As it does every year, the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning hosted the Bartow Academy of Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Nov. 4 at the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management. Sponsored by Polk County Public Schools, the ACE Academy focuses its educational efforts on the teaching and interconnectivity between architectural drafting, construction management and electrical engineering. More than 45 students from Bartow High School were able to learn, connect and network with several DCP faculty members and staff.
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.
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.
The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) announced Thursday, October 6, a new 50,000-square foot facility named the Bruno E. and Maritza F. Ramos Collaboratory. This revolutionary, best-in-class facility is intended to bring generational change to UF and will position the College, its faculty, staff and students for success over the next 100 years.
The annual M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management Fall Career Fair was one for the books this year. In the past, the career fair has taken place on the floor level of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. This year, there were so many companies at the fair, the venue had to utilize the Tom and Jane Johnson Family Atrium in addition to the main floor level just to accommodate everyone. With a record-high 116 companies, Rinker students had the opportunity of a lifetime to speak with so many great companies.
After serving the University of Florida M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management faithfully for more than three decades, Paul Oppenheim was awarded Professor Emeritus status this past Wednesday in a ceremony organized by Rinker faculty and staff.
When you become a Gator, you’re a Gator for life.
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.
Imagine a project design in 2019, just before everyone’s world changed due to the global pandemic. Now imagine the design of a hospital, one of the most sophisticated construction projects out there. Needless to say, adjustments have been made over time as builders confront this brave new world.
Rinker faculty members Bryan Franz and Masoud Gheisari were granted tenure and promotion by the University.