Action Equipment Named Top Gator-Owned Business; 22 DCP Businesses Recognized

Led by No. 1 Action Equipment, the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning placed 22 alumni-owned companies on the 2023 Gator100, the UF Alumni Association announced Friday. Those who made the list, which recognizes the 100 fastest-growing Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world, were honored in a ceremony inside the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

Gators Give $1.4 Million to DCP on 2023 Gator Nation Giving Day

The University of Florida held its fifth annual Gator Nation Giving Day on Feb. 16 and the College of Design, Construction and Planning finished second among all 16 UF colleges by raising $1,396,711.52. For the fourth-consecutive year, DCP finished first or second in either total gifts or dollar raised.

Rinker Adds Three to Legendary Construction Hall of Fame

Dave Schmit (BBC ’83, MSBC ’83), Rob Springer (BBC ’84) and the late Dr. Charles Kibert were inducted into the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management Hall of Fame Oct. 8 on the campus of the University of Florida. The Hall of Fame honors those who have truly distinguished themselves in the construction profession.

Third Annual Residential Summit Focuses on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence and its role in the residential construction industry was the main topic of the 2022 Residential Summit, hosted by the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management. The biannual event, which took place for the third time Sept. 23, 2022, inside the Florida Room of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, featured University of Florida students learning from and networking with dozens of UF alumni currently working in the residential industry.

Whiteman Elected to National Academy of Construction

Three-time University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) graduate Dan Whiteman was elected into the National Academy of Construction (NAC). The NAC honors and recognizes those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the construction industry.

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