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Joseph Kaufman

Joseph Kaufman, civil engineering senior, is the UC College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Engineer of the Month for June, 2017.

In being the youngest of four brothers, Engineer of the Month Joseph Kaufman had the opportunity to visit various Ohio universities through his siblings. He states that the University of Cincinnati’s compact urban-style atmosphere and cooperative education program (co-op) are what led him to selecting to enroll at the UC College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS).

Engineering runs in Joseph’s family, with all of his brothers being mechanical engineers. He hoped to deter from the mold by focusing on infrastructure through a civil engineering degree.
“Civil engineers design and build the infrastructure that society relies on every day,” said Joseph, “driving a car over a bridge involves a lot of prior design, calculation and construction from hundreds of people. I enjoy designing and building for the community to enjoy.”
Joseph acknowledges that civil engineering has a direct impact on the safety and wellbeing of citizens, he states that though engineering courses may be rather challenging, the discipline is very important for the future. One of the greatest opportunities through CEAS that he is fortunate for is gaining hands-on experience. Read More.....

 

 

Won 2nd Place AGC Conference

AGC Conference

CSA group won 2nd Place Outstanding AGC Student Chapter of the Year.   

The students are (from L to R) Brendon Sexton, Mitch Hudephol, and Alex Buchholz, all CM seniors, along with some of the AGC (The Associated General Contractors of America) and AGC Foundation brass.  

 

 

 

 

Allied Construction Industries Awards several scholarships to UC Students

1. David Burton – Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) Scholarship ($1,500)
David is a junior at the University of Cincinnati where he is pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering with Construction Concentration. David is currently a co-op at Dugan & Meyers LLC.  

2. Malory Rymer – ACI Steel Toes to Stilettos ($1,500)
Molly is a junior at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Civil Engineering. She is currently a co-op at THP Ltd., Inc. After graduation, she would like to conduct research and develop a thesis in structural design of steel or reinforces concrete.

3. Laura Dent – A & A Wall Systems ($1,000)
Laura is a senior at the University of Cincinnati where she is majoring in Civil Engineering. She plans on making a difference in the construction community by working to promote and implement LEED construction in her community.

4. Brendon Sexton – R. J. Beischel Building Company Scholarship ($5,000)
Brendon is a senior at the University of Cincinnati where he is majoring in Construction Management. His main construction career goal is to influence the use of technology in the field. He believes brining technology to the jobsite will improve communication, increase productivity, and reduce waste.

5. Aaron Beetz – ACI Howard Knauf Scholarship ($5,000)
Aaron is a senior at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Civil Engineering. Aaron believes that through continuing education of our tradespeople and our salaries personnel is the best way to stay current in construction practices and trends.

6. Alexander Buchholz – Craftsman Electric Scholarship ($2,500)
Alexander is a senior at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Construction Management. His career goals for the future would include becoming a Senior Project Manager in a construction company that specializes in construction healthcare buildings.

7.  Kearstin O’Mara – Dan Denier Scholarship $1,000; HGC Scholarship $1,000 and the Dianne Hubert Denier Electric Scholarship $5,000.
Kearstin is a Pre-Junior at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Construction Management. She is currently a co-op with Walsh Construction Company. Her specific construction career goals include becoming a quality project manager and estimator, introducing more women to the field and to be a dedicated volunteer.

8. Eric Behrendt – HICON Scholarship ($1,000)

Eric is a Junior at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Civil Engineering. Eric is a member of the UC Army ROTC battalion and has developed leadership and professional skills through this organization. He sees a huge potential for the 4 million roads in the US that is not being exploited currently.

9. Mitchell Hudepohl – Dugan & Meyers Scholarship - $3,000

Mitch is a senior at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Construction Management with a minor in Business Administration. He is currently a co-op at Danis Building Construction Company. Mitch plans on becoming an industry leader in commercial construction through expanding his knowledge through involvement with organizations like ACI.

 

 

UC Residential 1st Place

UC Residential 1st Place

NewBuilder’s Competition

UC’s Construction Student Association hosted its 4th annual NewBuilder’s Competition, a regional competition that gives CAECM freshmen and sophomores an introduction to the competition experience.

CSA’s Construction Connections speed-networking event was held in the afternoon, with 30-something different companies and over 100 students participating.  ASCE jumped in with CSA this year and brought in a few design firms to talk to the students as well as the usual construction companies.

 

UC Transportation 1st Place

UC Residential 1st Place

UC Commercial 2nd Place

UC Commercial 2nd Place

 

 

 

 

 

OCA 2017 Team

1st Place Competition Win

Congratulations are in order for yet another UC competition team!   UC’s team just took home 1st place this weekend at the Ohio Contractors Association’s Heavy Civil Estimating Competition in Columbus, and they even did it without any seniors on the team!

 

 

OCA team awards

The team consisted of the following students (in order shown in the attached picture from L to R):

·       Kitty DiFalco, CE ‘18

·       Alex Bruner, CE ‘18

·       Blake Weekley, CM ‘18

·       Kearstin O’Mara, CM ‘19

·       Alex Branscome, CE ‘18

·       Sheamus Togher, CE ‘18

The team was coached by Rob Lichter, CM ’14, team veteran/alumnus and now a PM at Jurgensen Co.

 

 

 

 

Ryan Hoying

Ryan Hoying, senior construction management student, is the Engineer of the Month at the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) for the month of June, 2016.

For many, building the house of their dreams is a life goal which often entails a great deal of time, thought and planning to ensure their idea of perfection. From the formulation of the structure’s plans, to the purchase of materials and equipment, to the contracting of third party labor, to the actual execution of the plan and finishing touches, all of the integral aspects of the building process for such a dream house (or any structure for that matter) require strict supervision—and this is where construction management comes in.

The UC CEAS construction management (CM) program in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management is aimed at developing managers who have a strong understanding of technical and management principles and their application to today’s complex construction projects. The CM curriculum is based on a design-construct-maintain continuum that prepares graduates for employment in all facets of leadership and administration in the construction industry. Read More.....

 

 

CAECM students swept the local American Concrete Institute chapter’s scholarship awards this spring.

CAECM students swept the local American Concrete Institute chapter’s scholarship awards this spring.  The winners of the 2016 Boyd C. Ringo ACI Scholarship were:

  • 1st Place: Matthew (David) Burton, CivE PJR, $3000
  • 2nd Place: Olumayowa Daniel, AE JR, $2000
  • 3rd Place:  Alexandrew Walling, CM FR, $1000

To win this scholarship the students had to write a short research paper on the durability of concrete, and then present their findings to a panel of ACI judges, so it’s a bit more work than the average scholarship application.   Please congratulate the students if you have them in your classes!  I thought it was cool that not only did all UC students win (it is also advertised at Cinci State and NKU), but that all 3 programs in the department were represented!