Category: Construction Management


  • CM Students Place in Competition

    Coach Sherif Attallah and his student team placed 5th nationally in the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)  2020-2021 Student Competition! This year’s competition project required student chapters to act as the prime contractor on the renovation project to the historic University of Pennsylvania Museum. The competition was based on an actual project of one […]

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  • Glick Center for Glass receives Silver LEED certification

    Janet Fick and students, with support from co-instructor Jim Jones, certified a second campus building — the Glick Center for Glass — through the USGBC’s LEED Lab initiative and received a Silver certification! This is only the 12th building in the world certified through this initiative and Ball State has two buildings here on campus. […]

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  • Students Gain Valuable Experience with Community Partners

    In CAP, we thrive on partnerships with our community. Here’s a quick peek at how some of our most consistent partners worked with just one of our faculty members this year. Partners and Projects Avondale Methodist Church ministers in a myriad of ways to its southside community, Thomas Park-Avondale ecoREHAB fixes up rundown homes with […]

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  • Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning is Breaking New Ground with Student-Driven LEED Certification

    LEED Lab is a program operated by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that allows students to assess the performance of existing buildings on a campus and choose a building  where they will facilitate the LEED for Operation and Maintenace (LEED O+M) process with the goal of certifying a facility. The program offers a unique immersive learning opportunity for emerging […]

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  • Sherif Attallah Honored with Educator of the Year

    Sherif Attallah received “Educator of the Year” award from the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA). “This award recognizes a MCAA student chapter faculty advisor for serving as an advisor, educator, and mentor of students who plan to develop a professional career with the mechanical construction industry….[it] honors your involvement and engagement as an industry […]

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  • David Letterman Communication and Media Building now has two LEED certifications!

    In November, Ball State University celebrated the second “green” certification of the David Letterman Communication and Media Building. The CAP students involved made up the first collegiate team in Indiana to certify that an existing building meets the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards of the U.S. Green Building Council. The university recognized […]

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  • Ball State Places Top Three in Green Energy Challenge

    A team of Ball State construction management students took third place in the Green Energy Challenge competition this fall. The team submitted a video presentation of their work and fielded judge’s questions through Zoom to land the third-place overall ranking – the first time Ball State has placed in the top three. The competition, sponsored by […]

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  • First Recipient of the F.A. Wilhelm Scholarship

    A few years ago, the Construction Management Program at Ball State University created the F.A. Wilhelm Scholarship, which was developed specifically to help underrepresented populations in the construction industry. It is now fully endowed and we are awarding the very first scholarship to incoming freshman and CM major Shane Gupton. I was very excited to […]

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  • Can We Talk?

    George Floyd’s life was tragically stolen due to cultural bias, racial stereotypes, and overall absence of accountability for systemic racism. It would be easy for one to believe that within the fields of building and design these issues do not directly impact our industry, or if they do, that the impact is minimal. This couldn’t […]

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