Our Communities of Practice

The Safety, Health and Well-being Community of Practice is comprised of teaching, research, and industry engagement projects that seek to achieve significant safety and health performance outcomes in the industry for the well-being of workers and the betterment of communities.
The Smart Design and Construction Community of Practice is comprised of teaching, research, and industry engagement projects that support planning, designing and constructing an intelligent and adaptable built environment for improved performance, resilience and sustainability.
The Human-Centered Issues Community of Practice (COP) is comprised of teaching, research, and outreach projects that support a sustainable, well-led, productive, and human-centric built environment.
The Infrastructure and Project Management Community of Practice (COP) focuses on teaching, research, and outreach projects that seek to improve the management of infrastructure and construction projects.

News & Announcements

Its always great to connect our students to opportunities that allow them to travel abroad, immerse themselves in different cultures and practice their construction skills. Over winter break, a group of students traveled to Peru while another group traveled to Rwanda.

On Tuesday February 5th, the Myers-Lawson School of Construction sent student teams to Reno, Nevada for the 32nd Annual ASC Student Competition and Construction Management Conference. Throughout the week they competed against other student teams in problem categories such as Heavy Civil, Commercial, Mixed Use and Design Build. Results were posted on Saturday February 9th. 

11 Fast Facts about the ASC Student Competition:

1. 53 participating universities

2. 21 different states will be represented

3. 197 total student teams competing

Both Building Construction and Construction Engineering are Ranked!

At the end of the fall semester, seniors completed their Fall 2018 Design/Build Senior Capstone project. The Fall 2018 capstone project scope of work included a full Design Build service proposal for a high rise office building in Alexandria, Virginia. The building will host 4,300 employees and provide conference and meeting facilities for the 6,000 visitors each year. The building must also provide a designated parking area as required by the City of Alexandria.

The Myers-Lawson School of Construction students are comprised of Building Construction and Construction Engineering and Management majors. Building Construction students graduate from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies whereas Construction Engineering and Management students graduate from the College of Engineering. Because of MLSoC, these students are able to attend classes together and work alongside one another during their time as an undergraduate but will not physically be together during the University commencement procedures.

Cosco Jones grew up in a neighborhood that was underserved and overlooked. This experience along with his interest in construction shaped him to pursue a career in residential energy efficiency and helping others live a more sustainable lifestyle.