Research and Outreach Program Highlights

We are thrilled to announce Josh Hagy as our Building Construction Outstanding Senior!
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Over Thanksgiving break last week, our students in Associate Professor Josh Iorio's leadership class, CNST 5114, along with classmates from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and College of Engineering, hosted the first Virginia Tech "Tech's Giving" to give international students an opportunity to connect over a traditional Thanksgiving experience. In a dining hall, students came together and shared their cultures while learning more about the American Thanksgiving tradition.

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Faculty and students in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction welcomed industry partner Procon Consulting to campus for the unboxing of the school's new robot from Boston Dynamics. The robot is part of sponsored research to investigate the usability and effectiveness of using robots for on-site construction progress monitoring. The research will be conducted by Dr. Kereshmeh Afsari and Dr. Walid Thabet in our ARCADE (Automation & Robotics in Construction And Design Engineering) lab

Through two vanguard public-private partnerships, Virginia Tech faculty and students in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction(MLSOC) are pursuing low-cost, high-tech, and data-driven approaches to making home ownership more attainable. Philip Agee, Andrew McCoy, and Kereshmeh Afsari are leading a project that aims to design and produce a 3D-printed single-family concrete home in the greater Richmond metropolitan area. The pilot project will explore the cost savings and efficiencies of using concrete 3D-printing technology to build affordable homes in Virginia and beyond. 

Hokie Bird wearing a mask.

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