Research and Outreach Program Highlights


Faculty and students in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC) and Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) are analyzing sustainable, quality, and low-cost approaches to help solve the affordability crisis in Virginia and across the nation.

Welcome, VT MLSoC family,

Greetings from the hybrid, virtual and yes, physical Myers-Lawson School of Construction. While the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly tested our resilience and agility, the Myers-Lawson School remains strong and has had great success in delivering our courses, performing our research and innovation, and in reaching out to others. This performance has been achieved because of the resilience and agility of our faculty, staff, alumni, friends and students.

Student scholarships truly help our students suceed and excel in their education. We are grateful for industry and alumni that generously support our students.  A Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) Spring 2022 graduate, Shalom Dukhande received the American Infrastructure scholarship in 2019 and Clark Construction scholarship in 2020. Shalom shared with us about how his scholarships have positively impacted his education and life goals. 

My scholarship has played a tremendous role in helping finance my college education.

Awarded 2nd place nationally

Our Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Student Chapter team was awarded 2nd place nationally in this year's virtual student competition event on March 25, 2021. The virtual team, "New River Mechanical", was led by Ke'Aja "KJ" Jefferson, MCAA Student Chapter President, and included team members Andrew Nguyen, MCAA Student Chapter Treasurer, and Justin Ziegmont, all MLSoC students. Congratulations to our students for all their hard work, perserverance and success during these challenging times!

Advisor Shelton Norwood is the recipient of the Virginia Tech 2021 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Advising! This award is given annually to recognize an individual who serves undergraduates in exemplary ways. Shelton will recieve a plaque and membership in the University’s Academy of Advising Excellence.