UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

Tayeh Appreciates Multidisciplinary Aspect of DCP - Published on October 10, 2018

Student Profile – Ralph Tayeh, Construction Management

Ralph Tayeh is a Ph D. student in the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management. He is the current Eagle Fellow, sponsored by Eagle Construction in support of research in the field of advanced construction technologies.

With that fellowship, he helps conduct research in the Rinker School’s Center for Advanced Construction Information Modeling (CACIM).

What have you valued most about your time at the College of Design, Construction and Planning?
I really love the fact that each student comes from a different country and a different culture. In addition to the academic knowledge I am gaining, I get to meet new people and learn about their backgrounds and interests. Also, I like the multidisciplinary aspect of DCP where you get to take classes with colleagues in other majors and learn about their research projects in architecture, urban planning, interior design, historic preservation or construction management.

What class have you enjoyed the most so far at DCP?
The class I enjoyed the most so far is the Doctoral Core class. I guess it is the class that has the most variety of students. It really opens your mind to other research projects in the college. Also, the input you get from your peers regarding your own research project is very valuable.

What will you take away from your time here at DCP?
Because of the many info sessions, seminars and career fairs, I will be taking away great connections with people from academia and from the industry. But most importantly, I will take away great friendships I built with colleagues, faculty and staff.