Fall semester site visits included:
- Sunset Road Bridge: Borderland and Pima County
- Bioscience Research Lab: DPR and UA
- Mock bid: Granite
- CEMEX: Marana facilities
- Tangerine Road Corridor: Granite, Borderland, Marana
- Arizona Cancer Center: Hensel Phelps and Banner
Students also made bi-weekly site observations at Tucson construction sites and presented their selected projects to the class, and they researched and wrote a report on a construction innovation of their own choosing. Reports covered topics such as drones, 3-D printing, DB, and accelerated bridge construction. As technologies develop and innovations arise, students need to be ready for life-long learning throughout their careers.
The number of construction firms at the department’s annual Civil Engineering Career Fair in October jumped from four to twelve, and students are continually telling me about internship and full-time job offers. It is exciting to see the opportunities these students have as industry recognizes the great preparation they are receiving to enter the construction industry.
Thank you for your interest, support and enthusiasm for CEM at UA.
Dean Papajohn, PE, ENV. SP, Associate DBIA
Associate Professor of Practice
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics