mission of the School, helping to develop the Industry and the next generation of industry leaders.
Brian M. Kleiner, Ph.D.
Director, Myers-Lawson School