Faculty News Archive

A high-performance construction education program for industry professionals

The Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech and the Residential Energy Services Network, also known as RESNET, are working together to educate builders on best practices for high-performance construction through the new netPLUS Energy School. Read more about A high-performance construction education program for industry professionals

Professor Mills Class Introduction to Building Constructions lays foundations for success.

Learning to be involved beyond the classroom is another element Mills introduces, and his students work in teams to get involved with a variety of community service activities.

As fall semester gets into full swing, Associate Professor Thomas Mills, MLSoC Faculty, is busy welcoming the incoming class of building construction students. Mills is responsible for teaching BC 1224: Introduction to Building Construction, a required course for all first-year students in building construction that provides a foundation for success in the university and their careers.

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MLSoC Participation and Awards at the CII Conference in Orlando

Drs. de la Garza and Taylor, award recipients at the recent Construction Industry Institute (CII) Annual conference held in Orlando July 29-31.

Dr. de la Garza was the ninth recipient of the Richard L. Tucker Leadership and Service Award. His participation on CII research teams and activities for nearly three decades made him a model of service both to CII and the Industry. In addition to this esteemed honor, Dr. de la Garza also was awarded as Outstanding CII Instructor for 2013 in recognition for his contributions to engineering, to teaching and to the industry. Read more about MLSoC Participation and Awards at the CII Conference in Orlando

Researching Ways to Help Make the Construction Industry Safer

Dr. Daniel Hindman has spent the last eight years researching ways to help make the construction industry safer by reducing the number of worker falls.

Dr. Daniel Hindman, associate professor of wood engineering in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, and MLSoC affiliate, has spent the last eight years researching ways to help make the construction industry safer by reducing the number of worker falls. Read more about Researching Ways to Help Make the Construction Industry Safer

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew McCoy - CIDER Teacher of the Week!

Dr. McCoy has been selected as one of the CIDER Teachers of the Week

Dr. McCoy has been selected as one of the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research's (CIDER) Teachers of the Week and will be recognized the week of May 13th on University websites. CIDER's Teacher of the Week program recognizes effective, engaged, and dynamic teachers who implement a learner-centered pedagogy. Read more about Congratulations to Dr. Andrew McCoy - CIDER Teacher of the Week!

John E. Taylor receives 2013 - XCaliber Award

John E. Taylor received the university's 2013 XCaliber Award for excellence as an individual involved in teaching with technology for his CyberGRID, a virtual learning environment.

Professor John E. Taylor was awarded the university's 2013 XCaliber Award for his  "excellence as an individual involved in teaching with technology."  
Taylor is an associate professor with the Vecellio Construction Engineering and Management Program at the College of Engineering and Principal faculty at the Myers-Lawson School of Construction. Read more about John E. Taylor receives 2013 - XCaliber Award

Congratulations to Dr. Brian Kleiner upon the receipt of the “Patriot Award”

Dr. Brian Kleiner, recipient of the Patriot Award

Dr. Kleiner along with Professor John Roberston of Virginia Tech, and Professors Chris Barrett, Bryan Lewis, and Stephen Eubank of Virginia Bioinformatics Institute were honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of First Lieutenant (Promotable) Jose M. Read more about Congratulations to Dr. Brian Kleiner upon the receipt of the “Patriot Award”

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